Africa Transportation

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    Arriving
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Africa Transportation

  • By Taxi / By Petit Taxi / By Grand Taxi

    Marrakesh Transportation

    I got ripped off several times in Morocco before learning how to cab like a local. I'm used to negotiating a price before getting into a cab and this was my problem. In most countries this is a smart move, but not here. The locals just jump in, bark out a destination and the driver turns on the meter and starts driving. This way you'll pay a...

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  • Taxis

    Cairo Transportation

    When we decided to visit Cairo, we did some research on things to do and see in three full days. However, after we bought the flight tickets, as we continued to read more about Egypt, we slightly changed our agenda and so we’ve got only one day stay in Cairo and two days in White and Black Desert. Cairo is not a small city that can be seen and...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Bus

    Marrakesh Transportation

    The airport is served between 8 am and 9 pm every half an hour by bus no. 19. A ticket on this line is 30 Dirham, return 50 Dirham (2015) which makes it around ten times more expensive than a ticket on any other bus line. Still, it is cheaper than a taxi (around 60 Dirham one way, depending if the meter is working or on your haggling skills) or a...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Local Taxis

    Casablanca Transportation

    Carresa is the first company to work with big taxis in Morocco Carresa Morocco Airports in Morocco - Transfer Shuttle service Since Casablanca airport choose to use our shuttle service and 100% latest privatized. Your transfer safely to Casablanca or all other destinations in Morocco Recent vehicles that will allow you an airport transfer...

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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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  • 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 Train

    Marrakesh Transportation

    Marrakech as got a modern and beautiful train station, opened in 2008. Even thought you're not going to travel by train it's worth to visit the station. It contains several shops and fast food restaurants. We passed by the station several times by taxi, but also you can see it from the tourist bus. There are direct rail link with Casablanca and...

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  • Subway/Metro

    Cairo Transportation

    The Cairo Metro is great, fast, efficient, frequent and CHEAP - only 1EP per ride Cant ask for more than that It is frequent, and very easy to use. Give it a go and you will enjoy the experiance Go have a go :)

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  • Buses

    Cape Town Transportation

    See beautiful Cape Town in 4 routes available: the Red City Tour, the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, the Yellow Downtown Tour and the Purple Wine Tour. Discover this mysterious, beautiful and exhilarating city!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Plane

    Marrakesh Transportation

    Marrakesh has the second-largest airport in Morocco and is well served by Royal Air Maroc as well as European low-cost airlines. Ryanair service include the usual suspects such as London-Stansted, Bergamo and Frankfurt/Hahn. Other airlines include Easyjet, Transavia, Norwegian and Jet2.com. When entering Morocco through the airport, calculate an...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bus - Travel To and From

    Alexandria Transportation

    Alexandria is situated at the distance of 230 kilometers north-west Cairo. We got there by tourist bus. The excursion started at 7.00 a.m. It took us about 3 hours to reach the city and the same time to come back. We spent in the city about 7 hours. The excursion finished at 20.00 p.m. The road was rather good - better than between Hurghada and...

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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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  • 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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  • Double Decker Bus

    Alexandria Transportation

    Nothing more satisfying then getting on an air conditioned double-decker bus after the heat of the day. The cost of getting on the bus is 3LE per person. A little expensive for the locals but as a visitor I was more than happy to pay the 3LE for a little break from the scorching heat.

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  • On foot / Walking

    Marrakesh Transportation

    If you are in Marrakesh for the first time, chances are high that you will underestimate the task of navigating in the Medina. With a circumference of 16 kms and a dislike for straight lines in architecture that makes even Hundertwasser blush, you will get lost here easily. A very (I repeat: very) good map is the most important thing you need....

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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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  • Minibus

    Alexandria Transportation

    Although most local bus routes are too convoluted to bother with, a constant stream of minibuses makes the Corniche run night and day. Flag them down anywhere, using a hand signal to point the direction you want to go, then pile in. They are shockingly cheap (E1 to Stanley, say, and E1.50 to Montazah) and, if anything, too fast. There are two...

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  • Alternatives

    Marrakesh Transportation

    While traveling, I came by train service from Tangier to Marrakesh. It gave me the freedom to maneuver around by walking and provides adequate available leg room for relaxing while riding. I found this hard to get from their Bus services. My train stopped around Sidi Kacim late in the evening hours, I'll only say it was over 8hrs ride. However...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Flying to Morocco

    Since writing this tip and many previous years of travelling back and forth to Morocco from London the whole getting to Morocco has been rather dynamic! Firstly it was so expensive so the first few years i would fly to Spain or Gibraltar and then take the bus to the ferry at Algeciras or to Tarifa and then either a 2 and a half hour ferrry or a 45...

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