What is overlanding?
Every year hundreds of overland trucks make the journey across Africa between Kenya and South Africa on what has become one of the most popular and well-established overland routes in the world. Overland trucks are large, modified vehicles that seat 20 - 30 travellers and carry all the equipment necessary for camping and cooking on a trip that can last from one to eight weeks. By using these vehicles, which are capable of travelling long distances, and by camping, 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 the rare wild dog, you may have a far more rewarding wildlife experience from the back of an overland truck than on a smaller safari.
Then there is the added excitement of sleeping under the African sky with the far off roar of the lion. The beauty is that you can share all these travelling experiences with like-minded travellers, many of whom will leave as friends. Camping under the stars, cooking and washing up together, hiking, diving, abseiling, white-water rafting and sharing the odd cold beer or ten - it may not be a luxury holiday, but it’s undoubtedly a lot of fun.