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I'm looking for the suggestions how to go from Nairobi to Turkana Lake and how to visit this area. There are a lot of expensive and very expensive offers, but I will be glad to know directly from backpackers experts how to find the cheaper way.
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We are a couple of backpackers with more than 20 years of travel experience gained all over the world (from Philippines to Galapagos).
During our next trip to Kenya (from 24th of June to 13th of July) we want to visit Turkana Lake and its surroundings. We want to stay there 7-10 days on rather limited budget. In order to split the most important costs such as jeep and guide we are looking for people who will travel from Nairobi in that direction.
We also want to invite other people to join us during our trip to Kenya.
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Jola (49) and Slavek (52) Cienkowski (PL)
I'm heading to Africa this summer....I'm flying into Zambia, then travelling through Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, and may possibly enter into Zimbabwe and/or Malawi.
I have 9 blank pages left in my passport at the moment and am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? It appears that I may need 2 blank pages to enter into some countries, but there is little definitive information that I can find about other countries. Has anyone travelled a similar route that can advise me?
Right now, I am in Brazzaville, and I planned to apply for a DRC visa tomorrow morning, which I read should be a straightforward thing.
However, I am now also seeing info that this visa will be rejected upon arrival in Kinshasa. Is this true? Would the embassy here really issue a visa that will be issued across the river? I know, everything is possible in Africa...
Anyone done this lately? If so, what is the cost of the visa? Can you pick it up the same day?
We will arrive in Mahe in two weeks, sometime arround midday (12:00). Our ferry for La Digue departs at 16:30.
What do you suggest us to do in Mahe? Can we leave our luggage anywhere?
Take into account that we will be after a long flight...
Maybe some place with chaisse-longues and cold drinks?
we (me and my girlfriend) have found a great safari from 8th to 10th June inclusive
we will be heading to ngorogoro, serengeti etc. and are looking for 2 more people to join us - this way it's cheaper for you too!
safari will be a budget camping style adventure no more than $150 a day
contact me if you're interested!
I am in Gonder. Will I find a cash machine (VISA) in Axum, or Lalibela? Or should I stock up here in Gonder? (LP guide doesnt mention any but it is old) Thanks.
I would like to visit Port Said. Do you thiink is it intersting is it worthing visiting it?
Any place to visit, to sleep and to have lunch?
Hello. I need some advise. I have been in Cairo four times visiting all the touristical and cultural things but this thime I would like to visit differnet things but important for locals for example any mosque, any market. I m very interested in living in markets on the streets, I dont mean Khan El Khalili, Could you recommend me anything to do in Cairo? i have thought to visit some cairo areas suchas as Zamalek, ..I need any advise and your opinion. I think i will be in cairo for three or four days.
I'm planning to fly into Dakar and travel overland for weeks or months (depends on my next job/contract) through W Africa toward S Africa, before heading back home. I'd like to bring along my old dumpy laptop (~8 years old) to keep in touch and maybe get some work done from time to time. But I'm wondering if it'll be an excuse at border crossings or police checkpoints for authority figures to ask for made-up customs fees or the like. The thing can't be worth more than 50USD at this point so I'm wondering if it'll lead to more hassle than it's worth. Anyone have any experiences along these lines? FYI I've been in Africa a few times before in the south and north, but nothing involving quite so much overland travel.
Hello, my name is Marcus and myself along with 5 fellow travelers (2 Aus , 4 England) are looking for one more person to join us on a safari as mentioned above. We are all students working at the hospital in Moshi and our itinerary was suggested to us by fellow students and locals working with us. The cost will be $170 US a day, all inclusive, staying at some very nice lodges, the Seronera Widelide Lodge and the Ngorongoro Widelife Lodge. The driver was suggested by friends who have gone with him this month and he speaks fluent English and German. The car is perfect (2 seats wide, pop up roof, powersockets, fridge, etc). I can explain the itinerary in further detail on request but basically we will spend the first 2 nights in the Serengeti and the last night in the crater.
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I wanna go to amboseli np in july. Does somebody know any cheap lodges or campsites where you can rent a basic tent? And does anyone now how to get from nairobi to amboseli with public transport and from amboseli to mombasa by public transport?
Thank you very much for helping me
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Help! I'm an Australian headed to West Africa at the end of July and I may have left all my visa-applying a little late.
I'm trying to figure out how to get a visa for Senegal. Lots of sites seem to suggest that I need one, but none really give information as to how to obtain one.
I've emailed the embassy in Japan (which seems to be the closest to Australia) but haven't received a response. Also, the links to the application forms on the website don't seem to be working.
Is there anybody here who has applied for a Senegalese visa from Australia recently & could give some guidance?
Thanks in advance!
How is the road from Kasane to Gabs ( in good condition?)
Is it possible to make the drive in a long day?
Thx for answer
I'm planning on traveling in Mozambique this coming October for three weeks, starting in Maputo and would like some general itinerary help on what can be done with this amount of time. My budget is somewhat flexible and I'm interested in seeing some of the islands, wildlife, and local culture. I'm not a big beach person (as in I don't spend the day there), so heading south I don't think would be for me. What would you suggest doing and how to get around?
Thanks for your help!
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