Zambian Kwacha

Get ready for your trip to Zambia. Order your Zambian Kwacha at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more ZMW cash to spend. Have your Zambian Kwacha banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.

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Travel advise: payments in Zambia

Jet off well-informed to Zambia. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Zambia.

Banknotes in Zambia

The Zambian Kwacha was reformed in 2012. The old Kwacha (ZMK) was discontinued and the New Kwacha (ZMW) was introduced at a rate of 1 new kwacha for 1000 old kwachas, dropping three zeroes from the banknotes.

Make sure that you only accept Zambian Kwacha banknotes dated 2012 and later, and that you don't accept the high denomination banknotes of the old series (1992 to 2012). If your banknote is dated 2012 make sure that the amount on the note is not more than 100 kwacha: This is the highest denomination in Zambian money today. Any banknotes of more than 100 kwacha or any banknotes dated before 2012 are old Zambian kwacha banknotes and are worthless.

The Zambian kwacha banknotes in use are 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 ZMW. The design is the same for all banknotes, featuring an African fish eagle on the right hand side of the note.

Coins in Zambia

Zambian coins range from 5 ngwee (0.05 ZMW) to 1 kwacha. The subunit of the kwacha is the ngwee: there are 100 ngwee in 1 kwacha.

Zambia's currency import and export regulations

There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign or domestic currency you can import or export into or from Zambia. But travelers must make a cash declaration if they bring currency with a value of more than $5000 US dollars, both on arrival and on leaving Zambia.

Ordering Zambian Kwacha online

Order Zambian Kwacha 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 Zambian Kwacha online.

Selling back Zambian Kwacha

If you have Zambian Kwacha to sell, follow this link to exchange Zambian Kwacha to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'ZMW Zambian Kwacha'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Zambian Kwacha.