Currency

  • Namibia uses both Namibian Dollars and South African Rand which are on a 1:1 basis. If you are bringing currency we recommend South African Rand as it is easier to change back to your local currency if you have any left over after the trip
  • Botswana uses Pula, US dollars are also accepted at most lodges
  • Zambia uses Kwacha and US Dollars
  • Zimbabwe only uses US dollars due to their bad currency rates
  • Note that ATM machines are readily available in most towns and will give you the local currency of that country
  • Credit cards are widely accepted
  • When paying in shops in USD in Zambia you will receive change in Kwacha. Be aware of the exchange rate and how much you are spending so that you can ensure you get the correct change…