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Hello,our daughter will be spending her gap year in CapeTown next year.We have previosly been to Tanzania,Jo burg and Zimbabwe.We are planning on visiting her ther in June/July and will have 3 weeks with her and then 1 week on our own,though we will have 2 other daughters with us.I am after suggestions for places not to miss,tossing up whether we head to Rwanda,Madagascar or do we have the time in South Africa,I am guessing the weather will be cool.We are travelling from QLD Australia,,would love to hear from anyone ,we are just backpacking,kindest cheers,Carol.
I plan to spend 1/2 months in Monkey Bay (Malawi) - September to October. After which i am going to fly to Thailand and either trek north to the Himalayas or south into Indonesia. This will all be done on a shoe string as i have about 5k+ saved but want this to all last a year minimum.
I have a few questions for those who have traveled on foot and largely solo in these areas.
-The biggest is about transport in Thailand and south east Asia, if it is easy and cheap to obtain at short notice even outside of cities and tourist hot-spots? I would like to avoid air travel as much as possible (even tho it is the cheapest) as you miss so much of the landscape.
-I may be doing allot of walking/cycling between destinations. Is basic accommodation abundant where ever i go or are there large areas that i might get stuck and need a tent?
-Luxuries i can do with out,... more »
I was after a little advice on the following itineries please? The wife and I have been to Marrakesh several times having fallen in love with the place the first time we went there but we've not ventured further, until now.
The main reason for the trip is to watch the sunset on Sat 12th Jan and spend the night in the desert. Her birthday is the 13th and I want her to watch the sunset on the last day of her twenties.
We have two itineraries up for consideration:
Plan A - 4days
Arrive Friday 11th Jan at 1120 into RAK
Fri night - Ouarzazate
Sat night - sunset in Erg Chigaga
Sun night - Marrakesh
Mon - day trip to mountains
Depart Monday 14th Jan at 2145 from RAK
Arrive Thurs 10th Jan at 1120 into RAK
Thurs night - Imlil
Fri night - Ouzarat/Zagora (a late arrival here would be fine)
Sat night - sunset in Erg Chigaga
Sun night - tbc, ... more »
I am hoping to purchase tickets for the Dakar-Ziguinchor boat for Tuesday, 8 January. I will only arrive early in the morning on Monday, 7 January. As I understand, that might not be soon enough to purchase a ticket. There is a travel agency called Diambone, which I will contact, but their website says they require 3 weeks advance notice.
Does anyone know if I will not, in fact be able to buy a ticket on the Monday prior to departure?
Does anyone have experience with this Diambone agency, or any other agency?
Any other experiences with purchasing these tickets would be appreciated.
First time using this forum. I am looking at starting sme travel from Algiers throughout Algeria. Can anyone recommend somewhere for 4x4 hire or a place to purchase old second hand vehicles? I am looking to drive throughout the country.
I'm transiting through Addis on my way back home from Berbera and will have 12 hours to kill. I was wondering whether there was a luggage check at the airport. I'd like to get some shopping done and would rather not lug my backpack around or take a room at a guest house just to store the bag.
I have read a lot about the two companies that run Rwenzori treks. However, I have also heard that some climbers organized independent climbs outside of these companies, using guides referred to them and starting from the park gate.
Any well-informed advice would be appreciated.
Am currently volunteering in Ethiopia , and planning do travelling while am on my vacations in between . If there are folks who have same schedules For DENAKIL DEPRESSIONS with in January 5-12 , I would love to join you specially if are living in Ethiopia.
I will be in Uganda on the 25th December, staying until the 13th January. I will stay in Kampala with a friend for a couple of days. From Kampala I travel by public transport to Kisoro to visit the mountain gorillas. I'm traveling alone and just seeing if anyone is interested in a (budget) travel buddy to spend some time in the western region of Uganda. Let me know! I'm a female from the Netherlands.
Hi, I'm going to travel in the Western Cape soon and would like to buy a pre-paid SIM card to have a South African number. Do you recommend any specific company/deal?
I have read multiple places that you can only get a single entry 1 month VISA on arrival.
I had planned on staying for 3 months and thought I would have to leave and re enter.
I just asked nicely and they gave me a 3 month VISA, no questions. I did ask for a multiple entry and that was refused.
I have heard great things about TEFSA treks around lalibela and was interested in going on one of these. I was quoted 978bir per person per day which seems quite expensive to me... Can other people confirm that this is the going rate or suggest a way that you can keep the price down?
Hello to all,
We are three (American and two Slovenians) looking for 1 more traveler to join us for 3 days/2nights long trek in Simien mountains. We will start the trek on the 30th December and finish it on the 1st January.
The trek itself is already arranged - price good and includes all..from food..rental of sleeping bag..tent..transport to/from park..entrance fee..guide..mule..mule guide etc.
In case there is someone who wants to join us, please drop a line.
Okay, so ive signed up to do 6 months volunteering in june 2014 in mombasa and to be honest i could do with a little more info from anybody that has been before. My main concern is the high risk of malaria, did anybody have any issues with this and if so is the help thats available adequate? Also , how much do malaria tablets cost from the UK? Since im going for 6 months i reckon this is going to be quite pricy :/. Right weather! What weather will i expect from the beginning of july until the middle of december? Just so i know how to pack! .. Any info will be much appreciated ! Thank you :)
I am a American, recent college graduate and I have been living in Dakar for the last three months. I recently took a trip down to The Gambia and over to the Kedougou region of Senegal. I have found that other posts of trip summaries were helpful so I figured I would describe my itinerary and some suggestions for others interested in any part of my route.
I got to the gare routiere in Dakar just before dawn to make sure that I would catch one of the earliest sept-places to Karang, the Senegalese border post closest to Barra, where you can get a boat to Banjul. The sept-place costs 6000CFA plus 1000CFA for baggage though I got the feeling that this was a tubaab (white person) tax as all I had was a small backpack; I have paid 500CFA for baggage on other rides which was a bit more reasonable. I only waited for about 40 min. for the transport to fill up and then it was... more »
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