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You do need to learn to work with your bank to do wire transfers. I have my banks form saved on my computer so I can easily fill it out and take it in. Wire transfers are the cheapest way to do this especially versus credit cards and carrying lots of cash is not advisable.Never having been on a Safari to Africa, what is the best/common practice to pay for it? I’m not privy on how to “wire” funds internationally although I’ve sent funds domestically through Western Union. And once you’re there, cash, Travelers Checks, for expenses, hotels, food, tips, etc.? Exchange rates for using local currencies or use U.S. currency? I’ve been to Mexico, Canada and other countries in the Caribbean and U.S. currency is standard. I’m sure this has been asked here and answered before, so if there is a link somewhere here I’d appreciate it. Just trying to get ahead of the planning chaos.
Most outfitters want a 50% deposit and then the balance on the hunt or on daily rates and estimated trophy fees just before the hunt. Then you can just take cash for tips and the balance if you take another trophy or two. The outfitter I am working with only requires a $1000 deposit then the 50% the December before the hunt then the balance just before the safari. This helps especially when booking years in advance as is becoming the norm.