Seeking Info: Traveling Tanzania

Reply

Aug 21st, 1999, 02:04 PM
  #1
JLH
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Seeking Info: Traveling Tanzania

Could anyone help answering the following?
-Approx. costs for flying from Dar Es Salaam to Ngorongoro Crater...from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar?
-What to expect from a climb on Mt. Meru. Do we need our own equipment or are there climb groups available that provide it? Are there lodges enroute or should we expect to camp?
-Recommended beach hotels on Zanzibar (upto $125/night).
-Are iodine tablets necessary or is bottled water available?
I welcome any advice, recommendations or feedback regarding travel in Tanzania.
Thank you!
JLH
 
Reply With Quote
Aug 23rd, 1999, 07:02 AM
  #2
montesa
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
You might want to try sending an e-mail to [email protected] to get the information you need. I used them to book my trip to Tanzania recently. They're the travel/tour section of Coastal Air which hass both regular and chartered flights around Tanzania. They can also book you into any hotel, lodge or camp site you want. The person I used over there was Nahid and she was really nice and very helpful. There is bottled water everywhere but my husband I thought that the best tasting one was labeled Kilimanjaro which we got when we were up north in the Kilimanjaro area.
 
Reply With Quote
Oct 28th, 1999, 11:50 PM
  #3
ali
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
airfare kili to zanzibar approx $139U.S . one way
 
Reply With Quote
Nov 5th, 1999, 05:47 AM
  #4
NB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
We were in Zanzibar and did a safari from Arusha in Dec. 1998. I can't remember the costs but we flew from Dar Es Salaam to Kilimanjaro on Tanzania Air, which I don't know that I would recommend. The plane shook terribly and a bunch of the air masks fell down on take off and landing. We took a ferry to Zanzibar. I know that KLM flies on certain days from Dar. to Kil.

We stayed in Stone Town on Zanzibar for a few days, and then headed north and stayed at Ras Nungwi, which I don't know that I would recommend. I found them on the internet. They advertised that they didn't have air-conditioning, which I didn't expect, but they did say that they had ceiling fans in each room. I figured this along with the night air off the ocean would be acceptable. However, they didn't mention that they get power from a generator and that the generator (and fan) go off at midnight. So at about 12:30 everynight, I was wide awake sweating profusely. Plus the beds were situated in such a way in the room that the cross breeze coming through never even reached us. Tried to move the bed, but couldn't move the mosquito net!! UGH. We were supposed to stay for 7 nights, but cut it short a night or two and headed back to Stone Town for an airconditioned room!!

I found bottled water readily available everywhere we went. Wasn't a problem.

If you have any other questions, feel free. It was one of the best trips we have ever done.
 
Reply With Quote
Nov 6th, 1999, 04:22 PM
  #5
ali
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
OOPS! airfare above is wrong!I got 2 quotes 165 & 175 US one way.
 
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:41 AM.