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Can I use Visa card on my Tanzania Safari?


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Tanzania Safari

Yes, Visa cards are widely accepted in Tanzania, including for various transactions during your safari. Visa is one of the most commonly accepted credit and debit cards in Tanzania, and you can use it for a variety of purposes, such as:

1. Accommodation: Most hotels, lodges, and camps in Tanzania accept Visa cards for payment.

2. Restaurants: Many restaurants and eateries in tourist areas and cities accept Visa cards.

3. Shopping: Visa cards are generally accepted at shops, markets, and souvenir stores.

4. Activities and Excursions: You can often use your Visa card to pay for various activities and excursions.

5. ATMs: You can withdraw Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) from ATMs using your Visa card. It's a good idea to have some local currency for small purchases or places that may not accept cards.


Before you travel, it's advisable to inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any potential issues with card transactions. Additionally, check with your bank to inquire about any fees associated with international transactions and currency conversion. Always have some cash on hand, especially when you are in more remote areas where card acceptance might be limited.

Keep in mind that the level of card acceptance can vary, so it's a good idea to have a mix of payment methods for convenience.


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