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.

Sleep Less, Dream More – Sleeping Above the Clouds: Mt Kilimanjaro

Climbing to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro was by far one of the most challenging adventures I have ever undertaken, and one which pushed...

Tips by a bird nerd for birdwatching in Kenya

Kenya is home to more than a thousand bird species - many are rare/threatened and most are beautiful. Birds can be found in all...

Photo essay: 28 things not to miss in Kenya

Kenya, a country with the most beautiful natural wonders, fascinating tribes and immense contrasts. After a 3-months stay, we compiled a list of Things...

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...

Traveling Kenya on a budget

Kenya, the country of amazing wildlife, white-sand beaches and lively cities. Compared to other countries in Africa, Kenya's tourism is well-developed. Traveling around independently is...

How to arrange a budget Kenyan safari?

Kenya is one of the best places in the world to see large game and beautiful bird life. The experiences I’ve had on safari...

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...

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...