So you want to see Africa and all the wonderful things the continent has to offer, but the bank balance doesn’t quite stretch to that luxury safari! Solution – Overlanding! You get to experience this beautiful continent in a in a much more affordable (and fun) way. But, what is it, exactly, and how does it differ from a regular safari?
Every year hundreds of overland trucks cross the African Continent between Uganda and Cape (or vice versa) on what has become one of the most popular and well established overland routes in the world. Overland trucks are large, modified MAN or Mecerdes vehicles that seat 20 - 30 travellers and carry all the equipment necessary for camping and cooking on a trip that can be as short as 3 days or as adventurous 56 days. Through the use of these well maintained, long distance trucks, and camping along the way, costs are considerably cheaper than a luxury safari that utilises flights and luxury lodges. The wildlife experiences you will have in the game parks and reserves are no different than those you’d have on a luxury safari. (In fact, with 20 pairs of eyes peeled for a glimpse of that elusive Leopard, you may have a far more rewarding wildlife experience from the back of an overland truck than on a regular smaller safari!) Not only will you get fantastic wildlife experiences but, you also have the added excitement of sleeping under the African sky with the far off roar of a lion, the laugh of a hyena or the grunts, calls and whispers of the African night. The best partin all of this is that you can share all these experiences with like-minded travellers, many of whom will leave as life long friends.
Come camp with us under the stars, climbing the dunes of Sossusvlei, dive in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, relax on the shores of lake Malawi, white-water rafting down the Mighty Zambezi, bungy jump, abseil, skydive, share the in the odd job of cooking & washing up and perhaps even indulge in a nice cold beer (if we've managed to find ice) at the end of the day - it may not be a luxury holiday, but it’s undoubtedly a lot of fun and adventure!