Camera & Mobile Charging Facilities

We'll be needing to use our AC mains charger for our camera batteries while on the Botswana & Zimbabwe Lodge Safari, which involves several different lodges plus some remote camping.  We have the necessary travel adapters for plugs.  However, can anyone enlighten us about availability of AC power supply while on this trip?

Hi did this last year and there is a charger on the land cruiser and at 2 of the fixed campsites and Zimbabwe there was charging available.

However in the Delta, Chobe & Moremi you are just on an inverter.

You can get a decent phone charger power bank by Veho who do a rugged unit that will charge it.

As for batteries I use DSLR so took 3 and lasted the entire trip for me.

Enjoy yourselves and look into an adapter plug for your charger as some places.

Hi Phill, many thanks for the steer, much appreciated.  Stephen & Claire.

Hi, I've done a couple of similar trips camping and both times battery charging in the vehicles have been. I just invested in a couple of spare batteries and it's been fine. I am doing this trip departing on 29th June, is that your trip?

Ron W

Hi Ron, Ian and I are going on the 29th June departure. Looking forward to it.

Debbie L

 

Hello Debbie,

Good to hear from you. Have you been to Botswana before? We have , 'amazing' doesn't come near to describing it! There are 2 of us, my wife Yvonne and me and we are very much looking forward to it. 

Have you been with Exodus before?

Hi Ron, Yes, we've done a few with Exodus before. Best one was Costa Rica last year - superb trip.  

I've just been checking out currency and found this useful site based at Vic Falls. 

https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/zimbabwe-currency.html

Debbie

Hi Debbie, Thanks for that, all very interesting. We did Vic Falls briefly a couple of years ago and used US Dollars without too much drama. We've only been to Africa with Exodus but Yvonne wants to do Costa Rica so she will doubtless speak to you about that.

Not long to go now, all very exciting!

Ron

Debbie, Yvonne spoke to someone from Zimbabwe and I don't know if you are aware but she told us that the weather is likely to be cold at night, down to 6 or 7 at night so warm clothing will be needed or early and late game drives and of course night drives as well. Day time temps should be 24 ish so quite pleasant. 

Ron

I am doing this trip in July.  As you have been before have you any advice for us.

Also what did you do about getting Botswana pula.

 

Louise 

Hello, I think I put the wrong date, should be 29th June. Another thing I thought of, a torch each for the delta may be handy.

Ron

Hello Louise, Not sure what happened there, my first post didn't appear. The Pula is I think a closed currency, but they took US dollars just about everywhere.  The guides will give you guidance on how much you'll need and where to get it. Larger items such as excursions etc can be paid for on a credit card. We bought water at local shops in 5 litre bottles and I suggest a water bottle to decant into is handy and a marker pen to mark your own bottles. Warm clothing for the evenings is a good idea. 

Are you on the 29th June trip?

Ron

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