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Want to join one of my upcoming Rock My adventure tours?
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Have a question about travel or just want to say hi?
I love to hear from readers and fellow travellers, so if you just want to say hi or have a couple of questions, please send me an email using the form at the bottom of the page.
But before you do, please read the FAQ’s below, and if you can’t find your answer there, don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll point you in the right direction.
Unfortunately, I cannot give detailed preparation advice or plan your itineraries for you.
My free time is very limited between planning tours, blogging and actually travelling, but you are welcome to join one of my Rock My Adventure tours, which will give you a ready-made and awesome itinerary, take all the stress out of planning and you’ll have my full support to prepare for your trip.
I need help planning my trip to Africa, can you help me?
A lot of people write to me asking for general Africa travel tips/advice. This info is on my blog already! 🙂 But if you have a few simple and specific questions, I’m happy to help. But I only offer detailed Africa travel planning advice to those who are signed up to my Rock My Adventure tours!
At the moment I am super busy with the tours and travelling around Africa, so I sadly don’t have time to create itineraries for people or provide insights/ideas other than what you see on the blog. I wish I could but my time (and WIFI) is so limited at the moment! But if you have made a start on an itinerary already, I am happy to look at it for you and give you a few pointers.
I also wrote these posts specifically to help you plan your dream trip!
- How to Plan Your Dream Trip to Africa (in 20 easy steps)
- My Top Africa Travel Tips
- 39 Things You Need To Know Before Backpacking Africa
Which tours are you running?
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, Togo and Morocco.
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!
Do you have any Africa travel tips for me?
I have millions! However, this is a really hard question to answer because it really depends where you are going! Plus, it would take me hours to answer all of the emails I get asking this, so…I wrote a post with all my general Africa travel tips! I hope it helps!
For all of my Africa travel planning tips, click here.
I’ve never travelled in Africa before and I’m a bit nervous, do you have any words of advice or encouragement?
Feeling nervous is natural, the first time I went, I was scared too. But I soon found out that Africa is an amazing place to travel! I wrote the below post to help ease you in! Once you get there I promise your nerves will fade away!
How much money will I need for travel in 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, 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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