Your Guide to Backpacking Africa

No Hanging Around is the only guide you will ever need for Backpacking Africa.

Derek Cullen is an experienced tour leader in Africa and the author of No Hanging Around. He is best known for taking long distance adventures such as cycling across Africa and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. However, Derek is obsessed with “everything Africa” and has spent more than five years backpacking his way around the continent.

More recently, Derek was nominated for “Man of the Year” award by Outsider Magazine in Ireland and has also appeared on several media publications  including Africa Geographic, Today FM Radio, the Today Show on RTÉ and the Irish Times.

Need Any Help With Planning Your Trip to Africa?

You will find extensive information throughout the blog but if you need help with planning your adventure. Africa is a very safe place to travel, but caution should be taken in major cities. Either way, Africa is the most enriching travel experience and a destination for every walk of life. That is to say, whether you want a budget-minded trip, an overland tour or something a little more luxurious, you will find every type of tour, adventure and experience in Africa.

Backpacking Africa

Honestly, I don’t think Africa is suited to first-timers. In other words, if you have never gone backpacking before, Africa might be a little overwhelming. On the other hand, I totally recommend that you get out there if you feel comfortable with the idea. My blog is full of hints/tips and if you need help, just get in touch!

Africa Overland Tours

By far and away, overland tours are my favourite way to see Africa. I have taken overland tours with several companies and worked as an overland tour leader for two different tour operators. Needless to say, I know the best tours and the options that will most likely suit your preference/circumstances.

Luxury Safari in Africa

I was an overland tour leader for many years in Africa. But at the same time, I also had the pleasure of experiencing every side of the travel experience. With this in mind, I know the best parks for wildlife, the most reliable luxury tour operators and the most luxurious places to stay.


More About the Author

Derek Cullen

Derek Cullen – Overland Tour Leader in Africa

Some years ago, Derek Cullen spent one year riding a bicycle through Africa, a journey of 8,000 miles through 11 countries. Following this adventure, he became obsessed with travel and the uncertainty of living such a spontaneous life. Later, Derek began backpacking Africa on a budget and was successful in his application to become a tour guide for a local tour operator. These overland tours were popular for 18-30 year olds backpacking Africa and travelled through fourteen different countries on the continent. Through this experience, Derek became an expert on backpacking Africa and decided to set up his own Africa Travel Blog. Derek is also passionate about storytelling, videography and he works as a freelance content writer to fund his travels around Africa.

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