Kenya, with its wide diversity of habitats, is considered one of Africa’s must-visit birding destinations. The country boasts 1,060 different bird species, almost half the total number occurring on the continent. By Romi Boom
Having a valid passport and the necessary visas are two of the foremost requirements for any traveller. Apart from the annoyance of applying for visas, it can also be costly and hence African overlanders will be happy to hear that an African Union passport which will give them access to 54 countries is under way.
The dream of having one passport that will allow African citizens to travel the continent visa-free is one step closer to realisation with the new electronic African Union passport that was presented to the incoming chairperson of the AU and the Rwandan president at the African Union (AU) Assembly held in Kigali in July 2016.
The aim of the AU is to allow African citizens visa-free travel within their own continent by 2020, which is in line with the African Development Bank’s (ADB) plans to abolish visa requirements for all Africans by 2018 – a move which would aid business and overall travel on the African continent. Continue reading Visa-free overlanding with African Union passport
Through keeping a record of our seven months overland journey from Cape Town to the hottest place on earth, the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, we hoped to inspire fellow travellers to do similar overland trips. It is not necessarily easy, but we found, as have many other overlanders, that the most difficult part is making the decision to go!
Many people followed our trip during 2015 through the Tracks4Africa blog and requested that we publish the trip in book form. Destination Danakil does not only cover the trip, but also gives insight to a host of essential details to anyone wishing to make this sort of journey. These include visa advice, access to funds along the way, full statistics of the costs of the trip as well as choice of vehicle and kitting it out from scratch. Along with the book we made a two hour DVD which really makes the trip come alive. Continue reading Destination Danakil book and DVD