The Start of Your Overland Journey in Africa

Welcome to my blog for Backpacking Africa. I worked as an overland tour leader in Africa for many years. This website should help you decide between the best overland tours in Africa and what to expect on the trip. I have also created a section for travel insurance and pre-trip accommodation. To get started, click on Start Here in the menu and then work your way through the menu tabs: Start Here>Plan Your Trip>Pick a Tour>Travel Insurance.

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How to Choose the Right Overland Tour in Africa

Finding the choice a little overwhelming? Wondering how to choose the right overland tour in Africa? Well, this is common and I completely understand the reasons why. As someone who has spent the...

Why you need to visit Elsamere in Lake Naivasha

I am consistently amazed by the number of visitors who arrive with no idea about, or no intention to visit Elsamere in Lake Naivasha. True, I had never heard of it until...

How to spend time while driving on an Africa overland tour

You can expect plenty of downtime on an Africa overland tour, especially when you do not partake in any activities and the truck is stopped in the one place for a few...

Malawi Facts and Brief History

In this post about Malawi facts, we will discuss the history and statistics for what is also known as "The Warm Heart of Africa. Malawi is a primitive country in the South...

Private Safari through Kenya and Tanzania with a touch of luxury

For most people, going on private safari is one of those once in a lifetime bucket list trips. Figuring out where to go and what to see shouldn’t be dictated by a cookie-cutter itinerary...

Best Places to Visit in Malawi

There are amazing things to do and some of the best places to visit in Malawi. Once you arrive in Lilongwe, there are many options and you are possibly wondering where are the best...

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...