Car Hire in Bata

Private driver

Oliver Rodriguez is one of the few reliable drivers with a 4WD vehicle based in Bata. He can be hired for a trip to Cogo and Akayalong or north to Rio Campo.

Ferry in Libreville

Navettes Pointe Denis

These ferries take you to Pointe Denis (25 minutes). They return at the end of each day; check the times on board.On weekdays, phone in advance to make sure it's running, as things are quiet during the week but...

Car Rental in Praia


Car rental, with prices from CVE5000 for a one-day rental in a Fiat Panda to CVE20,000 for a Toyota Land Cruiser. You can also hire a cheaper 4WD – a Ford Everest runs CVE7800.

Taxi in Maio


A top driver on Maio, Bemvindo charges CVE6000 to CVE7000 for a full-day tour of the island.

Ferry in Kigoma

MV Liemba

The MV Liemba connects Kigoma with Mpulungu in Zambia every second Wednesday (1st/2nd/economy class US$105/95/75, at least 40 hours). US dollars cash only.

Ferry in Dar es Salaam

Azam Marine

Azam operates four fast catamarans daily between Dar and Zanzibar Island (economy/VIP US$35/50), departing daily in each direction between about 7am and 4pm. The exact timings change frequently; check the website...

Train in South Africa

Blue Train

South Africa’s famous Blue Train travels between Pretoria and Cape Town, stopping en route in Matjiesfontein or Kimberley. For 27 hours of luxury, one-way fares (per person sharing) are R20,280/25,615 for...

Ferry in Dakar

Dakar–Ziguinchor Ferry Ticket Office

Three ferries travel between Dakar and Ziguinchor (in the Casamance), with a total of four weekly departures in each direction. The bigger Aline Sitoé Diatta goes twice per week, while the Diambogne and the...

Ferry in Brava

Cabo Verde Fast Ferry

Cabo Verde Fast Ferry runs between Praia, Fogo and Brava several times a week. Schedules change often, so it's best to consult the website for the latest. The journey from Fogo to Brava lasts 50 minutes and costs...

Train in Johannesburg


The rapid-transit Gautrain is a safe and slick link between OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton, Rosebank, Park Station (downtown Jo'burg), Pretoria and Hatfield. Trains depart every 12 minutes at peak times...

Train in South Africa

Premier Classe

Shosholoza Meyl's luxury offering, Premier Classe is an affordable alternative to the Blue Train. Trains run from Cape Town to Jo'burg (R3120 per person) on Tuesday, returning on Thursday; and from Jo'burg to...

Train in Namibia

Shongololo Dune Express

Journeys between Pretoria and Swakopmund via Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz, Kolmanskop, Keetmanshoop, Windhoek and Etosha – a 12-day trip taking in Namibia’s main sites. All-inclusive fares range from R59,800 to...

Airline in Mozambique

Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique

The national airline, with flights linking Maputo with Inhambane, Vilankulo, Beira, Chimoio, Quelimane, Tete, Nampula, Lichinga and Pemba. Always reconfirm your ticket, and check in early. Advance-purchase...

Bus in Victoria Falls (town)

Intercape Pathfinder

Though its standards have dropped in recent years, this is still Zimbabwe's safest bus company by a long margin. Departures for Hwange National Park (US$10), Bulawayo (US$15) and Harare (US$35, Wednesday, Friday...

Airline in Lusaka


Operates flights to Lilongwe (Malawi) and Durban (South Africa), as well as regularly scheduled flights connecting Lusaka to Livingstone (for Victoria Falls), Lower Zambezi (Jeki and Royal airstrips), Mfuwe (for...

Bus in Durban

Durban People Mover

The useful Durban People Mover shuttle bus operates along several routes. Tickets (R16) can be purchased on board and allow you to get on and off as many times as you like within a day. Single-leg tickets cost...

Bus Station in Mahébourg

Bus Terminal

Mahébourg's bus station is an important transport hub. There are express buses every half-hour to/from Port Louis (Rs 42, two hours), from where there are connections to Grand Baie and other destinations. Most...

Ferry in Aswan

Nile River Valley Transport Corporation

In the shopping arcade next to the Marhaba Palace Hotel. Every Sunday and Wednesday there is a 3pm sailing from Aswan High Dam to Wadi Halfa in Sudan, and it's advised to be there around 10am. The trip takes 18...