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7 Styles of Overland Trips in Africaby Tania Wheeler

Overlanding has evolved over the last couple of years and has become a very popular mode of travel for many, not only the gap year student. Trips have been developed to be more inclusive and have branched into different styles of travel. For example physically less demanding trips to suit senior travellers, photography, family, small groups, accommodated, and Trans Africa trips that can take you almost a year to complete.

Below is a quick overview of 7 different styles of overland trips - there is one to suit you!

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Family Overland Trips

Africa is a fantastic family holiday destination and the perfect destination for children. Your children will learn about the animals and cultures giving them the learning opportunity of a lifetime on a family overland trip. Small Group Safaris Our small group trips in Africa are ideal for those who want to travel with only a few like minded companions. Groups sizes range from 2 to 14.

Africa Short Breaks

Our short break Africa overland trips are ideal for travellers who don't have a lot of time, or are looking to select their own add-on short tour in Africa as an addition to any of our standard Africa overland trips.

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Accommodated Overland trips

raditionally a camping experience, the Africa overland travel concept has evolved into offering budget accommodated overland trips in Africa.

Photography trips

These specialty photography trips cater for travellers who wish to learn about taking better photographs while still appreciating the culture, history and wildlife of the African continent while on their African photo safari.

Trans-Africa Overland Expeditions

Trans Africa trips cover traditional routes between London, Cape Town and Cairo from 3 weeks to 40 weeks. This is the real overland experience at its best. If you love hot showers and home comforts this style of travel is not for you.


Camping Overland trips

Exactly as it sounds! Camping under a huge African sky, camp fire stories and 'free camps'. Cheap and cheerful. Perfect!

For more information about styles of overland travel or overland trips in Africa or the Middle East, contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com or post your comments below.

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