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Backpacking Africa is quite different to backpacking in most other parts of the world. The traveling distances are vast, the transport irregular, the roads of an inferior standard and the vast cultural differences can make you feel like a punk-rocker at a Britney Spears concert. But these are all good things if you are backpacker at heart! Throw in a Big 5 Safari, cheap accommodation, unique modes of transport and all of a sudden backpacking in Africa sounds like a dream come true!

The Safari People will help you plan your Africa backpacking trip with backpacker hostel reviews, traveling advice and tips from the locals.