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How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

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Vancouver, Canada
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How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

Hi,

We have paid our deposits to two different tour companies via wire transfer in US funds from Canada. However, they would like the remainder paid also in US funds, and we are in Europe now and have no way of getting US currency.

Anyone know if you can withdrawl US from bank machines there? Or how we can do this??

Thank you very much : )

Mtwapa, Kenya
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1. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

Hi,

ATMs here dispense Kenyan shillings. There are some ATMs in big European Airports alongside the one's that dispense local currency that dispense US dollars, otherwise just use a forex (preferably not at an airport) to buy dollars

Mombasa
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2. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

please ensure you do not get old US notes/Bills only 2000 + year

as the old ones 1999 and older not accepted in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya
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3. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

2006+, slofty - they are now refusing anything before that!

nyc
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4. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

ditto what FL410 indicate - notes dated from 2006 forward.

Silver Spring...
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5. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

Can you not buy USD at a European Bank?

nyc
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6. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

Maybe you can. I'd check with my US or CA bank who might be their 'partner' bank in Europe and whether USD can indeed be purchased there. What if/any the current fees/exchange rates might be vs if from a Forex branch.

7. Re: How to pay for Safari in US currency after arrival??

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