Month in Africa: May?

Hey last, I take 4 weeks off and would like to spend them in Africa.

Had a blast in Ethiopia (mountains, deserts, jungle, safari - diverse). Any country recommendation?

Was thinking about Madagascar (safety?) and Uganda / Rwanda.

  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard Sierra Leone is a lot of fun

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Sahel is where you can still find real adventure

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Heard good stuff about Mauritania and Mali, but probably not in May or June.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Libya to Chad to CAR to Congo and the Atlantic coast would be an amazing trip.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Been there?

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Ethiopia a good country for someone's first Africa trip?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think so, it is unlike other African countries. The local, especially north of Addis, are quite shy and reserved. Youngsters speak English.

      I was travelling around solo with buses and one inland flight (Mekkele to Addis). Never felt unsafe. South of Addis seems more wild but still manageable. I guess it gets like this the more you go to black Africs.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    why did the kenya thread get deleted?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because western men aren't allowed to have sex with foreign women. We have to simp for western feminists.

      • 8 months ago
        Tommie Duffy

        well hopefully that 30yr old boomer that was giving advice comes to this thread

  5. 8 months ago
    Rachel Taylor

    Kenya is the new Phillipines for white guys. Get on prep and wrap it up.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >wrap it up
      Fag
      ONLY unprotected creampies

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        you can get otc aids tests really easily in a lot of areas now right?

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve been to Senegal a few times; good destination in terms of its diversity, and it’s the least shitty country in the region. if I had a month I’d lump it in with the Bissagos islands and the Fouta Djallon in Guinea.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Could u pls expand on diversity in Senegal? Your experience?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sahel in the north, jungle in the south, and each of the 3 major rivers (Senegal, Saloum, Casamance) has a very different character. Most of the country is Muslim but Casamance is Christian/Animist so you can drink beer and chat up women there. It's a good country if you want to hike/bike around in the bush and visit traditional villages. Best of all, it's visa-free for Westerners.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/xKA2rFA.jpg

          >Was thinking about Madagascar (safety?) and Uganda / Rwanda.

          Sounds like you're into nature and ecotourism so hopefully it's a legit question.

          I spent about 2 years all across Africa with the majority of that time in Uganda and surrounding countries and then Burkina Faso and surrounding countries. (Not counting time in MENA which is so culturally different)

          Uganda, while poor and a bit sketchy if you go to the north and LRA territory, has breathtakingly beautiful nature, kind people, and enough tourism infrastructure that you can have some amenities without paying south Africa prices.

          You could fly into Entebbe, make your base camp out of Kampala, and arrange a driver/fixer to take you on some trips.

          I would do Murchison Falls National Park. You can stay in a decently swanky safari lodge,and then drive around the park with your own rented truck SUV with your driver. Also do a Nile river safari and fishing excusion. Stay like 2 or 3 nights.

          Next do Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and see the mountain gorillas and you already have a pretty solid trip.

          A day exploring Entebbe could be cool too to see the flavor of how some folk live. Go to the botanical garden, take a boat to the Bamba chimpanzee sanctuary which is an island on Lake Victoria. Eat dinner at Carpe Diem and then go party at Night Riders

          If you're in Entebbe go talk to James the owner of the Safari bar and he can hook you up for anything you need.

          In Kampala make sure you try Lawns, it's a fancy bush meat restaurant.

          Pic related is towards the end of an all day Nile river safari at Murchison falls. I'll share a few more.

          Do random locals accept you / communicate in friendly manner with you?
          While travelling through the country, is the scenery changing?
          Done any (independent) hiking in the country?

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Re. Senegal:
            >Do random locals accept you / communicate in friendly manner with you?
            Outside of the cities, yes. But you must speak French.

            >Done any (independent) hiking in the country?
            Lots. A peace corps guy told me about a good hike between Dindefelo and Bandafassi, and after that I spent a few days hiking up and down the escarpment on the Guinea border looking for a supposedly haunted waterfall. The frequent villages make it really easy to not get lost and die. Also spent 5 days camping in Niokolo Koba, although that's illegal without a guide so don't recommend. I've done it at the peak of the rainy season and the peak of the dry; I don't recommend either.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Great spot to hang out

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Was thinking about Madagascar (safety?) and Uganda / Rwanda.

    Sounds like you're into nature and ecotourism so hopefully it's a legit question.

    I spent about 2 years all across Africa with the majority of that time in Uganda and surrounding countries and then Burkina Faso and surrounding countries. (Not counting time in MENA which is so culturally different)

    Uganda, while poor and a bit sketchy if you go to the north and LRA territory, has breathtakingly beautiful nature, kind people, and enough tourism infrastructure that you can have some amenities without paying south Africa prices.

    You could fly into Entebbe, make your base camp out of Kampala, and arrange a driver/fixer to take you on some trips.

    I would do Murchison Falls National Park. You can stay in a decently swanky safari lodge,and then drive around the park with your own rented truck SUV with your driver. Also do a Nile river safari and fishing excusion. Stay like 2 or 3 nights.

    Next do Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and see the mountain gorillas and you already have a pretty solid trip.

    A day exploring Entebbe could be cool too to see the flavor of how some folk live. Go to the botanical garden, take a boat to the Bamba chimpanzee sanctuary which is an island on Lake Victoria. Eat dinner at Carpe Diem and then go party at Night Riders

    If you're in Entebbe go talk to James the owner of the Safari bar and he can hook you up for anything you need.

    In Kampala make sure you try Lawns, it's a fancy bush meat restaurant.

    Pic related is towards the end of an all day Nile river safari at Murchison falls. I'll share a few more.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pics are all scaled down sorry. No idea where my originals are. Some hard drive probably.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Last one for now. Feel free to ama

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Bamba
      Ngamba

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      How's the cooming in Uganda?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any reason whatsoever to visit Burkina Faso? For context I really like the Sahel vibe; I don't need to visit tourist sites.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        No. I would go to to Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, etc. If you want that vibe even the Namib desert in the south. Burkina Faso is all of the bad African Stereotypes personified. That image of just a bleak, dust brown, sad place with sad and poor people. Just not a lot to do compared to other places, not to mention danger and instability. I personally got caught there for two coups.

        How's the cooming in Uganda?

        Good and easy. Sad when they want to take you to their quadcon container they live in and introduce you to the family

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          People live in shipping containers?

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Some do, yeah. Some live better, some live worse (see pic). This girl was a waitress at a restaurant in Entebbe. Africa is pretty poor, anon. In South Sudan, DRC, CAR, etc. You can find whole little quadcon enclaves where people are living deep in the bush in a bunch of them together that got lost out there one way or another.

            What sort of things can James hook you up with specifically?

            Connections to people for whatever service/need. He's a Brit married to a Ugandan who's been there forever and knows a lot of people. He helped us source drivers/fixers, plan safaris and excursions, organize pub crawls with other restaurant/bar owners he knew. We'd go golfing with him, even used his tattoo artist and equipment. Just remember that everything you take for granted where you live to just be able to do or easily google, to get it done in some parts of Africa you probably have to know the right person. He knows a lot of people.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Will a backpacker make it independently around Uganda? Local buses, gueshouses, random activities, hiking? Any take on Rwanda?

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                Sure if you can make friends. Local buses aren't going to be particularly reliable but you'll be treated alright. You also won't be alone, you'll run into other mzungu doing similar. Entebbe even has a backpackers club where all the dirty backpackers with white people dreads hang out. Rwanda will be similar. It won't always be easy or comfortable, but definitely doable to get around. Just do some research on what conflicts are happening and active. What areas have shit going down, etc. and avoid those. Northern Uganda near South Sudan and DRC is pretty much no-go. Triborder area with CAR, DRC and South Sudan also no-go.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >For context I really like the Sahel vibe

        Just for clarification, I get that my alternatives are not exactly the same culturally if that's the part that you're really into, but the ambiance will be very similar. I just don't think the Sahel region is worth it for 99% of tourists because of all the complications. Unless you have connections, experience, means to defend yourself, there's just better options out there in my opinion.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >means to defend yourself
          Fucking kek, picturing myself riding around Burkina Faso with a 9mm and a can of bear spray, poker facing the police checkpoints. You don't find anything appealing about that part of the world? It's so unique.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You don't find anything appealing about that part of the world? It's so unique.

            I honestly do. I did many things I enjoyed while there. It's just unavoidable how dangerous and shitty it is, so it's hard to justify suggesting going there over other places I know of for the average person asking about it.

            I lived in Ouagadougou for 6 months and sure I had some nice times, but it's still not a place I would ever suggest.

            >Any reason whatsoever to visit Burkina Faso?

            Not the same guy, but i wouldn't go near Burkina Faso or Sahel for the years to come.

            There's a major power play between the French soldiers who have been booted out of the area because africans accuse them of secretly funding the islamists (France just acting as the local vassal of the US) and the Russian military who has been called by the new Burkinabe government. Sahel can soon become the Midddle-East.

            Not the last coup, but the one before that we were driving down the road and hit a roadblock or burning debris setup by locals. We got grabbed up, and then when they found out we were American and not French they just let us go. They really hate the French in Burkina Faso.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks for the perspective. I visited southern Mali and Senegal after reading L'étrange destin de Wangrin and found them both peak comfy. Not sketchy at all if you can tolerate miserable public transport. One really can't generalize about the entire Sahel, although I agree as a whole it's on a downward slide toward being an islamist shithole, mostly thanks to environmental factors.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Any reason whatsoever to visit Burkina Faso?

        Not the same guy, but i wouldn't go near Burkina Faso or Sahel for the years to come.

        There's a major power play between the French soldiers who have been booted out of the area because africans accuse them of secretly funding the islamists (France just acting as the local vassal of the US) and the Russian military who has been called by the new Burkinabe government. Sahel can soon become the Midddle-East.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >because africans accuse them of secretly funding the islamists
          They're not wrong. French people are lazy. The country would be as poor as Spain or Italy if they did not dominate half of Africa economically, a continent-sized region with over 200 million inhabitants. It provides them cheap energy imports through uranium and oil from Gabon and agricultural goods from Togo and Benin.

          Their domination of the local currency sucks the blood out of these countries, enriching the French elite and their local henchmen and impoverishing the locals. When the local government refuses to play along, the French respond by funding armed opposition groups. Paris has intervened militarily in Africa over 30 times since WWII. They even assassinated the president of Togo. There's a reason why France is the villain in that new Black Panther movie.

          That's why French naggers are the worst behaved naggers in the entire West. They are allowed to immigrate to the country in droves so rich French guys can benefit from cheap labor, but they hate the country and are fully aware of what it has done to them. This is why France is the European country apart from Sweden with the most evidence of decline. Ex-Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron and others like him are flooding the country with naggers who have chips on their shoulders, who take it out on ordinary people. The situation is so much worse than even ten years ago.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Let's be real, if it wasn't the French it would have been someone else.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              You're right, it's just sad the average French person has to suffer for the profits of a couple rich israelites and their shabbos goys like Macron.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >implying Spain and Italy are poor
            >implying colonization didn't cost much more money than it brought in and wasn't mostly done for prestige
            >implying Gabon didn't vote to stay under French control but were ignored
            >implying the world bank loans and UN conditions are not buttfucking all of Africa in much deeper and more painful ways than a monetary supervision of CFA >implying french military interventions do not happen at the demand of local dictators but are american type invasions
            Also this is SighSee, could you refrain from using the word nagger?
            homosexual

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What sort of things can James hook you up with specifically?

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's Togo like?

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bump. No country with affordable multiday hike? RSA?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >affordable multiday hike
      Who pays to go hiking?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can't just go off on your own in a country like that. Might run into sketchy people. Like poachers, smugglers, or an armed resistance group.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          See

          https://i.imgur.com/AtZtQY9.jpg

          Re. Senegal:
          >Do random locals accept you / communicate in friendly manner with you?
          Outside of the cities, yes. But you must speak French.

          >Done any (independent) hiking in the country?
          Lots. A peace corps guy told me about a good hike between Dindefelo and Bandafassi, and after that I spent a few days hiking up and down the escarpment on the Guinea border looking for a supposedly haunted waterfall. The frequent villages make it really easy to not get lost and die. Also spent 5 days camping in Niokolo Koba, although that's illegal without a guide so don't recommend. I've done it at the peak of the rainy season and the peak of the dry; I don't recommend either.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >just learned there is an entire tribe in Kenya known for hourglass figures and fat asses
    coomerbros…

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Which one?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Luo
        >https://kenyandigest.com/the-modern-luo-lady-is-it-just-a-stereotype-or-theres-truth-in-it/

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    can I get a Tier List of African countries overall?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tourist tier:
      Botswana
      Namibia
      Kenya
      Rwanda
      Senegal
      Morocco
      Mauritania

      Grungy but fairly safe tier:
      Tanzania
      Ivory Coast
      Guinea
      Ghana
      Togo
      Benin
      Gabon
      Uganda

      Safe if you’re not an idiot who looks for trouble tier:
      SA
      Mozambique
      Nigeria
      Cameroon

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        What about Ethiopia?

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    looking for a place in Africa to chill for a month and also use as a base for small trips
    what's the move?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nairobi

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't Nairobi really hectic?

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    south africa

  14. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are the safest places in Africa to rawdog girls? Have a fetish for it but don't wants aids

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      South Africa has the lowest HIV rate in the world, bordering on zero. According to the WHO statistics it is the safest place to rawdog hookers. The brothels in Soweto are famously clean, cheap, and popular among expats and tourists.
      If you know anyone else who posts about cooming on SighSee kindly pass along this valuable information.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        So true

  15. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Namibia and Tanzania look pretty sick. I'd go to one of those!

    I've always been a little interested in Mauritius as well, but it looks much more european.

  16. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >6 nights in nairobi
    Is there anything worth seeing? Or should I plan to use it as a base and check out the parks? Wikitravel is slacking

    Also I’m hearing they mostly use mobile payment apps in Kenya now, anyone know about that?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a massive city , it will be easy to find things to do, just walk about

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