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I've just booked flights from Dar Es Salaam - Kilimanjaro with Fast Jet (the new low cost airline based in Tz). Great prices and larger planes.
BUT on booking discovered they don't have the facilities yet to pay online. Unfortunately my emails have bounced back as undeliverable and according to their FAQ's the only way to pay is visiting their local offices (bit of a problem from Australia) or through a travel agent (which i am not using to organise trip).
Has anyone booked & travelled with them? I understand they have only started flying this year.
Going to Morroco for 16 days, 12 days of trekking in the Atlas.
Ive been searching the web for route-suggestions but most routes are just short ones 1-4 days. I have also bought a map, but it´s just for the Toubkal-are and the summits. All maps i´d find are either big one 1:1000 000 or to small (Just Toubkal area).
What i would like to include in the route is;
- A starting point that it´s possible to reach by public transportation (Grand taxis, buses or even hitching)
- A day to climb Jbel Toubkal
- A starting point as low in altitude ass possible, the best would be to start in an dryer (desert-style) area going all the way up to the top of North Africa.
- A few days in some really remote area (If possible).
I dont demand you to plan every single day for me, just want some ideas and inspiration for these 2 weeks:) Also some suggestions for a map would be great!
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Hey! I'm heading to Freetown with some buddies and we are crossing over from Liberia at the Bo/Waterside border crossing. About how long does it take to get from the border to Freetown using public transportation? Is it possible to do in one day if we get to the border as soon as it opens? And how are the roads?
Hi. I'm in Luxor and looking to hire a car to travel to Aswan this SATURDAY 22 December, with some stops along the way. I would welcome other travelers to share expenses and also would like to hear recommendations for reliable, decently priced drivers (ideally with some English). I had planned to take the train but the prospect of seeing Edfu and some traditional Egyptian life along the way makes me favor hiring a car.
we need a transport from Bishoftu to hara
any privat transport or hire a privat car possible
thank you very much for your kind help
In the past I have stayed at the Canadian Hostel and arranged a tour with them once I got there. I tried to contact them but haven't heard back. Does anyone know if they are still in business or have other recommendations for accommodation in Cairo and arranging a tour when we land?
Thanks in advance
does anyone know any gym or fitness club in downtown cairo which offers dance /self-defence classes?
I am headed to Africa next month and will be backpacking solo around Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia for around 3 months more or less. I am wondering what people think as far as safety while traveling on buses and in towns/cities for me as a female alone. I am hoping to meet people to travel with, as usually happens on the road, but I am unsure of how many people there are traveling independently vs. many (so I heard) that do overland group tours.
I have traveled around southern Africa before as well as most of South America, some SE Asia and all of Central America and Western Europe so I have a lot of experience and am comfortable alone. Many times on those trips I linked up with other travelers, but there were still those days/weeks when I was rolling solo. And I feel like for many of the places I went, it was still somewhat the common routes/places on ... more »
i'm an Israeli traveling with a friend. my friend would do the whole trek, but i would like to do just a part of it. I would like to do the simian mountains using a 4WD from Debark to Buyit Ras, then trek around the area and also use the 4Wd to go back. the dates i think i will be there are 22 or 23 of dec. would love to have people to join in.
I will be going to Morocco in Feb next year for about 12 days. Could I get some comments on my itinerary?
Arrive at Casablanca, train to Fez
Fez -> Meknes, then take bus or grand taxi to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss in the morning, check out Meknes medina in the afternoon before going back to Fez. is the bus or a taxi better to get to Volubilis/Moulay Idriss?
Fez -> Chefchaouen by Supratour or CTM bus. We will only be doing a day trip there. The journey is 4 hours each per way, which makes me hesitant about this daytrip but I really want to go there.
Depart Fez for Marrakesh
Appointment with Les Bains de Marrakesh for hamman treatment. Explore Marrakesh's attractions in the afternoon.
Day 6 - 8
Camel trekking tour with cameltrekking.com
Ouzoud waterfalls day trip with clickexcursions.co.uk
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Hi- I am planning to go to Uganda in Feb sometime. I really want to do the gorilla trek but reading about trekking in Bwindi I feel it might be too hard (I'm avg fitness but 63 female) I would like to do a tour of Uganda that included the gorilla trek in Rwanda, as it seems easier. Does anyone know of any tour company that does this? I am travelling alone. Thanks.
I am trekking with two other climbers to Kilimanjaro starting Monday, March 18th. We're all in our mid-30s, and relatively fit. The two trekkers I will be climbing with trekked Machu Picchu last year with little difficulty, whereas I have not done any high altitude climbing but have completed several half marathons. To make up for the lack of altitude experience, I will be climbing Mount Meru right before the Kilimanjaro climb.
We are kicking around a couple of ideas for routes. Our primary goal is to summit the mountain while managing AMS. We have a bit of flexibility in terms of a longer climb (i.e. longer than 6 days, and closer to 7-9), though within a reasonable (but certainly not budget) price. So about the $2,000-$2,500 range. Given the longer length of the Lemosho route, I understand that it has greater acclimatizion benefits that most other routes don'... more »
Hi again (Tim, Moroccotraveler, Khamlia, and everyone else)
The chainsaw has spoken...
Dec 23 - Arrive in Casablanca at 1 pm, hopefully catch a 3:15 or 4:15 train to Marrakech
Dec 24 - Marrakech - medina in the morning (guide), Majorelle garden afternoon
Dec 25 - Marrakech to Taroudant, via Tiz N'test, overnight in Taroudant
Dec 26 - Spend most of the day in Taroudant, drive down to Agadir
Dec 27 - Spend day in Agadir
Dec 28 - Agadir to Tafraoute, overnight
Dec 29 - Tafroute to coastal areas south, and then return to Agadir
Dec 30 - Agadir to Essouira, stop at Thagazoute and some sand dunes (any other recommended stops)
Dec 31 - Essouira - hang out in the city (favorite restaurant?)
Jan 1 - Essouira to Oualidia, overnight there
Jan 2 - Oualidia to Casablanca, spend last night there.
Jan 3 - tour big mosque, 2:15 pm, fly out of Casablanca
Am I still pushing it in so... more »
Hello Everyone, I have been reading the forums for a while and its my first time posting a query. I'm doing a 3 country trip (Israel/Egypt/UAE). The Egypt segment is from 30 Dec 2012 - 10 Jan 2013. Not including the fly in-out days i will only really have 10 days to spend exploring the country. I'm into the culture, history, food and sights so I have mapped out the following days. Any input from our wonderful expat/traveler community is much appreciated! :)
30 Dec - Arrive Cairo late (11pm) - rest!
31 Dec - Cairo (Egyptian Museum, local cafes)
1 Jan - early train to Alexandria (library, sights, museum, eat fish!) train back to Cairo
2 Jan - Cairo (Khan El Khali, Al Azhar Mosque)
3 Jan - switch hotel to Giza (Pyramids)
4 Jan - Giza (Pyramids, lunch at Oberoi Mena) (at night take Sleeper Train to Aswan)
5 Jan - arrive early at Aswan (Temple of Philae, rest!)
6 Jan... more »
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