Travelling is a good thing; an expensive hobby, but an exciting one. My travelogue describes places I have visited, in East Africa. I travel on a shoestring budget most of the time; financial inability has never dowsed the sparks of adventure that burn in me.
Frugal travel is for brave hearts, for souls that don’t mind sharing a minibus with 25 other souls, or taking a 10 hour road trip because a flight is triple the cost of a bus ride. Frugality means walking in-between attractions, bed and breakfast in budget but clean establishments, and carrying a pocket guide because a tour guide would cost a whole lot more. Nonetheless, frugality brings with it great conversations with locals, and unrivalled access to the inner parts of the city where most B&Bs thrive.
I have experienced the ills of solo travel too, and encountered the intricacies of group travel. But, the sheer joy of discovering East Africa’s gems and the excitement of exploring these lands with friends surpass any problems experienced during my travels. Travelling solo dishes dinner for one, endless beach walks alone waiting for sundown, stares from locals and long boring bus rides unless a person in the adjacent seat feels like engaging in talks about the weather, or politics. But, solo travel rewards you with the region’s serenity to enjoy in solitude and the all-so-unexpected detours.
Explore my travel journal to discover places you can visit in East Africa, and get firsthand information about how to get there, the weather, the people, and each destination’s places of interest. My travelogue also explains a few ways to save when exploring East Africa.