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Planes,Trains and Automobiles?

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Planes,Trains and Automobiles?

1. Posted by navigatrix (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Will be in Lusaka September 30th 2009 making my way to Dar Es Salaam. Have looked at train and bus routes and schedules. AM I crazy to think I can get from A to B in 6 days? Trying to avoid a flight. The bus says it takes a few hours and the train from Kapiri Mposhi to Dar supposedly takes 3 days. AM I NUTS?

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Do you mean a bus from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam is a few hours? I guess not, but just checking.
Probably the bus will take a few days as well.

3. Posted by navigatrix (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

no no no, bus to Kapiri Mposhi then that is where I would get on a train to Dar. From shedules and distances and the reading I have done it looks like I can do it in 4 days but I would plan for six as a buffer. Then I keep telling myself this is Africa so realize that schedules might be not as important and easy to keep as they are here in Canada.

4. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 7y

i think its definitely doable. but it is africa...so be prepared in case things fall apart. also remember that you have a border crossing in the mix as well. be sure to have your correct papers, a good attitude and i believe you'll need your yellow fever cert as well.