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First of all, I would like to thank all the lonelyplanet team and members on this forum.Thanks a lot to those who recommended me a good local tour operator(facebook.com/Madagascar Natural Tours,email@example.com). It's not easy for people from Finland like me to find information about Madagascar because so few people in my country went to this beautiful island.
I had a really good time in the north of Madagascar so would like to suggest you this itinerary:
Day 1: Arrived in Tana ,it was night time.I met my guide( Harilala )and went to the hotel
Day2:flight to Antalaha, meet another guide from my tour company(Erik) and visit of the Town of Antalaha,this is a very beautiful town with very good beach and it was on my expectation because not crowded.
Day3:Drive to Marojejy National Park,this was just amazing! it's a rainforest very rich on faunas and floras ... more »
We'll travelling a bit in Mozambique in August and we're hoping to spend a few days in Tofo before heading directly to Gorongosa National Park via public transport. Having done some research in the guide books it's not clear how this can be done and whether it can be done in one day or not.
Does anyone know how we can do this?
We are in the very eary stages of planning a trip to Namibia. We would prefer to rent a 4x4 and explore the country, perhaps with a little side tour to Botswana and Vic Fall.
We are very flexible with regard to when to go but would prefer to avoid the peak seasons. When would be the best times to go?
Would three weeks be a reasonable amount of time?
I am going visit South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in September. Most places I want to see in South Africa, but I need advice and some information:
what is the distance between Blyde River Canyon, Three Randavels, God's Window and Bourke's Luck Petholes, is it everything in one national park?
What is the best places to see in Garden Route (the way from Port Elisabeth to Knysna)?
If I am going to Okavango and Kruger Park is it something more in other famous parks (Chobe, Caprivi or any other national parks in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe)?
What is the most beautiful places in N.P. Tsitsikamma?
If I am going to Victoria Falls what is to best places to see falls (the best entrance)?
I want to see also the skeleton Coast and Naukluft Park but Ido not know how to get there in best way (with 7 year daughter)
I will be gratefull for any advices more »
Hi. Will be in Sudan in few days soon (hopefully, get my visa here today in Aswan).
Have been checking thru forum and web but really short on info on Abri, Kawa, Sai Island + Kerma.
Unfortunately, I don't have a Bradt but the Sudan chapter of last LP AFRICA 2010, which is very lean on info between Wadi Halfa + Dongola. Does anyone have info on: What to see? Where to stay? Prices? Transport? Other advice?
I like unique ruins, traditional villages and desertscapes ...
the candy trail ... a nomad across the planet, since 1988
Greetings from Aswan.
Does anyone know if a black market rate for the SDP still exists - and if so, what is it to the $US and where's the best place to change? Is it still in Wadi Halfa?
the candy trail ... a nomad across the planet, since 1988
I have been meaning to do this since my trip last summer to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi. Throughout my travels sometimes with a friend and sometimes solo, we had several guides. Most were mediocre at best, with one exception. In Gonder, BELETE (beh-LET-a) was the best guide (ironically - his name means great)- passionate about the history, very helpful, humorous, and friendly. If you are in Gonder, look him up. +251912375899, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, Salama, Jambo
I'm going to Tanzania in August and I want to do so much things that i'm struggling to organize my travel.
What are the must do in Tanzania?
I have only 18 days and a very tight budget. can anyone help me with planning my trip please ;-)
Here's a rough idea of what i'm gonna do;
4 days in Moshi: taking a day walk in kili not climbing it, Marangu waterfall (is it far from Moshi? how much will it cost me to go there), Lake Manyara (same questions and is it worth it?)
3 days in Dar Es Salam : Mikumi National Park (is it possible to do it in one day?) and any advice on what to do in Dar.
7 days in Zanzibar
3 days in Pemba
What do you think guys?
Thanks in advance for yourrr helpppp
Hello all. Making my 1st visit to Windhoek next month and had a couple of questions....
1) Is there a Thai restaurant in town?
2) Can someone reccomend a downtown coffee shop with wifi and iced lattes?
3) I would like to by a cholesterol drug called Niaspan. Where I live (Bangkok) this does not require a prescription....but in the US a prescription is required. Do Namibian pharmacies require prescriptions for common medications as is common in Europe and US?
I'll be arriving in Cairo in a couple weeks but only staying for about 9.5 hours. My plane gets in at 11:05am and I catch another flight at 9:45pm. I know nothing of Cairo. Would it be possible to safely store luggage at the airport and/or visit the pyramids in that time? Logistics of such a trip? That's my main interest, but if not the pyramids what else would be advisable for someone interested in getting a quick feel of the city?
I'm on my way to Conakry (Guinea) next week, and due to the threat of an air controller strike in CKY I am making some contingency plans. My flight goes through Banjul, so I'm looking at the possibility of disembarking there and continuing overland (if the strike reaches such a dire state of affairs.)
I've gone overland several times from Dakar to Labe (in north west Guinea), but never from Banjul.
Would I take land transport to the eastern corner of Gambia, and then catch a ride on the Tabacounda (Senegal) - Koundara (Guinea) road? It doesn't look like there's a border town (or even a connecting road out there), so I don't know if that's possible.
Option two would be to go through the Casamance. I guess, find transport from Banjul to Kolda, and the... more »
Car rental from major international companies seems rather exorbitant in Tunisia.
Are there any reputable local companies in Tunis Airport please?
I have been trying to work out what is acceptable dress for western women in Tunisia. I've read LP on Tunisia and various forums and am now quite confused as it seems quite contradictory.
We are staying in Tunis and near Sousse and travelling during the day to various Roman sites by private minibus.
My big question is how much of my arms should be covered. I am trying to balance respect for local customs, with the fact that it will be hot for me, and that it's hard to buy summer clothing in the UK that have full sleeves. So at the moment I have lots of modest tshirts, that cover the shoulders but cut off mid upper arm. I'm starting to think that that's not enough coverage, but would be interested for any useful advice.
I am arriving in Addis on July 29th. I have about 10 days before being joined by friends. Is anyone planning on going down to south Omo at that time? In need of a person to make up numbers and spread costs? Also, any good recommendations for guest house for 2/3 nights in Addis?
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