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We're trying to plan some day trips wile in Stone town (or a beach- possible Pongwe) and were wondering what daytrip you would recommend if we had to pick one or two?
Mnemba: how busy does it get?
Chumbe: how are the chances to get a spot for a day trip?
Unguja ukuu: is it worth doing this after doing Chumbe? is it very different?
We're thinking of staying a few days in Santa Maria Coral park in Pongwe, Zanzibar. Can anyone give me some reviews?
My husband and I are looking for a budget spot for a mini honeymoon. We're looking for a few days of peace and quiet. Preferably no other people on the beach, sun, sea, a book, some snorkeling, and some good food at night. Would you recommend this hotel?
I will be travelling through Morocco next week, flying into Marrakech and out of Tangier, and hoping to see Fes along the way. Chefchaouen wasn't on the agenda, but is now a game changer.
I was scheduled to leave fes on the 20th arriving in Tangier, so that I could catch an afternoon flight out of Tangier and to Spain on the 21st afternoon.
I have two questions:
1) How does Tangier compare to Chefchaouen? (culrturaly/scenic views etc.)
2)Should I opt to go straight from Fes to Chef., spend the night there and just take a bus/taxi to the Tangier airport in the morning of the 21st? And if so, can I tak ea train from Fes to Chef (cost?) or will it have to be a bus? And are there buses from Chef. directly to Tangier (cost?/Frequency?)
3) Any other recommendations are much appreciated!
Thank you! Shukran! and Merci :) more »
Me and a friend are 1st time visitors going to Morocco at end of March to early April - going for 13 days.
Just wondering how to fit in flying into Marrakesh and basically fitting in a round trip - going up and staying in the Atlas mountains (really want to see the stars) - seeing/staying in the desert for a few days, and visiting Essaouira for a 3/4 days
Any idea's would be great?
I d like to gain some information on Hotels at Langano lake. I m arriving with bus from Shashemene.
Which are the hotels available? Are there any budget places - if there are, I suppose there are not at the lake side?
As I will be having luggage for 6 weeks on my backpack I wonder how far I can expect to walk in order to reach the hotel from the mentioned road?
And what is the exact place I would have to get off the bus?
Looking forward for your kind help.
I'm renting a large 9 seater for a safari (I believe it's a Land Cruiser 70). Can anyone give me an idea of how much it would cost to drive from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara? Even better, how many km per litre (roughly) could I expect to get? Thanks!
Just wondering if Lamu is safe for an independent female traveller. Any thoughts about travelling there alone?
The writer of this article is either really a Boy Scout or trying his best to make it all sound innocuous. It isn't.
Very brainwashed to be sure.
African Lion 12 ready to roar: Marine Forces Africa conducts final planning conference
2/7/2012 By GySgt. Will Price , Marine Forces Africa
AGADIR, Morocco — Marine Forces Africa conducted the final planning conference for African Lion 12 at several locations in Agadir, Morocco, to include the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces southern headquarters facilities, Jan. 23-27.
Exercise African Lion is a bilateral, theater security cooperation exercise led by MFA and is conducted annually between the U.S. military and the Kingdom of Morocco to further develop joint and combined capabilities.
During two weeks of intense training scheduled for mid-April, Task Force African Lion is planning to conduct a va... more »
It's been nine months since I was last in Morocco which feels an age and I've been getting cabin fever. So I'm flying out in two weeks time with a friend and renting motorbikes for a week.
The plan is currently
1. South from Marrakech over the Tichka to Foum Zguid
2. Offroad east via Lak Iriki (providing it's dry) to M'hamid
3. Offroad east to Remlia
4. Carry on offroad east to Erg Chebbi
5. Offroad west to Alnif, then north to Tinerhir
6. Offroad south across Jbel Sahro to N'kob and Agdz
7. Back to Marrakech
Some of this route I haven't done for a few years, other bits are new to me, so I'm really looking forward to it.
I got a quote for a private safari for two people in February or March of this year.
The operator has been with KATO since 2011 according to KATO.
12 day’s at $158 pp per day, which sounded way too cheap since some of the lodges are $260 per night. This is for all the major parks in Kenya and includes everything. I asked the operator how it could be so cheap and they said they get discounts on lodges.
Still does not sound right so I asked them to break down cost’s per day per person.
Accommodation defers in each and every hotel and it ranges between 60 – 120 dollars/per/person.
Park fees are between 50-80/day/person depending on which park
Petrol for vehicle About USD 25/day
So, if we add those up just using the cheapest figures it would be $150 pp per day.
The most expensive $240 pp per day.
I don’t get ho... more »
I have about 5 days to spend in Kenya on my own - R&R because I am working in South Sudan. So I'm just going to throw it wide open for your best recommendations!
I could be happy with either beach or safari, or indeed any other suggestions. Most important is that it is relaxing and won't be too lonely for a single traveller. Budget if fairly flexible.
All your recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.
Hi - has anyone read the content on this blog/website: http://www.travelindependent.info/africa-west.htm
I'm particularly interested in the West Africa section. The content is organized well, and the information is informative, but I'd be interested to discover whether other people familiar with travelling in the region agree with the overall assessments of the different countries. I don't know that area well enough to have my own opinions, and any personal account or opinion is always subjective of course, I'm curious to see if in general people find the content and advice fairly accurate.
Hoping I can get some updated information about malarone availability in Tanzania. I saw some threads on the subject, but they're very old and are also not as specific as my question.
We live in Turkey and can't get malarone here, but would much prefer it to doxy for use as an anti-malarial. I've confirmed that we can get it at Ist Clinic in Dar, but weren't planning on spending any time there (basically hopping off the plane and getting on a bus north to Lushoto.
Does anyone know if we can get malarone in Lushoto (unlikely, I imagine) or Arusha? If so, can you recommend any clinics that I can contact in advance to confirm?
Also, our typhoid vaccinations have expired, and we're unable to get the typhoid vaccine in Turkey at the moment. Does anyone know if it's available in Tanzania? more »
Wondering if on the off chance anyone else was planning the trip above (Moshi - mombassa) on this date?
I am looking to cut short the bus journey time, so thinking of bus to border / taveta, then taxi from there on to mombassa / diani beach.
If anyone knows taxi prices tha would be wonderful, as well as the times buses leave Moshi and how long the take (heard 7 hours +)
Also, assume I am ok to get a Kenyan visa at the border (uk citizen)?
Thanks very much in advance
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