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The currancies information that help you when plan for your next africa Safari especial in Tanzania
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Currency
Tanzania's unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). Notes are issued as TSh10,000; 5000; 2000 and 1000. Coins are issued as TSh. 500, 200, 100; 50; 20; 10, 5 and 1.

Basic costs
The Tanzania currency is relatively weak and prices are likely to be much cheaper in Tanzania than in your home country. Generally, you will find that fine cuisine, wine and entertainment cost at a fraction of the tariff charged by equivalent establishments elsewhere in the world Banks. Money in Tanzania can be transferred at banks, usually available at international airports and in all big towns. Banking hours are 08:30 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday, and 08:30 to 13:30 on Saturdays and Sundays to some few branches in the major towns like Arusha, Dar es Salaam, and Morogoro.

Foreign currency in cash or traveller's cheques may be exchanged for Tanzania currency through authorised dealers, commercial banks, and at Bureau de Change at the international airports, major towns and border posts. Visitors are strongly advised against changing for Tanzania currency on the black market. Some of the black marketers are undercover police officers, while others are likely to be con artists.

Credit cards
Top Tanzania hotels and lodges around the country accept visa and MasterCard. In addition to credit cards, travellers should bring US dollars cash and traveller's cheques.

Common Currencies
In Tanzania, some currencies are hard to exchange or accepted, common currencies are advised those currencies are US Dollar ($), Euro (€), Pound (£) Yen (¥).

Tipping
Tipping is not expected in small establishments (especially in rural areas), but tips will be expected in major towns and tourist centres. Upmarket places will include a service charge on the bill. Keep in mind that safari guides usually do not like to be tipped in the local Tanzania money.
Haggling is quite acceptable in shops selling local handcrafts. They do accept Tanzanian Shillings.

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