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Birmingham, United...
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Going to Baobab Beach Resort on March 8th. Is it best to tahe Dollars or Kenyan Shillings?

shamba25
posts: 220
reviews: 6
1. Re: currency

Kenyan shillings is far better. Have a fantastic holiday

Mtwapa, Kenya
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for Barcelona, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bamburi, Mtwapa
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reviews: 52
2. Re: currency

As shamba say shillings are the local currency, it's what local shops, bars and restaurants expect and its better for tipping. As you are from the UK it makes no sense for you to buy dollars, you will end up losing out twice when buying them and when changing them.

You'll get the best deal for shillings at a forex here, or just use ATMs to take out money as you need it (even with charges its better than buying in the UK, and never change money at your hotel if you can avoid it, they have shocking rates). However if you are coming All Inclusive and only going to want a small amount of shillings the difference will only be a few pounds so you may prefer the convenience of sorting it before you come. (if you are going to be using local restaurants, and bars and paying for tours and outings it would be better to get the money here)

Cardiff, United...
posts: 102
reviews: 6
3. Re: currency

Best deal at the moment seems to be from ASDA Supermarket .. £100 will get you ~12800 KES if you collect from a store.

You'll be wanting 100 KES notes to tip I suspect.

Andrew

Mtwapa, Kenya
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4. Re: currency

£100 will get you around 13500/- to 13650/- at a good forex here in Kenya at the moment

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