Before you know it we'll be having to pay for it, then it will only be 2 months. I don't know if you've been on one of therse type of holidays before but there's normally a reasonable mix of singles & couples.
I've started my holiday shopping! Bought a couple of shirts in the Craghopper sale, come October all the summer stuff will be gone.
Thats good to know, not been on this sort of holiday before.
Good point re shopping, I don't have tonnes to get but I never need an excuse to spend some money! I've got some new walking boots and know I need to wear them in but can't face it while its warm and london doesn't offer too much difficult terrain.. I know its stupid! Where are you based?
Just paid for the holiday - definitely not long now! Are you getting your visa at the airport?
That's handy to be able to get your visa, I think we'll get ours in advance too. Yes money! Not too sure about that yet either. I understand it's best to change money at the airport and ATM's are few and far between as is acceptance of credit cards. I keep my eye on the Loney Planet forum - Thorn Tree & Trip Advisor to pick up useful info.
Have a great time in Edinburgh.
From the posts I see there's at least four of us going, with only seven weeks to go I'm begining to feel the excitement starting. On a practical note just been looking at your posts and wondering about the money thing too they say the exchange rate at teh airport is as good as anywhere as you say, but any suggestions about a daily amount for snack and drinks?
Hi there, this is what 'The Adventure Company' says about cost of eating - but it could be way out as I don't think their trip notes have been updated since January last year!
'14 breakfasts and 1 lunch are included. You must pay for all other meals yourself (you can eat quite well for £10-£15 per day). Approximate costs are given for guidance only, and may vary widely according to location and type of establishment. Coffee/tea UK£0.50Soft drink £0.30Medium beer £0.60Bottle of wine £3.00Local snack lunch £2.503-course dinner* £4.50*reasonable mid-range tourist class restaurant'
Yes - change money in the airport when you get there I think is the best idea. We're off to see the nurse next week for advice on jabs etc. Not sure what anti malarials will be the best but I'm sure she'll advise. We're pretty much up on all our jabs (I hope) but as we're flying via Kenya I'm wondering if we'll have to have the Yellow Fever one. What dates/route are you flying, puccabanana?
I posted on somebody else's thread who are on the trip at the moment - I'm hoping he'll be able to help us on some of the questions. Just checked my holiday countdown - 45 days to go!
Hi, I'm off to Madagascar on 1 October doing the trekking trip with Exodus. When I went for my vaccinations I was advised that swine flu was recommended but not essential. The practice nurse said there was a lot of swine flu vaccine left over from the pandemic - the inference being that they recommended it because they didn't want it to go to waste rather than you were at high risk of contracting swine flu in Africa.
Hope you all have a good trip, Rachel
I did think that perhaps the reason that swine flu was being pushed was that there was a load left over from last year.
Hi there guys, we are going on this trip (I hope!) in 2 weeks time and have had quite a few changes to the trip. Just wondering if you experienced this too? Hope we get there and all have a great time!
Hi JerseyBean - off in 2 weeks time I bet you can't wait. It's 5 weeks for us, it's seeming like forever at the moment.
We too had changes to the dates, first of all it was all rejigged due to internal flight changes, then several months later changed again because the international flights had altered.
Hi - thanks for reply, guess internal flight operator is as unreliable as Air Kenya?!
Yes we can't wait now, seems to have been ages since we booked - won't be long for you either. Will let you know how it all goes.
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