Get ready for your trip to Botswana. Order your Botswana Pula at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more BWP cash to spend. Have your Botswanan Pula banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
Manor FX offers fast delivery times and a fuss-free online ordering process for your Botswana pula travel money.
Travel advise: payments in Botswana
Jet off well-informed to Botswana. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Botswana.
Credit and debit card payments are not widespread in Botswana. However in many of the international hotels. larger supermarkets and shopping malls you'll be able to pay by international credit card. Especially so in the urban centres, such as in Gaborone and Francistown, as well as the tourist sites around Victoria Falls.
If you are going to pay by card in Botswana: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments in Botswana Pula. Your bank's BWP to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in Africa, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is the most popular payment method in Botswana, along with mobile payment apps such as Orange Money. We recommend taking Botswana Pula cash with you on your trip to Botswana.
Many vendors in Botswana will only accept cash and digital payments by app. Cash is a great fallback option if you plan to travel outside the tourist heavy areas around Victoria Falls.
Botswana is a great destination if you are looking for cheap prices: The average cost of living in Botswana is 43% lower than the cost of living in Great Britain.
For a coffee in Botswana you can expect to pay around 20 pula. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will set you back around 200 pula per person.
Tipping in Botswana is very much like tipping in the UK: It's not compulsory but appreciated.
If you are happy about the service it's recommended that you add 10% to 15% of the bill. Always tip in cash.
Banknotes in Botswana
The banknotes in circulation in Botswana are dated 2009 and later. The denominations in use are 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 pulas.
The old Pula banknotes of 1, 2 and 5 pulas have been replaced by coins and they are no longer valid for payments.
Coins in Botswana
Botswanan coins range from 5 thebe (0.05 pula) to 5 pula. The thebe is the subunit of the pula, with 100 thebe in 1 pula.
Botswana's currency import and export regulations
Travelers can import an unlimited amount of currency into Botswana, either Pulas or foreign currency: You can take as many Botswana Pula into Botswana as you want.
There are restrictions on the amount of BWP travelers can take out of Botswana: up to 50 pula per person. Travelers should therefore exchange Botswana Pula leftover money back into USD or Sterling. There is no limit on the amount of foreign currency travelers can take out of Botswana.
Ordering Botswana Pula online
Order Botswana Pula online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Botswana Pula online.
Selling back Botswana Pula
If you have Botswana Pula to sell, follow this link to exchange Botswana Pula to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'BWP Botswana Pula'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Botswana Pula.