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I will be in Addis Ababa in mid July doing geologic field work on the western plateau. I will need to hire an off road vehicle and driver, and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for where to get the vehicle and how to go about this. For instance, is it best to set up beforehand, or go talk with the person once i get there? Is there a specific company or individual who you would suggest?
Thanks!

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Greetings,
I felt it would be useful for future planners that I share a little bit of news about the Ertale volcano. Next to Dalol, the 20-25 minutes I and my Husband Chris spent by the Ertale volcano were surreal and the best moments of our month long trip in Ethiopia. We fell so much in love with the Danakil as a whole that our birthday gift to our daughter Charlotte was a 4 day Danakil tour package.
When she went there late February ( I hope she will post her account) the Ertale volcano was…

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I am considering visiting Zanzibar for 4-5 days after spending 4 weeks doing volunteer work in Zimbabwe. I am female solo traveler who has traveled a good deal - but this will be my first time in Africa. I am considering Zanzibar but am concerned about the ease of travel in/out and how to spend my time there (looking for quiet beach). I don't know if it's best to stay in Zanzibar town (easier transportation and for solo travel?) or at a beach, e.g. Matemwa. I plan to travel to Australia…

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I got my visa for Angola in Pretoria. I went to the embassy on Tuesday morning , had a chat with them. Did the fingerprinting etc, handed over the paperwork and reciept for the fee ( had to pay at the bank in advance ) . They agreed i could keep my passport until thurs morning ( had to get visa for Congo and Gabon - had already made arrangements at both of these embassies ) I had already got the DRC visa the day before.
I reasoned with them that I was Australian and there was no Angolan…

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Hello . -

Is it worth going to Skeleton coast if we are not doing a fly in safari? I see photos of all the skeletons and ship wrecks but not sure if that's possible to see if im only going to southern part of the region.

Thank

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Anybody know a good shop to buy a good quality jellabiya / thobe / dishdasha in Cairo?

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Hello -

Can anyone recommend a reputable (and affordable) place to hire a 4x4 automatic SUV with tent while in Windhoek?

For camping - is it legal to pull to site of road and camp anywhere?

Thank you

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Is there any way of travelling the Nile Delta by boat. Not just Cairo to Qaniter, but further afield