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I live in Brazil and used this kind of shower for a good amount of my life. On the summer we actually remove the gas shower and install this eletric shower, cause it is cheaper. So, with that said, I'm pretty confident that it depends more on the capability of who made the instalation than the shower itself. I've been showering this way for twenty years ...


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These are common in rural areas of Ecuador and Peru. I have used them for years and only got some mild shocks a few times. More than 95% of the time, it runs fine and without risk. Guess it depends on the installation and maintenance of these as the ones that shocked me were in very remote areas. Those in hotels that use them, were pretty much always safe.


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I was shocked by one of these one time, in Costa Rica. It was just a quick jolt, nothing too painful and nothing lasting. Different brands and models are certainly different though, so always worth it to be careful. I wouldn't stress out about it and I certainly wouldn't avoid staying in a place or visiting a country that is known to use them.


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Define necessary. No one is going to report you to the authorities if you don't take meds; no one at customs is going to deny you entry if you don't carry them in. But failing to take prophylaxis seems unnecessarily risky, considering the potential consequences. There has been enormous progress eliminating Plasmodium falciparum from Zanzibar, through the ...


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It is sad that most companies claim 98%, because there is really no truth behind those fact. If you ask them for the actual numbers most will not release them. We decided to climb with E-Trip Africa as they do put up statistics that seem a little more realistic. They claim 88-89% overall, and when I asked for actual numbers of people it calculated ...


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There are no scheduled ferries between countries bordering lake Victoria. The only scheduled ferry runs between Mwanza and Bukoba, both in Tanzania. Occasionally, boats to travel from one country to the next and you can hitch a ride, if you speak to the right people and offer the right amount.


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Your options are by air or by bus. A taxi from Nairobi to the border, and a new taxi from the border to Arusha is of course also an option, but it will not come cheap. As mentioned in the answer from @Carl you will have several options for bus companies at around $20. The pick-up for some companies are at the different hotels. The bus will take you to the ...


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As far as I know the only way is via Arusha or by private car. For the route via Arusha you can book tickets on Busbud (full disclosure: I work on this project). There you can catch a local bus onward, though these run infrequently, maybe not even daily. I'm not sure what your intentions once reaching the park are, since there aren't likely to be ...


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I did this by bus, and it was very scenic and enjoyable. Long-distance buses are comfortable and have storage for luggage. You can buy tickets in advance. Safety and duration were what you would expect for a bus in the third world traveling that distance. The only part where I had problems was at the border crossing, where I had some hassles because I was ...


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If all you want to do is see Kilimanjaro in the distance you can just drive out along the A23 a bit. Easily doable in the time you have. That's as close as I got so I'll let someone else add a more detailed answer. The closest point of the A23 to Kilimanjaro is about 80km from downtown Arusha, and the road is a decent one. My memory is hazy, and we weren't ...


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At Busbud.com we sell tickets to travelers for Dar Express and some of the other local bus companies from around USD$19. The trip is around 5 hours. A couple days advanced booking is required for online purchase. Traveling in Kenya and Tanzania is generally very safe. Unfortunately there is some heightened risked compared to wealthier countries in regards ...


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You will find something very similar, not in the shower head, but on the wall of your shower, in many bathrooms in Germany. Usually 10-20 kilo watt, an electronic fuse that shuts down the power within a microsecond if any electrical current is misdirected, and it produces water at the exact temperature that you want immediately. https://www.siemens-home....


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We ended up using the single-entry visa for all of our entries into the East Africa community countries. The immigration officer when we arrived at Nairobi airport confirmed that a single-entry visa was sufficient. For our particular case, getting a multi-entry visa was significantly more complicated than a single-entry one.


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It is better to make booking online and pay in advance since this will save time and make you assure of the tour. There are companies which are very competent and trusted in organizing tours,those companies are registered by Tanzania Tourism Board under the ministry of tourism. Find one company and make your booking. Best of luck for more help am available ...


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There are different vantage points to view Mount Kilimanjaro. If you are arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport during the daytime hours, you can see the mountain out of the plane window. Otherwise, as you leave the airport onto the main highway (A23), you will see the mountain on a clear day. Other vantage points are on the Machame road near Moshi ...


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According to my searches, Ethiopian Airlines flies that route, but with a connection in Addis Ababa. It looks like Antananarivo has direct flights to Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi as well as some island airports in the area, as well as Guangzhou, China and Paris. So... it appears like a connection in Addis Ababa will be your best bet.


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This is a non-definitive answer with some guides as to where to learn more. From what I have found "on web" it sounds like there is probably not a direct passenger ferry service, there may be a long duration two-leg service via Kampala and the trip by bus or other road vehicle is liable to be a viable alternative. I have a friend who visits the greater ...


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I've used good ones and not-so-good ones. The electric element is in the water, but of course you can avoid getting shocked if you avoid putting yourself in a place where you close the circuit. i.e, don't touch metal plumbing. The best is if the shower floor + wall is plastic and you only touch plastic while the heater is on. The one you pictured would be a ...


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The general (worldwide) trend is probably to extend VOA but since visa rules are in a constant state of flux buying a visa from a Consulate should provide some reassurance that you won’t be declined boarding due to the withdrawal of a VOA facility. VOAs can be cheaper than visas via Consulates which are easy money, so not promoted as heavily (eg by visa ...


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It seems that regular visas and visa-on-arrival are more-or-less equivalent in Tanzania. The main difference is that citizens from a handful of (African) countries are not eligible for the visa-on-arrival and that such visas are only available at a limited number of designated port of entries (not at smaller airports or road borders). But for a German ...


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You are right to be suspicious of an estimated 80 km/h speed on a dirt road in a convoy of loaded 4x4s. However, looking at the satellite view, the road is fairly straight, wide, and flat. I budget closer to ten hours for the trip (plus stops). Of course this depends on driver skill and fatigue as well.


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He should apply at the consulate for his place of residence, regardless of citizenship. There are exceptions for this in hardship cases, but not wanting to wait is not an acceptable exception.


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Kilimanjaro Review offers a number of suggestions on where to pick up gear, and several have Sunday hours: Ezzy Spot Gents' Quality Garments AS Osman Outfitters The biggest and best shopping mall is the TFA Centre, often referred to as the Shoprite Centre, where several safari outfitters are located. It is open Mon - Sat 0900 - 1900, Sun 0900 – 1600. Gear ...


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They are perfectly safe, as long as they are well installed. In my 36 years of life, using them practically all my life, I never had any problems. There are brands in Brazil that develop showers of the highest quality.


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You can Enter Tanzania Multiple times as long as your Visa is still valid. This is however not a guarantee of Entry.This is because of security reasons and other issues. Although Tanzania is a member in the East African Block, it is not part of the Multiple Entry East African Tourist Visa costing $100 per person. This Visa is for Uganda ,Kenya and Rwanda. ...


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There are two main different routes between the cities all of which pass through Malawi and Tanzania/Zambia If you use the more popular Tanzania route passing over long stretches of B6 expect stretches to be Paved/Unpaved and thus bumpiness and traffic is inevitable on portions of your journey. A straight trip will take about 33 hours however with ...


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Please keep in mind that a considerable portion of the cost of a safari is the park fees. These fees continue to increase as these safaris become more popular. With this in mind, it limits the extent of discount available.


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An alternative to travelling to Arusha and leaving from there is to get a tour that leaves from Nairobi and includes the Serengeti. This will be more expensive and take longer than busing to Arusha because you'll generally see more than just the Serengeti, but it does match your criteria. Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 (does enter via Arusha) Example 4 (...


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