Alison Rex

Alison Rex

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    How much does a beer cost in Botswana?

    From memory about US$1-2. There are some good beers in Africa about 8 years ago

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    I would like to visit Cape Town during 2010 FIFA World Cup and I would like to find hotels and restaurant next to the Stadium.

    The waterfront at Cape Town is lovely and close to lots of great restaurants and many hotels. over 8 years ago

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    Looking for advice on safaris to Botswana

    Hi Jai, Wilderness are fantastic but a little on the $$$ side. Mombo camp is the only place you'll see rhino in the Delta because of Wilderness' conservation project. I've represented Jenman Safaris http://www.jenmansafaris.com/ who are specialists in small group trips. You can combine camping/lodges etc. There are so many parts to the Delta and it all depends on where the water is at the time as to the experience you will have. Must do: a water trip in a Mokoro; see some lions; red lechwe; birds!... I could talk for a while. Fly in safaris are very special as you'll see so much from just flying out of Maun into the heart of the Delta. Southern Botswana trips are usually combined with Vic Falls and you'll travel through some of the Kalahari (must do). I have a number of contacts here in Sydney as well. over 8 years ago

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    what are some good beaches that aren't so crowded..?

    The northern beaches of Sydney are great - Newport, Avalon, Whale, Bungan are the pick. almost 9 years ago

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    Is it possible to backpack from Cape Town through Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania to Kenya? And can a car be bought, driven and sold?

    Yes! Depending on how long you have. To get around South Africa go to http://www.coastingafrica.com/ Start there then as you meet people you can probably share a ride with some to get yourself around. There are some links in there about buying a car then they buy it back from you www.driveafrica.co.za good backpackers in Cape Town is Ashante You need a solid 4wd for driving in Namibia. Roads are dusty and some are full of stones. Spare tyres a must. Botswana is a bit more difficult to backpack through. You'd be best to do a camping safari. jenman safaris in cape town are brilliant. Start in Cape Town as you'll find there are a lot of like-minded travellers. Enjoy! Travel Safely. about 9 years ago

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    cheap accommodation

    Japanese Ryokan's can be quite good. Depending on how cheap you want it, this one may be an alternative to a hotel and it's in Japanese style ie, tatami mats, Japanese screens etc http://www.tokyoryokan.com/ I haven't stayed there but have stayed in Ryokan's in Kyoto and near Mt Fuji - highly recommend the experience. about 9 years ago

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    Itinerary suggestions for 11 days?

    We spent time in Sharm el Sheikh and found a great seafood restaurant in the bazaar in the old town. Highlights for us - Mt Sinai at sunrise, day trip to Petra (AMAZING!!!!). We went to Cairo for the day to do the essential pyramids and museum and couldn't wait to get out of there. Sharm el Sheikh is a good starting point for diving. Lots of dive companies and good to get one that will take you further out ie, live aboard for a few nights. I've heard Dahab is good for diving also. about 9 years ago