What is the local currency?
The Tanzanian shilling is the local currency. However, US dollars are also accepted almost everywhere in Tanzania.
Most merchants will round up to the nearest dollar when doing a currency conversion so you may experience less buying power using US cash. Please note US cash must be clean, undamaged notes issued no earlier than 2006.
How much should I budget per day for extras?
Although many meals and activities are included in the price of your trip, you’ll need extra funds to cover non-included meals, drinks, snacks and any shopping you may want to do.
Budget from USD $25 to $50 per day, but this is guidance only as you know your spending patterns better than we do.
Is it customary to tip?
Tip 10% in restaurants, but first check if a 10% service charge has already been added to the bill. If it has, no need to leave an additional tip.
For your Pack Leader, it is customary, though not compulsory, to tip them about USD $3-$5 per day, which is normally given in one lump sum at the end of the trip. For the driver, a tip of about USD $2-$4 per day, similarly paid in one lump sum at the trip/segment end, would be appropriate and appreciated.
Tip local guides or service providers, as indicated by your Pack Leader, about USD $2-$3.