Sunday 18 March 2018

Africa - getting there

Barry Finn

Barry travelled from Cairo to Cape Town through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

The journey took six months and spanned 22, 370km. He spent about €7,000 in total on flights (€850), visas (€270) and petrol (€2,125), allowing about €30 a day.


Consider buying malaria medicine abroad. A month's supply bought in Ireland cost €120 compared to €1.80 in Cairo.

If relying on credit cards, Mastercard is rarely accepted, but Visa is everywhere. This is particularly important when Irish banks only allow a €100 daily withdrawal limit.

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