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I'm going to Morocco this summer for about 7 weeks and recently have been reading about the so-called Trek of the Titans. This is a 12 day trek from Taroudant to Toubkal via the Tichka Plateau. This area has been called a 'lost world' and I would absolutely love to do it. I hoped to do most of my trekking without a guide (Toubkal cicruit and M'goun) but clearly this demands one. Does anyone have any information on potential guides for this, and potential cost?..im running on a budget. I am going to Morocco alone but might try to add a few to the group if the cost of hiring a guide is too high to just pay for myself. Thanks for any help.
I recently took a tour with desert majesty. They made a fantastic itinerary but failed to live up to it. The first aspect was we were told we would have full day on a camel and then take tents out and be in private, what eventuated was 1 hour a camel to a large camp. They also send website links of the fantastic hotels you will be staying at but then Chang it to horrible places when you are actually there. One place had dirty sheets and floors as well as inedible food and had only cold water. The team at desert majesty have lots of excuses but vary on the excuse depending on which staff membe you talk to. Don't go with this tour company if you want them to do what the itinerary says!
I'm very interested in Morocco and would love to travel the country for a few weeks in May. My friends lived there when they were younger, and one recently travelled back with her boyfriend and had an amazing time. I want to go alone though, I think it would be a great thing for me to do and I'm craving an adventure. I'm 18 years old and I know I'm mature for my age.. I've lived alone for a year so can take care of myself, but im just wondering how safe Morocco is for a girl of my age and if I should take any precautions.
Thank you :)
We are two Australian guys currently cycling from London to Cairo. We are currently in Eilat Israel and are hoping to cross into Egypt in a few days or so.
From what i've read on thron tree it seems that the news headlines regarding kidnappings and safety in Egypt is a bit overblown and it's not that bad there at the moment although i realise that certain areas are different to some.
My question is what do you think of our chances of making the journey on bicycles? Would we be better off getting a bus to Dahab from Taba and then cycling to Sharm - ferry to Hurghada and then cycling up to Cairo? Both of us have never been to Egypt and have been on the road for the past weekt so we haven't had a load of time or internet access to research the Egypt leg of the trip.
Would we be better to get a bus to Sharm even? We have managed to cycle 5000km from London without... more »
I was waiting for my mother at the airport a few days ago and was bored, so I compiled a list of hotels that have booths at the airport arrivals area:
Queen of Sheva
When I was there at 9pm, there were people at all these booths, but I think not all have people for the later flights (the 1 am Turkish etc). You may need to confirm with your particular hotel that there would be someone there waiting for you on arrival
I would appreciate some advice please, I thought I had decided on my itinerary for Madagascar in September but just as I am ready to book I am having doubts about my choices of itinerary!
I was ready to book the following:
3 nights Ifaty
2 nights Isalo NP
3 nights Ranomafana NP
1 night Antsirabe
3 nights Perinet/Mantadia NP
2 nights Ankanin'ny Nofy (Palmarium lodge)
1 night Mahambo
3 nights Ile Aux Nattes
total 18 nights.
Now I am considering Masoala or Marojejy as both of these locations look to me like the Madagascar rainforest I have in my head! Marojejy seems like it may be slighty too strenuous for my travel companion but I am seriously considering a visit to the Masoala peninsula. It looks amazing but it also seems very expensive compared to the rest of Madagascar? I am also limited to 21 days for the whole trip so would need to sacrifice somewhere else ... more »
Is there any direct bus from vilankulo to Nampula? How long does it take? And from Nampula to Pemba?
what is the quickest way to travel through this places?
I'm in the midst of planning my two week honeymoon to South Africa and would like some feedback on our itinerary. Thus far, we only have one thing set in stone: we fly into Cape Town on September 23 and fly out of Jo-Burg on October 7. Everything else is flexible but here is what we're thinking:
Cape Town - 5 nights - Stay at a beautiful apartment in Bantry Bay (thru Air B n'B)
-Hike table mountain, walk around town/greenmarket square, hit the beach, eat at great restaurants
-Day trips - one to Hermanus for Whale Watching and one to West Coast National Park to see some of the spring flowers
Cape Winelands - 2 nights - Stay in a Bed & Breakfast in Stellenbosch or Franschoek
-Wine tasting, eating, horseback riding, relaxing
Flight to Jo-Burg
Safari in Kruger - 4 nights
?? - 2 nights
-Is Bantry Bay a nice, safe, and accessible part of Cape Town?
-Wil... more »
We (2 adults) are planning to visit Botswana in september 2011.
I have contact with Godfrey Mbeha. He can arrange our budget safari.
Has anyone experience with Godfrey? Or can you recommend us someone to arrange a budget safari in Botswana?
I’m in the early phases of planning a trip in Marocco march 31 – April 14, flying in and out from Marrakesh. We’re 58 and 59 and very experienced travelers. I guess we’ll rent a car.
My girlfriend has never seen a sand desert, so I was planning to visit Erg Chigaga near M’ Hamid or Erg Chebbi at Merzouga.
But then I read in Lonely Planet (2011 edition) that it’s a bad season: “after early march the desert experiences grueling extremes of heat, plus sand storms in the spring”.
Can anyone comment on this?
I wouldn’t go for a longer camel safari anyway, but only show her the fine sand dunes, the sunset, the stars at night and sunrise and perhaps a couple of hours on a camel.
Is the weather really that bad, so that we should skip the sand desert this time? Should we skip the whole area east of the high Atlas?
Just in case anyone has any interest I thought Id post the blog I kept during my trip to Namibia last year (September-December)
Its my 2nd time there and leading off from connections I made the 1st time I managed to do some work on a Pangolin Research project on the Mundulea reserve.
I also travelled around the Caprivi and Botswana and joined the EHRA and PAWS volunteer projects.
I feel like I got to know various parts of the country quite well, and as I spent almost 24/7/4/4 in the busy I became quite familiar with the ecosystem.
There are also a few photos up.
I have searched these forums pretty heavily to try to find a good safari company for a 4-5 day safari that involves Masai Mara come August.
I am looking for a budget safari with camping.
I have e-mailed handful of companies, but seeing if anybody has any first hand advice.
I been e-mailing Africa Venture Safari. The are charging $130 a day for everything. Most of their reviews on this site mostly come from the same poster. Anybody else have any experience with them?
I also e-mailed Big Time Safari. I have read decent to one bad review.
I did enquire with Gametrackers, but they have yet to respond.
I did search Kato, but really would prefer any personal experiences.
I have also sent a handful of e-mails out to other companies and most are pretty the same, but still not sure.
So I guess I am asking, if anybody can highly recommend a budget camping safari ... more »
Dear bro's and ladies
I love me some TAR. Such a great show to open the window to places I can't even pronounce. I know you saw last season right? Sweet..
Can anyone say how their experience compared to the obviously edited for entertainment but still killer views/tastes/sounds of Malawi on the show?
Hello fellow travellers,
we're looking for a nice place to stay(4 days) in Des with 2 children(10y+14Y)?Budgetfriendly, not too noisy.
Does anybody stayed in Mikadi beach recently? How is it?
I am planning on coming to Mauritius for a 10-day Indo-Mauritius Trade & Culture Exhibition to be held at Free Port
Exhibition Centre Mer Rouge, Port Louis, and Mauritius from March 30 to April 8.
I wanted to take a beach side accommodation luxury category and do all kinds of water sport.
One of my executives will be coming and managing the show and I will visit the show everyday in the afternoon evening depending on when the traffic is huge.
Please suggest a luxury hotel which is around 5000-7000 Indian Rupees per day.
Since its a 10 day event i would love to cover the whole country, so any suggestions are most welcome
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