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We are planning to be in Cape Town during Christmas this year and want to spend 5 days there. Will be traveling with my husband, 2 small kids and some cousins. After Cape Town, we will be leaving South Africa for Kenya (Masai Mara).
Please tell us how should we travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg for catching flight to Nairobi (I was thinking of an overnight train journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg - if there's any such train). Also tell if there is a direct flight between Cape Town and Nairobi.
As we do not want to go for a very expensive trip, suggest us good centrally hotels in Cape Town (reasonably priced) so that our location becomes very convenient.
Hi, I believe that it's possible to get "resident rates" on internal flights in Ethiopia if you arrive by Ethiopian Airlines, but can anyone one tell me if this applies if I just use them from Nairobi ie. a regional flight or does it have to be a full international flight?
I' m new to this forum and i would like to ask your opinion!
I' m flighting with an intermediate in Cairo international airport and i will be there for about 5 and a half hours reaching at about 18:00 local time.
Is it possible to go to Cairo center (considering the time i have) and how safe is it (i should return at the airport at about 23:00)?
If i manage to go to the city what is the best to see at this time of the day!!!
Thank u in advance!!!
And bon voyage!!!!
Hi experienced travellers!!
Husband and I, and brother in law and friend, are planning on going to Kenya/Tanzania while we are on our Europe O.E. Our initial plan was to visit on the way over before we go up to the UK, but that would be May. Ive looked at SO many websites that just contradict each other when a good time to go to this part of Africa is! We want to see animals! The Great Migration would be awesome - but then I dont know what the animals are like out of this time. If we dont go during these migration months - are we still going to see lots of animals? Or is it going to be best to wait for the migration and go. The way I have planned our Itinerary is below so you get a rough idea. Still in very early stages so please any constructive criticism would be great - never been further than the islands and Australia!
May - Africa
June - Contiki Europe
July - S... more »
Lonely planet says you can get a visa at International airports in Cape Verde for 25 euros.
The Cape Verde Bureau says a visa is £72 for single entry and you need to get it before you go as otherwise you will have a 2 hour wait when you arrive.
Can anyone help with this please?
Will my Mastercard ATM work anywhere in Tanzania?
Next January, i am travelling to Dakar to do a 4 month midwifery intership. My partner is coming with me and interested in starting a project - music, teaching - volunteering
Thing is, we already have accomodation and will be staying in Dakar, we are wondering how he can go about finding opportunities to help out while in Dakar without having to pay lodging and food ;)
ANY information is greatly appreaciated
I'm planning to be in Marrakech for a little bit over a week. Hence, I would like to do at least one or possibly two one-day visits outside the city.
I have been checking the LP guide and a couple of sites to find places one can go to for such a short visit. Many recommend the Ourika Valley, Asni or Demnate, but I haven't quite understood how to arrange for these, whether public transportation, grand taxi or a sort of private tour with a guide.
Would you have any comments to any of these short escapes (or other ideas) and how to arrange for them from Marrakech?
Many thanks in advance!
We were looking at going to Zanzibar over Xmas and New Years (yes- I know the busiest time!) and was thinking about staying in Kendwa since it sounds like one of the only beaches where you can swim all day. Reading about Full Moon Parties puts me off a bit as we are looking for somewhere relatively quiet and peaceful and we are not interested in nightlife. I guess Xmas and New Years is also likely to be one of the busiest times for parties. Is the whole area noisy at night or just one part where the parties are? Will it be extremely crowded at this time of year or is it spread out enough to spread the crowds? Are all the budget accommodation options catering to the party crowd or can we find somewhere quiet on a budget?
Any othere suggestions on other quieter areas on Zanzibar to stay are most welcome! A few other areas sound nice as well but I keep reading that you can only swim d... more »
Hello, I am getting the night bus from Kampala to Nairobi on the 14th of August and I was wondering whether the border has certain hours as in- will it be open in the middle of the night to cross. I am travelling with my partner who didn't obtain a Kenyan visa before he left (I have one however) and we also wanted to know whether he would be able to be issued one at the border? Is it $50?
Thank you in advance!
Hi my husband I will be traveling in Namibia for one week at the beginning of November. We plan on visiting Swakopmund and Sossusvlei . We will be renting our car from the airport in Windhoek. I'm just wondering if anyone is familiar with the road conditions going to those places and what car would be most suitable. The bigger cars/trucks can be be a lot more expensive, so we are trying to find an affordable safe option.
In Sept i am flying into Marrakesh to spend 2 weeks in Morocco. We are planing to head down to Taghazout and then work are way up the coast to Essaouira. From there we plan to head towards Fez and finally Tangier where we get the ferry into Spain.
Would you say this is to much travelling?
How would you say i should get from Taghazout to Essaouira?
Would you advise anywhere else to stop along this route?
I`m going to Morocco for couple of weeks and plan to do it on a shoestring, therefore I`m a bit concerned about lodging. A lot of Couchsurfing profiles are commercial projects and people don`t seem very willing to host somebody (comparing to Europe), so looks like i`ll have to use some hostels etc. Traveller I met once informed me that it is possible to find some places used by locals for about 30-40dirhams; real s***holes, but for sake of saving up and adventure, I`m willing to use those. I tried to find some info on internet, but, of course, what I get, was only touristic places. Any has any advices how to find such places?
Does anyone know a place to buy or rent binoculars in Mombasa?
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