Africa

Backpacking Africa is not very popular yet. However, it has quickly become of my favorite travel destinations. In the last years, I traveled throughout Northern, Eastern and Southern Africa. I love backpacking Africa, because it’s adventurous, friendly and has beautiful landscapes and amazing wildlife. One day you’re going on a 3-day safari, while the other day you’re relaxing on a beautiful white-sand beach. I’ve been to the following African countries: Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda. If you have any questions about backpacking in Africa: don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’m happy to answer any travel-related Africa questions.

How much does it cost to backpack Ethiopia?

Danakil Depression in Ethiopia. Copyright Bunch of Backpackers.
What budget do you need for your Ethiopia trip? During my recent Ethiopia backpacking trip, I kept track of all expenses. Compared to Egypt and...

BoB’s amazing guide to Eldoret – Where to stay, what to...

In 2011, I traveled to Eldoret (Kenya) with two good friends for an internship in their university hospital. Before our trip, we searched the...

5 best things to do in Lamu

Lamu is an island at the northern coastal area of Kenya, close to the Somalian border. It is an ideal destination for ending your trip...

Preparing for Kenya: the best Kenyan music!

Bunch of Backpackers selected the best Kenyan music to get you in the mood for your trip to magical Kenya! And if you're not...

Interview with Joost Reintjes, The Dutch ambassador of Kenya

For the Kenya month of Bunch of Backpackers we asked Mr. Joost Reintjes, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya to answer some questions about traveling...

The Ethiopian Timkat festival in Aksum in 20 photographs

Hundreds of people dressed in white robes line the streets of Aksum, chanting, dancing and clapping their hands for Ethiopian Timkat. The Timkat 'epiphany'...

Hakuna Matata – Guide to Basic Swahili

When traveling to Kenya it is useful to learn some Swahili (or kiswahili) language. Even though your pronunciation may not be perfect, knowledge of some basic...

Update on how to get your Sudan visa in Aswan, Egypt:...

Read here all about how to get your Sudan visa in Aswan based on my experience as a Dutch passport holder in December 2017. This...

An open air tower of Wildebeeste in Lamu, Kenya

In 2011 I took a boat to a small island near the northeastern coast of Kenya: Lamu. Lamu is famous for its rich Swahili...