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  1. Hi Reg, Total km from cape town was 15000....

    Hi Reg,
    Total km from cape town was 15000. (subtract 3000 or so). Ave consumption was no bad - just under 10l per 100km. fuel expensive in places. Jungle Junction is Bovu Island. Lake Natron is...
  2. Steve, sorry, I was slow (or reading too quickly...

    Steve, sorry, I was slow (or reading too quickly and didn't make the connection). Hope you are well. I have a spreadsheet with our detailed itinerary, distances, contact details etc. happy to share. ...
  3. Thanks Steve. Sorry, no expanded version of the...

    Thanks Steve. Sorry, no expanded version of the report. Worth doing. Don't underestimate amount of planning and anticipate higher costs than expected.
  4. We were not pleased by the tourism levies - there...

    We were not pleased by the tourism levies - there were 3 gates that stopped us - fees differ for each gate (and a 4th was unattended). It felt exploitative. I think we ended up paying $160 in total....
  5. Thanks the the recommendation,Tony

    Thanks the the recommendation,Tony
  6. Thanks!

    Thanks!
  7. trip report - Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique - Jul-Aug 2015

    Our family (children aged 11 and 15) did an 8-week self-drive trip through Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique in July and August 2015. The Botswana part was with another family, the...
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    Thanks Stan. We are at Utengule Coffee Estate...

    Thanks Stan. We are at Utengule Coffee Estate right now (close to Mbeya), will head to Dodoma via Iringa tomorrow then on to Arusha via Singida. Many thanks for route advice.(also from Bennie)
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    okay, thanks. will do the direct route then. ...

    okay, thanks. will do the direct route then. Will also ask in Dodoma re Dodoma to Arusha. I think the direct route might be busy being tarred right now, making it an 'off road' experience for a...
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    yes, thanks all for the information and...

    yes, thanks all for the information and suggestions.

    we have decided to stay at Kipepeo, seems the best option. and will leave our car there while in Zanzibar
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    road from Iringa to Arusha

    Can somebody please clarify the most recent road conditions for direct route from Iringa to Arusha. I have read two conflicting reports:

    (1) Road from Dodoma to Arusha the worst in Tanzania! ...
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    with reference to the above thread on the COMESA...

    with reference to the above thread on the COMESA card, where and how can one buy this card in South Africa. AA (in Cape Town) have said they no longer sell them, and that I should buy at Zambian...
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    road between Dodoma and Arusha

    Thank you for very useful and practical advice.
    A question on the new tar road: Does the tar go from Dodoma all the way to Singida and then on to Arusha? (so it best to avoid the more direct road...
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    Thanks for the quick responses, I will follow up...

    Thanks for the quick responses, I will follow up the suggestions!
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    safe car keeping in Dar

    We are travelling (self-drive) through Tanzania, and will spend 3 nights on Zanzibar. We need to spend 2 nights in Dar, and need to leave our car safely there. Any suggestions/recommendations for a...
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    Thank you Tony, will do. I do have Bradt guide,...

    Thank you Tony, will do. I do have Bradt guide, have not found something in there, but will look again.
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    4x4 selfdrive accom in Dar

    We are travelling (self-drive) through Tanzania, and will spend 3 nights on Zanzibar. We need to spend 2 nights in Dar, and need to leave our car safely there. Any suggestions/recommendations for a...
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    Thank you for the info

    Thank you for the info
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    Car insurance - sadc countries

    We are planning self drive safari through Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi (and possibly Mozambique and Zimbabwe)

    Does anybody have advice on the kind of vehicle insurance we should have and...
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