“Africa… can you really feel it?” (Jamie Foxx)
I’ve been travelling in Africa for the final 10 years. Africa travel is my absolute passion, I reside and breathe it.
I began this weblog six years ago to assist other folks to travel in Africa the way I do. I wanted to share my experiences to show you how accessible and great Africa travel can be.
For me, backpacking by way of Africa has been an extremely rewarding encounter. It is my favourite way of travelling and a excellent way to encounter the regional culture.
But it is not normally effortless. Meeting new people today all the time, attempting to locate group safaris to join, taking public transport and the inevitable extended, lonely travel days can make travelling in Africa hard and exhausting at occasions.
When you are capable to backpack extended-term, you have time to get into the swing of issues, but when you only have a handful of weeks of annual leave, it becomes a lot far more difficult to travel in a reasonably affordable, culturally immersive and exciting way.
Rock My Adventure – Tiny Group African Adventure Tours
I designed Rock My Adventure since I want to take you on an amazing journey and show you initial-hand the Africa I know and enjoy.
Adventurous, True, Wild, Wonderful, Accessible and Very affordable Africa.
Our aim is to actually rock your adventure and make certain you have an remarkable encounter on your trip to Africa, by organising an epic and culturally immersive itinerary, at an reasonably priced cost but with out the anxiety of preparing and booking every little thing oneself.
Permitting you to take pleasure in your trip to the complete.
What We Do
We offer you modest group African adventure tours that incorporate the most effective components of solo travel and backpacking, with the most effective components of far more conventional group tours.
Our trips take location in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, the DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Morocco.
We bring with each other men and women for a exciting and laid-back backpacking/flashpacking (aka fancy backpacking) adventure trip, comparable to how you would encounter Africa if you travelled independently, but with the added bonus of obtaining a group of buddies constructed in.
The majority of the tours are two weeks extended, but some are shorter and some longer. If you have your personal group, we can customise a tour just for you!
Even if you do not see a tour that functions for you – get in touch, we might be capable to perform a thing out.
Every single tour is extremely bespoke and designed making use of all of our encounter and expertise.
We perform with the most effective regional suppliers and guides to present you with the adventure you have normally dreamed of.
We also assistance a quantity of regional charities and social enterprises on the tours.
Our aim is to show you the actual Africa… not just the safaris and bucket list adventures. I imply, we do all that as well, but also so, sooooo a lot far more.
We go on remarkable safaris, climb mountains and go gorilla trekking, but we also stop by regional markets and villages, we take you off the beaten path, we go to the regional bars and restaurants and introduce you to our regional buddies.
We hold it actual.
How it Functions
We have 17 distinct, fascinating and adventurous Africa tours to decide on from, taking location in 15 distinct nations.
To book on a tour, all you want to do is send us an e-mail by way of the kind at the bottom of every single tour web page or by way of our Make contact with web page and then we’ll then send you the sign up particulars.
When we’ve received your deposit, we’ll present you with complete pre-departure facts (which includes packing list, insurance coverage and visa information) to assist you get ready for your trip.
We’re normally out there in the run up to the trip to answer any inquiries you have or to give assistance on any other Africa travel plans you have.
We’ll also send you the hyperlink to join the private Facebook group exactly where you can meet your fellow adventurers just before you go.
When you arrive in nation, we can arrange an airport choose up to take you to your hotel to meet your leader and the group.
On the initial evening the tour begins, we’ll have a welcome meal just before the adventure starts officially the subsequent day!
On the tour we involve:
- Pre-departure information and assistance.
- All accommodation.
- Most meals (we do not involve all since it is good to have some freedom to discover).
- All transport inside nation to and from incorporated excursions and in between the principal destinations on the tour.
- Most activities (see person tours for what activities are incorporated).
On the ground, you will have a group leader who will take care of all the logistics, organisation and admin, so that all you want to do is loosen up, have a excellent time and let us rock your adventure!
You can locate a list of our FAQ’s right here.
Rock My Adventure Travel Style
Rock My Adventure trips do not really feel like a ‘tour’. Not in the conventional sense anyway. Our style of travel is relaxed and informal.
Your tour leader is extremely a lot element of the group, so it is far more like a group of buddies travelling Africa with each other, but a single pal (that is us) plans the trip and requires on most of the organising so that you can get your bearings straight away and just concentrate on obtaining a great time rather of operating about attempting to locate accommodation, transport, buddies and booking activities.
My pal Matt, who has been on two Rock My Adventure tours (and is now top this a single with me) described it like this…
“Imagine going on a trip, but when you get there you have a excellent pal who lives there, who is displaying you about and taking care of every little thing.”
Our groups are restricted to eight – 10 people today to make sure that the trips do not really feel as well ‘tour’ like. This enables us to get to know every single other effectively and make buddies as we go.
We involve most issues in the tour, nevertheless we like to leave a small bit of freedom and flexibility so that you can do your personal point if you want to.
You do not have to keep with the group all of the time and if there are any activities you want to opt out of, you can. This is your vacation and we want you to take pleasure in it.
We’ll generally pair you up with a exact same-sex space mate (unless you come as a couple) and we typically keep in smaller sized, locally run hotels, camps and guesthouses and perform with great, regional firms to present you with a absolutely bespoke encounter that you will not locate anyplace else.
You are going to enjoy it!
Who Are Your Are Your Guides?
You will have a single principal group leader. At the moment that is me or Jessi.
Jessi and I met when she came on the Rock My Uganda, Rwanda & DRC Adventure in 2017. She’s remarkable. Super organised, knowledgeable, patient and most of all exciting!
We also have Matt, an remarkable photographer who is going to show you every little thing he knows on the Rock My East Africa Photography Adventure! Matt has quite a lot taught me every little thing I know about photography.
You can study far more about all of us right here.
At some point this year, I will also be taking on a new group leader as well… all will be revealed quickly.
We perform with lots of great regional guides for a variety of sections of the trip, ie. when we’re on safari or when we do city tours. Our regional guides are an amazing supply of expertise and will offer you remarkable insight into their nations.
Who Comes on Rock My Adventure Trips?
Most people today who join the tours are solo travellers, but we also get lots of couples and sometimes a modest group of buddies joining the tours.
The typical age of our travellers is late 20’s to late 40’s but we also get younger and older people today. I consider the youngest has been 20 and the oldest in their early 70’s.
The mixed ages generally tends to make up for an great and truly exciting group. Several lifelong friendships have been produced and it is gorgeous! We all nevertheless chat often more than Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger, creating plans and re-living the memories.
And there have currently been reunions in Egypt, France, the US, Mexico, Dubai… and back in Africa!
This year (so far) we are welcoming back eight repeaters (3 people today are coming back on their 2nd trip with us and 5 people today are coming back on their 3rd trip with us) – which is amazing!
100% of our customers stated they would advocate Rock My Adventure to a pal!
You can study some of our client testimonials right here.
Prepared to fall in enjoy with Africa? Then verify out our upcoming tours…
Rock My Adventure Trips – 2019
Rock My Adventure Trips – 2020