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How to Visit Sipi Falls Uganda Independently on a Budget

Many companies sell two day, one night tours to Sipi Falls from Kampala for about $100. The trip can easily be done independently for less than half of that price including food, accommodation, and transportation. This guide explains how to visit Sipi Falls from Kampala. It outlines minibus transportation, where to stay, and how to …

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The Africa Visa Guide

African visas can be a bit tricky. They’re expensive, policies change often, and some require extensive paperwork to obtain. To add to that, visa policies often aren’t completely clear. You may read one thing online then the embassy tells you something completely different. This Africa visa guide outlines the process of researching and obtaining visas. …

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How to Safari in Kenya for Less Than $200: Massai Mara on a Budget

A safari is one travel experience that’s on almost every traveler’s bucket list. Many people have the idea that a safari costs thousands of dollars and has to be a luxury experience. Luckily this is not the case. This guide explains, step-by-step, how to go on a safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and …

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How to Travel From Lilongwe, Malawi to Lusaka, Zambia by Bus

Traveling from Lilongwe, Malawi to Lusaka, Zambia by bus is pretty straightforward. One bus takes you all the way. No transfers are required. This guide walks you through buying tickets, pricing, bus times, the border crossing, and more.  Buying Bus Tickets on Devil’s Street in Lilongwe This bus does fill up occasionally so you’ll want …

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How to Travel from Kampala, Uganda to Kigali, Rwanda by Bus

Traveling by bus between Kampala and Kigali is pretty straightforward. One bus will take you all the way. No transfers required. The journey takes about 9 hours and can be made during the day or overnight. In this guide, I’ll outline how to buy tickets, prices, bus times, and more.   The Best Kampala to Kigali …

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Traveling from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Lilongwe, Malawi by Bus

I’ll start off by saying, traveling between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Lilongwe, Malawi by bus is a long trip. In fact, it’s 1527 kilometers or 941 miles. This trip can be done in 2 full days of travel. It is best to plan for 3-4 days just in case you experience delays as we …

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How to Travel from Addis Ababa to Nairobi by Bus

In this guide, I explain how to travel overland from Addis Ababa to Nairobi by bus. This trip can be made in 2 days. I highly recommend you schedule an extra rest day somewhere along the way as the buses hot, uncomfortable, and sometimes unreliable. I broke the journey up by visiting the Omo Valley …

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Scams in Ethiopia: My Afternoon with a Con Man

In this article, I describe an interesting afternoon that I spent with an Ethiopian scammer that I met while wandering around Addis Ababa. Throughout the day, he attempted various scams on me and explained some of the cons that he pulled on tourists to make his living. He was a full time, professional scammer. Throughout …

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