Planning a trip to Africa? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
I know that planning a trip to Africa can be overwhelming. I’ve been there.
But I’ve been planning trips and travelling in Africa for over 14 years now and the whole reason this site exists is to help others do the same. I also run my own Africa tour company.
On this page, you’ll find my country guides and favourite Africa travel resources to help you plan your own amazing and life-changing trip across the African continent!
Planning Your Trip to Africa
Africa Travel Inspiration
Africa Group Tours
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Africa Planning Advice By Country
Health & Safety
The sites below offer a great starting point to ensure you stay safe and healthy whilst travelling in Africa.
I strongly advise that you seek the advice of your doctor or a specialist travel clinic before you travel to Africa to ensure you are covered for everything.
Just remember that travel warnings for countries/specific areas in Africa, set out by the government of your home country can make some travel insurance policies invalid, so please ensure you check this prior to your trip, and if necessary, purchase additional cover for a specialist insurer.
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK): I check here for any travel warnings about the places I am visiting.
- Travel.State.Gov (US): Similar to the FCO, this has all of the US travel advisory warnings.
- World Health Organisation: The major authority on travel health everywhere in the world.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Useful information on travel health by destination.
- Nomad Travel Clinic: This is where I go to get my vaccines in the UK (the ones I can’t get free from my GP). There are lots of different clinics that offer similar services.
- NHS Malaria Prevention and Treatment: General malaria prevention advice.
- NHS Fit for Travel: Country by country advice for malaria prevention.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Good information about Yellow Fever and the countries at risk.
- World Health Organisation Yellow Fever Info: A list of all countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and/or countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.
- Do I Need a Yellow Fever Certificate to Travel to Africa?: An easily digestible bit of advice from me on the Yellow Fever regulations for Africa.
Knowing whether you need a visa or not, how much it’s going to cost you, and whether you need to apply in advance is one of your biggest considerations when travelling to Africa.
The rules vary from country to country and from passport to passport so you need to ensure you are prepared. I’ve written more about visa prep in my Top Africa Travel Tips post, but just always make sure you have 6 months (in some cases 1 year) left on your passport and at least 2 pages per country for stamps and visas.
The embassies are always your best source of information, however, their websites can be difficult to navigate/out of date, so you can also check on the sites below.