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Ok I admit it.. I am a smoker! Can I get my weed in Africa?

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1. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 10y

Totally defying Scottish law!
Last time I travelled in Kenya and Tanzania I had no problem buying ready made cigarettes but now I am on the old do it yourself rollies, does anyone know if rolling tobacco, papers and filters are available throughout Africa, I shall be travelling on the Cairo to Cape route.
And please...dont anyone try to convince me to give up!I already know it is a drug that is hazardous and expensive but also gives enormous pleasure...a bit like travelling! Thanks!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Good old fashioned filter cigarettes are very cheap in Egypt. A package of Cleopatra's (cheap local brand) is one Egyptian pound, less then 10 pence. Marlboro's and other Western brands of filter cigarettes are 7 LE, which is around 65 pence. To top it off, there are shisha's, water pipes. Have a few with apple or strawberry flavoured tobacco, you'll like them. Other kinds of weed are also readily available, if you get my drift.

You should have no problem of getting your smoking fix in Sudan either, as the conditions there are similar to Egypt. Only in the dominantly Christian South smoking is not as widespread as in the Middle East, so you might want to stock up a bit when you find your ciggies.

3. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 10y

Thank you! No incentive to give up then!!!

4. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Hi claire,

We learn more about you everyday . You can find your fix absolutely everywhere and so cheap that you wont give up. In malawi the packet called LIFE (red pack ) will stay part of my memories.....

Flo needs to find OT to tell him that Tiger is a smoker
heheheheheheh

5. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 10y

Thanks Flo! Surely you do not partake as well???? I am sure I will have no problem finding ready made cigarettes, its tobacco for rolling I am worried about. They put so much crap into cigarettes these days!

[i]I am sure OT has some pretty bad habits too!!!
Tiger

6. Posted by meboubou (Inactive 7 posts) 10y

I know in Benin I could buy tobaco balls at the market place for cheap... but I never look for paper cause I used a pipe I had bought on the spot... might want to try that? We did find rolling paper in the capitale but... even that was kind of hard...

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 24, 2006 4:48 PM by meboubou ]

7. Posted by eschoener (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Two words: Victoria Falls

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Quoting baluba

Thanks Flo! Surely you do not partake as well???? I am sure I will have no problem finding ready made cigarettes, its tobacco for rolling I am worried about. They put so much crap into cigarettes these days!

[i]I am sure OT has some pretty bad habits too!!!
Tiger

you can find what you're looking for in most places, normally head to the local bars / cafes and its readily available, just keep an eye out for cops etc........ as for tobacco for rolling this is slightly less visible then cigarettes so when you find a source hold on for life, a lot of the tobacco available is fruity or moist for water pipes etc..... (in cairo head to the cafes just past the old city ;) )

9. Posted by helenuk (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

South Africa; Coffee Bay

10. Posted by Flint (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y

There's plenty of weed in Kenya...You just need to know the right hoodlums...take care of the police...it s illegal...