Foreign Exchange Guide to Botswana

This currency guide to Botswana helps you choose the best way to save money on BWP transfers and travel money.    [HKD/BWP=1.3808]

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Botswanan Pula
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Botswana, the Botswanan Pula currency plus sending 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 HKD to BWP exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

HKD/BWP at 1.3807 is trading near the 90-day average 1.3821 with a range 1.3577 to 1.4008. There are no current rate alerts.
24-Jan-2020 16:NY 21:LON 08:SYD+1d

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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Botswanan Pula to United States Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.093219 Jan 2020
7 Day0.093213 Jan 2020
30 Day0.093321 Dec 2019
3 Month0.092322 Oct 2019
1 Year0.095220 Jan 2019
5 Year0.104321 Jan 2015
10 Year0.146922 Jan 2010

Botswanan Pula to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.084019 Jan 2020
7 Day0.083713 Jan 2020
30 Day0.084321 Dec 2019
3 Month0.082922 Oct 2019
1 Year0.083720 Jan 2019
5 Year0.089821 Jan 2015
10 Year0.103922 Jan 2010

Botswanan Pula to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.071619 Jan 2020
7 Day0.071813 Jan 2020
30 Day0.071821 Dec 2019
3 Month0.071622 Oct 2019
1 Year0.074020 Jan 2019
5 Year0.068921 Jan 2015
10 Year0.091122 Jan 2010

Botswanan Pula to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.135419 Jan 2020
7 Day0.135213 Jan 2020
30 Day0.135321 Dec 2019
3 Month0.134522 Oct 2019
1 Year0.132920 Jan 2019
5 Year0.128821 Jan 2015
10 Year0.162722 Jan 2010

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