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Camping vs Accommodated: The Overland Experienceby Dalene Ingham-Brown

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We understand that camping isn’t for everyone. The thought of nothing but millimetre thin canvas between you and the elements doesn’t quite strike everyone’s fancy: we get it. For this reason, we’ve made sure that there is also an ‘accommodated’ option to pair with your yearning for an overland adventure.

Camping

The camping option offers a traveller the fully blown ‘roughing-it ’experience. It’s as simple as: 1. Find a flat-ish piece of land. 2. Pitch your tent. 3. Unroll your mattress. Easily the most important item to pack on your overland trip; your sleeping bag is something you don’t want to find yourself without in the middle of Africa.

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Accommodated

The accommodated option offers a traveller a twin room, unless a single room is requested. There are certain locations where dorms are used and ablution facilities are usually communal.

You’ll still need to pack your bag as if you were on a camping trip though.

Dorms

Being able to carry your luggage comfortably on your adventure will make the experience all the more enjoyable for everyone, so leave the clunky suitcase at home and sling on a backpack. Not sure what you should be packing? We have helpful packing guidelines. The accommodation preference makes no difference to the actual experience; the journey is still classified as an adventure trip. This means you’ll need to prepare for a journey where you can carry your own bag and dig your own hole in the ground (you never know when nature might call).

Whether you choose to rough-it in a tent or venture indoors for your shut eye, the spirit of overlanding remains the same: Awesome. Get more more information on our camping trips. Get more more information on our accommodated trips.

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