I've visited about 50 countries. My wife and I founded BudgetYourTrip.com and CollectiveLens.com. I'm addicted to photography.
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Prepare to be overwhelmed. Pack light and travel slow. Don't expect to be able to get around quickly unless you fly, as even the trains are slow. Negotiate for prices for everything. Don't eat dairy or you are likely to get some type of food-borne illness or stomach problems. Perhaps if you ask a more specific question, you'll get more specific answers? about 5 years ago
According to Google Maps, It's about 8.5 hours: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Las+Vegas,+NV&daddr=San+Francisco,+CA&hl=en&sll=36.114646,-115.172816&sspn=0.564126,1.056747&geocode=FdYQJwIdMJoi-SnRffWkgre-gDGjebPV5tXMOg%3BFVJmQAIdKAe0-CkhAGkAbZqFgDH_rXbwZxNQSg&oq=san+franc&mra=ls&t=m&z=8 about 5 years ago
Africa is extremely diverse. West Africa is colorful, yet generally poor. East Africa has countries known for their wildlife, Central Africa is like a jungle, and Southern Africa has amazing scenery and wildlife as well. North Africa is like the Middle East. Every country is different, but most are poor. If you visit, expect to see poverty. However, in my opinion, it's important that people see how the rest of the world lives. Transportation can be difficult or absent. Often traveling in Africa involves camping or staying in places that are very similar to camping. over 6 years ago