I'm a university student and this summer my friend and I are planning a trip along some of East Africa, namely Kenya and Tanzania and then flying home from South Africa. What advice does anyone have and is it safe as people are sceptical when we tell them we are going alone!
I would recommend booking your trip with an experienced travel outfitter like Adventures Within Reach (one of the highest ranked and most affordable companies out there). It's worth the extra cash to really enjoy your trip and feel safe. Women are taken advantage of all over the planet, but if you have an experienced guide with you, who has set prices and a set itinerary, you are sure to have the rip of a lifetime. Good luck!
Check out: www.adventureswithinreach.com or e-mail info@AdventuresWithinReach.com- they have lots of female travel experts who frequently go to Kenya & Tanzania. almost 8 years agoAnswered by Elizabeth via Travellr.com
I visited Zanzibar and Tanzania - group of three women - and felt safe but the usual precautions should be taken, ie, being aware of your surroundings, not deliberately putting yourself into dangerous situations etc.
In Tanzania I would definitely get a cab to and from most places and agree the rate beforehand - during the day you could get the local bus (daladala), but at night, get a cab from your lodgings, even if you can see where you go.
As a Tanzanian friend said once "of course you will get robbed in Tanzania, but hey, at least they dont use guns"!!
We were lucky in that our tour guide David - who we booked very last minute to take us on a safari in Tanzania - turned out to be a very decent chap who looked after us and took us under his wing. When my friend went back on her own to do some volunteering work at a school, David ensured that she was safe and helped her to get on the local bus etc, and my friend felt very confident travelling round on her own.
There are a lot of Westerners "doing Africa" and I am sure that you will meet up with some along the way. The main towns such as Arusha, Moshi, Dar as well as the national parks will have lots of people doing exactly what you are planning on doing.
Have fun, be safe. almost 8 years ago
How are you doing? I am from India and live in Mumbai and i have one question regarding Tanzania.
I have one job offer from Software Company, and they are sending me to Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda for work purpose for 1 yr.
Is it safe to work there?
It would be great if you guys reply, thanks!
Chitt over 6 years agoAnswered by chittranjan via Travellr.com
It's not safer than Mumbai .. so take care and wish you all the best .. over 6 years agoAnswered by Damian via Travellr.com