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At Authentic Tanzania Safaris we know that spotting wildlife in the African bush is just part of your Tanzania safari.  We also offer breaks on the beautiful beaches and islands of the East African coast:

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Money Matters

The currency used in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. It is a closed currency and as such is not available for exchange outside the country. You will have to bring cash with you to exchange on arrival. In February 2014, the exchange rates are approximately as follows:

  • ·         USD $ 1 = 1610 Tanzanian Shillings
  • ·         Euro € 1 = 2210 Tanzanian Shillings
  • ·         GBP £ 1 = 2680 Tanzanian Shillings
  •        RAND R1 = 150 Tanzanian Shillings



US Dollars $ are the most widely accepted foreign currency and most accommodation is priced in US Dollars for tourists. Please note however that notes printed earlier than 2003 are not accepted in Tanzania so we recommend you check the issue date on USD currency prior to leaving for your Tanzania Safari.

At present credit cards are still not widely accepted. Hotels of a good standard should accept credit cards but the more remote safari lodges will not.

ATM machines are now found in most cities, however they should not be relied upon as sole source of finance as the ATM network is often affected by power interruptions. You may also find that some cards are not accepted and your bank may not have a reciprocal arrangement with any of the banks operating in Tanzania.

We don't recommend that you bring travellers cheques as the rate of exchange is very poor and there are limited places where exchange is possible.

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