The Do’s & Dont’s of Travelling Africa – our take.


  • keep your pack small, compact and especially light
  • plan the journey but be very flexible
  • grow some patience – you’ll need it
  • throw yourself into local cultures
  • bring one luxury – ours was a two cup travel coffee press
  • sign up for Skype – it will save you a mint for calling home


  • let the reputation of a country put you off
  • travel after dark
  • offer bribes
  • give your travel documents to just anyone who asks for them
  • be afraid to make a total mess of the local language (Mambo!)
  • let a child sit on your lap – it will pee

muni & molly