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Budget Update – Zambia

Our budget for Zambia was almost completely blown out of the water at the border crossing: US$200 lighter, we arrived in Livingstone. The official currency of Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha.  The kwacha isn’t traded outside Zambia, so it isn’t … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Malawi

Entering Malawi was a welcome surprise – the first country we entered where we didn’t have all sorts of fees to pay when we crossed the border. Finally our COMESA insurance was paying off, and neither of us needed visas … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Namibia

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Namibia – it has been a country African GirlChild has wanted to visit for many years.  So, despite it seeming like a detour, we did a 5 week tour of Namibia, starting and finishing … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Botswana

As we always expected, travelling in southern Africa was bound to be more expensive than our travels in north west Africa had been.  Botswana was certainly a rude awakening! The currency of Botswana is the Pula.  The exchange rate while … Continue reading

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