Money /Cash

Tanzania’s currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh). Widely convertible currencies are US dollars, Euros, South African Rand and the Pound Sterling. The exchange rate in Tanzania is market determined and rates are readily displayed in Bureaux de Changes. Indicative rates can be obtained at

Credit Cards

Several top-end hotels and tour operators, and some mid-range establishments accept credit and debit cards. Otherwise, credit/debit cards (primarily Visa and MasterCard) are useful for withdrawing money at ATMs.

Exchanging Money

Cash can be changed at Banks or Foreign Exchange (forex) bureaus in Arusha. Rates and commissions vary; it is advisable to shop around. Working hours for Banks and Forex bureaus are Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.

Commercial Banks in Arusha

Below is a list of some of the Commercial banks in Arusha that provide financial services.




National Bank of Commerce,

Arusha Branch


Sokoine Road

Tel: +255272548662

Fax: +255272548081

CRDB Bank,

Arusha Branch

Sokoine Road

Tel: +255272507239

Fax: +255272503089

Backlay’s Bank,

Arusha Branch

TFA Shopping Centres

Tel: +255 272548139

Standard Chartered Bank,

Arusha Branch

Sykes BLD, Goliondoi Road

Tel: +255755-859155


Exim Bank,

Arusha Branch

Subzali BLD, Goliondoi Road

Tel: +255272504910

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