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Camping vs Accommodated: The Overland Experience

Monday, June 6th, 2011
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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.

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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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Discover Africa With These Fantastic Budget African Safaris

Thursday, August 12th, 2010
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Africa Budget Safaris

If you have been considering Africa budget safaris, and have been dreaming of discovering some of the most beautiful and wild destinations across the continent, then why not consider one of these ‘off the beaten track’ destinations for an affordable safari experience that is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

While many visitors flock to safari in some of the more well-known regions of Africa, many miss out on the  attractions and highlights of some of the less obvious destinations that still offer a full safaris experience complete with wildlife, culture, views and more, at affordable rates to ensure that you don’t break the bank. Some of the most rewarding destinations for budget African safaris include the following:

Madagascar The island of Madagascar lies off the coast of Africa, and is most famous for its extremely rare and exotic wildlife and lush rain forests, not to mention its tropical beaches and fascinating culture. This is one of the best Africa budget safaris for those who love to explore uncharted islands and discover a wealth of incredible and awe-inspiring plants, birds and creatures – including a huge number of lemurs, which can be found throughout the island. Friendly locals, local delicacies including chocolate (which is one of the country’s chief exports in the form of cocoa beans) and seafood, and some of the most spectacular reserves imaginable are just some of the things to look forward to on a safari in Madagascar.

Tanzania Situated in between Malawi and Kenya, Tanzania is a vast country that spans across rich game regions, including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater (which is a lush crater teeming with wildlife), Serengeti National Park and other reserves, to the beautiful beaches and marine reserves, and finally, Zanzibar Island – one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands. This is one of the ultimate budget African safaris for an all-round experience of beach and bush, making it an excellent overland option.

Uganda Despite its troubled political history, Uganda remains one of the most beautiful destinations in Africa. Endless expanses of lush tropical vegetation and forests can be found across the mountainous regions of this country, which is where you can find one of the world’s most endangered animals – the Mountain Gorilla. At high risk from poachers, especially in war zones, these gorillas are protected in many areas, and travellers on safari in Uganda have the rare chance to view these giants up close and learn more about the species and other wildlife in Uganda’s rain forests.

Egypt You may not instantly think of Egypt when it comes to Africa budget safaris, but this country is so much more than pyramids and desert. Safaris in Egypt offer a rich and diverse blend of culture, history, landscapes and cuisine – resulting in a safari experience that is quite out of this world. Situated in Northern Africa, Egypt has a strong Arabic influence, offering an ancient civilisation that is sure to allure even the most jaded of travellers as you explore the Pyramids, markets and other attractions of this fascinating destination.

Morocco For a taste of Middle Eastern romance, it doesn’t get more enticing than Morocco and its famous capital city Casablanca, immortalised in the classic film of the same name. Also situated in North Africa, Morocco has a strong Arabic-French culture, with beautiful mountainous regions and savannas, stretches of desert and incredible architecture, cobbled streets and many other highlights to explore on these memorable budget African safaris in Morocco.

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Camping Safaris in Africa

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
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Camping safaris in Africa offer the ultimate way to experience the beauty of Africa, with a wide range of highly affordable safaris on offer to suit every taste and budget. From the very early days of African travel, visitors have long been enthralled by the scenery, wildlife and birdlife that the continent has in such abundance, with each destination offering its own unique charms. Camping safari trips take things one step further, putting you right into the heart of the African wilderness for an adventure that will be remembered for years to come.

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Three of the most popular and rewarding camping safaris by far include the following:

1. Kruger National Park Kruger National Park safaris are hugely popular with visitors and locals alike, offering a thrilling and memorable wildlife experience on the borders of South Africa's Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. The park is home to a staggering 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species (including the famous Big 5 - lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo), with 18,989 square kilometres of beautiful landscapes to be found. A number of rivers run through the park from west to east, including the Sabie River. The size and sheer magnificence of Kruger National Park makes these camping safaris extremely popular, offering an excellent option for travellers seeking an affordable and exciting big game experience.

2. Serengeti National Park Serengeti National Park offers one of the most unforgettable camping safaris in Africa, with the awe-inspiring natural spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration into bordering Kenya offering a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Situated in Tanzania, and forming part of the Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit this park is home to an abundance of wildlife including the millions of wildebeest that make their way across the borders each year in a huge stampede. Additional must-sees in the park are the famous tree-climbing lions and some of the largest elephants in Africa, with massive tusks that are built to adapt to the vegetation and landscapes of this area. Within this region you can also visit Ngorongoro Crater - a prehistoric crater that is teeming with game and luscious vegetation presenting incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. The trip from the Serengeti into the Crater is one of the most beautiful and memorable ones imaginable, passing through the 'Cradle of Mankind' and the Rift Valley, with undulating landscapes and game to be seen throughout.

3. Botswana From its lush waterways to its harsh deserts, Botswana is teeming with wildlife, bird life, plant life and fascinating culture. Key destinations on camping safaris in this region include the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Savuti National Park and Chobe National Park, with large numbers of elephant, lion, rhino and many other game species to be found throughout. Explore the deltas of the Okavango in a moroko (canoe) and witness some of the rare and magnificent species of bird, reptile, fish and game to be found in this beautiful country. Botswana is arguably one of the most visited countries in Africa for its wildlife alone, ensuring one of the best options for camping safaris in Africa - especially for nature lovers seeking an affordable overland adventure in this spectacular country.

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