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


Lions Head mountain peak in Cape Town, South Africa

Hiking Lions Head in Cape Town – What you need to know beforehand

There are many walking trails around Cape Town and one of my favourites was hiking Lions Head. Known as the mother city, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa. It is one of the most historically significant cities in South Africa, as it was here that the first ...
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tips on what to pack for an African safari holiday

Africa safari packing list – Plus a guide on what to wear on an African safari

Going on an African safari takes a little more forward planning than say heading away on a city escape for a few days. Depending on your you are going, you could ultimately see all four seasons in one day. Having a good idea of the best Africa safari outfits to ...
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Hotels in Cape Town with one building having a mural of a women and child

Where to stay in Cape Town – Plus a list of the best restaurants in Cape Town

Where to stay in Cape Town? Without a doubt one of the most important aspects of booking a trip to any destination is finding the most suitable accommodation for your trip and the tastiest restaurants so you can discover the most traditional meals in the area.  Or is that just ...
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A large city square in Cape Town with Table Mountain covered in white cloud behind it

Best time to visit Cape Town – Guide to the best time to go to Cape Town

Are you thinking of planning a visit to Cape Town, South Africa but not sure when you should go? The city of Cape Town and the surrounding areas are full of picturesque landscapes, beautiful beaches and fun activities that have many tourists flocking there throughout the whole year. Trying to ...
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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. 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 to ...
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Victoria Falls waterfall in Zimbabwe at sunset with a heavy waterflow falling over the edge

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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Wattching a sunset finish while travelling via boat make from fishing for tuna in Cape Town

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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