Cheapest country in africa to travel?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jan 25, 2013 6:39 AM Last Post By: clockworkorange
Jan 24, 2013 9:30 AM
Cheapest country in africa to travel?So this must've been asked a hundred times already, but i couldn't find anything searching the TT.
I'd like to know which country in africa is considered the cheapest when it comes to accomodation, food and public transport (as a tourist)? I wanna visit some more african countries, but since i'm extremely broke, i need a budget friendly destination. I'm not talking about extras like safaris and stuff nor about plane tickets, just everyday life as an independant traveller.
I visited Morocco, Egypt and Ethiopia, which i believe are some of the budget-friendliest places in africa. What else is considered cheap and good value?
Thanks for any replies!
Jan 24, 2013 9:53 AM
1I would say Malawi. THe lake is gorgeous, there is some wildlife there, the people are friendly, and there is developing tourist infrastructure. Even in Lilongwe though, where you have a decent variety of restaurants, the prices for lodging and food are CHEAP. Compare it to it's neighbors Zambia and Tanzania, where you will pay almost double. Unlike Mozambique, Malawi doesn't have the same levels of crime...although the opportunistic criminal still lurks about.
I enjoyed my time there and while there might be cheaper places to go, this is one that I can guarantee offers a lot for very little.
Jan 24, 2013 12:59 PM
2I live in Malawi and can agree. Plus with the Malawian kwacha devaluing all the time (good for you, bad for us over here) you get more for your money.
Jan 25, 2013 1:45 AM
3probably somewhere like chad or the gambia. But Malawi was pretty cheap, as was Zambia although I found that 'western style' places in both of these countries were more expensive than Uganda, which has a bigger expat community driving competitive pricing. Activity wise, Zambian Safaris are very good value compared to Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania and malawi offers comparatively cheap diving in lake malawi compared to a lot of ocean diving schools
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Jan 25, 2013 6:31 AM
12nepal isn't that cheap, beer is over $3 a bottle and it gets more expensive outside KTM (going by the beer price indicator i just invented)
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in my experience, africa is no where near as cheap as SE asia as its not as visited and there is less competition as well as the economic factors on top of that. There isn't a thailand or vietnam equivalent in Africa, there is no 'go to' place for things like that. Different places are cheaper for different things, but nowhere is like Asia unless you want to go and live in the village and eat posha and beans
Jan 25, 2013 6:39 AM
13Asians want your money. And Africans want to eat you alive. So I rather go to Africa.
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