Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Tanzania, Kenya & Rwanda Trip Report: Migration, Adventure & Gorillas

Jump to last reply

Tanzania, Kenya & Rwanda Trip Report: Migration, Adventure & Gorillas

So, I’m finally getting around to starting my trip report. We (2 couples) traveled from June 4th to the 25th. Here’s the link to the previous description of the itinerary:
http://fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=4&tid=34807575

June 4-6: We flew from Charlotte, NC to Detroit to Amsterdam on KLM. Flights were fine and we took the train into Amsterdam Central Station, then the tram to our hotel and spent 2 days in and around town. We’ve been to Amsterdam before only 2 years ago, but the other couple had never been there. We took in the Van Gogh Museum, took a canal boat tour, walked through the red light district etc. on the first day. On the second day we rode buses all over Waterland. Had a nice visit to the picturesque town of Markam. Then on the 7th we flew from AMS to JRO on KLM. Flight was fine and there were lots of empty seats. We had selected aisle/window hoping that the middle seat would be unoccupied and we lucked out! We were met by a nice guy who drove us to the Dik Dik hotel. We were informed that we’d be flying to the Serengeti the next morning on a flight from Arusha. The Dik Dik is an attractive property just outside Arusha, about 30 minutes from the airport. We had a late dinner and our first night in Africa. After breakfast, it was off to the airport where we checked in for our flight.

A few notes about travel. We had not previously bought visas for Tanzania, but we had the downloadable form already filled out in advance and had trusty new $50 bills in hand. It turned out that folks were given out a little card on the plane and really that was all that was required. They took our forms as well, but others just had the little card and that seemed to suffice. A little disorganized pushing at the two small windows, but it only took about 15 minutes.

Also to skip ahead, nobody ever looked at our yellow fever cards, even in Rwanda where it is supposedly required.

What awaited us at Seronera? Next episode coming up soon.
Marty

59 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report are recommendation is usuallydon't say very m
  2. 2 Magnificent wedding in the Masai Mara
  3. 3 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  4. 4 Trip Report Zambia Impressions
  5. 5 Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  6. 6 Trip Report Travel Report for Malawi - A Great Place To Relax
  7. 7 Serengeti Photo Safari - April 2015
  8. 8 Now is the Time fo Egypt...
  9. 9 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  10. 10 Comments on Botswana itinerary with Wilderness Travel
  11. 11 Has anybody used this tour company overmorocco.com?
  12. 12 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  13. 13 Morocco floods - areas affected
  14. 14 Dubai first time
  15. 15 Mauritius September 2015 - Silver Beach Resort or Emeraude Beach Attitude?
  16. 16 Taste of Dubai
  17. 17 Trip Report Don't go to Morrocco!
  18. 18 Where to spend extra night; Merzouga or Skoura?
  19. 19 Trip Report Zanzibar - from a resident's perspective
  20. 20 Canoe Safari Jan - Feb
  21. 21 Dubai and/or Oman
  22. 22 Good travel company to book an 8 day trip to Egypt
  23. 23 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  24. 24 Morocco Advice
  25. 25 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
View next 25 » Back to the top