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Old 01-09-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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A friend of mine was married in Tanzania and I want to mail him a wedding card. Is it appropriate custom in Tanzania to send cash with the card? Like 10,000 Tsh.

Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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The appropriate custom in most third world countries is for the postal workers to steal money in the mails, to supplement their meager wages. It might even be illegal to send cash in the mail, and it can be confiscated by the government, or get your friend in trouble. Just send a US $10 bill. They will know how to exchange it, probably at a better-than-official rate. Where would you get a TZS-10,000 note?

Residents of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda may import local currency up to the amount exported. Non-residents are prohibited of importing local currency. Residents and non-residents may import foreign currencies without restrictions.
http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/TZ-T...ns-details.htm

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Where would you get a TZS-10,000 note?
I have some money left over from traveling there in the past.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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May be you can just send the gifts using parcel carriers like DHL.Because, as one user has posted above, money can be stolen from an anvelope as almost all post mail workers are uncivilized.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:53 AM
 
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I would send the funds by Money Gram. That's a safe way to do it. You could add your own personal message and he would be sure to get it. That's how I always use to send the ex (from Tanzania) money.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Me and my family have had the same issues as your friends have had. We went once with one of the companies that you easily find on google, and it was awful and very unorganized.

On one of the days we had a new [url=http://www.safarivillageonline.com]Kenya safari[/url] driver and got to know him well, he tried to make the most out of our experience and he managed to turn our trip around! We wish we had him for the whole trip.
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