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18744$%p6. wrote:

nbsp;Hi!
nbsp;I need advice concerning a 14-day trip to East Africa in the second
nbsp;half of May.
I mean, would you say Namibia is boring in comparison as wildlife is
more abundant in East Africa? And how about the African feeling and
the chance to make contact with locals, do you get more of that in
Namibia or in Kenya/Tanzania? The reason I'm asking is that I
originally planned to go to Namibia, before it occurred to me that the
second half of May might not be so rainy in East Africa.After a long, long flight, beating myself over a bumpy road for hours
is the opposite of what I want.

It is perhaps not the absolutely ideal time, because the
herbivores can now disperse, as they can find water in many
places now, and life is getting very hard for carnivores who
also have to spread out to find their prey.

I'm in Nairobi from time to time and I know quite a few
foreigners who live there all the time. Can't be that bad. Don't wait.wrote in message
news:fk2t4v4ep1qs7c4sub50mufci467dcovin@4ax.it
nbsp;Manfred U.

Tent lodges in the Msai Mari is not what you might think. I could either fly directly to Arusha or head there by
nbsp;gt;transfer straight from the airport (four hours) as I would probably
nbsp;gt;best go on safari from there anyhow.com. I won't be on a very tight budget.Going to the
coast?Well, everyone naturally wants to pack as much as they can into
their first trip, but most people I speak with said at the end of their
safari that they wished they had booked more time for gameviewing rather
than moving around a lot.The Serengeti is the
quintessential African experience and arguably Africa's premier game park -
the sheer volume of wildlife is staggering .
nbsp;Hi Giovanni
nbsp;As Felicia sayed is good but I would not spend 2 days in The crater.a chef !!!).

A great private tour guide in Tansania is
Erasto Mollel
erastomollel@yahoo.com

Manfred U.
nbsp;My preferred countries are Kenya and Tanzania , and my main interest
nbsp;is visiting game parks but also meeting locals. May give you a lower
price

Joe GoodmanManfred U.
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;Robert

Gabrieli,
The reason I suggested 2 days in the NCA is that they could spend one full
day in the Crater and one day exploring the cultural opportunities (meeting
locals) in and around the NCA .
nbsp;Hi!
nbsp;I need advice concerning a 14-day trip to East Africa in the second
nbsp;half of May.

Mafred,

Nairobi is not as nice as it once was, but in my view there's no
need to avoid it altogether.The Serena Lodge isinvolved with their local
communities, providing assistance in various community projects, such as
piping water to the local villages and helping with school fees for further
education.de. I think they do they their best to be environmentally friendly
and the staff is very well trained.
Enjoy the journey,Felicia

Manfred U. If you just arrive and take a taxi
to a hotel you shouldn't expect any problem. I recommend contacting companies first,
however, to see what they will offer you
over the internet.com. Tarangire NP *might* be good
at the end of your visit (June/July Augbeing prime time for this eco
system). They are all now a
bit more difficult to find. In May the rains
are subsiding. This would be my first visit to this region, and I will
nbsp;be travelling by myself.

Third, should I go to Kenyan parks from Nairobi or, as I suspect might
be better, head straight to Arusha and start from there? Or go to the
Tanzanian parks with a Nairobi company? And how unsafe are these
cities and countries these days? And, last, I assume it would be
unwise to try and squeeze a trip to the coast into these two weeks?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
nbsp;Hi!
nbsp;I need advice concerning a 14-day trip to East Africa in the second
nbsp;half of May. are reproducing.
nbsp;Third, should I go to Kenyan parks from Nairobi or, as I suspect might
nbsp;be better, head straight to Arusha and start from there? Or go to the
nbsp;Tanzanian parks with a Nairobi company? And how unsafe are these
nbsp;cities and countries these days? And, last, I assume it would be
nbsp;unwise to try and squeeze a trip to the coast into these two weeks?
nbsp;Any advice would be much appreciated.Ask the walking guide to
incorporate the plants used by local people intohis agenda. Designed to blend into the Crater
wall, the Lodge was made with local rocks and natural materials, clearing as
little vegetation as possible. If you wait till you are there
to start deciding which company you will use,
you will have to make a quick decision.

BTW, my favorite lodge there is the Ngorongoro Serena.

Second, would it be sensible to go there without prior safari booking
and expect to find an operator that has a group going within the next
couple of days? (I would probably prefer a lodge over a tent safari)
Or would it be more advisable to try and book something ahead of time
via the Internet.
nbsp;Second, would it be sensible to go there without prior safari booking
nbsp;and expect to find an operator that has a group going within the next
nbsp;couple of days? (I would probably prefer a lodge over a tent safari)
nbsp;Or would it be more advisable to try and book something ahead of time
nbsp;via the Internet.
nbsp;Robert

Hi Manfred,
Ireturned this week from the Serengeti. In that case I would
nbsp;consider Namibia or SA.
nbsp;My preferred countries are Kenya and Tanzania , and my main interest
nbsp;is visiting game parks but also meeting locals. I read in another thread that the price could be
nbsp;significantly cheaper when booking upon arrival, although maybe this
nbsp;should not be my main consideration in view of the fact that I have
nbsp;only two weeks.
I suggest you e-mail him tell him I recommended you. Usually you still get some rain, but not enough
to deter me, for one.

As for safety, Narobi is not the safest city in the world.
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;Third, should I go to Kenyan parks from Nairobi or, as I suspect might
nbsp;be better, head straight to Arusha and start from there? Or go to the
nbsp;Tanzanian parks with a Nairobi company? And how unsafe are these
nbsp;cities and countries these days? And, last, I assume it would be
nbsp;unwise to try and squeeze a trip to the coast into these two weeks?
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;Any advice would be much appreciated. are reproducing. The height of the
rainy season in the Kenyan highlands is April.This Lodge is newer
and offers some excellent walking and hiking opportunities in addition to
the game drives within the Crater itself.
Feliciabantu bush adventurewrote in message
news:3e5680cb@news.com.
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;My preferred countries are Kenya and Tanzania , and my main interest
nbsp;is visiting game parks but also meeting locals.
nbsp;First, I would like to know whether May (second half) is a very bad
nbsp;time because of the rainy season (for me this would mean not going at
nbsp;all because May is when I have the time to go). Spend one day
in the crater and try to find the Rino that just got a Baby.Mind the
buffalo if you're walking around the lodge grounds.
nice trip
Gabrieli

Giovannischrieb in im Newsbeitrag:
lUx3a. This would be my first visit to this region, and I will
nbsp;be travelling by myself. That's it.

I went in the middle of may and had no rain.A buff got my attention
when he charged me as I was walking to the restaurant one morning.One
day drive is good enough, you will see all in the Serengeti.
nbsp;Hi
nbsp;I went in Tanzania two yars ago and used a little local tour operator.
I went in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tarangire with a camp
safari (to pay less and have a nice contact with the nature) .You did say you were not on a budget.
nbsp;I went in Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tarangire with a camp
nbsp;safari (to pay less and have a nice contact with the nature) .
nbsp;Second, would it be sensible to go there without prior safari booking
nbsp;and expect to find an operator that has a group going within the next
nbsp;couple of days? (I would probably prefer a lodge over a tent safari)
nbsp;Or would it be more advisable to try and book something ahead of time
nbsp;via the Internet.

All in all I would say, go for it.tz ) asking of
Lazarus and asking of Masai (as guide) and Adam (as cook . Check out the
*Ethonobotanic Information* found in the rooms.

Manfred,

I know Kenya well and I also go in mid-May.
I advice you to contact this agengy ( hartebeest@habari.nefonline.

Robert

Hi
I went in Tanzania two yars ago and used a little local tour operator. I read in another thread that the price could be
nbsp;significantly cheaper when booking upon arrival, although maybe this
nbsp;should not be my main consideration in view of the fact that I have
nbsp;only two weeks.Agreed, most people spend one night at the
Crater and then move on.
nbsp;I advice you to contact this agengy ( hartebeest@habari.Large herds of ele can be found here during the dry season.wrote:

nbsp;gt;First, I would like to know whether May (second half) is a very bad
nbsp;gt;time because of the rainy season (for me this would mean not going at
nbsp;gt;all because May is when I have the time to go).

Ask for more recommendations from this
newsgroup about operators.
nbsp;Robert

You asked about weather in late May, early June:
it is perfect! Rain is over, everything is green. I could either fly directly to Arusha or head there by
transfer straight from the airport (four hours) as I would probably
best go on safari from there anyhow.
nbsp;So I informed about them other people and all was happy about them.
Can you wait till you get to Arusha to book?
Yes.Nice to see
nbsp;that these Endagered sp.co. Tour operator told us that
the rain is usually over by May.asking a discount and the best trip)
for
nbsp;a safari.
If you want you could contact (advising them that you have received their
addres from me - Giovanni _ and.
I Known that could be possible, with him, go also in Masai Mara and it could
very interesting!!!
Ciao
Giovanni
gioeli@supereva.

I'll leave the safari company recommendations to others. In that case I would
nbsp;consider Namibia or SA. If
so, I would be very interested to know how these two regions compare.but it was
only for us (two people) because , I think, it could be better.

As Nairobi is rather unsafe this raises the question of why to go
there at all. KLM has daily flights from
Amsterdam to Arusha TZ. The fact that it is the low season might even prove to be an
advantage. In that case I would
nbsp;consider Namibia or SA.Glad I
was walking on the raised platform but the sound of his *snorting* and the
rush of that massive body was exciting.edisontel.asking a discount and the best trip) for
a safari.
nbsp;My preferred countries are Kenya and Tanzania , and my main interest
nbsp;is visiting game parks but also meeting locals.
nbsp;First, I would like to know whether May (second half) is a very bad
nbsp;time because of the rainy season (for me this would mean not going at
nbsp;all because May is when I have the time to go).April/ May is often described as TZ'slong-rains season.bushbuckltd.
nbsp;Third, should I go to Kenyan parks from Nairobi or, as I suspect might
nbsp;be better, head straight to Arusha and start from there? Or go to the
nbsp;Tanzanian parks with a Nairobi company? And how unsafe are these
nbsp;cities and countries these days? And, last, I assume it would be
nbsp;unwise to try and squeeze a trip to the coast into these two weeks?
nbsp;Any advice would be much appreciated.Although it
is true to say , El Nino has been playing havoc with the weather patterns
this year, and the wildlife has moved around accordingly. This would be my first visit to this region, and I will
be travelling by myself. I won't be on a very tight budget. I won't be on a very tight budget.
nbsp;Second, would it be sensible to go there without prior safari booking
nbsp;and expect to find an operator that has a group going within the next
nbsp;couple of days? (I would probably prefer a lodge over a tent safari)
nbsp;Or would it be more advisable to try and book something ahead of time
nbsp;via the Internet.it
Manfred U.

First, I would like to know whether May (second half) is a very bad
time because of the rainy season (for me this would mean not going at
all because May is when I have the time to go). In that case I would
consider Namibia or SA.
nbsp;Then, if you want, you could advice me for notice about the trip.
nbsp;I Known that could be possible, with him, go also in Masai Mara and it
could
nbsp;very interesting!!!
nbsp;Ciao
nbsp;Giovanni
nbsp;gioeli@supereva. If you want to start in Arusha and can get there
directly, that's of course also a good solution. I suggest you
email Bushbuck Safaris, give them your
dates and see what they offer. I read in another thread that the price could be
nbsp;significantly cheaper when booking upon arrival, although maybe this
nbsp;should not be my main consideration in view of the fact that I have
nbsp;only two weeks.You might also consider visiting
the Ngorongoro Crater (2 days should be sufficient), especially if you want
to pursue cultural interests (Maasai Villages), and its your best
opportunity to see the endangered Black Rhino. I read in another thread that the price could be
nbsp;significantly cheaper when booking upon arrival, although maybe this
nbsp;should not be my main consideration in view of the fact that I have
nbsp;only two weeks.co.In late May, I would second the recommendation for
TZ.
nbsp;Hi!
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;I need advice concerning a 14-day trip to East Africa in the second
nbsp;half of May.com. I won't be on a very tight budget.but it was
nbsp;only for us (two people) because , I think, it could be better.Inlate May you
should find more than enough game somewhere between Ndutu and the Western
Corridor around the Mbalageti River in the Serengeti.1519666@news.
nbsp;It was ok because there was people loving there job and loving game!.ha scritto nel messaggio
nbsp;news:fk2t4v4ep1qs7c4sub50mufci467dcovin@4ax.
nbsp;Third, should I go to Kenyan parks from Nairobi or, as I suspect might
nbsp;be better, head straight to Arusha and start from there? Or go to the
nbsp;Tanzanian parks with a Nairobi company? And how unsafe are these
nbsp;cities and countries these days? And, last, I assume it would be
nbsp;unwise to try and squeeze a trip to the coast into these two weeks?
nbsp;Any advice would be much appreciated.
STRONGLY told not to go
out after dark, odds are against you being safe.

Thanks again
Robert

Manfred U.

But if you have to be in Nairobi, just be careful and don't walk
around showing valuables or at night.One
nbsp;day drive is good enough, you will see all in the Serengeti. :-) Of course there will be a few
mudholes, so you have to drive a bit more carefully (or your
driver). I read in another thread that the price could be
significantly cheaper when booking upon arrival, although maybe this
should not be my main consideration in view of the fact that I have
only two weeks.
nbsp;gt;
nbsp;Second, would it be sensible to go there without prior safari booking
nbsp;and expect to find an operator that has a group going within the next
nbsp;couple of days? (I would probably prefer a lodge over a tent safari)
nbsp;Or would it be more advisable to try and book something ahead of time
nbsp;via the Internet. Spend one day
nbsp;in the crater and try to find the Rino that just got a Baby.

I wonder if any of you have been to Kenya/Tanzania _and_ Namibia.
nbsp;Robert

Thank you Giovanni, Dave, Hans-Georg and Joseph for responding to my
question and giving me your valuable advice!

So it appears that May is not a bad time to go, especially the second
half.
nbsp;nice trip
nbsp;Gabrieli
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