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Hi!

Any idea where could we buy mosquito nets in Addis. We are heading south to Kenya and we don`t want to proceed without them!

Juan and Laura

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As we will be traveling to South Africa and would like a pre-paid data SIM (3G) card so that we can access internet.
Any suggestions to which SIM card provider I should use and from I can get it?
Any advice would be welcome!

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safari

hi, a family of three (7 yrs old) we would like to go to a malaria free safari...and cheap if it is possible. Thinking of Madikwe or Pilanesberg. Any suggestions?

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We are planning to catch the #86 Sleeping Train from Cairo to Luxor - but wanted to know if we could join the train at Giza. The "Man in Seat 61" indicates no stop at Giza, but I just wanted to check on that ? Thnx for your help.

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Short(er) boat rides and a local guide

Hi all,

I've travelled extensively in Africa - about 2 years worth over the past decade, most of it on extended, solo multi-month trips - and the Congo has topped my list of desired destinations for a while. I would love to take a few months & do the full barge trip, but my first "corpo" job & a kid on the way say no to that option. So i was in touch with Congo Travel & Tours about other shorter options for me and they were very helpful. They said I could get a passenger boat from Bumba to…

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I'm trying to fly from Kruger (HDS) to East London after a safari on Saturday 9/17. It will be about lunch time. It doesn't seem feasible, as the flights are via Johannesburg, & some have hours of layover (or worse) in JNB. My plan:
----take Ashton shuttle from Kruger back to JNB on the 17th & arrive at 6:00 pm., then get picked up by my B & B, & spend the night, leaving on the 18th in the a.m. for my flight to E. London. It all seems rather roundabout & exhausting.
Any flights from Kruger to…

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We will get our Ghana visa before leaving Canada. Is it possible to obtain a Togo visa at the Ghana/Togo border? Also, is it possible to obtain Benin Visa at Benin/Togo Border?

What are the requirements beyond Yellow Fever certificate if the visa is obtained at the border?

Costs?

Thanks
Marilyn

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We will get our Ghana visa before leaving Canada. Is it possible to obtain a Togo visa at the Ghana/Togo border? Also, is it possible to obtain Benin Visa at Benin/Togo Border?

What are the requirements beyond Yellow Fever certificate if the visa is obtained at the border?

Costs?

Thanks
Marilyn