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Foreign Exchange Guide to Botswana

Read this currency guide to Botswana with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BWP=10.6322]

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Botswanan Pula
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Botswana, the Botswanan Pula currency plus BWP transfers and travel tips.

In this Botswana currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Botswanan Pula info - general info about the Botswanan Pula
  2. Botswanan Pula in the markets - recent BWP moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Botswana - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Botswanan Pula cash online - travel money for Botswana
  5. Sending money to Botswana - save on Botswanan Pula bank transfers to Botswana
  6. Botswanan Pula exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Botswanan Pula (BWP) general currency information

What is the Botswanan Pula currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Botswanan Pula is BWP and the symbol is P.

Which countries use the Botswanan Pula?

It is the domestic currency in Botswana.

Botswanan Pula (BWP) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to BWP exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-BWP 3 Month chart
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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Botswana


Travel money for Botswana


Save money and time by Ordering your Botswanan Pula online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BWP cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Botswanan Pula otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Botswana Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare BWP travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Botswana
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Botswana

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Botswana you need to start with finding out the latest Botswanan Pula foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Botswana

When sending money to Botswana it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Botswanan Pula amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BWP amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Botswana.

Use our Send to BWP calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Botswanan Pula deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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BWP/USD - Botswanan Pula to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.09391 Week
15 Mar 20190.09331 Month
16 Oct 20180.09406 Months
14 Apr 20180.10391 Year
14 Apr 20170.09452 Years
15 Apr 20140.11445 Years
16 Apr 20090.133910 Years

BWP/EUR - Botswanan Pula to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.08371 Week
15 Mar 20190.08231 Month
16 Oct 20180.08126 Months
14 Apr 20180.08421 Year
14 Apr 20170.08902 Years
15 Apr 20140.08285 Years
16 Apr 20090.101610 Years

BWP/GBP - Botswanan Pula to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.07201 Week
15 Mar 20190.07011 Month
16 Oct 20180.07136 Months
14 Apr 20180.07291 Year
14 Apr 20170.07552 Years
15 Apr 20140.06845 Years
16 Apr 20090.089810 Years

BWP/JPY - Botswanan Pula to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 201910.48511 Week
15 Mar 201910.39421 Month
16 Oct 201810.55686 Months
14 Apr 201811.15011 Year
14 Apr 201710.25772 Years
15 Apr 201411.64715 Years
16 Apr 200913.279710 Years

BWP/AUD - Botswanan Pula to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.13221 Week
15 Mar 20190.13161 Month
16 Oct 20180.13166 Months
14 Apr 20180.13381 Year
14 Apr 20170.12462 Years
15 Apr 20140.12235 Years
16 Apr 20090.186110 Years

BWP/CAD - Botswanan Pula to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
07 Apr 20190.12551 Week
15 Mar 20190.12451 Month
16 Oct 20180.12166 Months
14 Apr 20180.13101 Year
14 Apr 20170.12592 Years
15 Apr 20140.12565 Years
16 Apr 20090.161610 Years

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