Africa Overland

An overland tour is a journey along a suggested route, which is aimed at the more adventurous and budget conscious traveller. It is an off the beaten track adventure and many of the areas that we visit will not have the infrastructure that the “package holiday tourist” may require. The route taken may also change from time to time due to unforeseen circumstances as conditions change on the road very quickly and we will always do what is in the best interest of the tour in these instances. An overland tour is different from a package holiday (on a bus / coach liner for example). Instead of limiting the experience by providing transport and accommodation only, an adventure tour aims to provide a more inclusive experience. We include cultural interaction, game viewing, social interaction and the opportunity to book more adrenaline based experiences such as white water rafting, skydiving, walking with lions and even swimming with dolphins. The days usually start early and end late, although a lot of time is spent travelling, we do cram a lot into every day. Expect some frustrations, you are in Africa and things don’t work that well sometimes. Coming on tour with an open mind, flexible attitude and realistic expectations will ensure you have a great time. An average day on tour begins around 6am and departure is after breakfast at around 7am. There are some mornings that need a very early start to reach our next destination, or to photograph a spectacular African sunrise – it’s all part of the adventure. Prepare yourself for the worst, especially in winter when days are shorter. We lose approximately 5 hours of daylight in Winter so it may happen that you’re setting up your tent in the dark or that some optional activities are not available then. We usually take a lunch-break en-route and depending on the distance to be covered, afternoons are often spent relaxing or exploring the lay of the land. Usually every few days, we will spend a couple of nights at one venue to break the travel routine.

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Best Season:January - December
Popular Location:Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa

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