Money

KENYA

The unit of currency is the Kenyan shilling - Ksh.

The current exchange rate is:

  • 1 US$ = Ksh 100,
  • 1 £ = Ksh 150, 1 € = Ksh 110

 

The best is to change the money upon your arrival to the airport in Nairobi or Mombasa. There are many Forex Bureaus there and they normally offer good rates. With this step you will release your self to think on about where to change the money next. Away from the towns is more difficult to change money and the rates are much lower. There is just one think to be careful in case you will carry US$: Please don’t bring old bills (printed before year 1997) - many Forex Bureaus will not accept them at all! Also try to bring US$ 50 or 100 bills with you, not smaller ones - the exchange rate is much lower for the smaller bills. Major Credit Cards are accepted mostly in big hotels and modern shops in Nairobi. ATM machines are found in all big towns, like Nairobi, Mombasa.

 

TANZANIA

The unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling - Tsh.

The current exchange rate is:

  • 1 US$ = Tsh 1560,
  • 1 £ = Tsh 2450, 1 € = Tsh 1970

 

The best is to change the money upon your arrival to the airport. There are many Forex Bureaus there and they normally offer good rates. With this step you will release your self to think on about where to change the money next. Away from the towns is more difficult to change money and the rates are much lower. There is just one think to be careful in case you will carry US$: Please don’t bring old bills (printed before year 1997) - many Forex Bureaus will not accept them at all! Also try to bring US$ 50 or 100 bills with you, not smaller ones - the exchange rate is much lower for the smaller bills.
Major Credit Cards are accepted mostly in big hotels and modern shops. ATM machines are found in all big towns, like Arusha and Dar-es-Salaam.

 

RWANDA

The unit of currency is the Rwanda Franc - RWF.

The current exchange rate is:

  • 1 US$ = RWF 569,
  • 1 £ = RWF 854, 1 € = RWF 769.

 

The best is to change the money upon your arrival to the airport in Kigali. With this step you will release your self to think on about where to change the money next. Away from the towns is more difficult to change money and the rates are much lower. There is just one think to be careful in case you will carry US$: Please don’t bring old bills (printed before year 1997) - many Forex Bureaus will not accept them at all! Also try to bring US$ 50 or 100 bills with you, not smaller ones - the exchange rate is much lower for the smaller bills. Major Credit Cards are accepted mostly in big hotels and modern shops and restaurants in Kigali. ATM machines are found in Kigali only.

 

UGANDA

The unit of currency is the Ugandan Shilling - UGX

The current exchange is: 

  • 1 US$ =  UGX 3,517.16
  • 1 £ =  UGX 4,363.63, 1€ = UGX 3,885.92

 

The best is to change the money upon your arrival to the airport in Kampala. With this step you will release your self to think on about where to change the money next. Away from the towns is more difficult to change money and the rates are much lower. There is just one think to be careful in case you will carry US$: Please don’t bring old bills (printed before year 1997) - many Forex Bureaus will not accept them at all! Also try to bring US$ 50 or 100 bills with you, not smaller ones - the exchange rate is much lower for the smaller bills. Major Credit Cards are accepted mostly in big hotels and modern shops and restaurants in Kampala. 

 

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