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What's the least expensive transportation from the airport to town for a group of 15? Our hotel does not provide airport transfers.
Hi. I'm planning a 3-week trip to Ethiopia in late April to early May, and I'm interested in spending about a week in Harar. In the weather charts Harar gets a lot of rain in April, but is it more like quick downpours or is it the kind of rain that should deter one from going in that time of year?
I assume the northern circuit is fine in terms of weather during that period. Thanks for any advice.
We are driving to the Merzouga desert in December in a rented car. We'll be arriving in the afternoon and we just have time to stay one night in a camp and drive to Marrakech the day after. There are many hotels but can we just book an overnight stay in a camp? And to get there, can we drive or do we have to go by camel or 4x4? How much is it with the drive/ride if necessary and where can we book it? Thanks.
I spent a week in the Omo Valley in Ethiopia and I must say that it was an incredible experience.
Stay away from the 'human zoo' aspect of the Omo Valley and get to know the culture by staying with the tribes! I was fortunate to have a local guide Gino (Lalo-Tours), a Hammer himself, who was extremely knowledgeable about the culture of the various tribes in the region. I camped in the Karo village for several days and managed to befriend some of the locals while learning alot about their culture and social issues which plague the area.
I took several photographs which can be seen in my website www.vaesper.com .
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I'm travelling to Marrakesh from December 19 to 29 for the purpose of hiking independently (backpacking in fact). I'm thinking of going to Jbel Sarho. We'll stay in hotels and homestays wherever available, but we'll carry camping gear as well.
I'm a strong and experienced hiker (including in Morocco), so this is only if you're a good hiker yourself, including carrying a heavy pack. I'm Belgian, male, 57.
If you're interested, send me a private mail.
I am planing to obtain visa to Mozambique in Johannesburg as I heard the same-day processing can be done at a reasonable cost (USD20?) and am sadly a bit confused with the opposing information as to the location of Mozambique Embassy.
18 Hurlingham Road, Sandton
252 Jepee Street
Which is correct?
Info for opening hours, fees and tips are much appreciated!
My questions are as follows:
1. I understand many minibus taxis to other cities in South Africa and the neighboring countries depart from Park Station. Is Park Station a railway station, not a bus terminal? Exactly from where would I catch minibus then?
2. Does minibus taxi run to Mafikeng? How early should I be there? 4am? 7am? Or even 12 noon?
Myself and 2 friends are looking into doing a 3/4 day safari in Murchison Falls NP. Can anyone recommend a good safari company. I've looked a few websites and they all generally do the same route and see the same things.
I just like to get reviews on any companies people have used in the past??
Thanks in advance.
My fiance and I are planning a honeymoon in Madagascar next May. We haven't got too long - only 12 days, and a couple of these will need to be in Tana for arrival and departure.
We are planning to spend 5 days in Nosy Komba but would like to have some time walking on the mainland. Our plan was to fly into Antsiranana, drive down to the Amber Mountains for a couple of days in the National Park and then on to the islands. Does this sound like a decent plan? We don't want to spend too much time on internal flights so thought we would go for a park within easy driving distance of the islands. Any other suggestions?
im planning a trip across africa- i have a flight 5th jan to ethiopia. im planning to from there go to kenia, then Uganda, Rwanda, tanzania, and then possibly via malawi and mozambique to zimbabwe, botswana, namibia and eventually i have to end up in zambia at the end of april. i have not yet figured out the exact details of travels- i know the ethiopia/kenia border is a bit dodgy so at some point ill have to look at flights. im on a tight budged so will be using my tent wherever possible and public transport of course.
was wondering if there is any last minute fun person with loads of time and no ideas? i have just come back from malawi and zambia where i spent 3 months traveling on similar basis (im now back home for christmas yey ;-) )
im friendly, open minded, very easy going, fun (!) 22 year old girl. ive just finished a degree and i take a year off before startin... more »
Christmas is here any plot for the holiday?
I am an Indian national living in India at this moment. More than 5 years ago when I was living in USA, I had an incident with local law authority there due to which I had received third-degree (lowest level in severity) felony conviction and my name was placed in USA's Sexual Offender Registry. Subsequently I had returned to India and I am living in India ever since. I want to travel to Mauritius for holidays (with my wife, for a period of 1 week) and I want to know whether I would be allowed in Mauritius or denied entry due to my name appearing in USA's sexual offender registry.
I would like you to consider few points:
1. I will be traveling from India carrying Indian passport.
2. Indian nationals do not require Visa for Mauritius. Only passport is sufficient. I have heard that Immigration Authority generally stamp the passport and scan it to keep record of people e... more »
I hope to rent a car in Port Elizabeth to drive around to see the National/Private Parks/Reserves in Eastern Cape in mid January. It's the high season so I'm worried about finding a place to sleep without reservations. Thus, I thought I would sleep in my car if a backpackers place was full. Do they allow that?
In campgrounds, I'd like to sleep in my car also, since I don't want to carry a tent (I'll be doing other travelling before this). Do they allow that?
The guide books are a bit confusing, as they say "camping", but then talk about the rooms available. So, camping isn't always outside?
I'm hoping it'll be less crowded than the Garden Route. Is that true?
Ethiopian starts operating flights to Singapore.
In my trip to Algeria in January, I want to include Taghit and Ghardaia. Is there any public transportation (bus or taxi collectifs) from Bechar or Ain-Sefra to Ghardaia? How much, long, and frequent do they run?
Any partial information is appreciated. Could you share the information if you have any?
Thank you in advance!
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