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Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

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Paula Wright Jan 26, 2016 at 11:27 PM

My son-in-law and I will be on that trip. Neither of us are birders, but of course, with a camera, birds are fair game. Are you going to Zanzibar after?
Laura Murphy Jan 30, 2016 at 07:55 PM

Laura thought I answered you--and I thought she did. No we are not extending to Zanzibar
Laura Murphy Jan 30, 2016 at 07:57 PM

I 'spose we'll see y'all in Arusha. Not extending due to 2 unavoidable conflicts after I return to the U.S.
Paula Wright Jan 30, 2016 at 09:43 PM

Laura, look forward to meeting you there.


Laura Murphy Jan 26, 2016 at 08:52 PM

Laura and I are going on program #3716, February 6 - 18 Great Migration.
Anyone else on same trip? If so, are you a birder?
Laura Murphy Jan 26, 2016 at 09:13 PM

The above note from Laura Murphy was written by her husband, George Murphy


Frank & Bev Sierpina Jan 12, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Frank and I (Bev) are going on the January 25-Feb 6 trip and are nearly ready. We are looking forward to meeting our fellow travelers. I have some last minute questions that are not covered in our trip details but questions have been raised as we read guide books. If anyone is willing to answer last minute questions, please contact me: bev.sierpina@gmail.com


Marilou Hyson Jan 05, 2016 at 10:14 AM

We are very interested in this trip. If you've been on it, do you have advice about the best time of year to go--for weather and also migrations? Thanks, Marilou and John Hyson
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 05, 2016 at 10:28 AM

I went on this trip one year ago----a fabulous adventure. The animals are on the move all the time and the guides keep in touch with each other , so you're always looking at animals. See the "Clifford Barr" comments below about weather.
Ben & Cindy Boldt Jan 05, 2016 at 12:00 PM

After doing our research, we chose to go in the fall (in North America). This is the end of the dry season and can be warm, even hot, but we chose this timing because the sources of water are fewer/smaller and it's easier to spot wildlife. You will see game at any time, but the end of the dry season is generally better. On the flip side, generally more people, more "tourist migrations". Things are pretty brown, not the prettiest time to visit. My wife and I want to go back in January/February sometime, between the short rain and long rain seasons, to see things when things should be greener.


Frank & Bev Sierpina Dec 29, 2015 at 12:18 PM

As the time for our trip draws near we are planning our packing. Cameras are at the top of the list. If you have been on this trip before, any advice on the most functional clothing to take along. And "Must Haves" or "Do Not Bother" items? Is it too warm for jeans or too cool or dusty for shorts/capris? Colors to avoid?
Clifford Barr Dec 29, 2015 at 04:22 PM

Clifford Barr Dec 29, 2015 at 04:30 PM

We took this trip in June three year ago. We were surprised at how comfortable we were with respect to the climate. It was cool in the evenings, at night, and in the early mornings. By mid morning the light jackets could come off and we were comfortable until mid afternoon when it got a tad warm until early evening. Everyone seemed to be earong light pants and shirts throughout the trip. Comfortable shoes are a must as are hats for sun protection. We were (pleasantly) surprised by the lack of bugs. We did use the mosquito nets at night but don't recall ever having seen any mosquitos (we were just lucky???). My advice is to not worry, just be prepared for a fantastic trip. You WILL see animals, many times each day, and you will almost get to the point of saying, Oh, another elephant/lion/giraffe/etc. You will have a fantastic trip!
Frank & Bev Sierpina Dec 29, 2015 at 05:01 PM

Thank you so much for the insight. We are truly excited and are prepared to be amazed. This is on my bucket list and I am sure it will meet all expectations.


Paula Wright Nov 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM

Is there anyone who is going on this trip in early Feb, going on to Zanzibar after?


Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 11:09 AM

If you have been on this trip, can you tell me about the process of getting visas at the airport. would we be better off getting them ahead of time. Did you take antimalarials or yellow fever vaccination?
Premium Email Subscriber Nov 09, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I got my visa ahead of time, using information from Roads Scholar. It was an easy process. I took the antimalarials, but was exempt from the yellow fever vaccination. Try to find a travel clinic in your area. They will give good advice and information
Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 02:36 PM

Many thanks for that info. I will look for a travel clinic.
Ben & Cindy Boldt Nov 09, 2015 at 06:18 PM

My wife and I waited (to get our visas) and it was also easy enough. Clearing Immigration, whether with a visa beforehand or buying one there, seemed to take nearly the same amount of time and patience was required in either case. If you do buy on arrival the window to do so is to the right (at Kilimanjaro). We also took anti-malarials and would recommend doing so to others. Our health plan covered with our cost being only $5 each and neither of us having any side-effects, so better safe than sorry. Regarding YF, you don't need for Tanzania, but we almost had an issue with my wife who didn't get the vaccination (I had, a couple years ago, for a separate trip). We took a second safari, after TZ, and even though our travel clinic and the CDC website both indicated that TZ was NOT a YF-endemic country, my wife was almost quarantined when entering Botswana (Botswana considers TZ a YF-endemic country). After our safaris I'm sure we'll go back to Africa at some point and I will make sure that both of us have YF vaccinations prior. Just something to consider...
Ben & Cindy Boldt Nov 09, 2015 at 06:20 PM

BTW, have a great trip! I imagine your guide will be Moses, who we loved. Please tell him we said hello!
Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 09, 2015 at 07:16 PM

Thanks, Ben and Cindy. We are really excited about the program and the possibilities. Our first RS trip.
Frank & Bev Sierpina Dec 29, 2015 at 05:02 PM

Hi - our itinerary says our guide is to be Lucas Mhina.
Ben & Cindy Boldt Jan 05, 2016 at 11:51 AM

I believe Moses works for Lucas. We loved Moses, but we also heard good things about Lucas, not only from Moses, but others along the way.


Frank & Bev Sierpina Nov 03, 2015 at 07:59 PM

We have just enrolled in the Jan 25 Tanzania program. Any fellow travelers out there?


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