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My Story of Backpacking Across Africa Solo
This is a short video describing my backpacking trip across Africa. I did it solo using public transportation. If you want more information specifically on what it was like traveling as a girl including how I crossed borders, where I slept, safety tips, etc. check out my ebook: http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book http:// www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com Also my favorite gear is at: http://bit.ly/2IuXJrP
How to Travel Africa Solo (Even as a Girl)
I backpacked through Africa by myself and loved it! I went through 13 countries (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt). I definitely recommend others (even girls) to do it too. I wrote 5 "how to" steps (including what phone to bring, $, etc) in the article, "How to Travel Africa Solo (Even as a Girl)" . Check it out here: If you have more questions, find Backpacking Africa for Beginners on FB, like the page, and post your question.https://www.facebook.com/backpackingafricaforbeginners or download my ebook which comes with my email & send me a question anytime :) http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
How to Get Around Africa Part 1
How to get around Africa including various modes of transportation available. Great for backpackers who don't want to fly. http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Where to Start Your African Adventure
Not sure which African country to start in? Or are you totally freaked out about going at all? This is my recommendation on where to go first.
How to Travel Africa: Part 2
My top favorite tips for using public transportation in Africa. Trust me, you don't want to learn the hard way like I did. Also what I think of the Baz Bus and is travel in Africa really safe?? http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
What Are People in Africa Really Like?
So many people are afraid to go to Africa. Because of the pictures on the media and stories we hear on the news we only picture the worst. Here's a look at the kind of people you'll probably meet along the way. http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
10 Reasons to Travel Africa
I've been to 35+ countries. But my favorite ones are in Africa :) I know some people might want to head off to South America or Asia next, but I swearrrrr you should come here instead! Here are my 10 reasons why I think everyone should go to Africa. http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Travel Safe: Clever Travel Companion Review
Stay safe while traveling by using a design from the Clever Travel Companion. If you want to read my full review, check out: http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/1/post/2014/11/clever-travel-companion-review.html. Or if you want to learn more about traveling Africa then go to: http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book Or to buy Clever Travel Companion Right Now: http://bit.ly/2IuXJrP Happy Traveling!
How To Avoid Sickness Traveling Africa
I traveled 7 months in Africa and never got sick (except a few minor incidences that were no big deal). However, I did see some other travelers who didn't end up so lucky. Most of it can be prevented though. Check out my tips in the video. *This doesn't include vaccines, malaria meds, etc. If you want to know what shots I took before I left & how I prevented malaria, check out the E-Book. http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book/ *This is expert advice from the CDC about food/water sickness. I highly recommend reading it and following it. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/food-water-safety *Water sanitation pills (and other resources I recommend): http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/resources/
Did I Have Problems Traveling Africa as a Girl?
A lot of people ask if I had problems backpacking Africa solo? Okay actually everyone assumes I did. Honestly-- it's SOOO possible to travel Africa alone as a girl. Here is why.... Plus, I talk about another badass girl who did it solo too. http://www.Backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/talking-africa-perceptions-vs-reality-with-the-first-woman-to-bike-around-africa/44604/
New  Ethiopian Vegan Teff snack (Oil-free & Gluten-free). Please help!
More backpacking videos are coming soon I promise! In the meantime, this is a crowdfunder video for a vegan teff snack I'm trying to start in Ethiopia. Check out www.gofundme.com/dirkosh to support the cause or www.eatdirkosh.com for more information!
What you NEED to know BEFORE you travel AFRICA!! SUPER IMPORTANT!
This is everything I needed to know before I traveled Africa. Learn from my mistakes and come more prepared! The audio is a little behind the video for a couple minutes in the middle but you can still hear what I'm saying. It returns back to normal soon. Here are the links I mention in the video: BOOK: http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book DIRKOSH: http://www.eatdirkosh.com Clever Travel Companion Blog Review: http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/clever-travel-companion-review/ Clever Travel Companion Video Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN2WeJrWfW0 2ND EDITION RELEASED: March 25, 2016
Living in Africa: What is it like?
After traveling the continent, I moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where I've now lived for one year. I absolutely love it, although there have been some challenges. This is a quick overview of what it's like living in Africa, and why I chose Ethiopia. To learn more about how to travel Africa, check out Backpacking Africa for Beginners website at http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com and check out Backpacking Africa for Beginners 2nd Edition here. (All profits go to start a social impact business in Ethiopia) http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
3 Truthbombs about How Africa is Actually HARD to Travel
I recently hung out with some backpackers in Ethiopia, and was reminded how hard traveling Africa can actually be. I mean-- I love it! But it's NOT always easy. Here's the top 3 most difficult challenges, & my advice on what to do. If you already know you want to travel Africa, but just need some help figuring out visas, costs, packing lists, travel routes, Kilimanjaro info, etc. then check out my book, http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book It's been downloaded by hundreds of travelers, & everyone has told me how much it's helped them! (Plus you'll get my email, & can follow up with any detailed questions you have!) Happy Travels Friends!
Is Africa Hard to Travel?
Is Africa too hard to travel? A lot bloggers say you should start in Asia or South America if you're new to backpacking. Find out the answer here. http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Corruption in Africa: Will it affect your travel?
This video covers 3 things: #1: UPDATE about a new awesome blog post coming soon from a traveler who bought my book and took a journey from Cape Town to Cairo. She discusses what travel is like as a solo girl and as an African American . ( http://backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/first-time-backpacking-africa-african-american-girl-traveling-solo/) #2: UPDATE New 2nd Edition of my E-Book, Backpacking Africa for Beginners comes out March 14, 2016. All profits go towards a new social impact business I'm starting in Ethiopia (http://www.eatdirkosh.com). Book link is: http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book #3: Will corruption affect your trip to Africa? Listen to my 5 examples of what happened during my journey and my 3 tips for working around bribes.
Overland Tour in Africa: Good or Bad?
Should you go on an overland tour in Africa? My thoughts on organized tours. http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Q&A: When Should I Go?
Q: Should I go backpacking in Africa now or wait until I have more money? I get this question a lot. Because on one hand, you don't want to pay for that expensive of a flight for only a week. Right? But here are my thoughts based on real experience. Also check out my ebook that will help you travel Africa! http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Adventures in Africa
Just a few of the many things you can do while traveling through African countries Safari= Kruger Park, South Africa (Safaris can be found in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and more) Kilimanjaro= Tanzania Shark Cage Diving= Hermanus, South Africa Horseback riding= Drakensburg, South Africa (Although available in most other countries) Gorillas trekking= Uganda (Also in Rwanda and DRC) Feeding a hyena= Harer, Ethiopia Snorkeling= Cape McClear, Malawi (Mozambique and Zanzibar are also great places) Feeding a Monkey= Awasa, Ethiopia (Able to do in many other countries) White Water Rafting on the Nile= Jinja,Uganda Hang out with Masai= Zanzibar (also in Kenya and mainland Tanzania) Swim with Turtles= Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar Sleeping in a tent with hippos= Liwonde Safari Camp, Malawi Baby Elephant= Elephant orphanage in Kenya Riding an Ostrich= Ostrich Farm, Close to Nairobi, Kenya (also in South Africa) Vic Falls= Zimbabwe/Zambia Music Festival= All over, but HIFA in Zimbabwe is the best! Pyramids= Sudan and Egypt Surfing= South Africa (Also great in Morocco, Senegal, Mozambique, Liberia, and Namibia) Sand Surfing= Nambia (also in Egypt) Bungee Jumping= Victoria Falls or South Africa Beaches= Incredible beaches everywhere! (Mozambique, South Africa, Mauritius, & Zanzibar are especially popular) Awesome locals= Everywhere! http://www.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book
Why You Always Return to Africa...
Everybody is afraid to travel Africa at first. And some people never come because they think it's too dangerous. But what no one ever talks about, is why does every traveler who goes to Africa, always come back? After my backpacking trip, I came back. (And haven't left since... I now live in Ethiopia). Backpackers I met along the way have come back since. It's seriously a thing. Watch this if you're too scared to come to Africa. It should help encourage you why the continent is actually so amazing! http://wwww.backpackingafricaforbeginners.com/book