Travel in Africa – Episode 80 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Let’s go to Africa!

To date, my trips to Africa have been brief and fairly northerly … I spent a week in Egypt near Hurghada, and a fabulous fortnight backpacking around Tunisia. But there’s so much more to see. I did spend quite some time a few years back planning a trip to Africa including Namibia, South Africa and Mauritius … only to break up with the boyfriend I’d been planning to travel with and watch him go without me! One day I will see more of Africa, and this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast has only whet my appetite more.


Show notes: Episode 80 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Travel in Africa

Ever dreamed of a trip to Africa? Or have you already had the good fortune to visit Africa? In either case, Episode 80 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast will entice you, I think! I speak with three travellers who have extremely varied experiences of Africa, once again reminding me that it’s a truly vast content and that I need to plan a trip to Africa as soon as possible.

To start off, I chat with Ian of the Barefoot Backpacker about his trip to Benin. Now, the Republic of Benin is not somewhere on the top of most travellers’ must-visit list but it’s one of Ian’s favourite places and after chatting, I can understand why!

Following Ian, I talk to Linda Schlencker of Self Drive Adventures, who also surprises me by explaining what kind of treats would await me on a Madagascar holiday. I really had little conception of what travelling around Madagascar would entail (apart from expecting to see some of the creatures I knew from my son’s favourite Madagascar animated movies!) and it sounds like an amazing destination. Linda was so kind to send me a photo of one very Madagascar-the-movie kind of creature that she spotted on her trip.

Travel in Africa podcast and Madagascar wildlife

Cheeky Madagascan lemur (thanks Linda for the pic!)  …

Finally, we head to the very top of Africa, and I chat with Anna Kwiencinska of Creative Living Retreats, who spends part of the year in Morocco, and has a lot of love for this northern African country.

A big thanks to for sponsoring this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast! They have a great range of unique accommodation near nature on offer at their site, including in many places in Africa.


Travel in Africa - The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

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