Go for it wildcat you will have the time of your life Africa is fantastic, especially the rural villages. Forget about running water and electricity they are overated comodities. There is a book called "whiteman" by an ex peace corp volunteer I can't remember the author try to find it and read it. Beware the rat race it is not all it's cracked up to be. I left for Africa when I was 27 it was the best decision of my life still here 13 years later. Slower pace of life, no keeping up with the neighbours, fantastic weather beautiful people. Jason.