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Can i use my Mastercard at ATM's in Ethiopia (my debitcard, not credit card - it has a Maestro-logo on it)?
I will be living in Addis Ababa for a year.
I've read a lot about this, but the info is either unclear, and/or very dated.
Does anyone have any recent information on the use of a Mastercard-debitcard in Ethiopia?
I read in a post on another board that there was water again running over the Blue Nile Falls. Does anyone know if this is true?
My husband and I are interested in visiting Shimba Hills National Reserve near Mombasa, but we don't have our own transport. We will be taking the overnight train from Nairobi, and we would like to go straight to the reserve. Does anyone know of public transportation to the reserve? If not, are there tours out of Mombasa? We would like to stay one night near the reserve, and then we will head north of Mombasa for a week on the beach. There seems to be some very high end options near Shimba, but not much in the budget range besides camping. We will be in the area in mid-July. Any info is appreciated!
I'm going to Zambia by overlanding (truck).
We will enter Zambia at Chirundu.
Does anybody knows if I can get my Zambia visa at the border?
What is the daily budget for Malawi?
I have the Rough Guide First-Time Africa which says minimum $12 a day. I usually double or triple the prices in guidebooks to be comfortable, but when I search for accommodation the prices seem to be really high.
Would $30-50 a day be good for a person travelling solo?
For things like diving in the Malawi Lake I would have the extra budget.
and one extra question: How expensive would be a solo trip to a Liwonde Park - is it doable when on your own?
Seen some recent threads with useful info on accommodation in general being expensive, but wondering if anyone can give me updated ballpark costs on backpackers and places with camping facilities? We will have our own vehicle so can take a tent.
Are there a decent number of cheaper accommodation spread across the coast northwards?
Starting to worry that we have underbudgeted!!
Anyone knows where/how to rent an apartment inNairobi for a week or so. Maybe longer.
We don't have our own transport.
I am currently volunteering in South Africa. The visa I was given on arrival runs out on 9th July. However, I am hoping to travel around in SA at the beginning of July (Cape Town - Bloemfontein) but would like to visit Lesotho and Swaziland.
I am a UK citizen/passport holder. If I leave SA to visit Lesotho before my visa runs out, and then travel through SA (from Lesotho to Swaziland) by bus, will I get a new visa when I come back in, or do I need to extend the visa I already have?
As it is so expensive to extend for just a few days, (I am leaving SA for good on 14th July), I hope I will get a new visa when I come back in from Lesotho, but if not, is it possible to fly from Lesotho to Swaziland, and Swaziland to Kenya for less than the cost of extending my visa?
What is the cheapest way to get from either Swaziland or SA (north) to Kenya to arrive on 15th July?
I need to fly from Nairobi, Kenya to the UK between 5th - 8th August. Can anyone please recommend an airline or site where I might be able to find a flight at this time please? The cheapest I have found so far is with Emirates for about 400 GBR. Is this the cheapest I am likely to find as it is around the time of the Olympics?
In February 2012 I travelled to Tanzania,Moshi for run Kilimanjaro half marathon, going for Safari in sex days and treeking Machame Route in seven days.Earlier I found recommendations For Tro-peaks adventures Company here so I contacted them. The trip could not have been better my dream came true so I highly recommend them.Daniel came to meet me at the Kilimanjaro airport and take care of me during the hole trip. He´s really nice person. Göran Andersson from Sweden
Information for the company you will find www.tro-peaks.com
In dar es salaam 11th to 14th May'12. Wanna meet up with women travellers. Anybody out there for a chat.
my girlfriend and I will be visiting Kruger in Oktober by car. We would like doing some self-driving and probably one or two wildlife drives from a restcamp. It's pretty difficult to book the restcamps as we don't know how much of Kruger we can / want cover in our 5 days visit.
- one ittenary we are thinking about is:
day one: Phalaborwa Gate - Letaba Restcamp (stay the night)
day two: Letaba Restcamp - Olifants (stay the night)
day three: Olifants - Satara (stay the night)
day four: Satara - Orpen Gate, leave Kruger
is that too much or even not enough? I don't care driving 2-3 hours a day but don't want to spend all the four days covering miles. Or would you cancel one of these restcamps and go to another further in the south?
the other ittenery would be:
day one: Punta Maria - Shingwedzi
day two: Shingwezi - Letaba
day three: Letaba - Olifants
day fo... more »
Myself and my girlfriend are looking for a week away toward the end of this month (around the 30th) and are considering Morocco.
We are looking for something more on the scenic/quiet side than a party town, so any recommendations would be most welcome.
We are going to Uganda in June/#July and are really busy planning our trip right now.
Our problem is, that all the organized safaris we have found are sort of pricey, and we were wondering how people on a budget do that.
Does showing up at a visitor center of UWA one day and asking for a tour/game drive the next day work? For example in QENP, is there any alternative to the Mweya Lodge Game drives?
The same question for Murchison Falls park...
Thanks for your help!
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