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In replying to a pm I got this information from TESFA treks.
For the time being Tesfa Tours have been asked to manage the bookings and marketing for the Tesfa community tourism treks.
Anyone who has either booked or is about to book with TESFA CbT is advised to get in touch with Tesfa Tours, in Addis Ababa.
www.tesfatours.com , email@example.com ,
Office tel+251-11 124 5178 / 11 810 0920, duty mobile +251-92 349 0495
If anyone is currently in Moroni or Itsandra, Grand Comore, I would be very grateful if they could let me know if the diving operation at Itsandra (Itsandra Plongee) is still in existence. I can't seem to contact them through e-mail or by phone.
Considering staying at this town rather than on the border at Metema, which I've heard only bad reports about. Is there a hotel in Shehedi? What's the town like?
Can someone suggest a good place to stay with secure parking? Thanks.
This has been posted over and over, and I'm just here to confirm to those who are looking that Adimasu Tours is probably one of the best valued and organized tours if you plan to visit Omo. As with any tour agency in Africa, I was highly skeptical at first (I had nearly gotten scammed before). I even wrote to Adimasu himself and told him how I did not have the heart to wire money to his account and he was nice enough to let me get away without having to put down a deposit, highly unlike other companies I talked to. We (my father and I) paid $800 per person, all inclusive (car, driver, guides, accomodation, food, etc) for 6 days. Our guide was Tzibt (aka Sumsum) and driver was Mohammed. Both were excellent at their jobs and constantly looking out to make sure we were comfortable and well-fed throughout the trip. Tzibt knew I was dying to see Hamer bull-jumping and he made every effort ... more »
Getting ready for my trip to West Africa and have a few questions about transport left. I'm meeting up with an organized tour in Ghana, but I'm going to be coming from Lome on my own. I know I'm going to have to walk across the border at Aflao. I've got my Ghana visa so that's done. But, most of the posts I've seen are about coming from Ghana to Togo, so I've got some questions about going in the opposite direction.
Now here's the twist: The first night's hotel on the tour is about 10 km outside of Tema near the Shai Hills. I'd prefer not to have to go all the way into Accra since that would mean fighting city traffic. So...
Are there tro-tros or buses right at the border, or is it a walk to the bus station? If so, how far?
Any chance there's an ATM at the border on the Ghanaian side or am I at the mercy of the moneychangers?
Are there tro-tros or buse... more »
Hi all - I'm going to Morocco this summer (late May - early June). I'm a female, 29, Eritrean-American. Born and raised in Ethiopia, moved to the US when I was 16. I'm more of a laid back traveler and I don't really know much about Morocco. My interest in Morocco was piqued when I saw some pictures of Chef a couple years ago and it's stayed with me. Also, I'm attracted by the colors of the spices, clothing, jewelry, food and people that I see in most pictures of Morocco, I like to travel mostly to meet the people, experience the culture and food. So I'm not much of a museum, history buff. And I also like to take my time and actually spend some time in the cities/areas that I'm visiting instead of hoping from one main attraction to another. At the same time, in the back of my head, I always feel like I don't want to miss the "MUST SEE" places. So I have a hard time deciding a... more »
I was looking into volunteering abroad with a program in Cape Town. This program seems to have great ratings, I was wondering if anyone has ever volunteered with them before? I'm hoping to volunteer with other people close to my age (I'm 23) and either work with children or do some arts or sports volunteering.
This is the website for the program I was looking at: www.volunteerhq.org
If anyone has volunteered in Cape Town with another program and had a great experience I'd love to hear about it as well!
I need to make a decision soon on where to spend my 3 week trip in may. Besides the language, i'm trying to understand the differences in:
PRICES (i'll be on a super budget)
Culture (mainly with dance and drumming)
I'm on budget, and will arrive in either Dakar, or Accra, and then chose either guinea, or benin depending on where i fly into. I am looking to take drumming lessons if i can find someone to teach for cheap.
Can anyone give input on what they think of these countries?
I have to spend a lot on my ticket so i'd like to make the right choice..
THANKS SO MUCH!
I'm a student from the UK who is staying in Monrovia for 2 months on a placement with an NGO. I was wondering if there are any of you out there in a similar situation who have any tips for life in Monrovia, particularly about things to do and how to meet people? I never did the travelling alone thing before so its a bit daunting!
Hi guys ,
Has anyone recently been to Mana Pools lately.Is this the best time to go there and any accommodation recommendations for Self drive.
I'm looking at booking a 14 day holiday to Uganda in September 2012 for me and my wife. We're very active and like the idea of the following activities. Any advice on things we're missing out on or parts which we shouldn't bother with (bearing in mind that we're not too worried about going on game drives as we've recently been on an amazing holiday to South Africa which involved 5 days in Kruger)?
- 3 days Gorilla trek (Bwindi)
- 1 day chimp sanctuary (Ngamba)
- 1 to 2 days white water rafting (Jinja)
- 1 day horse riding along the Nile (Jinja)
- 3 to 4 days trekking in Rwenzori
- 3 days Murchison Falls trip
Also, I'm potentially interested in swapping out the Murchison Falls trip for spending a few days in Rwanda as I've heard the genocide memorials are a must-see and the Rwandan people are amazingly friendly. Is there much else to do in Rwanda (which we can fit in for jus... more »
I've just booked a very last minute (great deal!) week-long trip to Hurghada next week and have been trying to find some tour operators to consider the option of a possible day trip to Luxor. Having done some research, I realise it's quite far to travel and it's not even certain we would decide to do it, but I'd like to have the option if we do and also to kind of get an idea of the prices to ensure we don't get quoted a higher price once we're in Hurghada and book a tour locally (if that might happen).
I saw a lot of old postings about Egypt Rays but I cannot seem to access their website so perhaps that option is out the window now, but if anyone has any RECENT experiences with a good tour operator whom we could possibly do a day trip tour from Hurghada to Luxor with I'd be really grateful for any suggestions.
I've also seen options to take a local bus, but if ... more »
Where's the best/vibiest/ value for money backpackers/hostel/hotel in Cairo? All recommendations welcome!
Hello will be travelling to Benin republic June this yr and intend to stay for 3months any1 know a good french school,want to learn french. Thanks. lala
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