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Is Base Camp the Best Choice?

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Is Base Camp the Best Choice?

I'm rewarding myself with a trip to Tanzania in May or June 2015 after I graduate from college. I'm just beginning my trip planning and have seen a lot of information. It's kind of overwhelming. I've seen great reviews for Base Camp. That's more or less the route I want to take, camping as opposed to a resort. I'm traveling with cameras and wondered if they would be secure in the camping environment?

Any ideas on travel operators, Base Camp, or just travel to Tanzania in general would be most helpful. I'm so excited about this.


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1. Re: Is Base Camp the Best Choice?

Each person who has traveled has their own opinion about the company they traveled with. The companies that seem to get the best reviews here are Basecamp, Eastco, Swala, Safari Infinity, Access to Tanzania, and I used Shidolya, and had a great trip. But, there are many more out there too. You should get a number of quotes and compare prices, and comfort level/information given. There is a great deal of variance in the quotes you will get. If you have questions about Shidolya, the one I used, feel free to ask, or ask about any of the others and someone will answer.

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If you have alot of gadgets then we recommend you use lodges or permanent camps due to consistent electricity in those places.

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3. Re: Is Base Camp the Best Choice?

Is anybody the best choice? I think they are ALL a good choice with the exception of one or two 'known suspects' which a search on here will soon show up.

By and large most folks have a great time with only a very few travellers running into a problem.

the list on the right ,4th down, may answer a lot of your questions.

Good luck.

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