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Foreign Exchange Guide to Botswana

Read this currency guide to Botswana with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BWP=10.7609]

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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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Popular BWP cross rates

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.09451 Week
09 Nov 20180.09351 Month
12 Jun 20180.09846 Months
09 Dec 20170.09691 Year
09 Dec 20160.09382 Years
10 Dec 20130.11565 Years
11 Dec 20080.125810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.08341 Week
09 Nov 20180.08241 Month
12 Jun 20180.08376 Months
09 Dec 20170.08231 Year
09 Dec 20160.08882 Years
10 Dec 20130.08405 Years
11 Dec 20080.094610 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.07421 Week
09 Nov 20180.07211 Month
12 Jun 20180.07356 Months
09 Dec 20170.07241 Year
09 Dec 20160.07462 Years
10 Dec 20130.07035 Years
11 Dec 20080.084110 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201810.75711 Week
09 Nov 201810.64031 Month
12 Jun 201810.86416 Months
09 Dec 201710.99491 Year
09 Dec 201610.78332 Years
10 Dec 201311.89025 Years
11 Dec 200811.524310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.12821 Week
09 Nov 20180.12931 Month
12 Jun 20180.12996 Months
09 Dec 20170.12901 Year
09 Dec 20160.12582 Years
10 Dec 20130.12645 Years
11 Dec 20080.187510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.12531 Week
09 Nov 20180.12351 Month
12 Jun 20180.12806 Months
09 Dec 20170.12451 Year
09 Dec 20160.12372 Years
10 Dec 20130.12275 Years
11 Dec 20080.155010 Years

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