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    Hi,
    We have a bit over 2 weeks to travel in Tanzania from Nairobi. I have been to Tanzania many times, traveled a lot, I even lived in Arusha for a couple of months 4 years ago and my boyfriend grew up around Moshi. We are looking for things that we haven't seen yet, we can drive anywhere and are fluent in Swahili.

    Here are some places we have been to already:
    Climbing Kilimanjaro
    Hot springs around Moshi
    Lake Chala
    Marangu: waterfalls, coffee plantation, chagga caves
    Ngorongoro crater
    Tarangire np
    Manyara np
    Serengeti np
    Arusha np
    Lushoto
    Tanga
    Bagamoyo
    Kilwa kiswani ruins
    Matema on lake Malawi
    Kipili on lake Tanganyka
    Zanzibar (main island, Pemba, Misali)
    Usambara mountains
    Tukuyu and Ngozi crater lake
    Mwanza, Saanane and Rubondo
    Dar Es Salaam

    I was thinking of going to Natron, Pangani, Ruins and caves around Tanga and Amani reserve in the Usambara. Any other ideas of things you have done in beautiful Tanzania?

    Thanks,
    Ariane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianeanaxos View Post
    Hi,
    We have a bit over 2 weeks to travel in Tanzania from Nairobi. I have been to Tanzania many times, traveled a lot, I even lived in Arusha for a couple of months 4 years ago and my boyfriend grew up around Moshi. We are looking for things that we haven't seen yet, we can drive anywhere and are fluent in Swahili.

    Here are some places we have been to already:
    Climbing Kilimanjaro
    Hot springs around Moshi
    Lake Chala
    Marangu: waterfalls, coffee plantation, chagga caves
    Ngorongoro crater
    Tarangire np
    Manyara np
    Serengeti np
    Arusha np
    Lushoto
    Tanga
    Bagamoyo
    Kilwa kiswani ruins
    Matema on lake Malawi
    Kipili on lake Tanganyka
    Zanzibar (main island, Pemba, Misali)
    Usambara mountains
    Tukuyu and Ngozi crater lake
    Mwanza, Saanane and Rubondo
    Dar Es Salaam

    I was thinking of going to Natron, Pangani, Ruins and caves around Tanga and Amani reserve in the Usambara. Any other ideas of things you have done in beautiful Tanzania?

    Thanks,
    Ariane
    Ruaha National Park
    Katavi National Park
    Selous Game Reserve
    Udzungwa Mountains National Park
    Uluguru Mountains
    The Southern Highlands and Kitulo Plateau NP
    Kigoma
    Gombe Stream National Park
    East Usambara mountains (Amani Reserve)
    The coast south of Tanga near Pangani
    Saadani National Park

    I take it you are not going to attempt to get to Mozambique since you haven't replied to my post?

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    Lucky you having such great destinations on your doorstep. Just not sure if you are looking for camping or bandas?


    • Hondo Hondo just outside Udzungwa National Park, camping and bandas.
    • Peponi Beach Resort between Tanga and Pangani, camping and bandas.
    • National Parks in south: Selous, camp at Lake Tagalaga public campsite; Ruaha camp at Public campsite no 1, there are bandas nearby; Katavi camp at special campsite on Katuma River near Ikuu scout camp.
    • Chimps at Gombe Streams National Park, camp or bandas at Jacobsen's camp near Kigoma.
    • Mahale National Park north Lake Tanganyika for chimps. Have to fly or boat in (boat from Lakeside Lodge)
    • Arusha National Park, climb Mt Meru.
    • Isimilia Gorge near Iringa, day visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazungu Wawili View Post
    Ruaha National Park
    Katavi National Park
    Selous Game Reserve
    Udzungwa Mountains National Park
    Uluguru Mountains
    The Southern Highlands and Kitulo Plateau NP
    Kigoma
    Gombe Stream National Park
    East Usambara mountains (Amani Reserve)
    The coast south of Tanga near Pangani
    Saadani National Park

    I take it you are not going to attempt to get to Mozambique since you haven't replied to my post?
    We are still waiting for our log book to be transferred in our name for the car we bought. After that we can get our carnet de passage. Because of this, we don't have time to go to Mozambique. We are really disappointed, we wanted to see a new country, but it will have to wait. We will try to enjoy TZ, don't get me wrong I love TZ, but I have been many times and it is not as exotic for me anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arianeanaxos View Post
    We are still waiting for our log book to be transferred in our name for the car we bought. After that we can get our carnet de passage. Because of this, we don't have time to go to Mozambique. We are really disappointed, we wanted to see a new country, but it will have to wait. We will try to enjoy TZ, don't get me wrong I love TZ, but I have been many times and it is not as exotic for me anymore.
    That is a shame, but I wonder how you are going to exit Kenya without the vehicle logbook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wazungu Wawili View Post
    That is a shame, but I wonder how you are going to exit Kenya without the vehicle logbook?
    We are finally getting the logbook tomorrow, we are then getting the carnet de passage.

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    Mikumi Game Reserve and stay over at TanSwiss, then travel from there to Selous entering via the North western entrance out on the eastern entrance and onto Dar then up the coast to Saadani National Park and then onto Peponi beach lodge and camp. This trip can be done in the opposite direction.

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    take my kidney. i would really love to leave right now and do a trip like this~!

    and thanks to Zuma I know have to save a wee bit more before we go !

    #workingtosave

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