National Bargain Hunting Week on August, 2023: I am looking for a vacation to Tanzania to climb the mountain and take a safari?
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July-September is Peak tourist season in Tanzania so more expensive.
There are 2 rainy seasons in Tanzania short rains Nov-Dec and long rains March-May. This is not the good time for Safaris as the grass is tall and animals are in hiding. This is also the summer in Tanzania. Good season starts towards end of May so you could get the best combination of prices and animal viewing in June.
There are over a dozen National Parks in Tanzania each famous for different Animals, some well known others very pristine and wild. There are several game reserves where controlled hunting is still permitted.
2 weeks is an ideal period to explore Tanzania. It takes about 4-5 days to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro followed by the most famous North Circuit (3-10 days) comprising of Arusha Snake Park, Lake Manyara National Park (tree climbing Lions), Tarangire National Park (Elephants), Ngorongoro Crater (undoubtedly the best in the world for its veriety of ecosystems) and Serengeti National Park (with a high concentration of all animals). All these are in one streight East west Line so you could fly in directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport from Amsterdam, keep driving west and come out to Mwanza, on Lake Victoria.
The less known parks are Mt. Mahale on L. Tanganika for Primates, no vehicles, only walking safaris and access by boat from Kigoma - drive from Mwanza and nearby Katavi National Park.
The Southern Circuit is much more wild and pristine consisting of Mikumi National Park, Ruaha National Park and the biggest and most unexplored of all - The Selous National Park. About 8-10 hrs drive from Dar-es-Salaam.
Other additional add ons could be 2-3 day trek to nearby Active Volcano from Ngrorongoro crater; Baloon safari in Serengeti; Train journey through Northern Selous; Great beaches and old stone town of Zanzibar the center of Slave trade accessible by a 15min flight from Dar-es-Salaam or through 1 hr cruise.
Typical park fees are $30-50 /pp for ea 24 hrs and typical accommodation choices in most parks range from star hotels, to tented camps to camping sites and vary from the range of $200-500 /pp per night full board in star hotels to $30-50/night for camping sites. Vehicles with giude come in range of $120-250/day depending on season.
Almost all national parks have an airport with customs and immigration office but only accessible to small chartered flights
Ideally local travel agents would offer a better bargain. I could give you the contacts of about half a dozen reliable ones and you could shop around.
Attractions in Jerusalem(israel)?
These are the places I would go and see, if I only had 1 week in Israel.
Begin your visit in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives – the best place to start your Jerusalem experience, with its panoramic view of the Old City, its ancient Jewish cemetery and historic churches. Visit the Tower of David Museum showcasing the history of Jerusalem from its beginnings to modern times. Wander the Old City markets, steeping yourself in its sights, sounds and aromas, and try your hand at hunting and bargaining for treasures.Visit the Christian Quarter, which sprung up over the centuries around the historic ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, and Syrian Orthodox orders all maintain their own sections and can be identified by their distinctive dress and liturgy.Continue to the rebuilt Jewish Quarter including the old Sephardic synagogues, the Cardo, which was the main street of Byzantine Christian Jerusalem, the Broad Wall, the Burnt House with its captivating audiovisual presentation, the Herodian Mansions, and more.Toward evening, head down to the Western Wall, a special time of day to visit Judaism’s most sacred site revered as the last remnant of the Second Temple. While at the Western Wall, arrange your schedule to join a public tour of the Western Wall Tunnels by enquiring at the Western Wall Heritage Foundation.
Today you should devote to the New City, beginning the day with a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Walk through the astounding new Museum with its new and moving focus on the individual in the Holocaust, the Children’s Memorial and Hall of Remembrance.
Drive through the New City viewing old and new neighborhoods, the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament) (open for visits on Sundays and Thursdays) and the beautifully designed Supreme Court building.
On your 3rd day you should go to Tel aviv,a beginning with Old Jaffa, where you can wander the restored old lanes lined with galleries and shops.
Stop in at the Visitor Center, which showcases the long and fascinating history of this port city to which Solomon brought the cedar wood from Lebanon to build the Temple and from which Jonah set sail to be swallowed by the whale. See St. Peter’s Church, recalling Peter’s famous vision on the rooftop of Simon the Tanner. There’s also a great view of Tel Aviv from here, to whet your appetite for your next stops.Tour Tel Aviv’s White City to see the preservation of buildings of Bauhaus architecture (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) including Independence Hall, where Ben-Gurion declared independence in 1948. Sheinkin Street is famous for its fun shopping, dining and people-watching in a youthful atmosphere, while the open-air Carmel fruit and vegetable market is a treat for all the senses.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, the Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall comes alive with stalls selling handicrafts of every type. Art buffs will enjoy the Tel Aviv Art Museum, with its fascinating changing and permanent exhibits of contemporary Israeli art, French Modernist and other collections. Then, from the 49th floor of the Azrieli Tower, the Azrieli Observatory offers an incomparable view of Tel Aviv and miles beyond in every direction, great any time of day and fabulous at sunset.Take a walk through Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park and head to the nearby Tel Aviv Port for sunset and a fish dinner and you can even enjoy the sun set on the beach.
The next day ,Head up the Mediterranean coast today, stopping first at Caesarea National Park to see the remains of the former Roman capital, including the ancient theater and hippodrome.
Walk the seaside promenade to the renovated port area within the Crusader walls. See the Caesarea Experience, a fascinating computerized presentation of the city's history and best-known historical figures. The beautiful arched remains of the Roman aqueduct are right on the beach, so you can dip your feet in the Mediterranean before leaving the area.Then, it’s on to Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, to see the magnificent Baha’i Shrine and Gardens, the world center for the Baha’i faith. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the bay from the Louis Promenade (a beautiful sunset activity), and head to the renovated old German Colony neighborhood for dinner and a stroll.In the late afternoon, arrive in Acre, the ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport (designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) for a stroll through the covered markets and along the 18th century ramparts, the fishing port, the Khan al-Umdan Caravansary, and more.
Then you should go to the Sea of Galilee, also Spend the evening in Tiberias, one of Israel’s four holy cities, where you can enjoy a walk on the waterfront,
The next day i would Get an early start this morning, driving down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. Your first stop can be Qumran, the ruins of an ancient settlement in whose nearby caves the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and whose Visitor Center tells it
I'm going to Melbourne in November and want to find discount atraction vouchers.?
If you are wanting to go to a show, you should go to Burke St Mall, and go to the Half Tix kiosk where you can get big discounts on tickets for the theatres.
There's a lot of free stuff in Melbourne too, and I think the museum in exhibition st has some days in the school hols where it is free entry for kids and those with kids. It is a fabulous museum, lots of interesting stuff for all the family. Might be worth calling them.
Also, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) has some paying shows, some bits are free, and they are usually quite interesting things for kids too.
The permanent collection at the National Gallery in St Kilda Rd is worth a look at, and I am pretty sure that part of the gallery is free too - lots of ancient artifacts, lovely pictures, pottery, amazing things to see, all free.
There is a free tram that does a sort of circle thing in the middle of the city, makes it easy to get around. You catch it in Flinders St, near the station. They are the old time red rattlers, lots of fun.
If you want to do a bit of bargain hunting, get off the tram at the Docklands shopping area. Lots of factory outlet type places there.
If you want a really good cheap and cheerful meal, go to Your Thai in Swanston St, on LH side as you walk up hill, just before you get to the junction with Lonsdale St. You will get top quality Thai meal for around $7 or $8. Really, really, good.
If you want the best Italian, get on a tram up Swanston St to the university, get off at uni, walk across Faraday St until you get to Lygon St, turn left, and go just around the corner into Lygon St, and go in the corner door of Ti Amo. It is the best pasta in Melbourne, and not expensive either. If you want dessert while up there, cross the road from Ti Amo, walk back up the street a few yards back to Faraday St, turn left, and go into Brunetti's. Sweets to die for. Or you could just have an Italian Chocolate to drink instead. Mmm. Mmm. You've got me going now. Brunettis also have another place in Swanston St, a sort of kiosk thing somewhere near a sort of square near the crossing with, I think Little Collins, or perhaps it's Flinders Lane?