Thinking of making a first visit - to Bakutu hotel as one of my family is keen on birding. Having had a look through the forums I am thinking that we would need to take cash rather than credit card and trying to work out how much. We aren't keen on expensive restaurants and would normally just buy bread and meat for lunch but how feasible is that? How much does it cost to hire a guide for a couple of days to go birding away from the hotel? Would we easily find food that doesn't include nuts/ isn't cooked in nut oil?
It seems to be suggested that good items to take as gifts are toiletries as they are expensive. What else is expensive locally and worth taking from the UK? What is a decent tip for cleaning staff/ percentage for restaurants? Sorry to ask basic questions but the only things I've found on search are years old.