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Could please recommand accomodation on kendwa rocks? My budget is $30 per room as am travelling alone.
I will be arriving on the 1st of december and will need to book soon.
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me and my family successfully climbed to Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at August 2012.
I would like to confirm, that Mr. Kennedy Moshi and his company Marangu Colobus Travel (www.kili-colobus.com) was competent and reliable organizer of our trip. Also whole crew, which supported us on both climbs - specially mountain guides Alex and Bariki, were excellent.
I would like to recommend them
Hi everyone on the forum, it’s my first time to come on this forum but I wish to confirm on behalf of our entire group that Friends of Africa Family Safaris (www.friendsofsafaris.com) and James is a competent and trustworthy organizer. As the senior guide on our Mt. Kilimanjaro expedition he kept us well informed and in good humor; we enjoyed every minute we spent with him and crews. James led us to the top of the mountain and down safely while making sure we were provided with excellent service and food. We were very pleased to have James as our guide and it is my hope that should we organize another safari we will be able to hire his services again. I wholeheartedly recommend his services for anyone planning to visit East Africa; with him you may rest assured that you are in good hands." And I will recommend them,
Our group is thinking of climbing kili at the end of december/early jan, but were wondering if it'd be wise to hold off until september of next year. From what I hear, late december is just before the start of the peak climbing season. Weather-wise, is it likely that we'd miss out on the views due to clouds/rain? Right now we're torn, we want to do the trip, but we also want to gain the most from the experience. We'd appreciate any and all advice.
Has anyone headed from Arusha to Lake Victoria on public transport through the Serengeti Western corridor? If so, how was the trip, how often do buses leave Arusha, and what would the cost be?
many thanks for any help.
My new husband and I are planning on heading to East Africa in December 2012 for our belated honeymoon. We want a good combination of adventure and maybe a bit of luxury along the way.
We were thinking of flying into Tanzania, then heading to Rwanda for Gorillas tracking and volcano hiking... then back into Tanzania and finishing off in Zanzibar. Or perhaps shall we head into Uganda and skip Zanzibar... full on adventure.
We have 3-4 weeks in total.
A few questions:
Can we travel overland to Rwanda from Tanzania,how long does it take, or should we fly?
Any recomendations for other excursions in that area?
Uganda v.s Zanzibar what do you reckon?
To be fair we are actually right at the start of the plan so keen to get some advice!
Should we start by booking the tickets to Tanzania and then planning from there feel like I need a starting point :)
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I did take this 1 day tour (1450m high) and it was really amazing.It took 8 hours to climb the peak of Mashindei mountain,during colonial era this mountin was known as Bismarck's head.I have passed through villages,fields and forests.Will never forget this stunning view point,ciao.
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can anyone help me with cheap way to visit Mikumi NP for 3 days. Tried plenty of agencies, but it is bit expensive for backpakers.
Lushoto is located along West Usambara while East Usambara is consists of Lutindi area,Ngomeni-Mnyusi area,East Gereza village,Magila area and Amani area.
I'm looking for someone who is interested in joining me climbing Mt. Meru in 4 days starting on the 11th of November 2012.
Looking forward to your replies!
Greetings from Austria!
I'm going to a 5 days safari in N Tanzania. I'll be coming from Kenya after completing a safari.
This is a budget camping safari, not need to share a tent. Leaving from Arusha Oct8 returning on Oct 14. If interested let me know as soon as possible.
Hi All, just wanted to share our fantastic time we had in Pangani village back in June as we feel the information in the Lonely Planet book doesn't do it justice. We were very temped to travel to the north or south beaches as recommended but thought we would give the village a go first. We never made it to the other beaches! On arrival in the market place we were met by the boss of the Pangani Tourist Information Center - a great office on the north side of the market place. He rang 'Hot Hot', the English speaking village tour guide, who got us settled into our hotel before showing us around his village and introducing us to the very friendly locals.
Throuhgout our stay we were made to feel very welcome by everyone and never felt under any pressure to spend more money than we wanted to. The village has a very relaxed feel to it and is very out of the way. Be sure to stock up on curr... more »
we'll go for a safari to serengeti in november. And we'll do it for our own, which means, we have a rental 4x4 pick up with roof tent.
My question is: is it safe for only one car to stay on a special campsite? Or would you say, the danger is the lions around?
We are experienced travellers and did the same kind of trip in Botswana, Sambia and Malawi.
I thought I would share my experience with Crown Eagle Adventures as I had trouble finding an updated review about them. Crown Eagle is TATO licensed (tatotz.org), which was why I contacted the company to begin with. I just finished a 3-day Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire shared budget camping safari with them. In summary, the trip including guide, food, and camping was fine. The service was not phenomenal, but there are no major complaints as I think I got all the game viewing I could get out of a budget camping safari. There were 4 on the shared trip: one couple, one adolescent, and me (college student). The other passengers on the trip were referred to Crown Eagle through other safari companies that did not offer budget options or did not have a desired scheduled shared safari. One guy paid morning of the safari. Avoidable delays happen, especially when the company doesn't... more »
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