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Hello, I am Trevor.

Thanks for taking time to check out my blog.

I am an avid traveller with a background in marketing, advertising, and research. I have a weak spot for insights and reading between the lines of data.


Currently travelling backpacking Africa to learn and examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected tourism and hospitality businesses.

Rooots and Routes

With a semi-fluid itinerary, I am attempting to visit over 15 African countries with the overwhelming desire to document and explore small towns, big cities and the beauty in-between.

  There is no solid route mapped out, the plan is to make it up as I go along – from big cities to small towns, stopping to explore all the places you’ve heard of and the places you have not; to show the diversity and beauty of different destinations I will be visiting.   Importantly, I will be using this opportunity to onboard tourism and hospitality businesses to Hello Africa Travel as well as Remote In Africa and keeping an up-to-date directory of businesses that are open and accepting guests.

Why I Am Doing This

When I started thinking and planning this trip in late 2019, COVID-19 struck and life as we know it changed forever. At a crossroads of uncertainty, I decided to take a leap of faith and slowly travel across Africa to explore:  

  • Where in Africa can I travel visa free as a Zimbabwean passport holder?

  • Do I need to vaccinate or not to enter these countries?

  • What is it like to work remotely in different African countries?

  • How COVID-19 has affected tourism and hospitality small and medium enterprises in the destinations I visit?

  • Learn who is currently travelling and what they spend their time doing on holiday

  • Explore tourism and hospitality investment opportunities.


I wanted to answer these questions in a creative and practical ways. I hope that this will not only contribute to my own personal journey, but also to become a shared resource of document and archiving places I visit.

  ph. mosque on the side of the road on the way to Mangochi turn off. Central Malawi, April 2022

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How I Am Paying For This Trip

I have funded this journey through remote work, contributions from my mother, friends and family. I have been travelling in the most economical way possible, including bartering my skills in exchange for room and board on platforms such as workaway.info, exploring the future of volunteering in Africa with The Travel Exchange Program. as well as providing consumer research, content, and website development services.

  Unfortunate as it most certainly is, one truth I've discovered is that this world revolves around money. Therefore, to accomplish the vast majority of goals and dreams I have set for myself on this trip, I need to also have the funds they demand.

Learn more about my services

African Travel Now

A daily podcast where I talk with people who are travelling now as well as businesses driving African travel forward as the world slowly opens.

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African Travel Review

A weekly newsletter with travel updates; tools; resources and news for people that travel or run tourism and hospitality businesses in Africa


There Is Always One More Paper

Edition 1 of a travel coffee table book bringing you the small towns, big cities, the beauty and stories in-between to your home or backpack from my travels.

Hello Africa Travel

A marketplace that helps you with everything you need to plan and book your next African multiday trip.

Remote In Africa

Stays tailor-made for remote workers who want flexibility and fast internet for a month or longer.

Find Your Stay


Support Me On This Journey

During the trip I’ll be documenting as much as possible: the people, the buildings, the traffic, the simple, the complex and all the things in-between, all the things that make up life across the different destinations I visit.

  All adventures are a personal affair and I want you to feel part of this odyssey also. I am working hard to create content, resources and rewards that represent my gratitude for your support and my dedication to this adventure.

  With your support, I'll be able to complete this amazing journey! If my financial goal isn’t met I will adjust my travels. The trip will still occur, but it will be scaled accordingly. I’ll travel for as far as my funds allow.

  Your hiring me will contribute to my budget which covers lodging expenses. food, transportation costs, travel Insurance, COVID-19 PCR test amongst other costs.  

If you can't hire me. No worries! Support me by following and sharing my trip with your friends and family! #roootsandroutes

  ph. coffee with Sipho in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. January 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some answers to some of the questions I have been receiving. If you cannot find an answer you are looking for, please drop me a message.

Contact Me

I would love to hear from you.

Whether you are curious about using my services, meeting up with me or just have a question you cannot take your mind off - I am ready to answer any and all questions.

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Parole Podcast

I had a conversation with Nyamoya Boyi on her podcast that brings stories of opportunities of what is happening around the world with a focus on Africa.

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IOL Travel

I had a conversation with Thobile Mazibuko from IOL Travel on backpacking South Africa.

(c) 2022 Trevor Chomumwe