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are reservations suggested

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are reservations suggested

two of us are planning to go to tanzania at the end of september. we want to a 5 day safari, then she will climg kili while I go to zanzibar. Should we book everything ahead of time, or can we negotiate a better deal when we get there? The same goes for flights and accomodations in zanzibar.

Arusha Tanzania
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1. Re: are reservations suggested

Hi

For a camping safari, you could just arrive and book, for a lodge safari and the flights and even Kilimanjaro if climbing via the Marangu route you do need to book in advance, Sep is still very busy and you could find that problems crop up.

I always say, you have amuch better chance of checking out a companys reputation before you come, rather than make a on the spot decision based on thing like how friendly the operators is, how nice his office is, even how cheap.......all this can be done from home and with more time to check references from former clients etc :-)

Findlay, Ohio
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Good advice achnab... Karl

Arusha Tanzania
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Hi

Thank you Karl !