That’s the most ‘last minute’ trip we’ve ever done - it involved packing all up in just 48 hours and going to the other side of the world… but why did we even do it?
‘A loud splash woke us up after a good night’s sleep. It took us a moment to remember where we were. Once we unzipped our tent, we caught two small eyes looking straight into ours from about 15 metres away…’ Learn more about our incredible time in Akagera National Park - it was the most affordable and unique safari we’ve had!
‘It’s not everyday you meet a married couple backpacking Africa. But after Zach (Australian) & his wife Hanna (Polish) from HandZaround bought my book, that’s exactly what they decided to do. Their story is amazing, and once you start following them & see their photography you’ll understand how they’re getting paid to do it.’ - read our interview originally posted by Backpacking Africa For Beginners.
‘More and more backpackers are now able to sustain their travels through blogging, filmmaking and/or photography. Hanna and Zach are two of them. Hanna is from Poland, Zach is from Australia, but they met and lived in London. In October 2016, they decided to pack up their cameras and other essentials and set off first to Asia, then Australia, USA, and finally Africa, where they are now. On their website, HandZaround, they share travel stories, tips, photographs and films from their journey. They’re all about independent travel, off-the-beaten track destinations and ‘slow travel’.’ - read the interview RGNN.org did with us a few months back.
So you want to visit Rwanda and possibly its famous Volcanoes National Park. But how to book tickets for the activities online? How much are activities and what activities are there available? We prepared a detailed post about booking your entrance tickets in the easiest way possible (without tour companies or mediators), compiled ideas for things to do besides gorilla trekking and gathered some tips that will let you enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Musanze is a city nearest to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, its other, old name is Ruhengeri - both describe the exact same town.Are you making your way there or considering whether it’s worth visiting? See what we did and where we stayed in Musanze. There are plenty of awesome things to do in the area!
‘The chanting softly echoed through the hills, all the way from the valley up to top of the hill where we stood. We’ve just woken up and gotten out of our tent in search for the source of this beautiful singing…’ Gisenyi is a quaint town in the North of Lake Kivu - with this unique place to stay close to the water and with a chance to learn about the Rwandese way of life, we loved our stay there. Learn more about what happened to us and how you can plan your stay there!
Are you planning on travelling to Rwanda any time soon? We spent about 5 weeks travelling around the country and collecting information about accommodation, transport, food, backpacking, activities and the overall feeling of travel through Rwanda. So are you wondering what are Rwanda’s accommodation prices like? Whether it’s safe to travel around Rwanda? If it’s even possible to see Rwanda on on a low budget? Or what is Rwanda even known for? We were wondering about these things too, so we compiled what we learnt in this post! And check out our GIVEAWAY too!
So, you’re planning your next big trip that will cross multiple countries. There is one thing that you will have to consider - visas. Almost every country requires you to purchase one before entering and they can be a bit confusing. We would like to share with you some tips and advice on applying and getting a visa based on our experiences, as well as the visa requirements of the countries we’ve visited.
A hidden gem on the Kenya Coast, Watamu, means ‘sweet people’. It truly is a sweet and small fishing town but the amount of beautiful things is definitely not small! We spent in Watamu over 3 weeks and in this post we’re sharing with you all the insider tips that we learnt from the locals, about what to do in Watamu and why to choose this place on the Kenya Coast.
How much money is enough to travel long term? What should your daily budget be? How much does things cost in Asia and Africa? We managed to travel for 18 months spending just $30 per day for us two! Check out our comprehensive guide to find out more about planning your budget, saving money, managing money during travel and read our 16 Money Saving Tips for Long Term Travel.
We've been travelling for almost 18 months now and we've certainly gotten used to living out of a backpack. There are a million 'packing checklists' or 'travel must-haves' out there, so we decided to share with you the things we learnt over time and things we discovered by trying (sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing!). Our Travel Resources page has been created to help you get ready for any travels you're dreaming of and in this post we would love to share with you all that we know about packing for long term travels.
So you just got to Nairobi (or you're planning to go there!) and you have no idea what fun things to do besides the ones that are expensive and all over instagram (yes, we mean Giraffe Manor and the Nairobi National Park...) - check out our guide with lots of photos and videos that will help you immerse in the culture of this vibrant city!
Planning your long term travel on a budget is an excitingly daunting task! There are so many things to consider in order to come up with your perfect trip. In this post we have put together some information that will help you to plan a more thoughtful and ultimately more enjoyable long term trip, based on the things you like doing.