This section will be
devoted to African Travelogues. Travelogues are the diaries of people
travelling in a variety of different ways in or through various
If you are considering travelling in Africa this will be a
great place to find out how other people do it and their experiences along the
want to see your travelogue listed here please
are planning on travelling overland you may want to consider one of these maps
for your journey...
Travelogue websites for you to read through and make
safari and Zanzibar - Oct-Nov 2004
Pictorial travelogue of Machame Route
- Kilimanjaro Climb, Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari and relaxing at the
beach in Zanzibar (more photos and text to be added)
the way from London to Cape Town. 4x4 Overland: 30000 km, 20 countries, 165
Overland trip from London to Cape Town from April 2010 to January
Africa - (2009-2011)
Helen Lloyd's 20,000km journey cycling from the UK
to Cape Town (2009-2011), including updates and photographs documenting the
lives of people met along the way.
The Legend Safari
Tour 2006, 07,08 and 2010
Travelogue of Keith Dixon and Anne Elliott
travels through Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe - Great accommodation
and dining tips for self-drive tourists
Graham Hughes is attempting to set a new world record by
setting foot in every country on Planet Earth in one continuous journey without
flying. Read his African Blogs online
Listen to Africa - March
An audio adventure through Africa by bicycle, recording African
sounds and voices.
Gecko on the Go April to August 2007
Zoe's travels in
Africa, including an overland trip, an EcoTraining course and independent
travel. Read about my experiences, places to visit and my thoughts and
The Africa Travel Blog
Share your Africa travel
experiences on TheAfricaTravelBlog.com! - Explore and Experience the Adventures
of Africa Together.
Zuka Nuka - (planned leaving date, early 2007)
pictorial travelog of Chris and Matt Proome on their trip from London to
Capetown, through Europe and Trans Africa, in a 1991 Landrover Defender 4x4.
Planned leaving date, early 2007.
4x4xAfrica.com - Anticipated departure Feb 2007
Andrew & Bronwyn's journey from London to Cape Town overland through Africa
for 6 months in their trusty Disco, Gnu.
Canadians couple who completed the
Cape to Cairo overland journey in 2006. September 2008 we will leave Morocco
and drive down the west side Africa to South Africa. Llots of tips and advice
for those planning to travel overland across Africa by either the east or the
A pictorial travelog of our journey
from Glasgow in Scotland to Kenya through England, Europe and West Africa in
our Landrover defender (Rafiki). With stunning hi-res photos of our previous
trips to Kenya, and photos of Scotland.
Cape Town to Vic Falls November 06
Read about what its like to
spend three weeks on an overland truck with tips on what to expect - before you
World Biking Africa
Eric and Amaya pedalled 55,000
kilometers and traversed 55 countries (37 in Africa) when they cycled from
France to Cape Town via West Africa and then back to France via East Africa and
the Middle East between 2006 and 2009. Lots of photos, tales from their
adventure plus tips on gear and touring.
Join our light-hearted independent adventure, as we travel
overland from Macclesfield to Cape Town. Our diary will be updated with funny
antics and good pictures
UK to Cape Verde via Gambia and Senegal (April
Dave Hindle starts his journey in Gambia, buys an air ticket (in cash)
and travels out to the island with his wife via Dakar in Senegal. They stay in
Praia on Santiago for a week and travel around the island and take a day trip
Treve Travel Africa - Then the World - July 05 to ....
English couple Treve and Katrina as they travel through East/South Africa.
Starting in Kenya and travelling overland to Capetown the travel blog is
updated weekly with plenty of photos.
kusafiri.net June 04 to April 05
Excellent Travelogue -
with very useful information for anyone contemplating an independent Africa
Overland trip. Overland from London to Cape Town in Land Rover; travelogue,
photos, overlanding info.
Travel Document Africa
a travelogue about a journey in
Africa, beginning april 2005. The next six months pictures and stories will be
added, as the trips proceeds. My goal is to create a king of documentary about
my journey but also about the life and people in West-Africa.
Zambia and Botswana. 17th April - 1st May 2004
travelling around Zambia and Botswana, including Victoria Falls (in a Tiger
Moth!) and four days camping in the Kalahari Gane Reserve. This was followed by
two weeks voluntary work with the newly formed Project African Wilderness which
is revitalising the Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve in southern Malawi.
Travelogue of our overland
journey from Scotland to South Africa.
to Senegal : March/April 2004
An account of two students travelling down
by public and not-so-public transport from Jerez in Spain to Dakar Senegal. A
diary written day by day by Ross and Thomas describing what they see, feel and
think on this first venture into West Africa, with photos and video
African Adventure (Nov/Dec 2004)
have a look through photo album and
two mini-movies from trip to South Africa.
Madagascar: A forgotten world (April 2004)
& Dutch : Travelogue of a fascinating journey through the Red Island of
Madagascar, illustrated with many photos.
Copenhagen to Cape Town
On 01/03/2004 - after 21125 km in 125 days,
Helle Gammelgaard and Mario Travaini reached Cape Town - read their superb
A Drive for Wildlife - Oct 2003 - March 2004
Dirk on a 6 month trip from Cape Town to Holland covering 28.469 km through
Southern and Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and then through the Middle
East into Europe.
pukweb.com - 2003
Travelogue Uganda / Rwanda. Also
selling DVD of our visit to the gorillas: fund raising for Dian Fossey Gorilla
Fund and WWF.
Personal impressions throughout a 9
month solo travel through Western, Southern & Eastern Africa by bus,
bicycle and the occasional boat"
Overland - Kruger Park to Victoria Falls (Feb
David Waker's account of an Overland safari in South Africa,
Botswana and Zambia
One year Africa ( Dec 2002 )
Stories and pictures of a
one year journey. The website contains about twenty narratives and and a lot of
Tanzania Safari - (Nov 2002)
Tanzania safari travel log
covering Tarangire Ngorongoro Crater South Serengeti Central Serengeti North
Cycling in Ethiopia 2002
In 2002, Grethe Petersen and
Owen Barder spent two weeks cycling in Northern Ethiopia - read their
travelogue and browse through photographs
African Odyssey. 21st Sept - 13th Oct 2002
A three week
"African Odyssey" through Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi, including Gombe Streams,
a voyage up Lake Tanganyika on the MV Liemba and the Ruaha Game Reserve.
South Africa 2002
A collection of stunning high-res
photos from a family holiday, taking in the famous Garden Route of South
Africa, from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
Mimi's travels through Tanzania & Malawi - June/July 2002
the high and low points for the day, but also the travel essentials such as the
quality of food and toilets, the number of forms of transportation used, our
best bargains, and our Swahili "word of the day."
Solo female travelled through Malawi
and part of Zambia, 2000. Travelogue and pictures about hikes, beaches, a
church visit, boat trips, safaris, being stranded, and about Malawian
Geoff's Travel Scrapbook
Travelogues, photos, maps and
more of my independent travels through 18 African countries.
Paul Beddows -
Dragoman Overland January-March 1998
An account of 5 week overland trip
with the British Overland Company, Dragoman in the Spring of 1998. Our trip
took us from Nairobi, Kenya to Harare, Zimbabwe.
Cycle to the
In November 2001 four people set off to cycle from London to the
Earth Summit 2002 in Johannesburg to raise awareness and funds for the charity
An African Odyssey
Two girls, six months, five
countries...this is our story! Join me on an independent adventure through
Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Travel stories, photos,
tips, suggestions and a special section on survival kiSwahili.
From Switzerland to Cape Town
and back... on a motorbike
Steven Derungs started his motorbike trip
through Africa on Sept 2001. After visiting Morocco, he crossed the Sahara in
Mauritania and travelled through West Africa, arriving in Cote d'Ivoire for New
Years Eve. His continuing journey, however dependent on the volatile political
situation in Africa, should take him down the West coast to Cape Town - South
Africa. His plan is to travel back to Europe on the East Coast. His diary
consists of daily entries, most of them completed with photographs from the
African Transcontinental Expedition
Expedition crosses the African Continent with the length of 30,000 km visiting
25 countries. Starts in October 2002
Out of Africa - Too
A mzungu's (westerner's) look at
life in East Africa through stories and pictures, travel tips and hints,
contains background directory.
Matz Lonnedal Risberg AfricaTravelogue (April - June
A ten weeks railway journey through Southern and East Africa,
arriving and leaving Africa by freighter
Africa, Middle East
& Europe (Dec 2000 - May 01)
Join Hans & Marianne on the trip
from South Africa heading north, travelling through South Africa - Swaziland -
Botswana - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania - Kenya - Ethiopia Sudan and into
the Middle East. Includes plenty of photographs
Join Don and Kim Greene in their experiences and
travels to witness the total solar eclipse and to explore and document the
people, cultures and histories of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and
Mozambique. Their trip commences on 9th May and they will be posting regularly
updates with photographs.
Pam and Tom overland through Africa (Sept 2000 -
countries covering more than 20,000 miles. Dairy updated regularly with
photographs and links to other sites.
A trip to South Africa 2000 -
Elizabeth and Capetown by Pierre Malraison
Africa Trip Journal by Joyce Carta (June/July, 2000)
"Every day I
handwrote my scribbles, off in my own little world of observations,
introspections and wonderings about the differences and similarities of people,
places, things. I find that aspect of travel endlessly fascinating...
Travels in East Africa by Paul Jungnitsch (Jan-Feb
Six weeks from Zimbabwe to Kenya, partly on an overland truck,
partly on own. Canoe trip on Zambezi, whitewater rafting Vic Falls,
houseboating L. Kariba, game viewing in Serengeti. Photos, packing list, costs,
health, links, etc.
Out to Africa
website with travelogues of the adventures of Ellen and Paul in Uganda (2000)
Kenya and Tanzania (1999), Johannesburg overland to Nairobi (1997 and Botswana
(1996). Also includes Photo's (index and slide show) and videos.
Larry's Africa Overland (Dec 1999 - March 2000)
travelogue through 11 African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana,
Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and
East Africa - May 1999
Tomasz Hilsberg's Mount
Kilimanjaro (Machame Route) climb and visit to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
Crater - plenty of photographs
African Adventures (1998)
Katrina worked in Abidjan, Côte
d'Ivoire. Read about her working life and trips around Côte d'Ivoire and
Burkina Faso and Mali.
Dragoman - 5 week overland trip (January to March
Diary of travelling with an Overland Company visiting Kenya,
Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Sheila's Journey to Timbuktu (November 1998 )
Share their month long
The Kingsmill's Trans-Africa Overland Trip (1998 and
Travelling in a Toyota Troopcarrier from South Africa to Europe
with their daughter, the Kingsmill's share their experience with you. The lure
of Africa and in particular the Sahara Desert was just too much for them so in
March and April 2000 they drove their vehicle through Tunisia and Libya.
The Gambia Story - (1996)
Read about Liesbet's trip to
the Gambia, the experiences she had and people she met
Andy Rabagliati's African
Adventures (1992 and 1995)
Read about Andy overland trip with trip with
Guerba through Kenya Rwanda Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast,
Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, and The Gambia as well as his travels through
Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
Africa in a
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique -
11,598 km, 1,025 liters of fuel, 90 days, 14 police and military checkpoints, 7
African border crossings, 7 small break downs, 1 big break down, 1 unique car.
Read all about it...