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Best way to carry money for a safari to Kenya & Tanzania

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Hello Folks,

I am leaving for a 14 day trip to Kenya and Tanzania. I understand that tipping is an integral part of the trip and credit cards are not so widely used. What would be the 'safest' way for carrying money. Would travellers checks be ok? or is it has to be cash?

Thanks in advance for your suggestion.

Regards,
Milan

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