Tips and advice to travelling in Africa

Africa Travel Facts


Number of countries: 54
Climate: Africa has a mixture of climates due to the size of the continent. You can expect monsoon rain, desert regions and wet and dry climates
Population: 1,328,843,206
Highest Mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres)
Famous Locations: Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia, Victoria Falls, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, Sahara Dunes, Morocco, Fish River Canyon, Namibia, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Table Mountain, South Africa
Budget Level: Travelling in Africa is more expensive than many people think. Safaris are a popular way to travel throughout many different regions in one trip.
Safety: Travelling in the southern Africa countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Tanzania are travel locations that are generally considered the safest. Other locations throughout Africa that are popular and often visited by travellers are Morocco, Egypt and Kenya.

Travel Destinations in Africa

Choose your African travel destination from the list below and find travel tips, destination guides, recommendations for things to do in each country, accommodation advice, personal stories from my travels plus more. Be prepared to travel in Africa.

Botswana

Botswana Travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Botswana

Egypt

Egypt Travel
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Egypt

Morocco

Morocco travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Morocco

Namibia

Namibia travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Namibia

South Africa

South Africa travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in South Africa

Tanzania

Tanzania travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Tanzania

Zambia

Zambia travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Zambia

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe travel tips and advice
Travel tips, things to do, accommodation ideas, personal stories and outdoor adventure activities for travel in Zimbabwe

Africa Travel Tips and Advice

Some handy travel tips and ideas to ensure you have your next trip to Africa all planned out. Travelling via safari, enjoying city escapes or spending time in wine country can all be done while exploring here. Unlike other travel destinations, it is important to plan ahead with what to pack, have your accommodation planned and transport booked. Below are some items to help you before heading to Africa.

Budget Travel Tips

Things to do in africa

Africa Blog Posts


This is an iconic place to get a photo in Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background

Safety in Cape Town – Is Cape Town safe for tourists?

With around 4.5 million people, Cape Town is the second largest city by population in South Africa. However, the safety in Cape Town has held a bad rap for being crime-ridden and unsafe for tourists for many years. But is that true? Today I want to share my thoughts on ...
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views overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa

Travelling to Cape Town – A Quick Introduction To The City

Travelling to Cape Town is a backpackers and travel adventurers dream and one of my most enjoyable destinations. It has a wild side that allows you to swim with Great White sharks, go fishing for tuna 50km off shore, plenty of rugged hiking paths to enjoy and wildlife that is ...
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A Morocco BBQ meal of meat and vegetable kebabs from Jamaa el Fna Square

Essential Must Try Foods in Southern Africa – My Mouth-Watering African Foods List

Southern Africa is unique in its cultural heritage and traditions. The African traditional food is influenced by a variety of cultures from Dutch to Malaysian. I have visited a few countries in Africa and got a chance to try some amazing traditional African food dishes. Throughout this blog I want ...
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Victoria Falls Travel Guide

This is the ultimate Victoria Falls travel guide that is sure to help you plan your epic adventure to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It pretty much has everything you need to know about travelling to the small but busy Zimbabwean town known as Victoria ...
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Unforgettable Fishing at Cape Town in 5 Easy Steps – Chase the fish of your dreams

Fishing might be a practice that dates back to prehistoric times and at least 40,000 years. But it was only from the 16th century when we began releasing our vessels into the oceans and seas. This produced more advanced and mass fishing options that gave birth to many different techniques ...
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the location of the Tropic of Capricorn in Africa

How To Experience an Epic African Safari at the Okavango Delta in Botswana – Plus more

Africa has consistently been one of those spots I had seen on TV and been mesmerized by. Just the way the landscape is incredibly harsh and empty, how free the untamed wildlife meanders about while fighting for survival each and every day and how basic the everyday lifestyle appeared to ...
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A Genuine Review of Elephant Sands Resort – Why You Should Immediately Visit

If someone were to ask me where my favourite place is that I have ever stayed in? Then a destination in Botswana Africa would be almost certainly be sitting at the top of the list. At the very least, it is one of the first destinations that comes to mind ...
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10 Popular Restaurants in Victoria Falls – Budget Friendly Yet Delicious

When travelling, eating is one of the easiest and best ways to learn about culture and traditions. With that being said it can also be one of the most confusing, especially when you have just arrived in a foreign country. Find out what to expect from Southern African cuisine before ...
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the Victoria Falls waterfall flowing fast and clouds in the sky overhead

Explosive White Water Rafting on the Absurd Zambezi River – Are You Game?

While in Victoria Falls, I decided to sign up for a day white water rafting down the famous Zambezi River. I had seen a few reports about this river, and it had a reputation to live up to. I had white water rafted in other areas while travelling but this ...
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Best value accommodation in Victoria Falls – Shearwater’s Explorers Village

Planning a trip to Africa soon and looking for the best valued accommodation option in Victoria Falls? Well, you have come to the right place. This blog is going to dive deep into how travelling on a budget to Victoria Falls is not only possible but also extremely easy when ...
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