My husband and I are traveling to Tanzania in Feb, 2014. WE travel with backpacks, (very low budget) tho at our age, we are not camping anymore. My husband is a fly fishing guide, so needless to say, if anyone has any suggestions in the way of fishing, Robert would love that! We stay in hostels and the like. We arrive Dar es Salaam, fly to Mwanza and then bus to Kigoma, lake taxi to Gombe for the Jane Goodall Institute. (about a weeks time) After that, we plan to make our way back to the Mwanza area, Lake VIctoria, possibly a border crossing into Rwanda or Burundi, or Uganda...I've read about the ferry on Lake Victoria, sounds like a must do. AM looking for other non-typical experiences...We will have 2 weeks to experience the northeast / serengeti / ngorongoro / arusha areas. We would really like to immerge ourselves into the culture. DOes anyone have suggestions as to places to see and visit in the north eastern area? What about going into Rwanda? Or Uganda, or even the Republic of Congo....ANy input as to the border crossings into these areas? We do plan to do the safari in Ngornogoro Crater and the Serengeti....just need to find super cheap hostels/camps....and then do the day trips into the parks. Just can't afford the rates inside the parks. I had also read about a couple who ended up visiting a church, stating that the choirs were amazing....we are not so much of a church going couple, but the culture and the people are why we are going. Any suggestions, ideas, advice would be much appreciated.
Warm regards, teresa