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Old October 21st, 2004, 08:04 PM
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Possible Vacation to Africa

Considering a trip to Africa next year or 2006. I am looking for suggestions such as:

what country / countries to visit?
Should I go with a tour company or create my own adventure. Or a little of both?
Best time of year for animal viewing?
I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone that has visited or lived/lives there.

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Old October 21st, 2004, 10:24 PM
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Thomson Safari out of Baltimore. Go to Tanzania.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 11:37 AM
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Ron,
thanks for the info!
What time of the year do you suggest?
They had a very professional website which is a good sign. If you have gone with them what type of adventure did you do? tented, action & adventure, or luxury?

thanks again for the help.

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Old October 22nd, 2004, 01:43 PM
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Many favour Morocco - loads of organised trips there from UK. I guess it is close and easy to get to from Europe, but it does offer great challenges and staggering scenery. I have wheeled in Mozambique in Series IIIs and early 110s. Nothing serious though just trips to/in/through game parks and beaches while dodging Renamo terrorists. Nearly got blown up in a 110 - sadly the convoy of Portuguese half an hour behind me werent so lucky.

Algiers must also be good but is dangerous. Tanzania and Kenya offer great sights, game parks, coastline etc but watch the US and UK Travel advices.
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Old October 28th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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I've been to Morocco twice now with Trailmasters. Scenery is awesome. Summer was hot but I found the Sahara O.K at 58c a very dry heat.
www.trailmasters.com/
Trailmasters do loads of different routes all year. Mention me if you call them or email them
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Old October 28th, 2004, 06:55 PM
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says any four wheel drive will cope with our route - sounds like it is too easy to me! I have off roaded in the Syrian desert a lot and well, lets just say Ford Explorers arent the best things to have. if you want animals then you can't beat east Aftica - Tanzania (not just serengetti - I am told selous is rally good). Nice web site here I found...

http://www.go2africa.com/Tanzania/the-great-selous/
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Here's a few of our snaps......

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There is a huge range in scenery - high mountains, desert, forest trails, dry lakes, Paris - Dakar Route
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Bryan, There is such a variety in Africa, you need to tell us more what you're interested in doing. Obviously, Egypt is a whole lot different from Kenya which is a lot different from Rwanda (thank goodness).

I went to Tanzania and Zanzibar a few years ago. Migration is in the spring/fall, as I recall, and I heard that it really is fantastic to watch the herds cross the plains. Further west are the forests, gorillas and all that stuff. Tanzania is cool, 'cause you could combine with a climb up Kilimanjaro. I don't think they've got 4-wheeling trails yet, though, and walking is a bit slower than krawling. Safari in Africa was one the most spectacular experiences in my life.

Two pretty good tour companies (not for off-roading trips however) are Mountain Travel Sobek (www.mountaintravelsobek.com) and Wilderness Travel (www.wildernesstravel.com). If that's the kind of tour company you're looking for, pick up Outside magazine and check the ads in the back and you'll find a bunch more choices.
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