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Currency
The unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh). Note (bill) denominations are 10000, 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100 and coins of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 & 1.


Changing money
It is best to carry your hard currency in US Dollars.

The exchange rate is approximately Tsh 1100 to US$1

You can change hard currency and travellers cheques to Tanzanian Shillings in plenty of places, but you can not change travellers cheques for US$.

Almost all hotels, car hire, diving, safari operators, airlines etc. will require you to pay in US$. Sometimes airport tax is only accepted in US$, which means you must have some on you if you want to get on your flight.

Keep hold of your changing receipts so that you can change your shillings back to hard currency when you leave.

There is no black market of any note. Ignore offers on the street - it's probably a set-up.


Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are usually changed at around 5% to 10% lower than cash. Credit cards are accepted in many hotels etc. but check for any surcharges before paying.

Credit Cards
Credit Cards are accepted in many places. Please note that Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar accepts only Visa and Mastercard.

 
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