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My wife and I will fly into Marrakesh for 6 nights, September 6th-11th. We arrive around 1:30 PM on the 6th. I wanted to take either a 2 night/3 day or a 3 night/4 day trip to Tichka Pass, Telouet, Ait Ben Haddou, Agdez, M'hamid, Erg Lihoudi, Erg Cheggaga (camel ride into desert and sleep in tent), Lake Iriqui, Foum Zguid (lunch),Taznakht, and back to Marrakesh. I am sure you have seen these private excursion loops.
My questions are...
Am I allowing enough time in Marrakesh at 1-1/2 days if I take the above trip in 4 days/3 nights?
If we stay in Marrakesh for 2-1/2 days and take the above itinerary in 3 days/2 nights are we biting off too much?
Does this trip make sence in September given the daily temperatures?
If not, what other day or multi day trips do you recommend given we have 6 nights and really want to make it memorable?
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Hey everyone. I have a question and would appreciate any info you could provide.
I hitchhiked across West Sahara to Mauritania in the fall of 2006. My question is about the sand-berm/moroccan border wall. I was just looking on a map and saw that the berm extends along much of the Mauritanian border. Now I remember there being a short no-man's-land between the two countries that was heavily mined and had only a small windy sand road. Was that the berm? On a map, it looks like the highway comes right up to the berm.
I cant find anything in LP regarding travel from Cape Macclear to Zomba- i'm assuming would have to travel to Monkey Bay first.
Would appreciate any advice on best way to travel
I visited Mafia island 2 years ago. the aim of my visit was looking somewhere i could stay for longer so that i could volunteer to the community. It was hard for me to find a budget place in the villages, all hotels were for the business, they did not accepted me to fulfill my purpose. However, i found some friends at Utende village, they connected me with the frontier camp in the village and got accommodated to accomplish what I aimed. However, the Frontiers were not there for community volunteering. When i left, i gave ideas to the local people on initiating a community based projects for volunteering! the good news i receive is, in the island now there are local initiatives where they provide budget accommodation, meals, excursions and other sea activities for responsible travelers and volunteers. the organize volunteer posts to different experiences and interests
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I'll be crossing from DRC into Uganda at Busengo or Bunagana. I'm a US Citizen, wondering if I need tourist visa in advance or if I can get it at the border with Cash in USD? It's just for a couple of days.
Also, anyone had any problems with the condition of US Dollars in DRC, Rwanda or Uganda recently? IE people not taking them unless they're perfectly crisp and new?
I assume this topic has been discussed, though I haven't found any specific posts about it. I will be traveling overland from Kigali to Bukavu and will spend a few days in and around KBNP, probably with John Kahekwa, who is the director of the Pole Pole Foundation and a senior gorilla habituation officer. I am not really worried about safety but thought that it might be useful to at least hear someone's experience in this respect. I've been to many African countries but haven't been to DRC yet. Any experience re: Bukavu and the area of the National Park (and even a bit beyond) would be most appreciated.
Planning a little under 2 weeks in Morocco this October, combination culture/surf trip. going with a girl friend who can only stay for a week, both have never been down there, flying in from New York to Madrid, then charter flight to Tangier. Any feedback, especially on ways to get between destinations, would be awesome. We definitely want to see Chefchaouen, Marrakech, Ait Bennadou, Essaouira and for the surf, Imsouane (I know there's surf in Taghazout and that's supposed to be THE place to surf, but from what i've researched Imsouane is the best for longboarders, with that nice righthand point break!). this is what we've planned so far - nothing is booked yet:
Day 1-3 arrive Madrid, then take charter flight to Tangier, taxi to Chefchaouen, spend 2 nights there
Day 3-4 bus from Chefchanouen to Fes, stay one night enroute to Marrakech - OR, should we skip Fes an... more »
Can't seem to find too much info on this topic... rock-climbing is listed as an activity that is offered at Hells Gate NP. Has anyone gone? Who runs that? How safe is it? Is it top rope? Do you book ahead or just show up? (I will not have a climbing partner or equipment)
Any info would be helpful!
Please Heeeellllpp!!! Just booked a flight for THIS SUNDAY! to Nairobi. I want to travel to Tanzania/Zanzibar.
Just realised after booking I need a VISA. Can I get the VISA on arrival??? On the consulate website here it says it takes several working days.
Same for Tanzania... can I get this at the border on arrival?
If yes to both, anyone know how much they cost?
Hi guys, me and my dad will be climbing mount Kilimanjaro this summer. We have done almost all the preparation regarding equipment suggestd by the sites and books we have read. Could I ask for any advice or suggestions on things not normally covered in books and sites?? perhaps some of your personal preferences when climbing a mountain like Kilimanjaro? Or even just some insight as to what I am to aspect of the trip?
Any responses are greatly appreciated! :)
We are going to Morocco in April and plan to trek for seven days in the Atlas (High or Anti most likely).
Our intention is to trek on our own, no agencies neither guides. Looking for a green area, with forests, gorges and valleys, doesn't have to be very high. We'll be camping and if possible, staying in some local houses.
If you can give me any information about a nice week-long trek, would be much appreciated!
Also, what temperatures can we expect between 1000 and 2000m...?
Hello fellow travellers,
At the end of August my Brother and I will be driving (in 4x4) from Johannesburg up to Botswana, with intentions of checking out Okavango Delta and perhaps the Pans. We will only be spending 1 week in Botswana. This is my 1st time there, and I would be massively grateful for any tips you could give me with respect to suggested itinerary and advice on what to take with us in order to be prepared (tents etc).
Many thanks for your feedback as always!
I am an American volunteer working at Table Mountain National Park. I'm loving everything here, except I'm missing the quality microbrews of the States. If anyone is traveling to Cape Town anytime soon and has room in their bag for some craft beers, you would make a volunteer very happy and would be greatly rewarded. I can meet anywhere in Cape Town and also can give free access to Cape Point, which is quite pricey. Let me know!
What's up guys,
I'm in the final stages of planning a fairly packed 7 day itinerary in mid May for Cairo and Luxor, and could use some help on a few points:
Day 1: arrive in CAI at 8:15 AM. Spend the day just walking around the city, maybe see the Coptic section and/or go to the Museum
Day 2: Visit Saqqara, Memphis, and Dahshur pyramids. Take the night train to Luxor, leaving at 10pm
This is where I need a little bit of help, days 3 and 4. We will arrive in Luxor around 7:30AM on day 3, spend the day and night there, spend day 4 there as well, then hit up a night train back to Cairo day 4 into the morning of day 5.
I want to see Abydos and Dendera, and I want to make sure I see a combination of the best sites between the West and East banks. How would you recommend I do this? Specifically, what is the best way to arrange a transport/guide to Abydos and Dendera? Could we d... more »
Anyone know if you can get a visa for Reunion while in Mauritius? I'm travelling with some Russian friends and they apparently need a visa. :-( Is Reunion still under the control of France (wondering if we could apply at the French embassy in Mauritius)??
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