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Africa Travelogues

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 countries.

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 way.

If you want to see your travelogue listed here please contact us.

If you are planning on travelling overland you may want to consider one of these maps for your journey...

African Adventure Atlas   Main Road Map 953: Africa, North and West     Main Road Map 955: Central and Southern Africa
African Adventure Atlas   Michelin - Main Road Map 741:
Africa, North and West

  Michelin - Main Road Map 745:
North East Africa / Arabia

  Michelin - Main Road Map 746:
Central and Southern Africa / Madagascar

Travelogue websites for you to read through and make plans....

Kilimanjaro climb, 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)

Tabasamu 2010
Smiling all the way from London to Cape Town. 4x4 Overland: 30000 km, 20 countries, 165 days.

Crab to Cape
Overland trip from London to Cape Town from April 2010 to January 2011

Take On 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

The Odyssey Expedition
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 2009
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 reflections.

The Africa Travel Blog
Share your Africa travel experiences on! - Explore and Experience the Adventures of Africa Together.

Zuka Nuka - (planned leaving date, early 2007)
A 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. - Anticipated departure Feb 2007
Follow 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 west route.

Roadstar Expedition
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.

Overlanding from Cape Town to Vic Falls November 06
Read about what it’s like to spend three weeks on an overland truck with tips on what to expect - before you sign up.

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.

Macclesfields Finest
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 2006)
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 to Sal.

Katrina and Treve Travel Africa - Then the World - July 05 to ....
Travelogue of 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. 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
Two weeks 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.

Afraventure Travelogue
Travelogue of our overland journey from Scotland to South Africa.

Overland trip 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

South 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)
In English & Dutch : Travelogue of a fascinating journey through the Red Island of Madagascar, illustrated with many photos.

Southing 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 travelogue

A Drive for Wildlife - Oct 2003 - March 2004
Nanda and 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. - 2003
Travelogue Uganda / Rwanda. Also selling DVD of our visit to the gorillas: fund raising for Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and WWF.

Stephen Montgomery
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 2003)
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 fine picture

Tanzania Safari - (Nov 2002)
Tanzania safari travel log covering Tarangire Ngorongoro Crater South Serengeti Central Serengeti North Serengeti.

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.

Randy and Mimi's travels through Tanzania & Malawi - June/July 2002
Not only 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."

Malawi/Zambia 2000
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 hospitality.

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 Summit
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 WaterAid.

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 road

African Transcontinental Expedition
Transcontinental 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 2001)
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

Adventure Learing Foundation
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 -
20 countries covering more than 20,000 miles. Dairy updated regularly with photographs and links to other sites.

A trip to South Africa 2000 -
Stellenbosch, Port Elizabeth and Capetown by Pierre Malraison

East 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 1999)
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
A 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)
text travelogue through 11 African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius.

East Africa - May 1999
Tomasz Hilsberg's Mount Kilimanjaro (Machame Route) climb and visit to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater - plenty of photographs

Katrina's 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 1998)
Diary of travelling with an Overland Company visiting Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

John and Sheila's Journey to Timbuktu (November 1998 )
Share their month long experience

The Kingsmill's Trans-Africa Overland Trip (1998 and 2000)
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 Beetle (1974)
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...

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