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’.
You should always start your trip with loads of good intentions, and then never cease trying to fulfill them all. You will always sleep in accommodation whose owners are locals, you’ll always eat locally produced foot, you’ll integrate in the country by always taking public transport, you will learn the country’s language, you will only buy crafts produced by the local people, every single time ask kindly for permission to take pictures, take all the garbage you produce with you, etc.
Our advice: Do it all, do never stop. Never have a local-food break by eating spaghetti (Italian food, the horror!). Never sleep in a more comfortable hotel when you can spend the night in in a local family’s guest room. Don’t even think of hiring a car. Taxis are forbidden, you can only take buses. Forget about hot showers. Do never accept a ‘foreigner price’, bargain to death for a local one. Accumulate anger and resentment.
Deep down you are a foreign devil and you know it. Foreign devils are known for having been brought up with western tastes and habits, so during the trip they try to do all those things and so relieve their guilt, up to the point when they get fed up and stop trying altogether.