Africa Transportation

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Africa Transportation

  • By Bus

    Marrakesh Transportation

    At first glance the hop-on hop-off bus service in Marrakech might seem the ideal way of introducing yourself to the city. Unfortunately Marrakech is a bit different to most cities. Much of what is interesting in Marrakech lies inside the ancient walls of the Medina, and there's not much of that part of the city that a bus can visit. For the Medina...

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  • Taxis

    Cairo Transportation

    Like with every other mode of transportation in Cairo - there really seem to be no rules. The lines on the road are decorations as are the lights, if they are working. The same is with my taxi ride. This may be the normal way it happens, or maybe it was a special case. I had missed my flight back to Canada after a series of unplanned events that...

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  • Buses

    Hurghada Transportation

    Go Bus Transport is the name of the bus operating company. it used to be called El Gouna Bus Co. but they have changed it to Go Bus but still known to people as El Gouna Bus and El Gouna bus station. From Cairo you can find the station next to Ramsis Hilton Hotel at El-tahrir and there's other location in Nasr City in front of El-Seka sporting...

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  • Air Travel

    Cape Town Transportation

    In recent years, South Africa has welcomed a number of low cost air carriers into the local market - with a resultant (and much appreciated) drop in the cost of internal air flights. The three major carriers are Kulula (www.kulula.com), 1Time (www.1Time.co.za) and Mango (www.flymango.com) - with Mango actually being a subsidiary of the national...

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  • Trains

    Casablanca Transportation

    The main long distance train station in Casablanca is a very simple station and small station.... on one side they have a ticket office and on the other side a small store that sells newspapers, snacks, and soda's and juices ..... we had no problem getting our tickets to Marrakech the night before ... and of course like in every train station...

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  • taxi or...similar

    Alexandria Transportation

    We came to Alexandria with a private tour organised by GSC tours a tour operator based in Alexandria. We came from Cairo which meant that driver and guide left Alexandria around 3 am, picked us up in hotel in Cairo at 6 am, took us to Alexandria, did the tour, then took us back to our hotel around 3 pm, then, drove back to Alexandria again. I am...

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  • self drive

    Kruger National Park Transportation

    Shell Ultra City N4 highway at Middelburg is on the main route from to Johannesburg and Pretoria to the Kruger National park. Thieves are using car lock jamming devices to block the signal to auto lock your cars . Myself and three other friends of mine have been robbed recently of our personal effects left in our cars on 4 different occasions...

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  • Ferry

    Luxor Transportation

    The public ferry on the east bank (central luxor) is located between the Winter Palace Hotel and the Mummification Museum and right at the back of the Luxor Temple. So if you're in Luxor Temple, just walk around its back. Now, when you arrive at the corniche and about to go down the stairs to the ferry landing, there are a lot of people there who...

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  • By Taxi / By Petit Taxi / By Grand Taxi

    Marrakesh Transportation

    If there's anything that annoys tourists in Marrakech, it's the taxi driver. If you read about the city you'll be sure they are the scourge of the city. They have meters, but they never use them. They'll happily charge tourists ten times the going rate, and more. They can be rude, crazy and downright dangerous in traffic. But they are cheap, and...

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  • To/From Airport

    Cairo Transportation

    Since we were staying at the New 6th of October City which is located more then 65 kilometers away from Cairo International Airport in Heliopolis, the only mode of transport in going to the airport will be via Taxi or private van and tour buses (since we are on a group tour, tour buses ferried us to the airport) and public buses travel from the...

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  • Taxis

    Hurghada Transportation

    There's no meter so you have to agree on the price first even before you get in the taxi, at first he will ask for a ridiculous price but will lower it after 1 second of negotiation the price depends on your negotiations skills!

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  • Car / Taxi

    Cape Town Transportation

    There are many rental car agencies in South Africa. We found Thrifty Dollars Rental cars were the most reasonable . You can find them at the airport or also at Hilton Hotel in the city. There is a petrol pump right opposite to Hilton Hotel which is convenient to fill in before dropping the car off.

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  • Local Taxis

    Casablanca Transportation

    On Saturday evening I had to go from the Airport to the City. As I did not want to wait for the next train, I took a taxi The fare to my hotel was 250 Dirham. I thought thats too expensive, I think some guidlines at the airport stated 200 Dirham. But the driver refused to drive for this money. He fist wanted 300, my offer was 250. When we arrived...

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  • train&railway

    Alexandria Transportation

    I guess our round trip from Cairo to Alexandria very recently was quite comfortable. There is actually no hassle having the first class ticket which costs me a total of 243 Egyptian Pounds for 3 round trip tickets. I posted here the interior of the train and copies of our 6 tickets. BTW, I purchased the ticket the night prior to our departure. I...

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  • airport

    Kruger National Park Transportation

    The easiest way to get to the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (which is adjacent to Kruger) is to fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS). There are two daily direct flights and the HDS airport is about an hour away from the actual camp we stayed at (nThambo Tree Camp). Unfortunately for us, we tried to reserve rather late when only one way...

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  • Carriages

    Luxor Transportation

    Caleches or hantour is a horse and carriage in Luxor. The drivers don't seem to take care of the horses very well. They are so skinny and you rarely see the horses in shade or drinking water. If you feel you really want to take a carriage ride, try to choose a healthy horse. You have to bargain the price of the ride, make sure you specify that...

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  • By Train

    Marrakesh Transportation

    The magnificent Gare de Marrakech is the end of the line for Moroccan trains heading south. From here you can only go north. The main route is to Tangiers, via Casablanca and Rabat. It's about 3.5 hours to Rabat, 5 hours to Casablanca and 8.5 hours to Tangiers. You can take a night train which is slower and takes about two hours longer to reach its...

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  • Subway/Metro

    Cairo Transportation

    Getting to the Giza Pyramids from Downtown Cairo can be expensive and time consuming. A taxi will cost you at the minimum 50 LE ($10) each way and takes about an hour to and from the Pyramids. The best option is to take the red line metro to the Giza Station stop for 1 LE each way (.20 cents) and then from Giza Station you can catch a cab to the...

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  • Mini-Buses

    Hurghada Transportation

    Egyptians call it Micro bus and pronounce it Macro bus ! I found the Micro bus in Hurghada is more civilized than that in Cairo ! It's the cheapest way to get around the town. it costs 2 pounds and you give it directly to the driver as soon as you get in. if you are sitting in a front seat don't be shocked when another passenger ask you to pass...

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  • Buses

    Cape Town Transportation

    A good way to get around Cape Town and do some sight seeing is to use "CitySightSeeing Cape Town" Tours. You can take in a good deal of the city using the 'Hop-On Hop-Off' buses. The purchased ticket for these buses means you can get on and off where you please at designated stops. There is a blue one and a red one that have different routes....

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  • Planes

    Casablanca Transportation

    Mohammed V Airport is the largest airport in Morocco and very crowded and noisy, with signs only in Arabic and French. It's located about 30km south of Casablanca, so if your accommodation provided free transport to/from the airport, then its a good idea to use it! Getting to/from Casablanca:- Car - there is short and long term parking, numerous...

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  • Tram trip

    Alexandria Transportation

    I've chosen the Subway/Metro as what the Tram would fall under. It goes on tram tracks through the city. The price of a single Tram Al Ramlh ride is uniformly 25Piastre, except on the single-car touristic heritage tram that runs from Boulkly to Mhatat al-Ramlh, for which fare is 1LE. My friend and I weren't going very far so we decided to take...

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  • safari tour

    Kruger National Park Transportation

    As part of the price of the safari tour with Viva Safari I had a full day Kruger Park driving safari which included the price of the park entrance and an all day safari drive. The vehicle sits up to 16 passengers in a jeep which allowed for excellent game viewing which is driven by an experienced ranger who knows all the flora and fauna of the...

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  • Trains

    Luxor Transportation

    Though the train is very good, almost runs on time, but the food and service part is worst for a tourist train like this and the fare. The attendant will listen to our request but always ask for a tip in USD or in Egyptian Pound as he knows that the passengers are in First Class. What they can do is like in Indian Rajdhani Express, they can attach...

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  • By Car

    Marrakesh Transportation

    I have rented cars in Morocco on many occasions as I am a frequent traveller to Morocco. I have had many mixed experiences but have never been inspired to write a review until hiring through Oria Cars. Oria Cars is a small locally run rental company based in Marrakech, which was recommended to me by a friend. For those of you that have not...

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  • Bus/Microbus

    Cairo Transportation

    since Egypt has a vibrant tourism Industry (although it suffered a steep drop after the 2011 revolution and current instability) there are many big tour buses in egypt operated by the egyptian travel agencies and most of them also offer free wifi service to techie tourists like us who uses the internet often to check facebook, virtual tourist,...

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  • Vans

    Hurghada Transportation

    If you are too tired to walk, you can take a van, they pass by every few seconds, and beep beep you (even if you don't plan to take it!), everybody says that the cost of a ride is 1 Egyptian pound (7.40 pounds=1 euro), but it is actually 25 piasters (1 pound = 100 piasters), so all you have to do is get in the van, take your route, and upon...

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  • Trains

    Cape Town Transportation

    South Africa is notorious for its lack of public transport, so it is a rare pleasure to be able to report on a functional public transport link that's also of use to the tourist (particularly for those on a limited budget). The Metro rail network links the Cape Town CBD to a string of small stations along the False Bay coastline, of which the...

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  • Ferries / Boats

    Casablanca Transportation

    We arrived in Casablanca on a cruise ship. The port is huuuuge and divided into 3 terminals. Our guide explained us how the port worked and how it was divided, but I didn't take note of everything he said and all I can remember now, as I write, is that there is a terminal for cereals and another for minerals. Casablanca's port is not only the main...

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  • airplane &airport

    Alexandria Transportation

    Alexandria has an international airport but it is incredibly small (same size as the one of Kittilä in Finnish Lapland but not that good quality architecture). The technical equipment is 3rd world standard. We could not take off due to some fog because there were totally insufficient runway lights which made it necessary to stay a day in the hotel...

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  • Bicycle

    Luxor Transportation

    Hired bikes are something else. Bikes in Egypt are heavy single-geared Chinese things engineered to carry on whether they are properly maintained or not. Predictably, 'not' is the favoured option. It is imperative to give any bike you propose to hire a complete checkover . Not just the obvious do the tyres have air and do the brakes work, but also...

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  • By Horse-Cabs

    Marrakesh Transportation

    This was my favourite form of transport in Marrakech. It's not meant to be used as a taxi - they are slower and more expensive than taxis, but I ended up using them for short journeys because they are wonderful. After the chaos and commotion of Marrakech, stepping into a caleche is like entering a bubble. All of a sudden the world slows down, even...

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  • Train

    Cairo Transportation

    Well this was a part of our agenda that I was a little concerned about. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Instead of flying to Aswan to catch our Nile Cruise we decided to try the train. The first thing I realized is we shouldn’t have come early The tiny waiting room is shabby crowded and hot. There are only a couple of chairs and no AC. The...

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  • By Plane

    Marrakesh Transportation

    Marrakech Menara airport is the second busiest in the country, handling over 3 million passengers a year. It's a beautiful, modern airport. My two year old son looked up to the crosshatched ceiling of the arrivals hall and could say only "wow". It's pretty impressive. The airport is also really close to the city, making it very convenient. You can...

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  • Driving in Cairo

    Cairo Transportation

    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IN CAIRO. It is an art unto itself! The roads are difficult to navigate and the driving is maniacle!!! There is a structure to the driving but I think you'd have to have been brought up with it to attempt it. Someone has added a great comment prior to mine somewhere. It states that these drivers have broken one of the laws...

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  • On foot / Walking

    Marrakesh Transportation

    The petit taxi and the grand taxi outside of Airport are usually charge 2 or 3 times more. I asked the reason why, they said Tourist has more money and it is affordable for them. If you do not want to ripped off. Please take a petit taxi outside of Airport which is only 5 min walk. Normally they have to use the meter. I appointed LOST in...

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  • Airplane

    Cairo Transportation

    We rode on Emirates Airlines in In Cairo bound to Dubai for our last leg of a Middle Eastern (we spend 1 week in Dubai touring and enjoying the sights) Jaunt of 3 weeks since emirates offers the best rates and with excellent service, even for economy. they have thrice daily flights to and from Cairo from their hub in Dubai using airbus A 330...

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  • Alternatives

    Marrakesh Transportation

    Your Morocco Tour is a tour operator in Morocco that provides tours from 1 day to long tailored Morocco tours. They custom made tours depending on your interest, time schedule and budget. They organize tours to the Sahara Desert with camel trekking and nights in bivouc under the African sky from 3 to several long day tours in Morocco. They can also...

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  • Pedestrians

    Cairo Transportation

    as the popular destinations are located far and wide away from each other, walking and taking the public bus or microbus is a way more expensive option than taking a package tour, also the lagnuage barrier is a problem, and the taxis, they are also more expensive to take along the different tourist attractions around Greater Cairo as the taxi...

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  • Biking

    Marrakesh Transportation

    We saw quite a few locals on bicycles, but with the traffic going on in Marrakesh it did not seem like a good idea for us. Interesting enough, there was a "rent-a-bicycle" area right across the street from our hotel, so it seems as if this is not unusual at all. It was just our personal decision not to rent a bike!

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  • Camel

    Cairo Transportation

    When we were at the Giza Pyramids our guide took a poll to see who wanted to go for a camel ride. We'd have to drive behind the pyramid to the desert where the camels were waiting for brave tourists. Well we all decided we would go, how often does one get the opportunity to ride a camel? We were told to pick the camel we wanted to ride on. I don't...

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  • Overland Expedition

    I did an overland tour of Eastern Africa for most of my Africa journey. It was fantastic - a must do. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was an absolutely amazing experience and it changed my life. Overland was far the best and easiest way to get around. My tour included meals and I got to experience Africa to extents that I could never do on...

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  • SHONGOLOLO !

    Want to see the natural grandeur of southern Africa and ride in comfort? Ride the Shongololo! So what does the word 'Shongololo' mean? It is a giant African Millipede the length of a man’s boot. Shongololo Express trains are like long Cruise Ships on land. They offer luxury travel that can take all the hassle out of some places in Southern Africa...

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  • LEFT OR RIGHT ?

    Before you go and book that self-drive holiday adventure – you need to do your research. What side of the road do they drive on? The answer is both. I don’t mean at the same time, but that happens as well. I have a weblink below that will tell you so you can prepare. Driving can be dangerous enough, but driving on the wrong side would be a quick...

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  • Flying to Morocco

    www.atlas-blue.com is a handy website to be aware as this airline is a budget subsidiary of often rather expensive Royal Air Maroc. Actually since this Atlas Blue seems to have disappeared and Royal Air Maroc have been doing very reasonable, often budget airline beating prices to and from Morocco.British airways also do attractive deals from time...

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