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In 2013, Valerie Bowden backpacked from Cape Town to Cairo all by herself using only public transportation. No planes--just an obscene amount of bus rides, a few crazy cargo boats, 1 train, and a lot of hitchhiking. She says it was the most life changing, adventurous, and wildly awesome time of her life. This book is her experience.

Text of Backpacking africa book

All the information you need to travel Africa

Want to go backpacking?

There is no better place than Africa! 1I spent 7 months backpacking Africa by myself using only public transportation, and LOVED it!

I found African countries to be full of raw adventure, beauty, & rare experiences.

And theyre not too hard or dangerous to travel!

All you need is some personal, practical, and helpful information from someone who has done it before.

2The E-book Will Help You:

Stay out of dangerous areas,

Avoid Malaria & other diseases in Africa,

Cross borders easily & take public buses in any country,

Get the right vaccines & medicine,

Save money (and even make money) while traveling,

Pack the RIGHT Africa backpacking gear,3

Exact Amount My Backpacking Cost (broken down per category)

Female Only Section on How I Traveled Solo as a Girl

Quotes from other Backpackers about their African Experiences

Volunteering or Working in Africa Tips & AdviceThe Book Features:4

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: My ReasonsChapter 2: Your Reasons Chapter 3: Their Reasons (and how to face the critics)

Section 1: Deciding to Go5

Table of Contents Continued

Chapter 4: The Elevator SpeechChapter 5: 5 Things You NEED to Know about AfricaChapter 6: What is Backpacking Africa Like?Chapter 7: Overview of My Trip Section 2: All About Africa


Table of Contents Continued

Chapter 8: Vaccines, Drugs, & Staying Healthy Chapter 9: Passport & VisasChapter 10: Get that Money: Accessing Your FundsChapter 11: Staying in Touch Chapter 12: What to PackChapter 13: Who? What? Where? When?Chapter 14: Gaining the CourageSection 3: Before Your Trip


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Chapter 15: Backpacking MindsetChapter 16: What to Eat & Food Safety Chapter 17: Transportation & Immigration Chapter 18: How to Stay SafeChapter 19: Cultural Rules Chapter 20: How Much Does it Cost?Chapter 21: Travel Blunders Chapter 22: Everything ElseSection 4: During Your Trip


Table of Contents Continued

Chapter 23: Returning Home

The hardest part about traveling Africa is coming home. Youll find yourself homesick for a continent you only just traveled. Section 5: After Your Trip


Table of Contents Continued

Guide to Female Travel Guide to Volunteering or Working AbroadWhat Other Backpackers SayFAQRecommended ResourcesPacking List

Section 6: Bonus Material


Need More Help? Get the Book + 4 More GuidesClimbing Kilimanjaro

25 Page Guide on everything you need to know to climb Africas tallest mountain.5 Sample Itineraries

Not sure where to go? Here are my top 5 recommended backpacking routes/places.7 Tips for Cheap Flight

My ticket home from Africa to US was $355 (including taxes). Want to find the same deals?Traveling Ethiopia

Tips for backpacking Ethiopia (where I live) + my local phone # in case you need help while youre here.11The best backpacking gear that keeps you safe from pick-pocketing & thieves!!

Book includes: 15% off Coupon for My favorite Travel Gear ...Only with complete edition!12

What are Readers saying?I was reading your book until late last night, and I have to say that I really love your writing. Youve convinced me beyond doubt that I definitely want to go! Embla V. (USA)

Your book is an outstanding read! One of the few Ive ever read cover to cover. Robert B. (USA) Your book was the best way for me to stop worrying like crazy about traveling solo to Africa.-Valerie D. (France)


Thanks for reading! Interested in learning more about backpacking Africa? 14