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Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

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Program #3716RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Dawn Huebner Aug 25, 2014 at 05:01 PM

The duffel is definitely smaller than the suitcase you would normally bring for a 2-week trip. Leave a clean outfit in Arusha (you'll be happy you did). Plan on wearing things multiple times. Laundry is available but expensive ($2 per item washed, including underwear). Bring a small clothesline to hang hand washables and take advantage of the 2-night tent-camp stays (more chance your clothes will actually dry). I'm going to guess the duffels are 22x11x11 plus a large pocket on each end, adding another few inches. Bring a good-sized daypack for camera, fleece, jacket, etc. - the things you'll be using and shedding day-to-day. I went on this trip in July. We didn't know about the duffels, and all ended up leaving behind things we had intended to take - but we all somehow managed. The thing I took that simply wasted space - books! There was very little down time; I would have been fine with 1 book rather than the 4 I had with me (should have left them in Arusha for the plane ride home). Have fun!


Ruth Fleshman Aug 25, 2014 at 05:02 AM

I am looking forward to my trip. We just received notice that Road Scholar will provide duffels that we are to use instead of our own bags. I have seen posts about how tight the space is and to pack light. The photo shows a gym bag with two pockets on each end. Have any previous travelers experienced this?
Marcia Atkins Aug 25, 2014 at 01:27 PM

The dimensions are pretty small : aprox 22 X 11 inches. I was not able to determine the depth. It' s tough to layer on clothes when you travel. It appears that is the only way to go.
Elaine W Aug 26, 2014 at 06:11 PM

The light weight clothing I bought dried quickly, could be rolled and didn't look too wrinkled, and had uv and bug protection. My favorite is ExOfficio but the Columbia brand has a nice selection also. You can find some good deals on the Sierra Trading Post website. I agree with Dawn, there is very little down time and what there was I spent listening to the animal sounds . My Kindle was loaded with several books but I doubt I read more than a couple chapters of one! Wish I were going again---Safiri salama!


Dawn Huebner Aug 11, 2014 at 06:26 PM

Recharging gets trickier as the trip progresses so be sure to do it each time you have the chance. You'll need an African adapter (3 elongated prongs, some at a funny angle) - most of the travel adapters include one. You shouldn't need a separate converter. Have fun!


Ruth Fleshman Aug 11, 2014 at 03:39 PM

I am booked for the September trip. I would like to be able to charge my phone and iPad. Can anyone tell me what kind of electrical plug adapter I will need AND whether I need a converter to charge these items?


Dawn Huebner Aug 05, 2014 at 06:35 AM

The majority of us on the July trip got our Visas at the airport - not a problem. Just fill out the application (in the RS packet) in advance, and have a crisp, new $100 bill at the ready. Have fun!
Marcia Atkins Aug 05, 2014 at 02:40 PM

Thanks Dawn, I had forgotten about the visa requirement until yesterday, I need to slow down and prepare for this adventure !


Marcia Atkins Aug 05, 2014 at 02:15 AM

Has anyone who previously took the trip to Tanzania waited until entry to obtain a VISA? Any problem , delay etc.


Zoe Rascoe Jul 18, 2014 at 02:58 AM

Terry and Zoe Rascoe from Texas are almost packed - we are going to Arusha a couple of days early to visit an orphanage our church sponsors. We will see the group on Tuesday evening at Mt. Meru Hotel!


Gwen Anderson Jun 21, 2014 at 07:26 PM

To the Glenn Johnston's who are leaving in just a couple of days, hope you have a wonderful trip! Will look forward to hearing about your experiences when you get back.


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