Hello, good evening. I'm planning to travel to Tanzania next year (aroun March-April) for an anthropological research. My plan is to go to Mwanza and stay at least 4 weeks. But I have some concerns, especially when it comes to safety (I will be travelling by myself and I'm a 24 year-old woman) and accomodation (since I'll be staying for at least a month I can't afford to stay in a 5 star hotel)... Any tips, comments or suggestions? Thank you very much!
Are there any large department stores in Dar?
Any recently reported incidents of Schistosomiasis at Stone Town or Chumbe Island Coral Park?
Does any one recommend any nice but affordable places one can sleep at King stone
Hi. We will be staying at a 5* resort. I was wondering if it is safe to eat fruit and veg at resort, and drink the local fruit juices and beer? Wat about drinks with ice in it? I'm really worried about getting sick from contaminated food and drinks... Please advise
I need to travel to Nairobi from Dar es Salam and wish to do the same by road to enjoy the landscape. I've the following questions. 1. Which is the most reliable and comfortable bus operator? 2. How much time required for the entire journey and what is the road conditions? 3. Is Kenyan visa is available on border crossing and what'll be the fee? 4. Is it safe to travel with wife and kids?
Thanks in advance.
We are party of 5 planning for Safari in Tanzania on end of May 2014, we got a reasonable quotation from Happy World Safaris out 12 TO contacted. Any experience and feedback on them??
My friend and I are hoping to go up Kilimanjaro. We want to go up the Rongai route on the north side of Kilimanjaro, make the summit and have some amazing guides and porters. Someone said that a company called Walks Worldwide do good trips and that the team they use are the same as the ones that got Chris Moyles to the top, does anyone know anything about them?
We really want to make it to the top, have good support, in a small group and obviously cost is pretty important. Walks Worldwide offer both Rongai and Shira routes - any ideas which ones are the best? Thanks
We are a 28 and 26 year old couple wanting to go on a safari. What tour company would you recommend for our age group?
Hi Guys! I have a chance to live and work in Mwanza, Tanzania. What has been your experience here? What would you advise to a newcomer from UK? Please tell me as much as you can about food, beer, accom, facilities such as shopping, sports and recreation, nightlife (if it exists), making friends, travel opportunities, ............
I want to take a close look of the migratory animals even in the restricted areas. Money is no problem but how do I get special permission and all. What are the procedures.
Why are horses not allowed withen the Serengeti migration area? Why is it limited to only outside the area?
I plan to visit Zanzibar for my honeymoon in January I want to know if that's a good time period and how long do I need to stay to explore the city the food and the culture
Also which are the best best resorts or hotels to stay
I also plan to visit sarangeti
We are a group travelling to Zanzibar after a week at safari in Kenya. We are one couple (30 years old) 1 couple with to children, and one 50 year old woman. We would like to stay at a nice beach. Our travel agent has suggested Matemwe beach to us. This looks nice BUT, it seems a little bit to quiet here. We do not want to end up in a backpacker paradise, but neither a place with 3 hotels, no bars and surroundings and such...
Have i godt the wrong idea about Matemwe, is it very very quiet? or is this ideal for a group combined of small children, and a couple who would like some nights out on a beach bar or such??
Thank you for helping me :)
We are a couple aged 50. We want to have some relax , fun , and just see all that Zanzibar has to offer. Any suggestions on where to stay and what to do. Shall we book different places to stay or shall we stay at one place. Our price range in value for money to mid range. Look forward to your suggestions
Hello, we will be be staying at Kendwa Rocks for 5 nights on October . Can anyone advise us any bars and restaurants around this Hotel or near ?
Sorry guys i need to have relaxation at Key West Bar and restaurant,but i don't know exactly physical location where it is located though i only know that it is in Dar es Salaam,please any help(i searched on Google,nothing)
Hi I am going to Zanzibar on the 13th of September with my boyfriend as part of a longer trip to Africa, and I have left it really late to book a hotel and do my research... we will be staying in Zanzibar Town on the first night, only for a night and then travelling the next day to one of the beach resorts on the East Coast. So far I have looked at the Shangani Hotel which is $80 for 2 people sharing, we are on a budget. as for Beach towns we are looking at Matemwe, Kendwa, Pongwe and Jambiani. Does anyone have any advice on where they think is best and any budget hotel recommendations? We are mostly wanting to chill out on the beaches with a few excursions as we will have just climbed Kilimanjaro! Thank you for any advice! naomi
What is the single most important thing to pack that is not on the usual lists?
i´m moving to Arusha with my family in november and I hope that someone can give me some advice about which areas that is best suitable for a family. Grateful if you can recommend som rental agent.
I read previous posts about safari agencies and contacted some of them (BobbyTours, Karako, KiboTrekking, African Scenic Safari, Gosheni). So far the most professional seems to be Nuru Adventure.
Has anybody any experience with them?
I am looking for a 1 night camping safari preferably to Ngorongoro and would like to spend 200USD a day maximum.
Did any of you book a safari for this daily tariff? If so can you send me the name of the agency you used?
We will be leaving the Keys Hotel Moshi after doing Kilimanjaro on Sunday 1 sept. We would like to go to Mombasa. Which is the best bus company ??
Hi, can anyone give me information on your experiences or knowledge of the Amaan Bungalows in Zanzibar. Is the accommodation good? Is it in a good part of Zanzibar? Any info will do. Thanks to those that will answer (in advance), thanks D
Planning a two weeks trip to Uganda and a few days in Kenya. Anybody thinking of the same? At least around September.
what vaccinations are required for entry into Zanzibar?
what vaccinations are required for entry into Zanzibar?
Whatever type of electricity adaptor do I need for Tanzania? Are they UK type plugs (3 flat pins) or US type or something else? I am confused since I see different types on Internet. Thanks!
im going to mwanza in september for two to three months What clothing should i pack and whats weather like that time of year
Me and my girl friend have booked a 5 day 'Ultimate Short Safari' in North Tanzania with this company:
starting on the 3rd October 2013.
The price is good, however we have been given a guarantee that if more people book on the same safari at the same time the price will be significantly reduced for all involved. We can be slightly flexible on dates.
Please comment or message me if you may be interested.
I am travelling to Tanzania in Septmeber and am planning on taking the Tazara train from Mbeya to Dar on the 18th, and then flying from Dar to Kili on the 20th. As there are two flights on that day, I want to make sure I book the one I have enough time to catch..So, I'd really like to know about your experience with the Tazara train - I know that it is notoriously late, but what exactly does this mean? Are we talking about a couple of hours late, or is it possible that the train ride takes twice as long as planned (hence, I miss the morning flight from Dar onward)?
Thank you very much for your aswers, any info is more than welcome, and kind regards,