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11. Posted by I.W. Lane (Budding Member 8 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hey,

I've seemed to upset some people, sorry. I'll start basic should we travel north/south or the opposite way, hoping to leave mid January. Hoping to visit south Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt as a start. Would love to work in Namibia and Madagascar, if time and spend permits. does anyone know if this is possible or even reasonable.

Thanks

12. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1584 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Mid January might be the best time to start south and head north. If you want to visit Kruger, start in Durban or J'burg. Head north through Botswana and the Okovango Delta, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia and then to Victoria Falls. If you like extreme stuff, there's a bungy jump between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If you want gorillas, the DRC is dodgy at the moment but you can see them in both Rwanda and Uganda - probably cheaper in Uganda. You can tour the national parks of Tanzania easily - 7 or 8 days will include Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Zanzibar and a bit of beach might give you a break. Kilimanjaro is walkable if you do a bit of training - expect a greater chance of success the longer the climb (acclimatation is important). If you do this, Kenya might be a repeat. Consider Ethiopia for meeting tribes. What about Djibouti? Sudan will be awkward at the moment. Fly into Aswan and take a boat up to Luxor stopping at the temples. Luxor is fabulous. Then up to Cairo and evrn Alexandria - that'll be six months and you'll end up in Egypt in July.

Mozambique might be a problem at the moment after the floodings.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Apr-2019, at 23:53 by Borisborough ]

13. Posted by Ghayas_bilbees (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hey Buddy,

My advice would be to start in Kenya and travel to Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, finishing the trip off in Darres Salam.

Kenya has a lot to do and explore, safari, beaches, sights and natural wonders. Uganda and Rwanda ade fairly remote and quiet good for exploration. Lifestyle is quiet simple and people mostly are jubilant to see foreigners.
Tanzania again is a lot more developed in compariaon to Uganda and Rwanda. You can hike Kalimanjaro, explore the bazars of dares salam, follow the trail of lake victoria or lake tanganyka or go out fishing in Indian Ocean from Zanzibar.

I have not been there myself but I have met people who have done it.

Thanks

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