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Planning short trip to Mozambique from Swaziland, visa questions

I am planning a day (or two) trip to Mozambique from Swaziland. I will just be in Maputo and will enter via a bus from Swaziland. I've seen that since I am a US citizen I require a visa to enter ...
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Direct flights to USA from countries with Ebola outbreak

According to this survey 58% of Americans think there should be a travel ban on flights from countries where the Ebola has broken out. The survey doesn't make clear what a travel ban would mean, but ...
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Are the usual TB vaccinations sufficient for the MDR and XDR strains now in Africa?

Today I watched a BBC documentary about the rise of tuberculosis in Africa. Apparently there are drug resistant strains known as MDR (multi-drug resistant) and XDR (extremely drug resistant). If ...
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From Zambia to Zimbabwe: How easy to cross the borders?

We are planning to visit the Victoria Falls. We will be driving from Lusaka to Livingstone (is that something one will recommend by the way?). It seems that most of the hotels and many major landmarks ...
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Sierra Leone: risk of sharks?

I am planning to visit Sierra Leone. I have seen some pictures and the beaches are awesome. They have beautiful and appealing islands for diving and snorkeling. Is there a serious threat of shark ...
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Ivory Coast, Africa: What diseases tend to occur there?

I have been doing a project as part of my virus research and traveling to where each form of a certain virus originated. My first destination is the Tai Forest. I am curious on what diseases, ...
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Overland Transport in Africa [closed]

What information is available for rail and bus travel in Africa? So far, the only information I've been able to find come from first-hand accounts of people who made the trips themselves. I'm ...
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Same passport for visiting all of Africa?

So tonight I was catching up with a well-traveled friend who was visiting Melbourne. A few years back they did an overlanding tour in Africa, and was told for the tour that if you had multiple ...
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Best options for crossing Lake Victoria by ferry

I'm looking for the best option for crossing lake Victoria between Uganda (Entebbe) and Kenya (Kisumu) in either direction. Before anyone suggest earthwise I have attempted calling them (number not ...
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Do I need a carnet for travelling in/between countries in southern Africa? [closed]

I live in South Africa, and hope in the future to travel around Southern Africa visiting places such as Botswana, Mozambiqe etc. Do I need a carnet for travelling within Southern Africa?.
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What is a reliable and safe method of obtaining cash in Madagascar?

I may spend a month in Madagascar and cannot find conclusive information on the availability of ATMs, banks, or other methods of obtaining cash. My travel guide specifically mentions Visa instead of ...
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Where is the safest country in Africa? [closed]

As the title asks, which African country is safe for visiting with peace of mind?
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What is the cheapest and most direct route from the UK to Malawi?

I'm researching a trip to Malawi and I'm struggling to find direct flights. I'd be happy to travel from any UK city to anywhere in Malawi. I've only been able to find flights for around £900 with at ...
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Can I participate in the farming/harvesting of chocolate/cacao as a tourist anywhere in the world?

Even us chocolate lovers don't know much about where chocolate comes from. It comes from a plant. Can tourists help out where it is grown anywhere? Apparently most cacao/cocoa comes from Ivory Coast ...
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Some travel forms ask if I've visited Africa recently. What restrictions might I encounter due to my travel to Africa?

I know that I may be ineligible to donate blood (in the United States, at least) for a certain period of time after travelling to Africa (from my research, mainly because of presence of malaria, but ...
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Volunteer travel in South East Asia / Africa

I want to go for a volunteer trip to south-east Asian countries or Africa. Although I found a website called STAtravel. I am looking for some more pointers for a lesser price. As far as skills are ...
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Is it possible to withdraw USD from ATMs in Tanzania?

I will be In the following Tanzanian towns, Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Stone Town and would like to know where I am best to replenish My stock of USD? Is it possible to withdraw USD from ATMs in ...
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Is it possible to withdraw USD from an ATM in Nairobi, Kenya

While in Nairobi I might need to top up my supply of USD. Is it possible to get it directly from an ATM or will I need to go to a currency exchange?
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Is it possible to draw out USD from ATMs in Lilongwe, Malawi?

I will be travelling through Malawi over New years and a lot of the activities I have planned need payment in USD, and I don't want to carry the full amount in cash for my entire trip. So is it ...
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How to get to São Tomé and Príncipe?

While browsing through Google Maps, I struck on São Tomé e Príncipe, an island country which seems like a very interesting destination. I immediately started looking for ways to get there. This seems ...
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Safest road route from Tangier to Togo

A local NGO that is working with Togo is going to organize a convoy (2 trucks) to bring some educational and medical aid. They will enter to Africa through Tangier, Morocco and are going to drive to ...
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Is the Cairo - Cape Town Highway passable?

The Cairo - Cape Town Highway sounds like a very interesting route to discovery Africa by car. The Wikipedia web site says that some parts are still not finished. So my questions are: Is this ...
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Where can I travel if I want to see cheetahs?

My favorite animals are cheetahs. So I would like to see them in the natural habitats. Where should I travel to to maximize my chances?
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Sending passport via post office to get visa

I'm forced to send my passport via post office, because there is no Burkina Faso embassy in my country. I don't feel very comfortable about it, because the passport can get lost and/or can be misused. ...
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What is the most effective advice to avoid/minimise risk of illness when travelling in Africa?

I'm considering some trips to Africa at some point in the future and a major concern is protecting against illness. Obviously, as with other places, the continent varies a lot: cities, rural, ...
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When is the best time to go shark diving in Cape Town (Gansbaai)

When is the best time to see great white sharks while cage diving at Gansbaai? I'm interested to know when they're most active and when the water has the best visibility.
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What game can I eat in South Africa?

When I was in South Africa, I wanted to try some game meat but when I asked people what I could have I got replies with answers like 'Game' or 'you know Game Kudu, Zebra etc' or was just shown the ...
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Is it worth it to go to Mount Kenya for only one day?

Yesterday a friend told me that he will travel to Kenya and he's interested to go to Mount Kenya. He has only one or two days to go up this mountain, so he's wondering if there is something that ...
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Overland trip in Uganda with camping

I'm looking at a overland trip in Uganda, approximately 14 days. I am ok with some amount of camping, but I'm not terribly interested in the "dig your own hole" sort of camping. I'd like to do it ...
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What direct flights connect South America and Africa? [closed]

I'm curious, what airlines offer direct flights between South America and Africa and what cities do they connect?
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Strongest travel sunblock?

A friend who burns easily is travelling to Africa during the dry season. What is the strongest sunblock on the market, and is it actually sensible to use - that is, would it potentially prevent ...
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What is a good hydration system for hiking Kilimanjaro?

I am attempting a summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa) later in the year. I have most of my gear, however the one thing I am unsure of is the best way to hydrate and store/carry my water. I am also ...