Tanzania’s currency is Tanzanian shilling [Tsh]. There are bills of Tsh 10000, 5000, 1000 and 500 and coins of Tsh 200,100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 shilling. A visa or Master card is essential for accessing money from ATM and for paying entry fees at most National Parks.

ATMs: ATMs are widespread in major towns, and all are open 24 hours. All internationally linked machines allow you to withdraw shillings with a Visa or Master card. Withdrawals are usually to a maximum of Tsh300,000 or Tsh400,000 per transaction.

Exchanging Money: Change cash at bank or foreign exchange bureaus in major towns and cities; rates and commissions vary so shop around. Forex bureaus are usually quicker, less bureaucratic and open longer hours than banks, although smaller towns don’t have them.

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