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    • Looking for a gym

      Mwanza Apr 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Hi could anybody direct me to any gyms in Mwanza? I would like to know roughly how much they charge and if they do classes?

      Thanks

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      Expats in Mwanza

      Mwanza Mar 31, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      Hi!
      Im a new expat living in Mwanza and would be living here for the next few months. I would like to meet other nice expats to explore the city and possibly travel. If you're interested, feel free to inbox me.

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    • Hotels in Dar ess Salaam

      Dar es Salaam Apr 15, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Which ones are the good hotels in Dar es Salaam?

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      Day trip from Arusha to Lake Manyara / Tarangire National Parks

      Arusha Apr 2, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Does anyone know if it is practical to make a 1-day return trip from Arusha to the Lake Manyara / Tarangire area? I guess it takes at least 2 hours driving each way, but that still seems to leave late morning and all afternoon to see the wildlife.

      I am thinking of late June, so is it better to concentrate on Lake Manyara or Tarangire at this time of year?

      If it is a practical option, does it need to be organized a long time in advance or can we organize it the day before, with a reliable operator of course?

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      Travel from Mwanza to Musoma

      Mwanza Mar 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      What is the best way to travel from Mwanza to Musoma in Tanzania? I have read that there are buses available in the mornings, but if these aren't available, is it there some sort of private transport which I can hire at a reasonable price?

      Also, does anyone know a good hotel in Musoma with an email address so that I can contact them to book a room?

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    • Looking for a gym

      Mwanza Apr 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Hi could anybody direct me to any gyms in Mwanza? I would like to know roughly how much they charge and if they do classes?

      Thanks

    • Hotels in Dar ess Salaam

      Dar es Salaam Apr 15, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      Which ones are the good hotels in Dar es Salaam?

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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      Day trip from Arusha to Lake Manyara / Tarangire National Parks

      Arusha Apr 2, 2014 at 3:20 AM

      Does anyone know if it is practical to make a 1-day return trip from Arusha to the Lake Manyara / Tarangire area? I guess it takes at least 2 hours driving each way, but that still seems to leave late morning and all afternoon to see the wildlife.

      I am thinking of late June, so is it better to concentrate on Lake Manyara or Tarangire at this time of year?

      If it is a practical option, does it need to be organized a long time in advance or can we organize it the day before, with a reliable operator of course?

      4 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 4:39 AM
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      Expats in Mwanza

      Mwanza Mar 31, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      Hi!
      Im a new expat living in Mwanza and would be living here for the next few months. I would like to meet other nice expats to explore the city and possibly travel. If you're interested, feel free to inbox me.

    • fasterdog's Profile Photo

      Travel from Mwanza to Musoma

      Mwanza Mar 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      What is the best way to travel from Mwanza to Musoma in Tanzania? I have read that there are buses available in the mornings, but if these aren't available, is it there some sort of private transport which I can hire at a reasonable price?

      Also, does anyone know a good hotel in Musoma with an email address so that I can contact them to book a room?

      4 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 11:29 PM
    • Traveling alone as a woman - advice, information, travel buddy in June?

      Tanzania Mar 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM

      Hello everyone!

      I am planning on traveling through Tanzania in early June, specifically on a safari trip and to Zanzibar. I will be coming from Uganda. If anybody is planning a trip around the same time, maybe we can travel together. Any advice/tips/information on which company to go with for the safari, or not go to with a company, and where to stay in Zanzibar, and any other information would be much appreciated!

      I will be traveling alone. I am a student, so money is a big factor when deciding places to stay and activities to participate in, though safety comes first. I have traveled extensively but this will be my first trip to Tanzania and Africa in general (though i will have been to Uganda by then).

      Thanks in advance!

      8 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    • Booking a hotel just to get a visa

      Tanzania Mar 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      Hello, my girlfriend and I are planning a journey from Uganda to Tanzania via Rwanda. The visa application form for Tanzania asks for the details of the place in which we will be staying but we will be staying in various hostels and cheaper hotels that we can't really book for in advance. Does anybody know if we actually need to have a place booked? We have booked our flight home. I would have thought that would be enough. If we really do need to book can anybody recommend a place in Ngara (or somewhere near the Rusumo border crossing) please? Thank you!

      4 Answers Mar 13, 2014 at 12:05 PM
    • Looking for travel partners for a Serengeti Safari Tour in April

      Serengeti National Park Mar 6, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      Hi!

      We are two students from Sweden planning on doing a safari tour in Serengeti and the Ngorogoro crater for 5-6 days starting around 10-12th of April 2014. We are looking for travel partners for this safari tour, since it is cheaper the more you go on the safari. We have started looking at different tour operators but have not decided on a specific one yet and are open for suggestions on operators.

      Please let us know if anyone is interested in joining us for this amazing trip!
      Best,
      Melinda

      14 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM
    • can you join us for 5 days kili climb on may 23/ 2014?

      Kilimanjaro National Park Mar 3, 2014 at 1:05 AM

      Hi everyone!
      am going to climb mount kilimanjaro on may 23, 5 days 4 nights marangu route, i would like to join with anybody who need to join too, we have to share usd 1100 per person everything included such as park fees, food,guide,porters,cooker,resque fee and transfers to and from marangu gate also airport. for more info you can email our Tour company where we booked the tour info@kilimanjarobudgetsafaris.com or www.kilimanjarobudgetsafaris.com we a now in moshi Tanzania at kcmc Hospital.

    • best lodge or hotel

      Zanzibar Island Feb 24, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Am looking for decent accommodation on a budget, beach side plus club near by! Any suggestions

      5 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 6:18 AM
    • A Trip Report: On Safari With Breakdown Safaris (By: Jane Tyrer)

      Tanzania Feb 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Going ‘on Safari’ is a phrase I have never warmed to; it sounded pretentious and smacked of being controlled by others: ‘experts’ or guides. And besides, it is not a phrase much used in my home countries of southern Africa. Here however, in Tanzania, many people I have met are either ‘on safari’, are safari company owners or safari guides, or are planning to establish a safari business. And it is BIG business in Tanzania. Thank goodness, too, from my perspective, for without safari revenue, the burgeoning Tanzanian population with its attendant cattle and goats and demand for charcoal, would quickly wipe out the wild places with their wonderful animal and plant life.

      After several days on the road and ‘wild camping’, I have been resting (read: “indulging”) at the Selous River Camp just outside the magnificent Selous Game Reserve in Southwest Tanzania. Of all the camps I have stayed in during my forty years of living in southern Africa, I cannot recall any one that matches this little piece of heaven. And that is where I met Kathy and Fanuel.

      In fact, we met on the camp’s evening boat trip on the ochre-coloured Rufiji River. In between sharing knowledge of the river’s history and wild-life, we became friends and they invited me to join them for supper that balmy evening. Over our three-course meal, eaten by candle light in the camp lapa, we shared life stories, and I was intrigued and excited by the birth and growth of their new safari business: Breakdown Safaris.

      Fan is Tanzanian, born and raised in Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria. He is a professional safari guide, well-versed in the natural history of the region and its wildlife, and his enthusiasm for his subject was infectious. Kathy, his wife, is American. In her ‘other life’ as she put it, she was a travel consultant and combined this with her life-time’s nursing experience to specialise in providing travel assistance for the elderly and people with disabilities. These skills, I think, would have combined to make her an adroit lady with logistics. (She was explaining her wrist-watch to me: it has several different faces so that she could manage medication even when crossing time zones.) Kathy is clearly a highly responsible and capable lady, although it was her warm personality which first struck me. She is undoubtedly the sort of lady I felt I could entrust my life to.

      Fanuel is arresting to look at. Age? Difficult! Maybe early thirties? His well-groomed dreadlocks sweep back from his high brow to accentuate his finely chiselled facial features, and he has a smile to die for!

      The story of their meeting and eventual marriage is the stuff of fairy-tales… Kathy had long wanted to visit Africa, and finally made this wish come true in January and February of 2012. This trip included a visit to Rifuji River Camp in the Selous Game Reserve. Here she met Fanuel, who was her guide on several game drives and boat safaris and particularly, one very special walking safari. Idealistically, they clicked, and together shared dreams of one day owning their own safari business. Who was it, I wonder, who first mooted, ‘well, why don’t we then?’!

      From sharing their ideas and planning their implementation, love enhanced their relationship – and now… Well what a complementary partnership! They both want a low-impact business, looking at practical ways of both sharing their views of an interconnected planet and introducing their guests to the wonders of Tanzania: its people, its wild places, and its wildlife.

      Sharing a meal and a bottle of wine with them both was a real pleasure and inspired me to write this short introduction to their new safari business: Breakdown Safaris.

      Good luck, both of you!

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      Travel buddy

      Tanzania Feb 16, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      Hi! Im in Zanzibar atm and are searching for a travel buddy for traveling and safaris in Tanzania next week! Please write if you're interested, will mainly travel by train/busses.

      2 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 5:10 AM
    • Snorkeling

      Zanzibar Island Feb 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      What is the best beach for snorkeling?

      6 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 2:26 AM
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      Anyone Who knows Self catering bungalows in Zanzibar at the Beach

      Tanzania Feb 13, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      Friends of mine looking for any Budget bungalows provide Self catering service in North or East coast in Zanzibar . Is here anyone who knows the place I can find it ?.

      4 Answers Feb 28, 2014 at 10:46 PM
    • ZANZIBAR IN APRIL

      Zanzibar Island Feb 13, 2014 at 2:09 AM

      CAN YOU SWIM IN THE RAINY SEASON? DOES IT RAIN CONTINOUSLY?

      5 Answers Feb 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM
    • Saftey in Tanzania for a teenage girl/recent events in Tanzania

      Tanzania Feb 11, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      How safe is Tanzania for a teenager?

      9 Answers Feb 27, 2014 at 8:32 AM
    • Local Taxis

      Kilimanjaro National Park Feb 9, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      What is the cost of a local taxi to Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort Merangu, the distance and time from Kilimanjaro Airport, please ?

       

      4 Answers Feb 28, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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      Women sunbathing in Zanzibar beaches

      Zanzibar Island Feb 6, 2014 at 8:29 AM

      My son and daughter-in-law are thinking about spending a few days in Zanzibar as a delayed honeymoon. I'm a bit concerned about possible problems with sunbathing in a bikini on the beach. I realize that it is a Muslim country and I read that women should cover their arms and legs when walking around. What kind of trouble would a woman encounter trying to sunbathe on the beach in a bikini?

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM
    • Dar es Salaam tour

      Dar es Salaam Feb 4, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      I would like a day tour with guide for 6 adults in Dar es Salaam. I would wish a pick up at the air port. We should be arriving from Zanzibar on March 9, 2014 via Precision Air scheduled to arrive t245. Would like a 5-6 hour tour of the city (open to suggestions) Would stop for dinner (cost not included) and want return to the international airport before 8:30 pm.
      If available list sites for visit and total cost.
      Thanks, Arthur Weaver

      4 Answers Feb 13, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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      car rental at airport

      Zanzibar Island Feb 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      I would like to rent a car at the airport. any subgestion of campanies? also I wonder if could be possible to travel from kendwa to south part of the island in one day. Do I need the international driving licence or just the driving licence.
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Feb 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM
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      car rental at airport

      Zanzibar Island Feb 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      I would like to rent a car at the airport. any subgestion of campanies? also I wonder if could be possible to travel from kendwa to south part of the island in one day. Do I need the international driving licence or just the driving licence.
      Thanks in advance

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      From Washington to Dar - looking for a room Feb to July

      Dar es Salaam Jan 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM

      Hi all, this is Joshua, 40-m, Italian, currently living in Washington (World Bank) but relocating to Dar next week. Looking for a clean, comfortable, furnished room/bathroom with shared kitchen/etc. Key requirement is a reliable internet connection and A/C. Flexible on all other matters (well, let's say on most other matters...). I will work in downtown Dar (Mirambo Road) so proximity to that area is a big plus. Hope to hear from you! Cheers, Joshua

      6 Answers Feb 1, 2014 at 3:51 AM
    • zanzibar activities

      Zanzibar Island Jan 28, 2014 at 5:40 AM

      hi i was wondering if there any companies that offer packages like parasailing, jet skiing etc?please advise i dont want to be ripped off when i go there. thanks alot.

      1 Answer Jan 28, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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      Makasa safaris

      Tanzania Jan 20, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      Hi all,

      We would like to travel to Tanzania this summer and do a safari in the northern NP's & snorkling/diving in Zanzibar for aprox 2 weeks total. We have been looking for tour operators who would cover this and have come up with Makasa Tanzania safaris as a possible option. However, we cannot find many reviews on them on the internet. Has anyone here had any experience with this company? Any other local low-to-medium budget operators you might recommend?

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 3:24 AM
    • Tour to Ngorongoro and Lake Eyasi

      Tanzania Jan 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      Hi, I'm wondering if its possible to book a tour to Ngorongoro and Lake Eyasi (ferbuary 15th) when I arrive to Arusha.. or do you think that to get a reliable tour operator I should do it now, by email?
      And also, is there any tour operator you could recommend to visit the Lake Eyasi tribes? I have made a contact with someone, but its really "unofficial" and I'm not so sure I can trust...
      Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2014 at 2:02 AM
    • Arrival in the night in Dar es salaam.

      Tanzania Jan 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I'm planning to book a plane ticket to dar es salaam from amsterdam. The cheapest tickets say that I'll be arriving in the middle of the night around 3am at the airport and also the retour flight is leaving also around the same time. I'm a girl and will be travelling alone and it's my first time in Tanzania without someone picking me up (earlier been to Cameroon with a pick up). I'm a bit worried and think maybe I should book more expensive flight to arrive in the afternoon. How dangerous is it for me to arrive at night at the airport and try to look for a place to sleep? Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 3:24 AM
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      Looking for Room to Rent February - July

      Dar es Salaam Jan 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM

      Hello,

      I will be doing an internship in Dar es Salaam starting February through July 2014.
      I need assistance finding a room, my email is ajirmo@gmail.com.
      Please email me if you have a room for rent.

      Best regards,

      AJ

      7 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 10:52 PM
    • What to do in Moshi for three days? I am staying at the Honey Badger Hotel.

      Moshi Jan 10, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      I will be in Moshi for three extra days while my husband and daughter walk up Kilimanjaro.
      Their trek is 8 days and my Safari is 5. I would like to explore Moshi without spending much
      money or no money because I am already paying alot for the Safari. Do you have any suggestions?

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2014 at 2:44 AM
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      Kenya or Tanzania

      Tanzania Jan 8, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      I am planning a trip to Africa and have been told that there is nothing in Kenya that you can't see in Tanzania and that it would be better to visit Tanzania and Zanzibar. I would appreciate advice.

      24 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM
    • Travel mates for lake eyasi in mid february

      Tanzania Jan 6, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Hi, I'm visiting lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro with my boyfriend, starting from Arusha around february 16th. We already have a guide and an itinerary of 3 days in lake eyasi visiting the tribes and one day at Ngorongoro.
      ¿Anyone interested in travelling with us, and therefore, sharing costs?
      Thanks!

      3 Answers Jan 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM