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Botswana

Money & costs

Money

Botswana’s unit of currency is the pula (P), which is divided into 100 thebe. ‘Pula’ means ‘rain’ – a valuable commodity in this desert land.

Full banking services are available only in major towns, although ATMs are sprouting up all over the country. Most credit cards are accepted at hotels and restaurants and cash advances are available at major banks (but not through ATMs).