Category: Backpacking Africa

8 Things to Do in Malawi

It can feel like a pretty small place if you spend a few weeks looking for things to do while backpacking Malawi. Yes, the friendly locals will keep you entertained and even...

Backpacking Malawi Travel Tips

Malawi is known as the “Warm heart of Africa”, a relatively small country and certainly less touristy than neighbouring Zambia and Tanzania. Located on Lake Malawi itself (and also known as Lake...

When is the best time to visit the Serengeti? (or the Masaai Mara)

Considering the question of when is the best time to visit the Serengeti? It's usually one of the first questions a person will ask when travelling in search of wildlife or the...

Micro Guide on Where to Stay in Malawi

In terms of where to stay in Malawi, there are many great campsites and lake side lodges up and down the country, but it’s hard to know which one to choose because...

Where to stay in Naivasha town

When I first began researching the best place to stay in Navaisha town, I was not expecting anything luxurious or ultra comfortable. That being said, the one thing I insist upon is...

About the eVisa for Kenya & Arriving in Nairobi Airport

As you may know, I worked as an overland tour leader in Africa for many years. For this reason, I am often asked about planning trips to Africa and specifics such as how to...

How to Get From Nairobi to Lake Naivasha by Bus

Are you wondering how to get from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha by bus? Let me help you. In the five years that I have spent backpacking Africa, Lake Naivasha is the one place to...

No Matter What You Do In Life, Do More (And Possibly Quit Your Job)

I made a decision to ride a bicycle through Africa in late 2013 and it changed everything I thought I knew about life. Having spent countless hours fantasizing all year about reaching the Great...
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