Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Kenya Safari Tour Operator Recommendations
  2. 2 First trip to Africa
  3. 3 Uganda Visa
  4. 4 accomodation near Mata Mata Border post
  5. 5 Morocco help
  6. 6 Egypt- Dec Itinerary-help needed
  7. 7 Private Guide for Cairo
  8. 8 Egypt - Need Help!
  9. 9 Attractions in Cairo and around
  10. 10 Trip Report Glorious Return to South Africa--Two Weeks in October
  11. 11 CASABLANCA for 1 Day
  12. 12 Trip report about self-driving in Northern Namibia for 2 weeks in May 2014
  13. 13 Trip Report Nine months to Egypt (but you should go now)
  14. 14 Driving Distance from Kalahari Tented Camp to Western Etosha NP
  15. 15 Morocco 6 days Itinerary..Need Help
  16. 16 Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
  17. 17 upcoming Africa trip ... gift ideas needed?
  18. 18 Trying to contact Rabbi Jay Karzen, Jerusalem
  19. 19 South Africa/Safari/12 days in May
  20. 20 Is Egypt OK to visit now with family ?
  21. 21 "Salute Africa" travel agency
  22. 22 Need feedback on my itinerary
  23. 23 DANCING ZEBRA SAFARI CO
  24. 24 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  25. 25 Calculating Conservancy Fees - Kenya's Mara North
View next 25 » Back to the top

Backpacking in Kenya

Jump to last reply

I'll be volunteering (teaching) in Maasailand for 9 weeks with weekends free to travel/explore and then i'll be backpacking across Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda for 3 weeks afterwards. I was wondering if anyone could point me toward any good websites/books regarding backpacking in East Africa (i've already checked out www.travelindependent.info and I'm going today/tomorrow to check out "East & Southern Africa: The Backpacker's Manual" buy phillip briggs which hopefully will help clear things up...but if you have any PERSONAL EXPERIENCE BACKPACKING IN E. AFRICA, I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT!!!).

I have some generic questions, like is it better to bring a tent and camp or to find a cheap hotel? (i looked at LP's guide to E. Africa and hotels were like $3-4, which i could afford. I didn't know if it's easier when in a nat'l park to camp or to find a cheap hotel...i'd rather not have a tent for weights' sake in my backpack).

What were the coolest things you guys have done in E. Africa
On a tight budget i still want to pick a few of the coolest things to do on the weekends (while volunteering) and then on my 3 week adventure. So far, i have white-water rafting on the Nile, scuba diving (i've heard about something where you get to be with great whites...might be cool), skydiving, and bungee jumping.

btw, a 4 day safari is included in the volunteer program.

**Sorry for all the questions, i leave in 3 weeks and couldn't find specific answers after looking in the FAQ section for a bit. thanks again.**

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement