Tips for First Time Africa Tour


As a traveler you may have always wanted to visit Africa but never got a chance to actually go there. There can be many reason behind that, Africa still remains as a land of mystery and considered not that safe for traveling. However those are just misconception, Africa is a beautiful land and there is nothing to worry about traveling there. Though you may not get a luxury air conditioned environment while traveling to Africa, but if you are a adventure loving person you should definitely visit Africa. So here are some tips for you if you are planning a trip to Africa for the first time

The Weather

The first thing that comes in your mind hearing Africa is the desert, hot and humid condition. However the reality is somewhat opposite. Africa can be freezing sometime. The temperature in some tourist attractions of Africa like Tanzania can drop to -9C, which is quite cold. There are some places in Africa where you will see snowfall. So you better pack your bag according to the weather.


Rain forest

Africa is not all about endless lands of sand and desert. There are beautiful mountains and rain forest  in Africa. There are some places in Africa which are full of green and mountains. You will find beautiful rain forests in Uganda and Congo. Green land can also be found in countries like Senegal and Guinea. The Kalahari desert also has some green parts where beautiful lakes are seen. So the land of Africa is full of surprise, you never know what you will find there. You can expect all kinds of lands like desert, swamp, lush vegetation there.

Beware of Hippos

If you see a lake or river in Africa, you are likely meet some Hippos there. People are often afraid of wild animals of Africa like lion, cheetah, wild elephants. But the one animal you should be really afraid of are the Hippos. They are natural killer and each year more people are killed by Hippo other than mosquito. Hippos are naturally aggressive and territorial. They will certainly attack you if you enter their territorial. So be careful when traveling on boats in Africa.


It is always difficult to communicate with people while traveling to a new location. There are countless numbers of language spoken in Africa. English may not be that helpful there. However if you know french that can be really helpful for you. French and Portuguese are the most common languages Africa. If you are traveling to west or central Africa, you must know how to speak french to communicate with people there. French is a widely spoken language in Africa countries like Algeria, Djibouti, Tunisia.

Visa Problem

You wont need separate visa to travel different countries of Africa. You can get a single visa to travel all of the West Africa. The visa will be valid for 2 months and the cost is around $50.

So those are the things you should know about Africa before traveling there for the first time.


Limo Bus renting tips


There are still some details you should know as far as limo bus renting goes. In order not to leave anything at chance, it is highly important that you are prepared, no matter what. You should definitely know what to expect and what to request from a limousine renting company. So here is what I did when I hired a VIP Toronto Party Bus, I listed the tips that will help you next time you need to hire a limo bus rental company:

  1. Full price

Under no circumstances should you ignore the importance of getting the full price. Even when you have not yet decided on a specific renting company you should only ask for the full price so that you can make a valid assessment and a useful comparison. For instance, if you are comparing two companies and you get the full price from the first one and only a base price from the second one, do not get tricked into thinking the second one is cheaper. There are a lot of companies that fully take advantage of something called add on services. This gives them the opportunity to charge you extra (extra meaning apart from the base price, or on top of that) for things such as fuel surcharges. So pay attention to the additional expenses that may occur and always ask for the full price. It’s actually better to ask more than once so that you don’t end up in an embarrassing situation where you have to pay more than you were expecting.


  1. Package deals

When it comes to special events such as weddings, prom night, concerts and even sporting events, you should probably consider getting a package deal. In other words, there special occasions have quite a predictable schedule. It’s rather easy to predict at what time they start and when they are done. Therefore, you can get a great package deal for that set number of hours. However, you should not ignore other important details – you should definitely choose a package deal for a limo that fits all the people in your party. What’s more, there even are companies that offer fixed, all inclusive prices depending on the event. You will definitely find these more affordable than the normal, by the hour rates.

  1. Timing

Believe it or not, limousine renting is quite a popular thing, so you should definitely make a reservation in advance. No, not a day or two in advance, but months before you actually need it. This usually depends on the type of event you will be using the limousine for. For instance, if you are going to use the limousine at your wedding, then you should definitely book it with about 12 or even 18 months in advance. If you plan on going to the prom, then you should call the company with at least 2 months in advance.



Travel Tips! Part 3

Today, we will be rounding out the final post in our travel tips series! I hope these tips have been helpful to you so far.


  1. Use smaller bottles to store all your things. It just takes up a lot less room. You don’t need to carry around the full bottle of shampoo wherever you go on a 2 week trip. You should also be labelling what is actually in those bottles – moisturizing your hair isn’t a great look for most people.
  2. Walking shoes. If you travel, you’ll be walking a lot. Bringing your pretty looking heels might be a good idea (you think), but really not very practical. You’re going to be walking through lots of unfamiliar terrain so don’t be an idiot when it comes to choosing your shoes.
  3. Get the locals to help you out here. This is extremely helpful if you are planning travel to a non English speaking country. Very, very likely, the best restaurants and beaches around aren’t the ones you find out about online. Getting the proper local guidance is always the best way to find out about all the local gems no tourist guide site would have been able to get to you.
  4. Figure out where the local embassy of your country of origin is. Locate it on your map and write it down, or better yet, memorize it.
  5. Local laws are so damn important to follow. You might not think much of the local laws, but you’re in their country and you have a duty to follow them.
  6. Vaccinations are crucial for your health, so make sure you get your flu jabs and all that other stuff. Getting malaria overseas is the last thing you want on your trip.
  7. Last and final tip from me would be to respect the local culture very much. Foreign cultures might seem weird and alien to you, but that is no excuse to act like a tool overseas. Learning basic mannerisms and rules of other cultures would help you gain local respect quickly.
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Travel tips! Part 2

Welcome back! Today we’ll be continuing on the theme of travel tips. Let’s get going.

  1. Learn how to pack as light as possible. Nobody needs 60 pounds of baggage for less than a week of travel. The less you carry with you, the better. YES, you can wear the same pair of jeans for multiple days.
  2. Figure out how much public transportation and taxis cost in advance. There are plenty of scam artists out there who want to take your money because they assume you’re a foreigner that doesn’t know your way around. Carry a map around with the location of where you are staying clearly marked so you can point out the location to them .
  3. Speaking of maps, it’s really the best thing to do to have an actual hard copy of your map in the city you are currently are in. Save your actual phone battery for when you actually really need it instead of draining it using Google Maps.
  4. Travel cards are very important. You don’t want to spend time on the phone with your bank from a dodgy location because you cannot access your funds. Please refrain from doing such a thing.
  5. Tissues and hand sanitizers please. There are some really disgusting bathrooms out there. Enough said.
  6. Earplugs and eye patches. Occasionally, you’re going to run into a really, really disgusting bathroom. Stay away from those things please.
  7. Learn how to operate a camera and take decent photos. Instagram selfies are probably a big no-no. Vacations are sparse and you don’t want your only memories of your trip to be on your Instagram feed.
  8. Public transportation is usually the best option to get around in many cities, so please don’t be afraid to use it.
  9. Basic first aid work would be helpful. This isn’t just useful for travel, it’s a fantastic life skill you should know anyway.

Travelling Around The World

You don’t need a lot of money to go travelling! Find out some useful tips and tricks from this video!


Top Travel Tips From A Travel Resort Owner

Let’s start our first blog post off by compiling some of the tips and tricks we use over the years when we travel. Coming from a person who has visited at least 50 countries, you can be assured that this is all good advice. Feel free to come back to us if you think we missed anything by the way.

  1. Do your laundry in the sink. Forget going out there and hunting for a laundromat. Doesn’t happen, and most of the time doesn’t really exist. Don’t even think about reusing the same underwear for multiple days in a row either, I don’t want to give you a lecture on hygiene, but thats gross.
  2. Learn how to use a basic sewing kit. You really only have so much space extra left in your luggage, so don’t add in all that extra stuff you don’t want to carry around with you. Learning how to sew a button back on will save you so much time and lots of money, so just do it.
  3. Learn the useful local phrases before you even get there. Things like thank you, hello, please, do you speak English and no thanks. All of that would help massively with your travel plans. I think phrases like ‘leave me alone’ are incredibly useful – think of all those crowded market places in Hong Kong where you get swarmed by the locals trying to sell you stuff.
  4. Keep an emergency supply of money somewhere. This is incredibly important. Losing your wallet has to be one of the most frustrating and unpleasant experiences ever overseas. Try putting cash into small containers and hiding it discreetly in your bags.
  5. Learn how to drive stick. Lots and lots of countries don’t use auto cars and you don’t want to be stuck at the airport because you can’t handle a manual car.
  6. Bring extra plastic bags for your dirty laundry. NEVER mix your smelly clothes with fresh ones – all of them will end up smelly and disgusting.
  7. Learn how to swim. Enough said.

This concludes part 1 from us – we’ll release parts 2 and 3 soon!