The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, ISO-4217-Code: TZS.
USD are accepted throughout the island(s), there are just some details to be considered in order to avoid inconveniences:

  • USD bills prior to 2006 will not be accepted or will be exchanged at a very poor rate
  • 50 USD bills and higher have a better exchange rate than smaller bills
  • Always check the exchange rate and change received