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I'm travelling from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam by plane to catch my other flight back home. I'm travelling with Precision Air and as I understand I will arrive in Terminal 1. My flight back home will leave from terminal 2 so I have to get from 1 to 2. I have tried to find information on the internet and it seems that there is no shuttle going, and you have to rely on taking a taxi if you don't wont to walk. I have a backpack and eight hours to kill before my flight home so I wouldn't mind walking if possible.
Does anyone have any experience going from terminal 1 to 2?
Is it possible and safe to walk?
What should a taxi cost?
We're British and intending to get the bus from Mombasa to Tanga but someone has told us that sometimes the bus won't wait for people to do that at the border. Does anyone know if that really is the case and that it would be better to get our visa before we leave the UK? We wouldn't want to be thrown off the bus!
Does anyone also know which bus is the best to get?
As my road through Africa continues, in the next couple of weeks I'll be moving into Tanzania. I'll be entering in the north west from Rwanda. I've always had good luck meeting people through thorntree, so i'll say from the start, if anyone is looking to meet up for a beer or a couple of days on the road, message me.
Now....the business end of things. I've had great success hitchhiking through Africa so far, there is very few times, in both Ethiopia and Uganda where I've failed to score a lift. What are the possibilities for hitching like in Tanzania?
Also, I'm wondering, coming across the border from Rwanda, what are the chances of me finding transport....public or hitching....to Kigoma?
I look forward to chatting with y'all,
We are two arriving Tanzania Dar Airport on early morning 22nd July 2013 and looking for partners to join Safari at Kilimanjero.
Hope to get positive replies
I'm travelling with some single girlfriends in September and wondering what the going rate for a taxi transfer from Zanzibar Airport to Nungwi should be? The hotels I've enquired with are quoting $60USD each way.
Also I'm wondering about feedback on The Z Hotel - is this a honeymooners hotel? We are looking for a nice clean room, close to a good beach with a bit of lively night time atmosphere for 35+ females.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I've read older posts and understand I'll be able to rent some equipment when I arrive in Moshi (staying at Springlands hotel). After doing the trek, I'm travelling for an additional two weeks in Tanzania (safari, Arusha, Zanzibar). I wanted to try and avoid bringing too much stuff (or spending loads of money on new gear I may not use again or very often...not sure how often I'm going to want to camp again in -15C weather!)....
A) what are some items people recommend I rent onsite? Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, gaitors, trekking poles, maybe even a down jacket? Do they have all sizes?
B) I tend to get quite cold (poor circulation) so would prefer a 4 season sleeping bag but they're super expensive new ($400-$600). What are the sleeping bags like to rent in Moshi (I.e. at Springlands if someone knows specifically)? Are they 4 seasons? I am planning on bringing a fleece liner and a ... more »
I am thinking of an African trekking trip next year and was wondering whether anyone had any opinions on which mountain is the best to climb. I was thinking of Killimanjaro, but I know that the tallest is not always the best and whether people thought that Meru or Kenya or any others presented the best option. I'm not fussed about having to do high altitude, in fact the higher the chances of summiting and the less dangers the better really. I suppose I'm mainly looking for great scenery, varied if possible and preferably wildlife of course :) I would be looking to add a safari on the end of the trip as well.
Also if anyone had opinions on time of year that would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking October to get a balance between good weather and quiet trails.
Hi fellow wanderers,
1) Does anyone know how reliable the buses are from Mtwara to Mbamba Bay?
2) Is it possible to do in one day? (i.e. catch the bus at 6am in Mtwara and be in Mbama Bay by 6pm ish?)
3) Is it then possible to hire/rent someone in a dhow/small boat to take me across Lake Malawi to Nkhata Bay?
4) Or to cut that whole route out, is there a direct flight from Dar es Salaam or Mtwara to Lilongwe?
Thanks in advance.
Dear thorntree members,
At the end of july my girlfriend and I are planning a trip through the northern circuit, but we are coming from the Kigoma region. Therefore we thought about doing the trip from mwanza to arusha.
We would like to do the ngorongoro and an other park.
Do you have any suggestions on safari companies based in mwanza?
We are a couple aged 60 & 38 on a 3 month trip in East Africa. We are looking for recommendations for accomodation in the $33-$50/night range. We want a quiet, clean place.
While these aren't necessary,they are big pluses.: Ocean View, Private Bathroom, Breakfast.
Also can you also suggest an area in Zanzibar with nice,white sandy beach that also has cultural interest?
Do you suggest close to or in Stone town-- or Jambiani or somewhere else?
Much advance thanks!
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Hey, I am looking for someone who also wants to make a Safari starting from Arusha. I have 3 (maybe even 4) days and I want to start on Saturday, 29th July. I'd like to go to Ngorongoro Crater and some other interesting spots.
I'll arrive in Nairobi airport in the night, so I think to get a bus to Arusha in the early morning . I've seen that several bus companies leave around 8 AM.
Is it good to have a seat reservation before arriving, or, as I leave from the beginning, that is the airport, booking is not necessary?
we are 2 nights in DAR before we head north. Which area / hotels do you recommend?
Anything in particular to visit?
Many thanks for your reply to this rather broad question..
We will be landing in Dar es Salaam at around 2:45am in a couple of weeks time, and will be getting a visa on arrival. We will then be needing to get to our hotel in the city centre. Can anyone tell me whether it will be easy enough to get a taxi at that time of the morning, or are we best arranging a pick up before we go?
My friend and I are planning a backpacking trip to Kenya and Tanzania in late Nov- early Dec. We are starting in Nairobi and working our way to Zanzibar. I have a few questions about getting around since we do not want to do a guided tour our whole trip. What is the best way to get from Nairobi to Maasai Mara?
After Maasai Mara we don't really have a plan of what to see in Tanzania, Arusha, Ngorongoro or anything else that is a must see? And bbest way to get there from Maasai Mara?
And finally from any of the above places what is the travel like to get to Dar es Salaam to take the ferry to Zanzibar or is it so much hassle that a flight would be better?
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