Backpacking in Africa
Africa is growing in popularity as a backpacking destination. Whether you want to get up close and personal with wildlife on Safari, get off the beaten path, or interact with friendly locals, the large continent of Africa will have something for you.
Nevertheless, the vast distance and diversity of places in Africa can be disorienting for visitors. Read on to learn more about visa requirements, hostels, work-travel opportunities, and top sights for backpacking in Africa.
How to Travel Around Africa
Budget Accommodation in Africa
CouchSurfing is a great community that connects local hosts with travellers who are backpacking Africa. HostelWorld has the largest inventory of hostels in Africa, with millions of reviews from fellow backpackers. And Booking.com has lots of advanced search and filters for finding hostels, hotels, and unique accommodation while backpacking Africa.
Unique Activities in Africa
And for those backpacking Africa alone who want to join a small group tour, G Adventures is highly recommended.