Please note that US dollar bills printed before 2003 are not accepted in Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in the country during that time. $1 USD = 2300 Tanzania Shillings TZS (approximate value). All major credit cards are accepted at hotels, lodges, restaurants and shopping areas, stores and malls. Local markets and areas, souvenir shops may only accept TZS or USD. Exchange your money before you travel as local rates may be higher.