Africa Travel Articles

With over 50 countries on this massive continent, there is a lot for indie travelers to see in Africa. Many come for the wildlife and safaris, but the culture, landscape, and tradition of Africa is what gets them coming back for more. Peruse over 30 different articles we have about travel in this amazing continent

 
Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa
Nine Amazing Adventures to Add to a Trip to Southern Africa South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn't be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.
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How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar
How to be an Independent Backpacker in Madagascar In little-explored Madagascar, only the adventurous minority choose buses and a backpack over private cars and a tour group. Jessie Beck explains how to make independent backpacking throughout the island easier.
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The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa
The Complete Guide to Hitchhiking in Southern Africa Jill Nawrocki has hitch-hiked throughout Southern Africa and believes it is one of the best ways to get around the region. She'll tell you what you need to do, what you should bring along for the ride, and how to stay safe while hitching with a stranger.
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How To Photograph Your African Safari
How To Photograph Your African Safari Heading on a safari? You're going to want great pictures, and Dani Blanchette is here to offer this super thorough guide to getting the best photographs on your safari, no matter what your experience level is.
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go
Sub-Saharan Africa: Safety and Security Tips to Know Before You Go There's no reason to fear traveling around Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is important to be aware of some of the unique situations and challenges. JoAnna Haugen offers expert advice on how to enjoy your trip safely.
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How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me
How Volunteering in Africa Changed Me Volunteering on a refugee camp in Africa may not be a typical travel choice, but as Josh Martin explains, it's certainly a transformational one.
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#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes
#JustOneRhino – Save Rhinos and Win Prizes Travelers Building Change is raffling off over $30,000 in awesome prizes to those that donate as little as $20 to their #JustOneRhino campaign – which is raising money for Rhinos Without Borders and helping save the critically endangered rhino population.
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The World’s Best Secret Foodie Destination?
The World’s Best Secret Foodie Destination? What comes to mind when you think of Algerian cuisine? For some people it's nothing at all. For some people it's just couscous and mint tea. But for Amy Turner, it's one of main reasons you should add Algeria to your list of foodie destinations.
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Planning Your Kenyan Safari
Planning Your Kenyan Safari Is one of your travel dreams to go on safari? Join Dani Blanchette as she offers all you need to know about planning a safari in Kenya.
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12 Tips for Surviving Public Transportation in a Developing Country
12 Tips for Surviving Public Transportation in a Developing Country Traveling by bus or taxi in Uganda can be challenging and frustrating. Shara Johnson gives us a heads-up on what to expect and tips on how to prepare.
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