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Solo travel and camping in Africa

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Has anyone traveled solo in Africa and camped insted of hotels? Please share your advice and tips.
11 years ago, June 25th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #77592  
N Posts: 2
im a 27YO male 6'4
in early 2010 i intend on traveling africa solo or maybe meeting someone to travel with on the way.
i intend on going to edypt, sudan, uganda, rwanda, tanzania, zambia, botwana then sounh afrira.
im gunna do a bit of camping as well, ill only do that once im out and away from the citys but what do yas think on this idea. i won't be traveling on any set time ill just go where i want when i want. also im a bit unsure on the visa for some of the countreys. any feedback you can give me would be great and weather you think this is a good or bad idea.
Ta 😉
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11 years ago, June 25th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #77611  
Hello H Morton 😊

le_flow did some extensive travelling in Africa by bicycle and camping. You could check out his blogs about it, if you want.

Mel
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11 years ago, July 9th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #78974  
Harold, solo travelling is always a great idea, so I'd say go for it.

As for free camping in Africa, this is something I wouldn't specifically reccomend. I mean, I also travelled on my own there a couple of years ago and, frankly, I don't remember meeting anyone carrying tent and camping gears. Fact is, camping in or near African towns is out of question, that will leave you with only National Parks left for it, but I'm pretty sure free camping there is illegal (apart from being potentially very hazardous). If you really feel adventourous and want to stay off the beaten track you'll be better off looking for hospitality from locals and then paying something in return for it (especially for food).

As for visas, it's usually easy to get them one by one as you go passing countries. Sudan might be problematic: check it out.

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11 years ago, July 10th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #79089  
N Posts: 2
thanks for that macro and mel, ive got the things i really want to do down on a map now and it has reviled a nice treak, but a long 1 😉 but i got lots of time so it dont matter. so its just visa to go now and thats a pain in the arse, but im sure ill work it out. carnt wait 😉 as long as im in SA for the world cup ill be happy
thansk again.
im sure ill come up with more questions so keep watch Reply to this

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