Carrying lots of cash in Africa?
July 9, 2007 12:06 PM Subscribe
What's the best and safest way to travel through some rather sketchy parts of Africa with a sizable chunk of cash?
posted by gottabefunky to Travel & Transportation around (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going on an extended trip through East Africa this summer.
Most of the places I'm going won't take travelers checks or credit cards, and I'll only be able to hit an ATM every few weeks at best.
So I'm going to have to carry a decent amount of cash on me, as in probably $500-1,000 at a time.
I'm wondering about some clever ways to do this - cash in the shoes? among the bandaids? two money pouches at a time? - and any other general tips on money security in sketchy regions.
I'm trying to plan for worst-case scenarios (entire bag gets stolen, etc).