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My husband and I (early 30's) are looking for others to join us on a safari with BaseCamp starting on the morning of January 4th and ending at the end of the day on January 9th. We plan on visiting Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti (2 nights), and Ngorongoro Crater. We would love to have 1-2 more people join us to cut down on costs. Please email me if you are interested in joining us.
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I am looking for a recent travelupdate/Road status Kigoma - Uvinza - Mpanda - Katavi NP. Read that the road between Uvinza and Mpanda is bad, isolated and should be used in convois to make sure not to get stuck.
Anyone has recent information about that part?
I am interested in doing a 7 day safari in Northern Tanzania, visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti. I'd like to hook up with some other travellers to defray the costs. I haven't contacted any tour operators yet, but am planning to soon.
I am flexible about budget and timing. I am happy to do a camp safari or "luxury" safari.
As for me, I'm a thirty-something, outdoorsy and active female traveler who has independently traveled all around the world. I'm easygoing and adventurous. I'm going to be traveling for several months in total.
Here are links to some itineraries that look interesting to me, just for example:
SERENGETI - SAFARI + 3 DAYS DONKEY SUPPORTED HIKE
LUXURY LODGE SAFARI
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Hello! We will be traveling from Dec 4-Dec 30 from Rwanda to Tanzania. We'll probably be in Gombe around Dec 12, and Arusha about Dec 18. I know that normally it would not be a problem to make last minute arrangements when we get there, but this close to Christmas will we have a problem getting Chimpanzee permits at Gombe, or making Serengeti trip arrangements?
Has anybody traveled overland from the Lakes region of Rwanda to Kigoma via Burundi recently?
We plan to drive from Arusha, through Nogorongoro, Serengeti, Maasai Mara to Nairobi. Is the main road paved ? One of us has back problems and will stay at the lodge during day safaris, but hopes to go smoothly from one place to another. Heard some news about new road being constructed there...
I will be travelling on my own in Tanzania/Kenya in January next year. Want to see the Serengeti and Ngorongoro but only have a very limited window, 5-8 January.
I'm looking for a group that I could join that is doing a safari on those days (either a private group, or a group tour by a reputable safari company).
We are planning a 3 week trip to Africa mid February (flights at the moment from Canada are brutal). We will have 6 days to hike, 3-4 days safari, and 4 nights in Zanzibar.
Like the title states…is one before the other make any difference (with Zanzibar being last of course)?
The most recent LP East Africa Guide estimates budget safari costs at $150-200/day. The company we are working with is asking quite a bit more and we've trimmed the hotels off the front and back. We are traveling from Nairobi to Maasai Mara then cross into Tanzania on our way to Serengetti and Nagorogoro, ending in Arusha. Is the LP price realistic?
This company is very reliable and its a private tour. Thank you in advance for your responses.
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For some background, I am an NGO director working on community empowerment and leadership development programs who spend at least 5-6 months of my year in Africa (everywhere from Sudan to Congo to Ghana to Zimbabwe and everything in between). I facilitate and organize volunteer travel to projects we work with throughout the year, working with around 300 volunteers a year. Most of these volunteers travel to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Malawi, as those projects have the easiest access. I am very familiar with traveling in Africa and consider it a second home to me.
I have, in the past, used Precision Air for my own flights and for the organizing the flights of all my volunteers traveling between countries in East Africa during their stay. This is probably around 350+ flights a year that we organize through P... more »
i'm planning a travel to the north of Tanzania for december to visit ngorongoro, serengeti etc..
I send few e-mail to some tour operator in Arusha but are all very expensive, also if people are camping and not staying in lodges.
Someone have been already in Arusha and did some 4days tour? How much was it? I would share a car with other people but all the tour operator always reply that the best is to go alone.....
i'll traveling aorund the 21st of december to the 26 of december do i really have to book in advance or i'll find easily something once in arusha?
Just received the following information.
""Mv Mwande has added another route to its schedule. Nkhata Bay to Mbamba – Bay ( Tanzania)
Depart Nkhata Bay at 06:30 am and arrive at 09:30 in Mamba – Bay.
In time for a bus leaving for Dar Salam at 10:00 to arrive the same day at 19:00
Avoid that long harrowing bus ride.
The boat leaves Mbamba Bay at 13:30 to arrive in Nkhata Bay at 17:30""
No info as to a bus FROM Dar to Mbamba as yet!
We're flying from Amsterdam to Zanzibar via Nairobi over Christmas / New Year.
We were thinking of splurging on a really good bottle of Tequila at Schiphol duty free.
As we're changing from KLM to Precision Air in Nairobi, does anyone know if our duty free will be confiscated there ?
Thanks for any help.
I will be in Tanzania mid-April and i'm hoping to trek Kili. To save costs and preserve a bit of flexibility i would like to just book this in Moshi or Arusha on arrival and to ideally get on to an already running group trek. Given it's rainy season and i know many operators do not trek over this time, I wonder if anyone has any experience doing this and can shed any light on how easy it should be and how long i may have to wait to find one.
Additionally, as the trek is part of a much broader trip in mostly warm climates, I was wondering what is the absolute minimum gear i can get away with taking and just how much can be hired? I would like to avoid taking too many heavy warm clothes that I will just end up carrying in a back pack for a year.
I appreciate any help I can get. I've used the search function but haven't yet been able to find any relevant info so far.
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we have group of 4 person, looking further for solo traveller to join in to share the cost.
We will reach moshi in Jan 2014, will take a 6 days machame route.
Hi all. Apologies if this subject has already been answered elsewhere.
I am thinking about travelling around Tanzania for 3 or 4 weeks in February next year and was just wondering if when climbing Kilimanjaro you need to hire a guide and/or porters? I think I already know the answer to this question but was wondering if I couldn't do it in a more 'informal' way, with a group of like-minded other people.
Such tours are expensive so I was just looking at possibly cutting costs. In any case, how much would I be looking at paying if I went with an established company? And does anyone know if all this would have to be booked in advance over the net?
And lastly, what is the weather like in Tanzania in Feb?
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