tour in africa

Jul 4th, 2006, 03:56 AM
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tour in africa

does anybody have information or experience on a tour through africa? i am looking at a one week tour maybe over christmas break or spring break...or maybe even a month in the summer. i am a college student and on a budget! thanks for all the help in advance!
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Jul 4th, 2006, 05:04 AM
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You have asked a challenging queation to answer.
due to the sheer enormity of Africa a trans African safari would not be possible in a week or a month.

So you will need to narrow down your search to a couple of countries instead. If you are after an inexpensive week to month long break and if it is the wildlife element tha appeals to you, I wouls duggest that you research an East African safari.

Should you desire a holiday with greater variety and NOT just a wildlife experience then I would suggest that you look into a southern Africa trip. Here however I do believe that you will not get the same values as east Africa, however I would be pleased to learn if I am wrong.

Hope that helps you get started,
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Jul 4th, 2006, 05:44 AM
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i should have reworded my original question. i meant IN africa, not THROUGH africa. i would like to go to one country and know the place. sorry!
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Jul 4th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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It's true one word can change everything.
Suggest you look into a Kenyan overland trip. has some nice journeys that are inexpensive. I notice that the SA/Botswana trips are well priced too.

If that is still on the high side, may I suggets that you get closer to sourse and speak with companies such as: whichway adventures & drifters, both based in SA offering southern african adventures.

they are what are known as particpative journeys where you get involved in the cooking cleaning etc of camping.
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Jul 4th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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For a camping tour that is not participatory, but still budget and balances cultural experiences with animal viewing I suggest you look at IntoAfrica, AfricAdventure and Mount Safaris

I received very good recommendations for IntoAfrica both here and on other travel forums. Will be travelling with them next month.
Jul 4th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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africnow - do you have to keep rubbing it in? ;-)
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Jul 4th, 2006, 11:41 AM
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Have a look at the safaris of Nairobi Backpackers:
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LOL Matt - I'm so excited that I don't know if I'll survive till depature date
Oct 18th, 2006, 06:25 AM
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Hello, sorry for the intrusion. In this post AfricNow mentioned I just wanted to clarify that we are now operating as Zed&Away ( AfricAdventure focused mostly on Uganda, but we are now offering several countries in Africa, including safaris, sport holidays, volunteer work, etc. Thanks, Ivan
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