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

Weird and Wonderful | Both sides of the Story | BLOG#5

How do you judge whether you like someone or not? I remember a secondary school teacher telling our class how "first impressions are most important". She was right to give the warning, they...

Cycling Botswana | No Fairytale But It Gets Better | BLOG#4

A Journey still but no fairytale "Good Christmas?"......"Yeah, great thanks and you?" It is always great....at least that's what I tell everyone. Honestly, I do love Christmas but it has rarely been "great" right...

Cycling the Namib desert and the truth about being alone | BLOG#3

Karas region, Namibia A Landrover full of tourists pulls up alongside my bike on the ground, "Are you okay??!!". Man, was I glad to see them.  Not everything is as it seems on a cycle...

The next great adventure | BLOG#2

I've heard it many times while travelling "the reason people don't travel is because of fear". Usually the people saying this have been on many interesting adventures around the world and love nothing more...

Why I’m cycling across Africa with Forrest Gump | BLOG#1

Leaving Cape Town in South Africa, cars pulled up alongside asking how far I was planning to cycle. I came close to falling off at the distraction each time. The people who...