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  • Itinerary for Uganda Gorilla Trek and Elephant Whispers
  • Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:02:48 GMT
  • My husband and I are avid travelers. Generally, our major focus is on authentic experiences away from the tourists. We prefer to spend our money on bucket list experiences as opposed to luxury accommodations. Of course, if luxury exists in our budget, we wouldn’t turn it down, but it’s just not our priority. We enjoy adventure and activity, but don’t want to be run ragged by packing in so much into each day. We don’t generally ... [Posted by hmwende - Aug 09, 10:02]
  • Short Tours around SA and Victoria Falls
  • Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:03:24 GMT
  • I'm travelling to Johannesburg with work in October but will have free weekends that I'd like to take advantage of and do a couple of tours. I'd rather be in a group so I don't ger lonely! All the tour companies I've looked at (GAdventures, Intrepid etc) look great but only do tours of 5+ days . Can anyone recommend a tour company where I can do 1 or 2 nights only?? Initial plan was to do one trip to Victoria ... [Posted by GBVLondon - Jul 23, 00:03]
  • Safety on bus from Tanzania (Arusha) to Kenya (Nairobi)?
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:47:42 GMT
  • Hello to all. I will be travelling with friends to Tanzania and I was thinking of possibly extending my stay and crossing on my own (woman) from Tanzania (Arusha) to Kenya (Nairobi) to visit a friend. Do you know whether this could be challenging/not a secure option? I have had contradictory opinions, some suggesting me to fly instead. Also does anyone know how the situation looks like in Nairobi, now that Kenya is approaching the elections? Also cholera-wise...? Thank you! ... [Posted by stepadou - Jul 21, 13:47]
  • Kenya - Diani Beach or Lamu Island Info
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:49:58 GMT
  • Traveling to Kenya. Would like to end up at a beach location. Looking for information on either Diani Beach or Lamu Island. Is one preferable to another any sort of amenities at either, quality of beach. Thanks ... [Posted by rhbphoto - Jul 20, 11:49]
  • Children flying Emirates to South Africa
  • Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:34:37 GMT
  • If you are flying to South Africa with children and without one or more parents on the childs birth certificate expect Emirates to deny you boarding even if you comply with the paperwork set out by the South African Embassy. Emirates denied boarding and would not refund - with paperwork that was considered acceptable by South Africa on a previous trip with another airline. AVOID them in these circumstances as they will not care or be helpful at all - they claim ... [Posted by iansorby - Jul 12, 00:34]