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Hey guys,

Me and my girlfriend are planning a trip to Ethiopia in september.

We were thinking of flying to Addis Ababa in the beginning of september and then travel around the country for three or four weeks: visiting some of the main tourist attractions but also travel a bit off the beaten track. (incl. Addis, Lalibela, Simien Mountains, Harar, Lower Omo valley)

Now we are wondering how the rain will affect our trip.
Should we worry about that? Does it make the travelling difficult or…

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Can anyone tell me how long the visa process takes for a visa to Tanzania from the consulate in Lusaka or can I get one on arrival at Kasanga port as I want to travel up the lake to Kigoma. Thank you. Obdulia.

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My name is Amanda and I'm 23 years old from Sweden. I'm about to go visit my friend who's studying in a small village about 2 hrs from Johannesburg. We both really want to see South Africa when there so we would love to do a road trip from the Johannesburg area to Cape town around the 3 or 4th of July. The problem is that I won't have time to make my drivers license international and my friend doesn't have a license, therefore I'm posting here to see if there might be one or two cool…

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Hi guys,

I should have written this ages ago - just wanted to give a shout out to Drive Botswana who were fantastic arranging our trip last summer. We are a Canadian family of 4 (two adults, two kids aged (then)9 & 11) and after looking on Thorntree, contacting numerous companies, considering some self-drive and some tour options, eventually we settled on working with Drive Botswana to arrange our tour. Amazing.

We flew into Jo-burg, travelled north through eastern Botswana with our Hilux and…

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On my second trip to Madagascar from Aug. 22 to Oct. 5 and after visiting the South - Toliara and Port Dauphin - I am considering the following

07/09 Ampefy - Moramanga just to catch the SOA train next day; skip Andasibe
08/09 Moramanga 14:00 - 20:30 Ambila; is it reasonable to use the train?
08 - 11/09 Ambila; Accomodation? Nirvana d'Ambilas has differing comments
11 - 14/09 ---> Manambato; how to get there? I think taxi? Bgl. Las Arcadias?
14 - 17/09 ---> Lac Ampitabe by privat boat? Nice…

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Hi there,
I'm a solo traveler planing a trip to lower Omo valley starting from september the 12th . I'd also love to visit both Mago and the more remote Omo national park to see Mursi and also Surmi people among others.
I'm in contact with a trusted guide from Jinka.
If anyone is interested in the trip please do not hesitate to contact me.
Cheers

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Hi all!

Im just about to head out to Senegal for a 6 month research project. I know that for 3 months no visa is necessary but to extend it for 6 months I need to register with the local authorities to get a ‘Carte d’Etranger'. There's another British guy out there on the project already and when he asked the authorities for this extension they told him it doesn't exist :/. Does any one know anything about this or the best way to get around it if this is going to be an issue??

Many Thanks!

Jo…

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hi,
do someone know which bus companies run service from lusaka to chirundu?
Mazhandu Family Bus Services do not run service like that
from shalom bus service i didn't get any answer.
is there other bus service?

my option is just the minibus? or privet service( expensive 180$)?.
need to reach chirundu by 10:30 the next day of arrival to lusaka. so there is not to much time left to linger.

thanks.
gil.