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My girlfriend and I just rented a Rav4 from Roadtrip Uganda. It was an amazing trip. Thank you Laura and Okke (the Dutch owners from the company, really nice people). It is great to drive around in your own 4 wheel drive, drive wherever you want. They say “drive your own adventure!” which is a perfect match. We visited villages, Murchison Falls national park, Mburo national park and used the car to drive to Jinja for rafting. No problems during our trip, perfect car.
Tent, stove, pots, headlight and other camp gear is included so no worries!
You are looking for a car with enough clearance for a big adventure? This is it! Send them a text, call them (+256 (0) 773363012) or send them a mail (email@example.com).
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We are 3 people travelling to Sierra Leone from 27 Dec to 6 Jan. That gives us 10 full days to explore the country. It's our first time in West Africa, and we are wondering how much we can see in 10 days. How does this itinerary look like?
Day 1 (27 Dec)
Arrive at Lungi Airport at 5:30 AM and travel to Freetown. Has anybody used Visit Sierra Leone's airport pick up service? Other recommended options of travelling to Freetown? In what area of town should we look for a hotel? We want to stay somewhere quiet, maybe close to the beach. Just planning to stay one night.
In the afternoon, visit Tacugama Cimpanzee Sanctuary. I guess we'll have to prebook this?
3-day tour to Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary. We will probably book a tour with Visit Sierra Leone, to save time and the hassle of using public transportation. Any experiences?
Back from Tiwai, stay overnig... more »
So before my trip from Addis Ababa to Nairobi I tried to find suggestions on the border crossing and transit between the two countries, and now that I've done it, I thought I'd provide an up-to-date synopsis:
I started in Ethiopia, you can take a bus from Addis all the way to Moyale, but it will make an overnight stop at one of the middle towns along the way... you catch this bus from the Merkado bus station, which is almost impossible to navigate, but its a good adventure, buses will most definetly not leave on time... my strategy was to run in the middle of the bus station and just start yelling "Moyale!" until someone directed me to the bus...
Ethiopian Moyale is alot nicer than Kenyan Moyale, but there is a brand new hotel on the Kenyan side that goes for 3000 shillings, a bit too steep for us but totally safe, we stayed at the Al Sharef hotel right across the bor... more »
I want to pay another trip to Africa and improve my French at the same time. So I thought I'd visit a Francophone country. I was thinking about Senegal. This will be at the end of March next year.
My sister wants to join me with her baby. She lives in Ethiopia and I've spent a few months in East Africa before, so neither of us are Africa virgins, but with a year old baby in tow we probably won't want to be hiking up mountains.
Safe beaches are good, as is a reasonable infrastructure, but not spending my time with English speaking tourists in all inclusive resorts.
A scan on here seems that Cameroon also seems to be popular. What about Cote d'ivoire? Or Sierra Leone? Or somewhere else completely? We will be there for about 10 days, and I would imagine will stay in one place (maybe two).
Is anyone familiar with the Imilchil Brides Fair? What are this year's dates (in September)? What is the best way to get to Imilchil - car hire, bus? Any information on accommodation?
I've heard that the event has become touristy in recent years, but perhaps it is still a good opportunity to observe traditional Berber dress and customs.
How is the situation in Moyale at the moment, we have to cross the border next week.
I am currently planning a 1-2 month overlanding trip in southern Africa for a post uni gap year. I would be looking at hiring a 4x4 and self driving with two others. We would all be 22 at the time of travel, could someone please recommend a company that would be able to provide a suitable vehicle. Obviously being a student I would be looking to keep the costs to a minimum and therefore would be mostly self reliant when it comes to cooking and accommodation so roof tents and camping equipment would be the ideal.
Secondly can anyone recommend places to visit that are off the beaten track, we are planning to visit a lot of the main attractions such as Vic. falls, Okavango, etc but suggestions for extra less obvious places would be fantastic.
Any help will be gratefully received,
I will arrive in Kampala on Sunday night and I'm gonna take 8 am Post Bus to Mbarara.
I cannot but tickets in advance.
Does anyone know if it is feasible to buy tickets in the morning before bus departure.
Any other option ?
Hi, heading down to West Africa overland from Europe soon. Depart from UK to Spain in a matter of weeks, then plan to head to Morocco down to Senegal. I have flight booked out of Ghana in December and hope to see as many countries in between as I can. My question is about visas. Is it easy to get them if traveling between country to country or should I get them in London now. The problem being if I get some that are not post-dated they would have expired by the time I reach the country. Also, I think it might be cheaper to pick them up on route.
Thanks you in advance for your advice.
we will arrive at the Airport in Nairobi late at night (3 a.m.). Is it safe to take a taxi into the city centre and search for a hostel there or would you suggest staying at the airport until its morning? If you say, that you would go into the city, could you recommend a hostel / cheap hotel, which takes in travellers that early?
Hi - we usually fly in to Tangiers and pick up a car there, but have to fly in to Casablanca next month so looking for suggestions of local car hire company there.
A short while ago somebody posted in an internet forum (I don’t remember which one, ahh!) an Ethiopian Airlines office phone number where it is possible to make a domestic flight reservation over the phone.
Does anyone know this number?
I arrive to AA next week at 2am and I’d like to fly to Bahar Dar same day in the 20.15 flight.
If possible I’d like to make the reservation over the phone and collect and pay the airplane ticket in AA same day I fly .
Many thanks in advance,
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Hey all - I might be forced to spend a night in Kapiri Moshi on Sunday, if the train from Dar arrives too late to go on to Lusaka. I'm having trouble finding contact details for any hotels or guesthouses in the town though - I've heard of Unity Motel and Eros Lodge as possibilities. Has anyone stayed in the town that can make a recommendation, with contact details? Thank you!
So, I've got a long layover on Cairo tomorrow (from like 6pm till 3am) and would like to get out of the airport. I'd like to just head to a neighborhood that's good to walk around and has some food options. Anyone got any suggestions that won't leave me sitting in traffic for hours?
It's also a Thursday evening during Ramadan in case that influences things...
Are these long distance coaches still running between Kampala and Lusaka? The web site has info dating to 2005. Looking for info for possible March 2013 or July 2013 trip.
Thanks in advance.
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