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Inside this thread you'll find a collection of information and links to websites about attractions, activities, travel practicalities and news about the countries covered. Have a good look around before asking your question - quite often your question (or one very similar to it) will have been asked and answered many times already.

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Hello everyone!

I would like to know if is it safe (for an overseas tourist) travel by overnight bus (Greyhound or Translux) from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
by "safety" I mean avoiding potential robbery at night while travelling by bus.

Unfortunately, there is little information about this type of transportation. I just found some advices like: "Stay away from SA Roadlink" and "Stick to Greyhound or Translux".

I found lots of information about train and Baz Bus, but almost nothing about long…

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Below is a quick write up on my trip to Mauritania from Senegal, and back to Senegal, that I had posted on another thread.
( https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/topics/travel-time-and-cost-senegal-to-mali)

Having received much advice perusing these threads, I thought it may be of help to some future traveller.

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This is a bit delayed. (well more like a year past due)
But anyway, in Thanks to the much assistance I received on this thread, and elsewhere on the forum, I thought I'd give a…

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Hello !
Does anyone here have experience with the one day trek Northern Rwenzori Mini-Hike leaving from Kazingo? I read good reviews about it, but there seems to be a 25USD and 90usd package, and only the 90usd goes through the park. I was wondering if the trek that stays outside the park offers nice views and brings you through scenic landscapes. Any information on how to get back to Kazingo or Fort Portal after arriving at the end of the trail.

Thanks a lot!

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Is a yellow fever certificate needed to enter Zimbabwe from South Africa?

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Hey y'all,

Has anyone ever actually applied for even just transit visas for Ghana and/or Nigeria WITHOUT submitting proof of funds? This is my biggest headache when applying for visas across Africa and most embassies I've spoken to in Moscow are willing to either waive the requirements or allow an alternative (e.g. hotel booking), usually due to a short stay planned.

I'm starting to wonder if it's worth applying on the go (which wouldn't be overly practical, to say the least...) or not.

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Hi all,

I've been scouring for some details on boats/ferries travelling between Dar/ZNZ and Comoros islands but found either vague or no updated info. Does anyone have any info on this?

Cheers,

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Hello

I'm going to travel for 3 weeks in Namibia with my boyfriend at the end of august and this is our 1st trip to Africa. We're planning on renting a 4x4 and camp. This itinerary would be roughly:
Windhoeck -> Naukluft mtn -> Sossusvlei --> Spitzkoppe --> Palmwag --> Purros --> Epupa Falls --> Etosha --> Waterberg --> Windhoeck
Our main focus is landscapes, animals and hike. What do you think of this itinerary? Is it doable in 3 weeks without rushing?
I have a doubt regarding Palmwag: what is it…

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Hi all,

I am a 42 year old Dutch male with quite some backpacking experience (mostly in Asia and middle east). I am considering to go to Ethiopia for 3 weeks, last two weeks of September and first week of October. Seeing the whole country in three weeks seems a bit too much, so I was thinking of focussing on the north. I would like to have a combination of culture, history and nature. I do not like multiple day trekkings but I do enjoy seeing wildlife or nature reserves. I would like to see the…