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Questions for Oct in Tanzania/Rwanda

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I am traveling with A&K in Tanzania and Big Five in Rwanda at the end of October. It is my 1st Africa trip and I am so excited!

My plan is to try and do 2 carry on bags. I'm flying American/British Airways through London (luckily enough on miles for First Class!). I am traveling alone...wish me luck!

Here is my itinerary.

Oct 27 - Overnight London
Oct 28 - Overnight Nairobi, Kenya

TANZANIA Portion
Oct 29 - Arusha - Mountain Village Lodge
Oct 30, 31 - A&K Tarangire Tented Camp
Nov 1 - Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Nov 2, 3 - A&K Ngorongoro Crater Camp
Nov 4 - Serengeti Serena Lodge
Nov 5,6,7 - A&K Serengeti Tented Camp, hot air ballon ride one day

RWANDA Portion
Nov 8 - Kigali Serena Hotel
Nov 9 - Virunga Lodge
Nov 10 - Mountain Gorilla trek then on to Mountain Gorilla Lodge or Virunga Lodge (TBD)
Nov 11 - Fly home

For Cameras, I am bringing a Canon SD800 IS and a Panasonic FZ28. I am not a DSLR type.

My biggest questions are
-How much cash to bring
-What types of stuff to buy/where
-What will make the drives most comfortable (i hear the roads are a bit bumpy) that I should bring
-How to prep for the Mountain Gorilla trek...do I need to exercise? What do I need to pack?
-Where would you expect that I will have electricity to charge batteries/my Kindle? (i.e. do the A&K tented camps have electricity? can you charge in the car?)
-A lot of people have mentioned giving items to guides, etc. What is best to bring?
-Any particular watch outs for a single woman traveling alone?
-Anyone have experience in tha A&K mobile camps?
-Best packing list to reference?

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