"AFRICA - LAND OF HISTORY & FRIENDSHIP" Top 5 Page for this destination Africa by DAO

Africa Travel Guide: 78,482 reviews and 217,349 photos

THE RICH CULTURE OF THE EAST



WELCOME MY FELLOW VT’ER!

WHERE ARE YOU GOING? PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU NEED INFORMATION. ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP. IF I CANNOT ANSWER THE QUESTION I WILL FIND SOMEONE FOR YOU WHO CAN.

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It is not always easy. There are always hassles. There are delays that make no sense. Time is, as one guide told me, is expandable. Some people arrive late. Some never show up. Throughout it all, you always find new friends. Africans, if they were a single people, would be known as the friendliest in the world. Sometimes when they have little, they share what little they have. When they have nothing, they always give you their smile and friendship. Africa is a passion for some of us. It’s because we can see past the dust and heat. Besides, when you look at the pictures later you forget the hassles and just see pictures of – friends.

ANCIENT NORTH

A FEW NOTES ABOUT THIS PAGE:

How do you write tips for a huge and diverse continent with 54 countries in it? Good question. Let’s take restaurants for instance. I have some general tips for you, but then specific ones about great restaurants you should not miss – if you go to that city/country. The tip, of course, will repeat in some form on the country & city page. You may never go there, but at least you will see some of the fine and varied cuisines on offer. You will always eat well in Africa. This is also true of Hotel tips here. The other tips vary a lot and on the ‘Things to Do’ you often have links to that locality so you get a better picture and information if you want to travel there.

Remember: You can save these tips to your ‘Custom Travel Guide’ free here on VT and print up you own guidebook with the pictures! Wow!

Also, please help me to have better pages. If you find a tip I forgot to go back and finish, the information is now wrong and/or they have a new website – please email me! I will change it pronto!

VIRTUAL TOURIST = REAL TRAVELLERS – REAL INFO!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A MUST SEE- HISTORY, CULTURE, NATURAL BEAUTY AND FOOD
  • Cons:IT'S POOR. LIFE CAN BE HARD FOR LOCALS
  • In a nutshell:ALWAYS EXCITING !
  • Last visit to Africa: Apr 2012
  • Intro Updated Jun 14, 2013
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  • Wafro's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    Belgian beer in Djibouti!
    LOL

  • Oct 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    BUDGET LUXURY is a good title for this hotel in Djibuti !

  • May 26, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Thanks for your help and travel tips for Virunga!

  • muguruki's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Bit late but happy birthday mate from Africa. I'm in Kilifi, Kenya back home tomoro Boo hoo. Africa Oye!

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Hi Dao, Nice seeing you again in Krakow. Finally able to actually have a few beers... A most excellent meet. Karl

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Great new "to do" tips---however, the "zoo" is too depressing to even think about!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2010 at 5:06 AM

    It's a wonderful page about the great destination.... Thanks a lot!

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Aw - look at my baby doing so well in your TL and on the HP!!! Gillybob greetings.

  • Feb 4, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    Thanks Dao for being so generous. I have hardly started checking through your tips but already I feel more confident about planning my travel. Thanks very much!

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Love the Gorillas...to be free

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