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Nairobi or Arusha

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Nairobi or Arusha

Good day all,

I am a solo traveller looking for some advice for 5-7 day safari/activity. I will be climbing Kilimanjaro with friends beginning of September so will need to end up in Arusha eventually. However was thinking of a Nairobi safari first or/and Zanzibar. I note most of the flights are booked but see there are boat trips out. Is that worth the journey or should I use all my days on a safari instead?

I am also curious if people recommend booking trips before they go or organising it once they arrive. I am not the worlds best haggler but found in Marrakech I could get better deals through my hotel than online.

My time frame is a the end of August 2014 so if anyone is looking for an extra member for their group or want a travelling buddy please drop me a line.


Engadine, Australia
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On the month you will be going i would advice you book in advance since it will be high seasom.

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2. Re: Nairobi or Arusha

Where are you arriving? Kilimanjaro/JRO Tanzania or Nairobi/NBO Kenya? If JRO there is no reason to backtrack to Kenya, pay another Visa Fee. You can have a wonderful safari in Tanzania.

Nairobi, Kenya
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Safaris in Tanzania are as spectacular as the experience in Kenya. Arusha is a great place with Mount Meru, coffee farms and other attractions. Explore Tanzania there is so much to see.

Great Western...
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Thank you for the replies!!

This has helped my planning and decisions. I think I was keen to have two more countries ticked off in my travel life but I agree doing Tanzania properly will be more beneficial.

Now to choose the company….watch this space for more annoying questions. :)

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