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.

Latest Stories

Cycling in Ethiopa: When Everything Is Wrong | BLOG#13

Walking through the city centre completely oblivious to the cars, the people, the laughter, the footsteps. All the way home: what to do?, is this it? Is this all there is? why...

The Difference in Believing | BLOG#12

Hard Beginnings Before starting this trip there was no end to the amount of warnings or objections about an Africa bicycle tour, it seemed there was also no end to what could go...

We Share The Same Journey From Different Places | BLOG#11

Sometimes, the best adventure stories may not be the ones we read, but the ones we can read things into. There‘s obviously much that has happened throughout this journey which, for different reasons...

Confession of an Introvert: It just doesn’t go away | BLOG#10

I never liked the phrase "just be yourself", not because it sounds dumb but because it's a lame attempt at giving advice to somebody who needs it. Better to be honest, better...

Cycling Zambia: HOW TO LIVE with Memories & Look Forward | BLOG#9

Despite spending a few days horizontal with dehydration while cycling Zambia, the last few weeks, once again, surpassed all expectations. Cycling Africa with my entire possessions packed onto the bike, continued to...

Why we Should fear the people of Africa | BLOG#8

Africa has a dark reputation when it comes to media coverage and publicity in general. The poverty highlighted by Live Aid in the 1980‘s, the Rwandan Genocide in the 1990‘s and present...

Cycling Wildlife Corridors: What do you really want to do in life? | BLOG#7

Change: The Process of becoming Different I purposely avoided posting anything at New Years, there’s too much reading going around about giving up smoking, drinking less and losing weight. This has always confused...

The Elephant & the biggest risk of all | BLOG#6

Riding a bicycle in Africa through a National park known for dangerous animals such as Lion and Leopard was not included on most people’s to-do list for 2013 but it popped up...