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We have 7days in May in Morocco. We are looking for culture and places and interesting people. We just need some guidance for three major things must do in Morocco. We've been to many many beautiful beaches. Thank you very much for your input.
Started all excited about my overland trip from Spain through West Africa and then I came across all the security warnings about kidnapping and stuff ...
I read about the Spaniards and the Italians being kidnapped in 2009 or 2010 but how is the situation up to date? Should I keep the lowest possible profile and rush to Senegal or can the major tourist attractions (Chinguetti, Atar) be considered safe?
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
We are planning to do a three-day felucca trip from Aswan to Edfu from 30 December to 1 January (no special New Years features planned, it just happens to be the best slot for us). Would anyone be interested in sharing a boat and the costs?
We have not organised anything yet and are looking for a compromise between high-end organised trips and rock-bottom price with bad service / organization / facilities. We would try to organise something in Aswan just a few days ahead.
We are two German women, over 40, and have been to Egypt a couple of times.
The trip passes Kom Ombo and Gebel Silsila and would presumably offer a good opportunity to visit the Daraw Camel Market as well.
Playing with the idea of travelling from Spain (Malaga where I currently live) to Senegal or further down. Time at disposal 4-5 weeks. Is it realistic? I have been to Morocco twice so I would skip that bit with the exception of Ouarzazate and a bit of the Anti-Atlas. Then from Morocco to Mauritania. What would be a realistic amount of time required concentrating on Mauritania's highlights. Love the desert so that would already represent THE highlight. Then off to Senegal and a bit of beach. What do you think?
So I'll be in Moshi Tanzania for about 4 months and I'd like to be able to budget for the big things outside of my daily spending and accommodations. Doing a Safari is at the top of my list and I'm thinking I want to do that for maybe 5 days. Also I would like to do a 4-5 day trip to Zanzibar. Climbing Kili is a HUGE maybe but I'd hate to rule it out and not do some budgeting for it.
How much do 5 day Safaris usually run? (I'm sure I'll get many different answers with this one because of different company rates)
Is there anything specific I should bring from my home for the Safari?
What are the different forms of transportation to Zanzibar? What's the price differences?
Estimated daily budgeting for Zanzibar? (again I'm sure I'll get different answers)
Climbing Kili rates? Special equipment I should bring from home?
Anyone have any idea what day of the week (if any?) the lake tanganyika ferry leaves the south of the lake heading north, andand from where??? Travelling from Malawi to Rwanda in February and hoping to go by ferry as much as possible.
Has anyone travelled overland from Tanzania to Zimbabwe? Or know a good, affordable way to do it?
I'm travelling with a friend to Tanzania in early Jan 2013. We haven't made set plans apart from climbing Kilimanjaro to start the trip. Then spend some time in the Serengeti & chill in Zanzibar for a little while.
Basically we need to get to Harare in Zimbabwe by early February. I've looked at flying from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam, but internal African flights AREN'T cheap. I also like the idea of using buses and/or trains to go down through Tanzania from Zanzibar, through Mozambique, and into Harare.
Also, as most of you, we're on a backpacker's budget!! ;)
My partner and I are wanting to teach in Africa in 2013. She is wanting to teach at an international school and I am wanting to teach TEFL. We are from the United States. What advice can you give us? What are some countries we might be able to find some jobs in? Just starting the research right now, figured I would hop on this forum to see what everyone knows about teaching in Africa. If you taught in Africa, feel free to share your experience.......any information or tips would be greatly appreciated!!
I'm considering a visit to South Africa for the main purpose of trekking (preferably multi-day) and I'm discussing it with a friend:
- Can we generally trek the major trails if we are 2 persons (in Namibia, 3 is a minimum, I read) ?
- I read many hikes must be reserved. Are there enough good hikes that we have a chance to trek ? We'd be ready to reserve in advance, but only a few months beforehand
- It would be in the period between end August and November. What is the best time in this peiod ? Are ther local holidays when trails are very busy ?
- Shall we need to rent a car for our whole stay to access all the trails ? Or only for a part of the stay ?
- Which trails would you recommend for us ? We are very experienced hikers. We'd like different environments and types of trails. We don't want guided trails neither very expensive ones. We are ready to carry our packs and be aut...
I'm heading to vic falls for christmas through new years. I'm trying to figure out which spot will have more of a party atmosphere and more going on during these times? I was currently thinking of spending christmas in livingstone and new years in vic falls but I'd love some opinions from people who have been there.
I'm planning to do a one day safari in Lake Nakuru National Park on 22/12, but I'm flexible with the dates. I was hoping to share the cost of a car, if anyone is interested in joining.
If anyone has any information about good, cheap tour operators it will be highly appriciated.
Currently I have a 3 months single entry tourist visa. During the visa period I want to go to Kenya and return to Ethiopia. How can I make sure that I am allowed back in? Should I buy another visa in kenya?
Thanks and kind regards,
I wanted to put a post about my experience visiting Loango National Park in Gabon, because it is an extremely, extremely beautiful place that doesn’t get enough international fame/visitors—granted, the complete lack of a single other person in the park while we were there certainly made our experience that much more special, but it was disturbing to have our excellent guide Guyslain tell us that he’d not had any customers in a month and that (after sharing his incredibly detailed knowledge of the forest & animals & healing trees for several days) he was considering going to work on an oil mining boat offshore because he wasn’t making enough as a tour guide to get by! I also thought it might be useful for foreigners because we (I am American, and 3 of the others in our party were European) benefited from the fact that some of our party were Gabonese students, so they knew exactly the ... more »
After braving Fes for 2-3 days, we are looking likely to have the opportunity to spend 2-3 days by the sea before leaving Morocco for the South of Spain by ferry. Once in Spain, we will be quickly aiming ourselves towards Sevilla...
I am looking at Al Hoceima, which appears to have lovely beaches and a relaxing atmosphere...however, the ferry from there only heads to Motril, which is further away from Sevilla than we wish to be when we reach Spain.
Also, would my lady have to cover up excessively if we were to sunbathe on the beaches at Al Hoceima??? And likely inspire constant, irritating attention???
Perhaps we would be better served heading direct from Fes to Tangier, to grab the Tangier- Tarifa ferry...(any idea of the cost???)...and spending a day or two lounging on a beach in southern spain??? I have read, however, that Tarifa is often too windy to be enjoyed for swimmi... more »
Has somebody the experience with the bordercrossing Tanzania Mozambique by car in the last 3 months.
Specially if you can get a visa on the border ??
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