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.

A modest guide to a surf camp in Taghazout, Morocco

Taghazout, Morocco - "How's the swell?" someone asks. I'm in Taghazout, one of the premier surf towns in Morocco. After gaining some surf experience...

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...

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...

Ultimate Sudan travel guide: itinerary, budget and travel tips for backpackers

In Sudan, seemingly forgotten pyramids still stand in endless desert sands. The markets of Kassala and Omdurman are a fascinating melting pot of cultures...

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 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...

Backpacking Southern Africa: an ultimate overview

With the hostel's dog snoring next to me and a Savannah beer on the table, I finally found time to write this overview article...

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'...

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...