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.

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'...

Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack Uganda and...

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What budget do you need for your Uganda and Rwanda trip? During my recent short Rwanda and Uganda backpacking trip, I kept track of all...

Money Matters: How much does it cost to backpack in Sudan?...

Did you know Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt? No? I didn't know either. However, during my latest trip I discovered Sudan has many incredible...

How to travel by bus to Lodwar (Kenya)

Traveling by bus to Lodwar, Kenya in the Turkana district is not for the fainthearted. In 2011 we took the road to the dry Turkana...

Backpacking South Africa: 10 things you don’t want to miss!

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South Africa offers something for everyone: a beautiful, diverse landscape, many different cultures, wicked wildlife-watching opportunities, friendly people, vibrant cities, the best beaches and...

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Ethiopia: itinerary, budget and tips!

Backpacking Ethiopia is not for rookies. However, if you decide to explore this beautiful country, you will be rewarded with some unforgettable experiences. Join...

What to do in Khartoum, Sudan?

What to do in Khartoum?
What to do in Khartoum - "Ok, one more day..." I was thinking to myself after my second day in Khartoum. However, somehow I...

There were no one goes: Visit Eliye Springs in Kenya (updated...

 Eliye Springs is an oasis located on the sandy western shores of the Turkana lake in northern Kenya. It lies approximately 40 kilometres east...

Review: Overlanding with Nomad Tours Africa – Best of Namibia

About my Nomad Tours Africa - Best of Namibia adventure!  During my backpacking trip in Southern Africa, I heard from fellow backpackers that independent travel in...