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dan301978
post Oct 10 2008, 12:51 PM
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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could help?

I'm travelling to Tanzania at the begining of November and there are a few things I wanted to find out. I read a guide book but it's two years old and I understand that a lot of things have changed since then. The questions are: -

1) How much money would I need each day to live basically. Breaking down as, how much would I need for a) accomodation (somewhere safe and clean) and b. money for food.

2) Would I be better off taking a warm sleeping bag or some clean cotton sheets? I'll be staying in Arusha and Dar Es Salam.

Thanks very much,

Dan.
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post Oct 17 2008, 09:40 AM
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This is the perfect question to ask Travelmonster when she gets back from her trip to Tanzania. She's there right now and you can read her blog here:

http://www.travelpod.com/members/travelmonster

You could even send her an email and see if she has time to answer your question...

In the meantime, have a look on TripAdvisor for hotel prices...I found the cheapest one at $57 average price in Arusha
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g297913-Arusha-Hotels.html

and about $10 in Dar es Salaam
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g293748-...aam-Hotels.html

As for food, I'm sure you can eat cheaply if you eat on the street.


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post Oct 17 2008, 10:15 AM
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Excellent. Thanks very much starlagurl : ) : )

Regards,

Dan : )
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post Oct 17 2008, 10:22 AM
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You're welcome, anything else, just let me know.


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post Oct 17 2008, 03:57 PM
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Hi Dan,

Just back from Tanzania - lucky you that you are going, it's a wonderful place!

Starlagurl has given some great links for accommodation - budget really depends on what you want - there is a wide range on tripadvisor given below, but here is another link just in case:

http://www.hostelworld.com/findabed.php/Ch...ountry.Tanzania

Also Starlagurl is right about the food, it depends again what you want - I would say that you could happily eat and drink for between 5 and 10 US Dollars a day if you get food from street vendors. Restaurants of course cost more.

The warm sleeping bag will depend upon where you are from - I was in Arusha a couple of days back and it was around 30 C, although it does get cooler at night - more like 16 C at night - for me, being from England, this is very warm and a sleeping bag would be too hot, so I guess it depends what temperatures you are used to.

Have a great, great time.




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post Oct 19 2008, 07:30 AM
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Thanks very much TravelMonster. That's really helpful : )
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Ahhhhh, Paula thanks for the help. That is a GREAT avatar..hahahaha love love love love love it.


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post Oct 22 2008, 11:52 AM
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Thanks David : )
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