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If you represent a destination, activity provider, African tour/safari company or brand and you’d like to work with me please head over to my Work With Me page.
For everyone else, have at look at my FAQ’s below, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please feel free to get in touch using the contact form below.
Just want to say hi?
I love to hear from readers and fellow travellers, so if you want to say hi, please send me an email using the form at the bottom of the page or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram (this is a quicker way to send me a message).
How can I join one of your Rock My Adventure tours?
Send me an email using the form below or check out my Rock My Adventure tours page.
Who are Rock My Adventure tours for?
Rock My Adventure tours are for anyone over the age of 18, with an adventurous spirit and a friendly personality.
Mood hoovers and moaners need not apply! 🙂
I need help planning my trip to Africa, can you help me?
All of my free and general advice is on my blog already, so please have a read! 🙂
I wrote these posts specifically to help you plan your trip to Africa:
- How to Plan Your Dream Trip to Africa (in 18 easy steps)
- My Top Africa Travel Tips (from 11 Years of Travelling the Continent)
- Solo Travel in Africa vs. Taking a Group Tour
- My 6 Month Africa Travel Budget
- 39 Things You Need to Know Before Backpacking Africa
- The 25 Best Places in Africa for Solo Travellers
- Do I Need a Yellow Fever Certificate to Travel to Africa?
- The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking East & Southern Africa
Due to the volume of enquiries, I cannot give detailed planning advice to everyone.
However, if you want my help planning your trip, there are two options:
A) If you want a ready-made and epic itinerary, my full support in planning your trip and an awesome and fun group leader to take all the stress out of your trip, then you are welcome to join one of my Rock My Adventure tours.
B) If you have specific travel questions or would like a travel consultation, my rates start at £30 for a 1-hour Zoom call.
In which countries do you run Rock My Adventure tours?
You can find all of my upcoming tours here.
Currently, I run tours to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, eSwatini (Swaziland), Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Benin and Togo.
Can you recommend good places to stay in Africa or which safari companies to use?
I have a list of companies that I use all the time and that I highly recommend over on my Africa Travel Resources page. Most of the places listed are great for solo travellers and you will most likely meet others there!
On here you’ll also find various helpful sites, books and apps to help you plan your Africa trip.
How much money will I need for my trip to Africa?
This is a very big question. It really depends on your travel style and where you go! I have some advice on budgeting in this post, however, in the below two posts, I list absolutely everything I spent.
I am a backpacker/flashpacker. I sometimes travel super cheap using local buses, staying in hostels etc, so that I can splurge in other areas – nice meals, cool experiences etc. I spent the same travelling Africa that some people might spend on a few days on a luxury safari. But I could have done it cheaper too.
The costs will vary for everyone, but you can at least get an idea of what it might cost if you do it my way and then adjust according to your own travel style.
Is Africa safe for a solo female traveller?
Yes, definitely! Of course, you have to be sensible and take precautions, but I think Africa is a great place for a solo female (or male) traveller.
It was the first place I ever travelled solo and I absolutely loved it.
What should I pack for backpacking in Africa?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be head to toe in khaki for your entire Africa trip, neither do you need zip off trousers. that being said, it’s good to be prepared!
Here is my packing list:
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