In Baobab Guides we have thought that, as we know everything about travelling, it would be great to share our infinite wisdom and help other travellers. This is why we have created this article series ‘How to travel in Africa’.
The first thing to take into account is that when we travel we shouldn’t lose any time. Our holy couple of weeks free of work should be used as efficiently as possible.
One of the main tips we can give you is this: Make a trip plan as ambitious as possible. You are flying to the other side of the world, you can’t afford to waste a single second! As a rule of thumb, once city per day is quite reasonable.
The bad thing about planning is that it forces you to use your brains and think, but, when on holidays, thinking is the last thing you want to do. The best way of avoiding this hard effort is to join an organised tour, preferably in a bus or minibus. We guarantee, you won’t go unnoticed. These kind of tours, specially the ones all-inclusive (with wristband!) are fantastic. You’ll never waste those extra 10 minutes contemplating the Great Chinese Wall or the Eiffel Tower as normal tourists do! No more feeling lonely: you will always be with other nice tourists like you, like a group of old friends, enjoying and speaking your own language, safe from any danger or unpredicted circumstance thanks to the almighty guide.
Even better: As everything is already organised, you never need to waste your precious time talking to the locals, trying to make hotel reservations, booking train tickets etc. Your guide will talk to them -they are scary anyway- and will make all the arrangements for you!