This follows on from my previous post.
We caught the bus from Mtwara at a very reasonable hour in stead of the usual 5am start for the very pleasant 5 hour journey to Newala arriving in the early afternoon. The locals at the bus stand directed us down the road to a reasonable guest house, clean and cheap, I can't remember the name but as you leave the bus stand turn left and head down the long straight road and after about 1/2 it is on your right.
We asked at reception about getting to God's…
Sorry but I have not posted on her for well over a year and been back to Tz twice since then so just an up date on my adventures.
In July last year I met my long time friend (my guide on Kili in 208) at Dar, not a place I like to stay very long in but on this occasion I needed to stay for a day before my onward journey. My friend uncle Yoda drives a taxi so getting around is not a problem (apart from the horrendous traffic!) and we spent a pleasant day at coco beach. As usual I stayed at the…
I'll be in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania for the month of Dec. Itinerary to date is:
Nairobi 2 days until other party arrives. Go to Elephant orphanage, Nairobi NP & Giraffe Ctr
Then head for 7 days go to Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire. Fy from Kili to Kigali on 12/10
from 12/11-16 Kibale, QENP, Volcanoes
Here is the part I haven't filled. From 12/16 to 12/24 From 12/24 to 12/27 I will be in/around Dar es Salaam
So I have 7 days to get to Dar. I looked at the MV Limba down Lake…
Just want to get any suggestions or comments on our itinerary, particularly if we should keep the 7 day safari or reduce down to 6 day safari to expand just a bit more time in Zanzibar at the end. We want to do safari, climb Kili and finish at Zanzibar. We originally were going to try to do the 5 day Marangu route but to increase our chances for success we will now do the 6 day trek instead. I would ideally like to keep the 7 day safari, but I am concerned about how rushed we might feel in…
My husband and I are planning a trip to Tanzania for late May/early June. We were planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the 5 day Marangu Route followed by a 7-day safari. However, tour operators have told me different things. One told me that due to weather conditions of the rainy season they advise doing the safari first and then doing the climb in early June. Another operator said they advise doing the climb first followed by safari so that the safari does not wear us out…
I'm new to this forums, but have been lurking and enjoying all of the great information and trip reports. Now, I'm ready to (hopefully) contribute some information and also maybe enlist help from you knowledgeable folks :-)
My wife and I are hoping to do a Tanzania Northern Circuit self-drive in late December / early January. I've reached out to four different rental companies that have been mentioned here and other forums. These are the price estimates I've received for fully loaded…
I am planning a 6 day trip to Zanzibar at the end of January 2016. Is that enough time to see some local culture?
Swimming and the beach will definitely be in my plans. What fruits are available then?
I am a huge foodie. What should I try?
Does anyone have any recommendations for mid-price hotel for a solo traveler?