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Ivan Stubbs Apr 27, 2015 at 05:04 PM

Anyone going on trip Aug.17- 28, going a day early? If so we'd like to meet up and share transfer to hotel from airport.

Sara Bailey Mar 26, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Has anyone been on this trip in February which I understand is during the rainy season but a time when animals are calving? How rainy was it?
Premium Email Subscriber Mar 26, 2015 at 04:34 PM

I was there in February. There was rain on a few days, but nothing that impeded our travels at all. There were no all-day rains, short showers during the day; longer ones at night.

Premium Email Subscriber Dec 31, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Would like to hear from anyone going on the Tanzania trip Feb 9-21` Dolores Sharp
Henry Gerlach Jan 04, 2015 at 10:51 AM

My wife (Ruth W. Gerlach), a retired journalist and I (U. Henry Gerlach) a retired university teacher are signed up to go on the same trip. Have never been to Africa and are looking forward to it. Been with Road Scholar to several other places and independently in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Met panda bears in China and koalas in New Zealand - but never giraffes, lions, etc. We are flying from Detroit to Amsterdam and on to Klimanjaro. Would we run into each other on t he flight? Greetings meanwhile, UHG & RWG lach)
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 04, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I am leaving from Portland, Or on February 7 and will spend the extra time in Amsterdam before leaving for Kilimanjaro on the 10th. I hope we'll run into each other.
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 04, 2015 at 12:48 PM

I am leaving from Portland, Or on February 7 and will spend the extra time in Amsterdam before leaving for Kilimanjaro on the 10th. I hope we'll run into each other.
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 04, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Premium Email Subscriber Jan 04, 2015 at 01:02 PM

My name really isn't "Premium" I'm Dolores Sharp from Astoria,Or.

ERIC ROCHAT Nov 11, 2014 at 01:01 PM


Ruth Fleshman Sep 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I just returned from the September 8th Tanzania trip. It was as fabulous as everyone indicates. I lugged a spotting scope but with the exception of distant rhino viewing, we were close enough to all animals to see with binoculars or without. We were 9 in two vehicles and that was a nice number. No need for visa photos if you get are getting the visa on arrival at the airport. The provided duffel bags were adequate in size but I missed the organization pockets of my own duffel. All accommodations supplied shampoo,soap and bottled water. Great food throughout! Best book in preparation was Safari Companion Guide by Estes. Thanks for all the posts and replies that help me prepare!
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Thank you for your comments. I am preparing for the February trip---I first scheduled the December trip, but it was cancelled. I can't wait!

Alan Siegle Sep 15, 2014 at 05:18 PM

Tanzania was a great trip that provided learning, seeing, & doing. I am a photographer and I wasn't disappointed with the wildlife photo opportunities. Visit my website and view my images of my trip at: alansieglephotography.com.

Ruth Fleshman Aug 31, 2014 at 08:19 AM

Thanks Cliff.

Ruth Fleshman Aug 31, 2014 at 07:37 AM

Two more questions. Do we need to have photos for our Visa? I see there is a space to attach them to the application. Other visas I have obtained did not require them if my passport was in hand.
Second, is anyone else going to Tanzania on Sept. 8th?
Clifford Barr Aug 31, 2014 at 08:00 AM

Yes, you do need photos for the visas. We're not on the Sept. 8th trip (darn); we did the trip three years ago. You will LOVE every aspect of the trip: animals, driver/guides/accommodations, food, etc. Enjoy!
Zoe Rascoe Sep 01, 2014 at 11:49 PM

We went on the August trip and have friends working in Tanzania who recommended we get our visas at the Arusha airport when we arrived. They run an orphanage and have volunteers coming through from all over the world and have had no problems with this. It didn't take very long and seemed that was what most people on our flight did. You will need a crisp, new $100 bill for the visa. Extra photos for the visa are no longer needed if you get the visa at the Arusha airport - they have gone digital and will take your photo! You'll be digitially fingerprinted as well - although I see that as a way to make sure I get back out of the country.
Ruth Fleshman Sep 03, 2014 at 03:43 PM

Thanks Zoe. I had already had photos taken but better safe ....

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