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EU passport holder, off to Burkina for a short tourist visit next month, arriving from IST via Turkish Airlines. I've heard conflicting accounts of whether visas can still be obtained on arrival at Ouagadougou, and would welcome information from people who have recently done or tried it.
I arrive in Dakar in 2 weeks and will be heading to GB and Guinea there afterwards in about 2.5 weeks. If any travelers are heading that way around then, I wouldn't mind meeting up and maybe slitting the cost of some transport and/or just sharing a beer. BTW, for those with communication problems in the region, I speak passable French and Portuguese.
Hi.. Those on the ground
Our Foreign Affairs Website has issued a travel warning for Western Uganda “Reconsider the Need to Travel” citing a risk of banditry specifically in places like Murchison Falls and Bwindi
On 24 April 2013, the US Government warned its citizens of an ongoing terrorist threat in Uganda. The warning stated that regional terror groups continue to threaten targets in Uganda.
Because I am still nominally a serving officer, I am obliged to acknowledge such warnings. If they become really painful I’ll bring forward my retirement!
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I'm Pablo Moraga ( http://www.pablomoraga.com/ ) and the following autumn I'll visit Algeria. My intetion is climbing in the Ahaggar massif and surroundings. Those mountains are a few miles south Tamanrasset, in the dessert. I want climb there but, in this moment the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs not recommended visit that area. It is said that it's too dangerouse because some group of terrorist will act there.
It is true? I'm confused. This expedition is too dangerous? Has anyone been there recently? Is the situation in Algeria unstable now?
All the best!,
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We're scheduled to touch down in Casablanca in July at 6:50pm and are inclined to go directly to Marrakesh. But it looks like we'll have missed the last train for the night.
The two of us are looking for advice. Is the train trip from the airport to Marrakesh pretty enough to need to see it by daylight? Or should we arrange for transportation (Taxi? Grand Taxi??) in the dark? Maybe we should spend the night near the Voyageurs station (did i get that right?) and take the first train in the morning...
that's my first set of questions as we plan our trip, there will be more. thanks in advance,
We are planning on travelling in Ghana this July & August for 4 weeks and have just bought the Petit Futé...which only offers itineraries for 1 week or 2 week trips.
Is 4 weeks too much for Ghana? While we love the sea we will not be spending time relaxing on the beach.
Look forward to your replies and any tips you may have for this trip, especially about accommodation. Accra seems pricey.
Has anyone taken this 13 hour bus trip from Cape Town to Umtata? What's the us like?
I decided to ask your opinion about this particular issue because the country and Addis in particular are reputed to rank quite high on the African hassle-o-meter when it comes to even simple things like walking on the street, ordering something or discussing price for accommodation. Most of these things are familiar to me and I'm good at ignoring people when it's necessary and wise, and I'm also good at being polite when it's necessary and wise, but still I'd like to hear any comments and thoughts from other independent travelers (comments from people on more organized trips also welcome.) I'm a white European guy traveling solo, coming from Egypt and Sudan.
Are there any decent places to stay overnight in Metema when I cross to Ethiopia from Sudan, how is the "vibe" of this small town? I know it's not too far from Gondar where I'm heading but I'm asking still as I don't like doing too long bus days unless really necessary.
I know this is a tricky one, which is why I am asking for your opinions. We (husband and I, both early 60s -active, fairly well travelled and don't mind roughing it) are debating whether to take a 4wk holiday in one of the above countries next Jan Feb March time. We have done some research about both and they both sound exciting and interesting.
As we like camping and driving ourselves when possible, S. Africa is seeming to be the favourite for me. We also enjoy hiking (but nothing too hard - Nepal was hard!) and history. The churches in Ethiopia sound amazing, but I worry that the hiking might be too hard? Also am I right in thinking we would either need to travel on public transport or hire a car and driver?
If I am being honest, I suppose it boils down to the fact that E sounds like a lot harder work! Also I suppose the best thing might be to have a holiday in both!
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We are planning a trip to the desert (Erg Chagaga) from Marrakech in October. After reading the Lonely Planet I have been in contact with two companies:
Zbartravel (5 days)
Sahara Services (4 days)
Both provide a private tour that we are interested in and their prices are very similar. I am wondering if anyone has used either company. If you have could you please let me know what you thought of them?
I would like to finalize our tour soon.
Thanks for your help!
does anyone know if visas for STP are available in Cape Verde? Or Barcelona?
Thanks in advance
My friend wants to get some film of street musicians for a video. He could take a train and do a day trip from Algeciras or fly to Marrekesh from Madrid.
Can anyone help me find a guide? I have done day tours, but never hired a private guide in this area. Or...How difficult would it be to cross via the ferry and navigate without a guide? Where are good places to find musicians. I have never seen any by the Souk.
Any advice appreciated.
Hi, we are a family of four planning to travel to Kenya & Tanzania to see the wildebeest migration in August. We have received a good quotation from an Arusha-based safari operator called Kopjes Expeditions Ltd. I am not able to see any of their customer reviews online, so wanted to check on the forum if anyone has used them In the past and what was the experience like. Thank you.
Hello fellow travel experts,
Recently, I had this unique traveling oportunity at a 60% to travel from Lisbon to Madagascar which I just couldn'tmissing since its a country that always fascinated me. So, I bought the way I like it, impuls..not looking back.
I will be arriving to Antananarivo with a friend in the 22th September at night and leaving on the 5th of October at 1am so this leaves us With 13 nights / 14 (12 full) days. Were are conscicous that this is not a lot of days for a country like Madagascar but it was our last period of available vacations and hell... Better than nothing right?!
We know we can't go too much low pace and calmmly on such a short period but we have experience on the move from a travel last year around India and the Rajasthan area. The plan is: explore the capital city/markets/culture and food, explore and maybe spend a couple of nights in a nat... more »
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