Exploring Africa overland with an overland truck is a great way to see a number of countries. Each day is different – sometimes you’ll spend the whole day driving from one place to the next, sometimes you’ll spend two or three days in one place, giving you time to explore the area.
Travelling Africa overland is a truly amazing experience. Overland tours are perfect for both seasoned backpackers and first timers. You’ll get to see a country in a very unique way, and the other people on-board will become your second family. Most things are provided for you in the truck, such as bedding, a kitchen and space for storage, which means you can pack next to nothing and keep that budget to an absolute minimum.
A popular route is an overland tour from Kenya and Uganda’s game parks, south through Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe. In this overland tour of Africa you’ll trek to see mountain gorillas, relax in the blue waters of Zanzibar and Lake Malawi, and enjoy the adrenaline fuelled activities at Victoria Falls.
Another epic trip is a 12 week expedition across the continent of Africa from Morocco (north) to Cape Town (south). If you’re willing to camp, work as part of a team and like to travel in some of the most exotic areas in the world then this is the trip for you.
Explore Africa overland in a journey that you’ll never forget…
Dunes and Tombs
See the highlights and then some on this amazing adventure into Egypt’s deserts and ancient sites. Explore the stunning White Desert, sail down the mighty Nile River on a felucca and soak up the sun in Dahab. And not forgetting Luxor and the great pyramids!
Essential Egypt 2011 - 12
Duration: from 8 Days
The essence of Egypt! A comprehensive 8 day trip taking in the major sites of ancient Egypt. (Please note: local payment is not included in the price)
Masai Mara & Mountain Gorillas
Duration: from 15 Days
If you dream of incredible wildlife experiences, sensational scenery, proud and passionate local people, tales of hope and resilience and visiting the highly endangered mountain gorillas, this amazing Gecko's adventure is for you.
Troop to the Gorillas
Duration: from 6 Days to 6 Days
One of Africa’s greatest wildlife experiences, a short Ugandan safari trekking rare mountain gorillas in the misty mountains of Central Africa, where the last few surviving mountain gorillas may be seen. Time to admire the lush Kigezi Highlands of southwest Uganda – the Switzerland of Africa – dotted with patches of tangled rainforest, picturesque lakes, friendly villages and rural landscapes.
Kenya & Tanzania Adventure
Duration: from 13 Days to 13 Days
This overland safari tour is a perfect combination for the tourist wanting a well rounded holiday with a mixture of East African experiences. Go on safaris in the world-renowned ‘Big Five’ game parks – the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater - followed by relaxation on the idyllic, palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches of the exotic island of Zanzibar.
Africa: Big Overlander - 47 Days
Countries: Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Visit eight African countries, spotting wildlife in some of the world’s best game parks, trekking to find gorillas high up in their mountain home, unwinding on the beaches of Zanzibar and more.
Delta & Dunes
Duration: from 35 Days
Travel by overland truck through the ever changing landscapes of Southern Africa. Walk with lion cubs, game view on elephant or horseback, bungee jump at Victoria Falls and sky dive over sand dunes!
Camels, Souks & Kasbahs
Enjoy fifteen diverse days exploring medieval cities, ancient Roman ruins, labyrinthine souks, colourful medinas and colossal mosques with time to spare for a camel trek into the mighty Sahara Desert.
Duration: from 7 Days
Take on the peaks of Kilimanjaro on the trip of a lifetime! You’ll trek through lush rainforest, explore open moorland and feast your eyes on some of the most stunning views in the whole of Africa with Tanzania and Kenya at your feet.
Where The Wild Things Are
Duration: from 12 Days
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Desert & Delta Express (Southbound)
Duration: from 13 Days to 13 Days
From Livingstone/ Victoria Falls to the Atlantic coast, visiting the tranquil wilderness of the Okavango Delta, and prime game reserves at Etosha and Chobe and skirting the Kalahari - this is a superb insight into southern Africa.