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39 Best Travel quotes of all time with Winsome Pictures.

Best Travel quotes

Best Travel Quotes; We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. This is why you find so many people looking forward to weekends, just to make that short road trip/ flight.

Travelling is a way to bring back our love for life, with this pandemic (covid-19) we were all under lockdown, only now things are starting to open up and from that experience, everyone is starting to appreciate freedom of movement more often than before.

You only hit the road when you miss home. I have prepared 39 of the Best travel quotes, feel free to share.

1.) One cannot resist the Lure of Africa.

Lure of Africa (Best Travel quotes)
The lure of Africa (Best Travel quotes)

One cannot resist the Lure of Africa.

This is one of my best Travel quotes, it inspires me to travel and keep on exploring Africa.

This continent (Africa) is beautiful and irresistible, thanks to all tourist attractions, from the Big five to the natural Attractions.

2.) “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson.

The urge to go somewhere new, the real deal is not to stay the same place, just move to learn something new, interact with new people, I find this self-healing.

3.) “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world”

Am not the Same (Best Travel quotes)
Am not the Same (Best Travel quotes)

You will not be the same, the feeling alone is therapeutic. Every time I ever travelled to a new place I never return home the same.

4.)“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”

Lawrence Block.

There is nothing more exhilarating than looking for something and in that particular juncture of pursuit, you stumble on something greater.

This once happened to me, I was in Masai Mara National Reserve, we were in pursuit of some Kill only to stumble on a live Chase between a cheetah and an Impala.

You know those chase you usually watch on Natgeo? Yea, to make it more engrossing the kill happened right in front of our Jeep! The day was done deal!

5.) “The Gladdest moment in human life, methinks is a departure into unknown Lands”

Gladdest moment (Best Travel quotes)
Gladdest Moment (Best Travel quotes)

I believe no other better feeling than this, Richard Branson was on point when he said this quote, Stressed? Want to think over something? Take a road trip to an unknown destination.

6.) “When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent, you`re leaving a state of mind.

Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be a different order of existence.

When you leave Africa (Best Travel quotes)
When you leave Africa (Best Travel quotes)

7.) “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.

But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body.

You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Anthony Bourdain

This was one of a kind, travelling opens your mind and makes you understand what is going on around you.

I remember the first time I visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. The largest urban Slum in Africa.

I was happy and sad at the same time, Sad that I did not appreciate the little I had and happy that somebody can be happy without the luxury of the world.


8.) The Dust on My Boots and the rhythm of my feet and my Heart-Beat Say, Africa.

Dust on my boot (Best Travel quotes)
Dust on my boot (Best Travel quotes)

9.) “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

Henry David Thoreau

Never be afraid to travel alone, I have done solo travel severally and It has always turned to good memories.

10.) ” I had a hard time leaving Kenya and am so happy to know that I have friends to go back to when I visit Again”

I had a hard time leaving Kenya (Best Travel quotes)
I had a hard time leaving Kenya (Best Travel quotes)

11.) “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”

Roy M. Goodman

People are in pursuit of happiness when they should be embracing it every single moment of their life.

12.) If there were one more thing I could do, it would be to go on a Safari once again.

If there was one more thing (Best Travel quotes)
If there was one more thing (Best Travel quotes)

13.) “Stop worrying about the potholes on the road and enjoy the trip.”

Babs Hoffman

Many people including me, worry too much about the trip, “Is Masai Mara from Nairobi too far? Will it be lit? How are the Roads?” Just keep calm and enjoy the Trip.

14.) One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good kind people out there are.

One of the great things ( Best Travel quotes)
One of the great things (Best Travel quotes)


15.) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

In every destination you choose to go it will never be complete if you do not learn a thing or two, it could be culture, cuisine, new language etc.

16.) If there was one more thing I could do, it would be to go on a Safari Again.

Great Quotes
Great Quotes

17.) “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag

Everybody wishes to travel every other day but due to the usual or the norm of life. We have to work and this curtails us to travel frequently but eventually, we all have our travel list.

18.) “There is Something about Safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of Champagne.”

Great Quotes
Great Quotes

19.) “Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

Chief Seattle

Littering saddens me, you go for example camping and the following morning you leave the certain compound filled with litter!! Chief Seattle encourages us to be more responsible.

20.) “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer`s paradise, a hunter`s Valhalla, an escapists Utopia.

It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or cradle of a shiny new one, To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just home”

Great Quotes
Great Quotes

21.) “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

Just because upon landing at the Airport, one taxi guy was rude doesn`t mean everyone is.

22.) “I hope you have an experience that alters the course of your life because, after Africa, nothing has ever been the same”

Experience that alters (Best Travel quotes)
The experience that alters (Best Travel quotes)

23.) “Life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.”

Simon Raven

I take every chance I get to travel, I want to visit everywhere possible and so should you.

24.) “A Journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”

A Journey is Best (Best Travel quotes)
A Journey is Best (Best Travel quotes)

25.) “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

Susan Heller

I have always advised people to cut down their clothes, they will hinder your travel experience, however, keep your money close to you.


26.) “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you Richer”

Travel is the Only thing (Best Travel quotes)
Travel is the only thing (Best Travel quotes)

27.) “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Andre Gide

Get out of your comfort zone, don`t be afraid to explore the world, go to a new place, a new country, continent and learn something new.

28.) “Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.

But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?

How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent whose oldest roads are elephant paths?

Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of Mankind, where our species first stood upright on the savannas of long ago?

Great Quotes
Great Quotes

29.) “I have found out that there isn’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

Mark Twain

Travelling together will test your travel pal nerves as you all have different, needs, interest and accommodating someone`s flaws takes at least a liking.

30.) “The biggest lesson from Africa was that life`s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things.

I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time”

Great Quotes
Great Quotes

31.) “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Saint Augustine.

Probably one of the most known quotes from Saint Augustine, you may feel comfortable in your little bubble but you need to move, explore life by exploring the world whenever you get a chance.

32.) “Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations”


33.) “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa- for he has so much to look forward to”

34.) “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.”


Studies show our mind need to keep learning in order for our minds to thrive

35.) “Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”

36.) Adventure is Worthwhile.

37.) “Jambo Jambo”

Jambo Jambo
Jambo Jambo

To finalise, this Jambo Jambo (“Jabo Jabo”) is not a quote pe say but the most famous greeting in East and Central Africa.

It is Swahili greeting meaning “How are you?” It is mostly used to tourist touring this particular area, it is the least vocabulary you are expected to know if you are visiting East Africa.

Just to soup up, these are other popular Swahili words.

  • “Hakuna Matata” – No worries
  • “Mambo” – How are things?
  • “Poa”- Alright
  • “Asante”- Thank You
  • “Pesa” – Money
  • “Mtalii” – Tourist

Ciao, To Travel, is to Live.

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