Cash on Board

Old May 22nd, 2007, 04:22 PM
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What is a realistic amt. of cash to carry at the start of a trip? Sound like I should have several hundred anyway to get started with meals and hotels as VISA is not used much,right?
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Where are you going?
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 05:48 PM
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I couple clicks told me you are in Southern Tanzania with some scheduled and unscheduled activities. The orphanage donations would be in addition, I assume. I am sure you have checked with them on their desired currency.

There will be two of you with Mom paying most is my guess. I would think you are staying a day or two in Gombe. I'd take $50/day plus whatever you expect to pay in Gombe (could be hundreds of dollars for accommodations or just a few) plus $500. I always take way more than I need in case of emergencies and always bring most of it home.

Have fun.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Lynn, your are the best. I am humbled yet again.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:38 PM
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Thankyou so much for your reply. Sorry I made you dig! So besides the money pouch are there ways y'all use to bring in a couple of thousand dollars? I am used to the credit card trip so this is new to me carrying around wads of cash.
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Money pouch and zippered pockets. I bring some large denomination travelers cheques for the emergencies.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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I just bought one of those impressive multi pocketed safari vests. I'm sure tp forget where I put what. Better not ever take it off!
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