The unit of currency is the Pula.
Credit cards (MasterCard, Barclaycard/Visa, Diners Club and American Express) are accepted in many hotels, lodges and camps but by no means all, and whilst travelling on safari it is sensible to carry sufficient amounts of foreign currency (US$ preferred) in the form of travellers cheques or cash. Please note that US$ 100 notes are generally not accepted in the country owing to the circulation of forgeries and you should therefore bring as many smaller denominations as possible.
PASSPORT AND VISA
British citizens require a full passport for entry into Botswana with a minimum of 6 months’ validity from the date of your return to the UK. Please ensure that you have at least two blank pages in your passport. British passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Botswana, but the Immigration authorities sometimes check to ensure that you have a valid onward/return ticket and sufficient funds for your visit. An entry permit is granted on arrival in the country that is normally valid for up to 30 days stay.
These are included in your international flights fare.
Tipping is always welcomed and is very much left up to the discretion of the individual as to what he or she thought of the service received. Within the safari camps, you will normally find that there is a ‘tip box’ and the proceeds of this are distributed between the staff at the end of each month. A guideline figure for tipping your ranger or guide is US$ 10 per couple per day.