Botswana's unit of currency is the Pula (P), which is divided into 100 Thebe (t). The word 'Pula' means rain and 'thebe' means shield. The shield appears on the national coat of arms. Bank notes come in denominations of P10, 20, 50 and 100, and coins in denominations of 5t, 10t, 25t, 50t, P1, P2 and P5. As a rough guide US$ 1.00 = P 5.50.

Botswana banks will only accept Pula, US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rand in cash. Traveller’s cheques are also acceptable. Most camps do accept Master and Visa cards.