Messages: 394,499 - Threads: 75,437
looked around and found Bou-Hedma National Park has intrigued me the most, however based on Lonely Planet, out of the 8 national parks in Tunisia, only Ichkeul are equipped with visitor facilities. Checked the tour program but cannot find Bou-Hedma to be an option either. So the question is anyone has been to Bou-Hedma? And what would be the best way to visit this national park please?
Also, is Ichkeul National Park worth visiting?
Thanks a lot.
Edited by: rainesh more »
I will be arriving into Marrakesh on Sun Mar. 11. I would like to do some trekking for 3 or 4 days in either the High Atlas or the Anit-Atlas. Where would be the best place to go for that time of year. Hopefully not too cold nor too hot. Dades Gorge? Around Todra Gorge? Around Imlil? M'Goun Massif? Ameln Valley? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!! Thank you.
My girlfriend and I are currently in Tanzania (Zanzibar) and are about to head north to do a safari. I Have a few Questions:
1) Does Scandinavian Buses still operate?
2) There a quite a few mentions of Warrior Expeditions on this site from ThornTree member. Has anybody else used these services? Any comments/recommendations on this company?
3) We have been quoted a little over $1100USD per person for a private Safari with the following itinerary. Having no idea of what is good/bad, please feel free to comment on the tour price and the itinerary/route
After breakfast pick up in Moshi with your picnic lunch boxes, at 8.00 am
and drive to Lake Manyara National park full day game drive. Dinner and
overnight Twiga camp site.
After breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro conservation area descend into the
Crater floor with your picnic lunch boxes, di... more »
Thanks for the two replies regarding Amtoudi. I hadn't realised that it was 24 kms. from the N12 junction to Amtoudi. Is there any traffic on that route, grand taxis or locals willing to pick up a paying passenger? How about picking up a grand taxi to Amtoudi from Taghicht or somewhere else. Any thoughts?
I need to get to Awassa sometime this week - likely tuesday, wednesday or thursday and was hoping to find someone to make the trip with me - I'm willing to either bus it or share the cost of a car. Would also be willing to join a group heading south. Just let me know if you're interested and we can work something out. Thanks!
Local phone: 09 24 87 12 28
- also - info about buses to awassa would be appreciated. Where to get the bus, what time, do you need tickets in advance? Are there multiple bus companies that go to Awassa? Minibuses? Thanks again!
Recently, I was walking through the new town part of Marrakesh at about 8 p.m. with my girlfriend and couchsurfing host. We were all just window shopping (that's not looking to actually buy windows Jamal), and at some point, our host and I/gf were seperated. We thought that he was just somewhere inside a store and so my gf and I started to look for him. After a minute or so, we saw him talking with two blokes. We let him be, thinking that he had just found some friends. After another 5 minutes or so, we walked over to them and discovered that the two people that he was talking with were actually plain clothers police.
We joined in the "conversation". Apparently, there's a problem with "faux" guides and the police can, and do stop locals who are seen in the presence of people like me. Our host was clearly rattled and nervous. He was asked for his ID card and the police then ... more »
Is Madagascar a dangerous travel destination?
In September, my husband and our thirty-year-old son toured the Danakil Depression with Pangeans Safari and we highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a well-organized, comfortable and fascinating tour in Ethiopia. The company is run by a Christo and Lisa, a dynamic and competent young couple who organize custom-made tours all over Ethiopia. We first contacted Pangeans by email stating our wishes and we quickly received a suggested itinerary which was perfect for us. To be honest, we had also asked for estimates from other operators. Two main criteria made us choose Pangeans : first of all, we had found other travellers’ recommendations on the internet and secondly, the itinerary was exactly what we wanted. From the beginning, we had excellent contact with Christos and Lisa and final details were worked out over the phone.
The trip was nothing less than amazing !... more »
I have 3-4 weeks off August/September this year and planning an adventure. I'm attacted by the idea of spending this time in Tanzania and Malawi - including a trip to Kilimanjaro. However, I am a budget traveller and put off by the rumoured cost of Kilimanjaro - is it really $1500+?!
I have travelled extensively, and am not fussed with internal flights or hotel. My question is whether it is possible to have 1 week in Tanzania, a trip to Kili and 10 days in Malawi on a budget?
If Kili is out of my price range, are other activities such as Serengeti more reasonable?
I am thinking about spending my summer holidays in Africa, planning a trip around Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya and/or Uganda. I have 3 weeks off and I wil be travelling as a backpacker. Could anybody tell me an approx daily budget in this countries? I have been reading about renting 4x4. How much would it be? Woudl it be safe to travel around these countries?Any advice????
Thank you very much:)
I asked this question on the Mauritanian board several days ago but got no replies, so I thought maybe some eyes on this board have an answer.
I have been reading the various posts about going overland to Senegal and how everyone gets their visas for Mauritania at the Rabat embassy and that it takes a day. I just need to know for certain that it is possible for Americans to do it that way as well. The reason for asking is that the US State Dept. travel boards say:
Mauritanian visas require an invitation or sponsor, can take up to several months to process, and must be obtained prior to travel. Visas are no longer available at border crossings or at the airport upon arrival.
If this information is accurate than Morocco is no longer on my travel plans as Mauritania won't be a viable travel route. As I was hoping to finalize my trip to West Africa within the next week or so I... more »
Can anybody recommend a 4x4 rental company that would allow us to pick up in Maun and return it in Windhoek Namibia? Do rental companies even offer that option in Botswana or Namibia?
I'm looking forward to a 1-2 month trip to Ethiopia this July. I really like to hike, so I was hoping to spend a good amount of time exploring the national parks and countryside. I was really disheartened when I saw on a previous post that the cheapest option for 6 days in the Simiens was $745. That seems outrageous to me. In Peru I did the 4 day Salkantay Trek for $160, which comes out to $40 per day. I realize that Peru and Ethiopia are very different places, but what is the reason the Ethiopians are charging such a ridiculous sum (well over $100 per day!) to go hiking in the wilderness? A friend of mine is living there, so he's given me a good idea of what to expect to pay for food, accommodation, and transport, but I'm still trying to work out how much I'll need to see the national parks. I really want to explore this beautiful country, but at the above mentioned prices I d... more »
My wife and I are planning a trip to southern Africa which includes Namibia, South Africa, and Victoria Falls. She really wants to see penguins, but currently we are not planning on going to Cape Town. We have alternatively decided to try to see penguins at Luderitz. However, I have found very little information on how this is done, except some vague comments about needing to take a boat out to some island.
I'd be interested in knowing:
- If a boat ride is the only way to see the penguins at Luderitz
- How long the boat ride takes
- How much the boat ride costs
- How close you get to the penguins
Many thanks in advance!
Welcome & Getting Started
Our Community Guidelines and Community FAQs will help you get started.
Businesses and commercial interests please note, this is a strictly no advertising community. Our members do not tolerate solicitation or guerilla marketing, and accounts are for travellers only.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or questions.
Join us on Facebook & Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @lonelyplanet for the best in travel tips and inspiration.
If you’re on Twitter, tag your travel related tips with #lp and we’ll share the best of them with our community of followers.
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.