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Use the amounts here as a rough guide. Prices may change at short no­tice. Some fees (like car­bon tax) will vary ac­cord­ing to the size of your ve­hi­cle’s en­gine.


Fees are payable in pula – you can ex­change rand for pula at most bor­der posts, usu­ally in­for­mally. Ve­hi­cle fee P152 (R193). If you’re plan­ning to exit and re-en­ter Botswana dur­ing the same hol­i­day (usu­ally if you add Caprivi to your itin­er­ary) it’s bet­ter to pay for a mul­ti­ple-en­try pass (P217/R275).


You can pay in rands (cash). Ve­hi­cle fee R277; trailer R177.


Some fees are payable in US dol­lars only and oth­ers in kwacha (K). You can ex­change dol­lars for kwacha in­for­mally at most bor­ders – check the ex­change rate be­fore­hand.

Car­bon tax K150 (R213) for a ve­hi­cle with a three-litre en­gine; in­sur­ance K304,50 (R432). coun­cil levy K30 (R43); toll US$20 (R259).


Fees are paid in US dol­lars. Car­bon tax US$15 (R194); in­sur­ance US$30 (R388); road tax US$10 (R129).

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