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


three grey elephants drinking from a watering hole in Africa

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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A medium rare cooked beef steak sliced so you can see the middle

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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A view of the pool area and restaurant onsite at Shearwater's Explorers Village in Victoria Falls

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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a group of three white water rafts about to go through a set of rapids on a river

Essential Knowledge You Must Know About Rafting the Wild Zambezi River – Victoria Falls

The white-water rafting in Victoria Falls is well known by many all around the world and it’s actually recognised as the greatest one-day white water rafting experience in the world. It delivers amazing rapids throughout the 23km journey that is sure to test out even the most experienced rafter but ...
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an aerial view of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe with a full amount of water flowing over the edge

Impressive 72 Hours in Victoria Falls – The Epic Story of my Trip

I recently had the chance to finish an African Safari in Victoria Falls and took an extra 2 nights there to have a good look around. For a small place, it certainly offers plenty to do and it would come as no surprise to hear that most feature around the ...
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A kayaker paddling on a still and wide river with the sunset turning the water a slight pink colour

Safe Tame or Family Activities at Victoria Falls – 9 of the best

Victoria Falls is known as a little bit of an adventure playground to most tourists that travel there. It has one of the best rivers to do white-water rafting, a bungee jumping location that sees 50,000 people leap head first from it every year and is home to quite possibly ...
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A person landing a green parachute successfully after a jump

9 Incredible Adrenaline Activities to do at Victoria Falls – Ignite Your Wild Side

You have your trip booked and are now officially heading to the home of one of the seven natural wonders of the world in Victoria Falls. It is an impressive sight when you first lay your eyes on this magnificent waterfall without a doubt. It’s judged the largest waterfall in ...
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A beautiful yellow, orange and red sunset setting over an African river

The best time to visit Victoria Falls – When to see and do everything

If you are looking to travel to Africa for an amazing vacation then the time of year is an extremely important factor to take into consideration. Of course, if you are planning to include visits to multiple locations spread over numerous countries in an organised safari tour or solo multi-country ...
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two grey baby elephants sttanding at a watering hole and one is about to spray water out of his trunk

Visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe – Do you need one to travel

Do you need a visa to visit Victoria Falls? As with any destination, it is super important to check the visa requirements for entry into Zimbabwe as some countries are required to apply and gain access to a visa before arriving in Zimbabwe. This can change on occasions so it ...
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