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Zimbabwe currency situation

Old Aug 4, 19, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by The_Bouncer View Post
Many thanks for the update. I think in the light of this, I am likely to stay on the Zambian side with just a day trip over the border to the other side of the falls.
i did 2 days in Zambia and 4 in Zimbabwe. But i did most of my activities on the Zambian side and only really did the walk around view points on the Zimbabwean side. Plus the high tea at the Victoria falls hotel. The rest of Zimbabwe was really spent relaxing by the pool and reading etc as it was less stressful that way!
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Old Aug 4, 19, 6:46 am
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OT, but ... sadly lost over the decades. my father had some postage stamps and currency notes from the days of German hyperinflation. Lots of 000000s on those too!
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Old Aug 6, 19, 8:31 pm
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Latest from the ground: RTGS (current Zim$) is very hard to get in currency form, and when you do it will be in very small amounts. 99% of the economy operates by EcoCash these days, and trading US$ cash into EcoCash is no simple task....unless you know someone with a substantial EcoCash balance who wants US$ physical cash in exchange.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 11:44 pm
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Originally Posted by ironmanjt View Post
Latest from the ground: RTGS (current Zim$) is very hard to get in currency form, and when you do it will be in very small amounts. 99% of the economy operates by EcoCash these days, and trading US$ cash into EcoCash is no simple task....unless you know someone with a substantial EcoCash balance who wants US$ physical cash in exchange.
Sounds like a complete mess.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 12:58 am
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Originally Posted by ironmanjt View Post
Latest from the ground: RTGS (current Zim$) is very hard to get in currency form, and when you do it will be in very small amounts. 99% of the economy operates by EcoCash these days, and trading US$ cash into EcoCash is no simple task....unless you know someone with a substantial EcoCash balance who wants US$ physical cash in exchange.
the unusual transaction with security guard had imbued me with an ecocash account. I should probably look into how to recharge it
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:24 am
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Looks like Zimbabwe has found its way into my "too hard" basket for this year. Hopefully things will stabilise again in the future.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:52 am
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Iím planning a Bulawayo/Harare jaunt this kind of time next year so will of course feed back
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Old Aug 7, 19, 8:22 am
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Is ZAR any easier to use than USD in Zimbabwe?

Will be staying in a lodge in the Victoria Falls area in Zimbabwe and wondering about currency for tips.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by Spindifferent View Post
Is ZAR any easier to use than USD in Zimbabwe?

Will be staying in a lodge in the Victoria Falls area in Zimbabwe and wondering about currency for tips.
no USD is definitely easier and as I say suffices for most things
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Old Aug 7, 19, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post

no USD is definitely easier and as I say suffices for most things
Thanks!
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Old Sep 11, 19, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
Will my Hundred Billion Dollar note be valid again?
I have a million dollar one I bought in 2012. Wondering the same thing.
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Old Sep 13, 19, 4:51 am
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OT, but apparently Comoros will begin requiring YF vaccinations in the next couple months.
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