If last week we talked about the Kenyan shilling, this time it's the turn of the Tanzanian shilling. If we want to know what the exchange rate is, where can we change, etc, we tell you everything:
In Tanzania, the local currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS) and, currently, one euro is about 2.393 shillings. On the banks of your country you can't normally make the change because it is a small value currency and banks don't usually have them.
We will bring euros or dollars to Tanzania, as the two currencies are widely accepted there. In most places you can pay with these two currencies, but in each place they apply the change suits them, so for us the most advantageous will always be charged in local currency. At some places, as local markets, you can only pay with shillings.
You can change at the airport on arrival, or in a bureaux de change in Arusha. Also during the journey your guide will tell you where there are exchange offices if needed. And you can also change in your accommodation, most lodges and tented camps have shillings to change, but of course, here the change is not so advantageous. As in the vast savannah there are no banks and many places to change, they take advantage of it!
We hope that with these few tips you have clear the subject of money in Tanzania. Anyway, any questions you may have or anything you need during your safari, your guide will be happy to help you!