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what currency for kenya and uganda?

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1. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 10y

hi guys,

i am going to kenya and uganda in a few eeks and was wonderinf if my idea of taking US dollars is a good one or not?

i plan on taking a mix of cash and travellers checks in us dollars?



2. Posted by beninda (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi Joel
Its also good to convert to the respective units!

Kenya - KSH
Uganda - USH

If you plan to use Dollars you might end up being conned!


3. Posted by polhill (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

Joel, I can't speak for Uganda, but Kenya has allot of cash machines in most major towns, Barclays Bank (big uk bank) have a big presence. Check that your bank won't charge too much for withdrawals (mine was free), and you can save the stress of carrying loads of cash about. Travellers Checks prove to be a pain in the a, with lots of banks refusing unless I was a customer!! and the rest charging high commision.

4. Posted by drip_dread (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Hi Joel, its advisable to carry US$ or travellers cheques..most safari companies will quote in US $ and if u insist to pay in Ksh, they will use a very high rate in their favour. Have a little Ksh and Ugsh for your expenses, like buying water,curios etc. Otherwise there are so many ATM especially at Barklays Bank.

Several exchange beareux convert currencies(town center is better than those at airports...

Incae you may need mre info, feel welcome