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Foreign Exchange Guide to Botswana

Read this currency guide to Botswana with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/BWP=11.047]

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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 and trend for the previous 3 months:

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!


Bank Transfers to Botswana

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BWP/USD - Botswanan Pula to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.090618 Aug 2019
1 Week0.090512 Aug 2019
1 Month0.094620 Jul 2019
6 Months0.094620 Feb 2019
1 Year0.091919 Aug 2018
5 Years0.112620 Aug 2014
10 Years0.146321 Aug 2009

BWP/EUR - Botswanan Pula to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.081718 Aug 2019
1 Week0.080712 Aug 2019
1 Month0.084220 Jul 2019
6 Months0.083420 Feb 2019
1 Year0.080419 Aug 2018
5 Years0.084920 Aug 2014
10 Years0.102121 Aug 2009

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

1 Day0.074518 Aug 2019
1 Week0.074912 Aug 2019
1 Month0.075620 Jul 2019
6 Months0.072620 Feb 2019
1 Year0.072119 Aug 2018
5 Years0.067820 Aug 2014
10 Years0.088521 Aug 2009

BWP/AUD - Botswanan Pula to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.133518 Aug 2019
1 Week0.133912 Aug 2019
1 Month0.134320 Jul 2019
6 Months0.132020 Feb 2019
1 Year0.125819 Aug 2018
5 Years0.121220 Aug 2014
10 Years0.175321 Aug 2009

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