Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 First time Safari - any comments on Wild Wings/Taga Safari companies?
  2. 2 March Trip to South Africa -- Need Quick Guidance Please!
  3. 3 Route planning and advice visiting Southern Africa by car.
  4. 4 Trip Report South Africa Kgalagadi & Kruger back-to-back in 2016
  5. 5 Alexandria
  6. 6 Dubai in 36 hours
  7. 7 good internet connection option Meknes
  8. 8 Trip Report A very belated TR - South of Namibia with Kgalagadi
  9. 9 Trip Report South Africa trip report
  10. 10 Marrakesh - Expenses
  11. 11 Can gay people travel safely in Morocco?
  12. 12 Morocco Trip End of April - itinerary help please!
  13. 13 Mombasa recomendations please
  14. 14 Private tours in Morocco
  15. 15 Kings Pool vs. Duma Tau
  16. 16 Hotels for Victoria falls
  17. 17 First time to Africa-need help!
  18. 18 How do I know if a company is legit
  19. 19 Point and Shoot camera for a Kenyan Safari
  20. 20 Question about Yellow Fever certificate
  21. 21 The Heat and Dust of Kafue & the Busanga Plains
  22. 22 Has anyone used this company in Uganda
  23. 23 Jewish tour Casablanca
  24. 24 Kenyan Safari Spending Money
  25. 25 Ethiopian security
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