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How to Visit the Omo Valley of Ethiopia Independently on a Budget

In this guide, I explain how to visit the tribes of the Omo Valley of Ethiopia independently on a budget of about $300. Before my trip to Ethiopia, I researched the trip extensively online. There was not much information available and everyone I spoke to just wanted to sell me an expensive $1000+ tour from …

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The Travelers Guide to Malaria Prevention, Treatment, and Tablets in Africa

While traveling through a malaria zone, you need to take a few additional precautions, that you don’t have to worry about in malaria-free regions. In this guide, I outline the three most popular malaria prevention medications, doxycycline, atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone), and mefloquine (Lariam). I discuss the pros and cons of each medication. I also share tips …

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The Ultimate Guide to Bus Travel in Africa

Bus travel in Africa is an adventure. Last year, I backpacked from Ethiopia to South Africa pretty much all by public bus. For many of the bus routes that I traveled, there just wasn’t much information online. The following step-by-step African bus guides include information on bus companies, pricing, departure and arrival times, border crossings, …

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Maasai Mara Vs. Serengeti: Where is the Best African Safari?

Maasai Mara and Serengeti are two of the most popular game parks in all of Africa. Even though the parks are just across the border from each other, the safari experience is quite different. In this article, I list the pros and cons of going on a safari in the Maasai Mara Vs. the Serengeti. …

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Africa Overland Tour Vs. Independent Travel: My Pros and Cons List

While planning my to Africa, I had a tough decision to make. Did I want to travel independently or join an overland tour? If you’re reading this, you’re probably facing the same dilemma. Many travelers choose to travel in an overland group tour when visiting Africa for the first time. Usually either because of fears …

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How to Visit Sossusvlei, Namibia Independently and on a Budget

Remotely located in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is known for its spectacular orange sand dunes and ancient clay pans. This is one of those places that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Looking out over the dunes, you feel like you’re on another planet. In this guide, I explain, step-by-step, how to visit Sossusvlei …

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How to Travel From Kigali, Rwanda to Arusha or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by Bus

In this guide I will explain, step-by-step, how to travel from Kigali, Rwanda to Arusha or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by bus. The journey is pretty straightforward though it is long and exhausting. This service just recently started operating. Before, the only way to travel between Rwanda and Tanzania would be a series of buses …

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