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Traveller's Checks

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Halifax, Canada
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Traveller's Checks

I'm doing a tour starting in Nairobi where I need a local payment of close to $1000 USD at the start of the trip. It must be in USD and it can't be prepaid. Before this I will be in Uganda for a month. I'm a little worried about carrying around that much money with me.

If I get it in traveller's checks, will I be able to use them to get USD or just local currency when I change them?

Romford, United...
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1. Re: Traveller's Checks

i would think you can only change them in kenya for ksh

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2. Re: Traveller's Checks

i am having the same issue as you but was TOLD that there is an American Express office in Nairobi that can issue, cash and (i would imagine) process credit or other kind of cash advances in US Dollars. hope that is helpful and if i learn any more i will make another post!!

Bungoma, Kenya
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I have just phoned our Bank Manager here in Kenya. he has had a lot of Forex experience. He says you can bring USD Travellers Cheques and then endorse them to the tour company when you arrive. He says that is the best idea.

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