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.

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


Explore With Me

All adventures are a personal affair and I want you to feel part of this odyssey also. I am working hard to create content, tools, and resources that make travelling across Africa easier.

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.

There Is Always One More Paper

a photo 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.

Photo A Day

Sharing the people, buildings, traffic, and all the things in between that makeup daily lives of the places visit.

One Minute In

Showing big cities to small towns, exploring all the places you’ve heard of and the ones you haven't;

I Know A Place

A comprehensive guide with places to stay, eat, drink, dance, and unforgettable things to do.

On The Road

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Let's work together

Your hiring me will contribute to my budget which covers lodging expenses. food, transportation costs, travel Insurance, and 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.


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.

IOL Travel

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

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.