Botswana’s currency is the Pula (BWP), meaning ‘rain’ in Setswana. It is divided into 100 thebe, meaning ‘shield’ in Setswana. Foreign currency may be changed at banks, bureaux de change, and authorised hotels. The US Dollar, Euros, British Pound and the South African Rand are the most easily convertible currencies. We strongly advise travelling with some cash when visiting the national parks (especially to pay guide tips, etc.). Major credit cards, such as Master Card and Visa, are accepted throughout the country.