Advice on Planning a Trip to Tanzania
I am leaving for East Africa at the end of this month (May 3rd and am not returning until September 9th! The first month I will be spending two weeks in Ethiopia and two weeks in Tanzania. Then I will spend two months volunteering perhaps in Kenya, not sure yet. But, I am open to all suggestions of places to go/ places not to go.
If you have any information on Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and/or Uganda please share. I would like to focus my trip around the environment and culture which shouldnt be too hard! So any information you have about safety issues, getting around the countries, places to go, where to stay, etc. will be such a great help.
I am a recent college graduate (this past September) and have been saving up my money since but do not have much to spend so any budget travelling advice you have please let me know. For example, when going to the national parks is it best to find a place to stay outside? Do you need to hire a guide at every national park?
What are the cheapest but reliable safari tours? i love to get “off the beaten track” and get a real feel for the local culture, step away from all the tourist “hot-spots”, go on crazy adventures, hikes, whatever!
I will be landing in Nairobi and heading straight to Zanzibar. What is the best way to get there? How long will this trip take?
Thank you for all your help and I am a Belizean Expert. I have spent about 5 months there so if anyone needs travel advice there please let me know!