My friend and I are starting to plan for 3 weeks of backpacking in Africa (Sept 1 - sept 21). We're still debating on where to go, so welcoming all your proposals. We're both in our early 30's, we're Belgian, speak English & French. Not the hardcore backpackers that would go hitch-hiking & camping, but we do like our indepence.
How we travel:
- preferably independantly. So no group tours for a longer period of time (no problem for short excursions/safari)
- transportation usually by public transportation, combined with domestic flights for long distances. If self drives are recommended, we'll consider.
- mid-range accomodation: private bed and bathroom prefered clean & safe. (in order continents we used typically hostals or mid range hotels).
We have not yet decided which country/ies to visit, so very much open to your sugestions (although South Africa isn't the highest on our priority list yet). We do want to see the big 5 and build in a few days to recharge/relax (coastal area?).
If you did a similar trip, we would be very happy to receive your itineraries & recommebdations.
Thanks a bunch!