Whether you are taking public transport or self-driving the country, there are things you need to consider before you go. Here are our tips for getting around Mozambique safely.
Like any other country in the world, there is a risk of catching a disease in Mozambique. However, unlike every other country, the risk is a littler larger, and the possible diseases are little more serious than the common cold or flu.
Mozambique's social issues have sadly become a feeder for crime and poverty as locals struggle to make ends meet. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
You would be wise to only use cash in Cameroon - the Central African Franc (FCFA) is the only form of payment in much of the country. Credit cards are accepted in some establishments, but fraud is endemic. Counterfeit currency is a growing problem.
Like most countries in West Africa, Cameroon's road networks, both paved and unpaved, are poorly maintained, poorly lit and unsafe at all times of the year. During the rainy season, many roads are barely passable even with four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Cameroon is a sample of all that Africa has to offer. Unfortunately it also presents a pretty fair sample of hazards!
Your first question will probably be, where is this? This is Africa's second smallest nation (after the Seychelles), and consists of two islands, eponymously Sao Tome and Principe, which are 140 kilometers apart and about 250 kilometers off the coast of Gabon in equatorial west Africa.
This is the place where they filmed the climatic scene in the original Planet Of The Apes movie, right? Umm, wrong.
For those seeking an experience like no other, Madagascar, Africa is the perfect destination. The fourth largest island in the world, it was torn away from African and Indian landmasses millions of years ago after an earthquake that set it adrift.
Several government travel advisories have placed Burundi under a "Do Not Travel" warning.
We're still working on our own traveller-specific safety tips for Uganda. In the meantime here's some great information from the US State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).