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So You Want to Go to Africa by Rapid Travel Chai at FTUA DCA 2016

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Rapid Travel Chai presentation, So You Want to Go to Africa at Frequent Traveler University, Washington, DC, August 5-7, 2016.

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So You Want to Go to Africa by Rapid Travel Chai at FTUA DCA 2016

  1. 1. So You Want to Go to Africa FTUA DCA 2016 Stefan Krasowski Rapid Travel Chai
  2. 2. I lived in China for 8 years I work in international business I plan obsessively I travel fast I come back exhausted My wife is the opposite ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Who am I?
  3. 3. 184/193 UN countries 273/325 Travelers’ Century Club countries ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Where have I traveled?
  4. 4. How to get a handle on Africa ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Africa is reeeaaaaally big
  6. 6. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved UN regions of Africa
  7. 7. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Colonies in Africa, 1936 Image by Project Truman
  8. 8. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Travel regions of Africa Image by Stefan Fusson
  9. 9. Africa travel is vastly improved ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. and tremendous fun ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. Tips and 10 Trips ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. Airlines ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved African airlines are pretty good
  14. 14. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved ASKY is the future, but shaky now
  15. 15. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved 5th freedom flights
  16. 16. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved A 12-minute Dreamliner flight
  17. 17. Tickets ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved skyscanner to search
  19. 19. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved skyscanner finds obscure OTAs
  20. 20. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Here’s why skyscanner
  21. 21. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Why you need obscure OTAs
  22. 22. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Citi ThankYou can save the day Chase, US Bank, etc. work, too
  23. 23. Awards ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Taxes can negate airline awards Kenyan: US Bank 20k vs Delta 20k + $138
  25. 25. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Ethiopian award space is great
  26. 26. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved ADD int’l transit free hotel, no visa
  27. 27. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Ethiopians have a sense of humor
  28. 28. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Accra transit visa and coping
  29. 29. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Holiday Inn Accra 20k, free shuttle
  30. 30. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Royal Air Maroc flight times suck
  31. 31. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Casablanca transit hotel
  32. 32. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Book United stopovers by Oct 5!
  33. 33. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Sao Tome & Principe
  34. 34. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Kenya
  35. 35. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Kenya
  36. 36. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Kenya
  37. 37. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved The Vatican
  38. 38. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Terceira, Azores
  39. 39. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Brussels
  40. 40. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Radisson Red has a walk-in customer problem
  41. 41. That one-way was 40k ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  42. 42. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved See Ethiopia by connections
  43. 43. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Because
  44. 44. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Because because
  45. 45. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Because because because
  46. 46. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved United has Istanbul in Europe Africa to Africa via IST = 60k in economy
  47. 47. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Royal Air Maroc awards Report: Royal Air Maroc to join Avios
  48. 48. Story time ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  49. 49. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  50. 50. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  51. 51. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  52. 52. Sleeping ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  53. 53. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Marriott Protea Hotels for awards
  54. 54. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Club Carlson for tough markets
  55. 55. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Richard Branson for safari
  56. 56. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved or Fairmont certs
  57. 57. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Booking.com for local hotels
  58. 58. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Hotels.com 10 nights = 1 free night
  59. 59. Grab bag of tips ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  60. 60. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved You need yellow fever vaccination
  61. 61. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Yeah, visas are a hassle
  62. 62. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved East and West multi-country visas
  63. 63. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Bradt Guides & pre-2011 LPs
  64. 64. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Airline alliance status really helps
  65. 65. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Priority Pass is clutch, too
  66. 66. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Here’s how to name a wifi network
  67. 67. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved You’ll be offline, use maps.me
  68. 68. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Try soursop
  69. 69. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Chinese restaurants for variety
  70. 70. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved How to get an upgrade
  71. 71. Story time ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  72. 72. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  73. 73. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  74. 74. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  75. 75. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  76. 76. 10 trips ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  77. 77. But first, don’t make the safari ‘dream trip’ mistake ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  78. 78. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved The safari ‘dream trip’ mistake
  79. 79. 1. Victoria Falls + Botswana Safari ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  80. 80. Victoria Falls ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  81. 81. Victoria Falls Hotel or Royal Livingstone ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  82. 82. Safari day trip to Chobe National Park ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  83. 83. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved BA awards on Comair
  84. 84. 2. South Africa to Namibia ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  85. 85. Etosha National Park ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  86. 86. Cape Cross seals ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  87. 87. Sand dunes ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  88. 88. New Qatar flight this fall ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  89. 89. 3. Lemurs and Pate ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  90. 90. Madagascar ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  91. 91. French living on a budget ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  92. 92. Tana the capital ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  93. 93. SkyTeam to TNR ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  94. 94. 4. Gorillas, Volcanoes, Genocide ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  95. 95. Horror ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  96. 96. Virunga National Park ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  97. 97. World’s largest lava lake ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  98. 98. The gorillas ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  99. 99. 5. Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  100. 100. Next year! ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  101. 101. I’ve been to Zanzibar, though ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  102. 102. Stone Town ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  103. 103. 6. Rome, Star Wars, Souqs ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  104. 104. Morocco ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  105. 105. Algeria ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  106. 106. Tunisia ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  107. 107. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved FlyingBlue North Africa in Europe (except Egypt)
  108. 108. 7. Egypt ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  109. 109. Mt Sinai ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  110. 110. Alexandria ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  111. 111. El-Alamein ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  112. 112. 8. The French West ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  113. 113. Adibjan, Cote d’Ivoire ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  114. 114. Togo coffee country ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  115. 115. Benin Point of No Return ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  116. 116. 9. Sudan ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  117. 117. Early pyramids ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  118. 118. Always a cup of tea ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  119. 119. I’ll have the works ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  120. 120. 10. Horn of Africa ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  121. 121. Lac Assal, Djibouti ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  122. 122. Lac Abbe, Djibouti ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  123. 123. Somaliland ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  124. 124. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved flyDubai for the Horn
  125. 125. All the ones I neglected ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  126. 126. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Angola
  127. 127. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Burkina Faso
  128. 128. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Burundi
  129. 129. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Cabinda (Angola)
  130. 130. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Cameroon
  131. 131. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Canary Islands
  132. 132. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Cabo Verde
  133. 133. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Central African Republic
  134. 134. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Chad
  135. 135. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Republic of Congo
  136. 136. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
  137. 137. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni)
  138. 138. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Eritrea
  139. 139. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Gabon
  140. 140. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Gambia
  141. 141. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Guinea
  142. 142. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Guinea-Bissau
  143. 143. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Lesotho
  144. 144. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Libya
  145. 145. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Mali
  146. 146. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Malawi
  147. 147. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Morocco, Spanish (Ceuta)
  148. 148. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Mozambique
  149. 149. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Niger
  150. 150. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Nigeria
  151. 151. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Senegal
  152. 152. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Sierra Leone
  153. 153. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Somalia (Mogadishu)
  154. 154. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved South Africa
  155. 155. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved South Sudan
  156. 156. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Swaziland
  157. 157. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Uganda
  158. 158. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved Western Sahara
  159. 159. Story time ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  160. 160. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  161. 161. ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved
  162. 162. Thank you stefan@rapidtravelchai.com @rapidtravelchai rapidtravelchai.com ©Stefan Krasowski, All Rights Reserved

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