Local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. See www.xe.com for the latest exchange rates. Most of the time you can use US Dollars in Tanzania, particularly in tourist hotspots, large restaurants, hotels and lodges etc. However, we do advise having some local currency on you in case you want to buy a soda at a roadside café, a post card, or a souvenir from a curio shop. You can exchange money from British Pounds, Euro and US Dollars at bureau de change, either in international airports, or in major towns.