Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.
History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding.
Things won’t always run to schedule or as planned
On any Overland trip two things are for sure: one, that the days will not run 100% smoothly all the time and two, no two journeys will ever be alike. Roads could be closed or collapsed due to extreme weather conditions, mechanical problems could delay us, wild animals could invade the campsites or similar. TIA (This Is Africa) but we’ve seen it all before, so bear in mind that whatever goes down we’ll get you through it safely and you will have the time of your life and a travel experience like no other on earth.
Whilst travelling through Africa has become easier in the past decade, it remains quite demanding physically, and thus the hectic schedule of a Camping Overland Tour tends to appeal to the younger, more adventurous personality type, between 18 and 35. However, recent years have seen an influx of adventurous older passengers as well as families. We have now catered for all in terms of the type of Overland Safari on offer.
The older crown tent to enjoy the accommodated overlanding trips, the younger singles or groups tend to enjoy the camping orientated trips more, especially during university vacation times. These are fairly broad assessments though, and outside of normal holiday times the passenger profile can be quite varied.