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How to get a discount on an Overland Trip!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
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Overland travel isn't called 'budget travel' for nothing. Its really simple to get a really great discount just by doing the simplest things. Awesome! So whats the overland trip deal?


1. Group Travel Discounts

Save some bucks with various overland discounts!


2. Bring a 'Mate' Discount

  • Book with 2 mates on the same tour, get 5% off the  tour price.*
  • Book with 3 mates on the same tour, get 7.5% off the tour price.*
  • Book with lots of mates on the same tour and get a bigger discount!*


3. Early Bird Special

Book more than 6 months in advance and get a 5% discount off the tour price. *


4. Student Discount

Have a valid ISIC card? Get a 10% discount off the tour price.*


*Conditions of Discounts

Where there are terms, there are conditions, therefore discounts apply to the tour price only (not to the local payment) when all bookings are made at the same time on the same tour. Group discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts. Student Discounts available on selected tours only. So grab your buddies, book early and begin your budget travel experience on your discount overland trip. Whoop whoop!


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Budget African Safaris - You Can Safari Africa on a Budget!

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
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For many travellers the idea of a budget safari in Africa seems like a distant dream rather than an achievable reality, with many assuming that an Africa safari is purely for the lucky few who an afford this experience. With a bit of insight into finding the best deals however, anyone can afford to enjoy a memorable Africa safari experience across Africa’s top safari destinations, from Botswana to Namibia, Kenya, South Africa and many other popular regions.

Some of the most common myths surrounding African budget safaris include these following misconceptions:

Only the rich can afford to enjoy safaris in Africa One of the biggest myths about safaris in Africa is that only the rich can afford to try this experience. While high-end luxury safaris abound, this is only one end of the travel spectrum however, and there are a myriad of safari options to suit all tastes and budgets. Travellers have the option to try overlanding tours, which offer a fun and highly affordable way to see Africa – travelling on an overland truck with like-minded travellers, setting up camp along the way at various game-rich destinations across Africa. This type of budget safari in Africa is one of the most affordable ways to travel, and also ensures a memorable and exciting trip that gives you a chance to see all the beautiful sights of Africa’s top safari locations without breaking the bank. An Africa safari to suit your pocket!

Budget safaris are limiting and don’t offer as much as luxury safaris Another common myth is that African budget safaris are limiting, without giving you as many options that a luxury safari may offer. In reality, budget safaris give you every bit of flexibility as any other tour and Africa safari, especially ones that have been tailor-made to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. Every top destination in Africa is on offer for budget safaris, from the highly sought-after waterways of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to the towering dunes of Namibia. Using more simple accommodation and travelling in overland trucks, you will be able to save where it counts, without having to scrimp on the adventure itself.

The game viewing and other attractions on budget safaris are sub-standard Yet another myth, the truth is that budget safaris offer excellent game viewing, activities and attractions. Often, you may have the chance to experience even more thrills, such as camping just outside a major game park, where you will be as close to the action as it gets – something that the luxury tours can’t always ensure on an Africa safari.

Budget safaris are difficult to find, especially in today’s touch economic climate With the right travel specialist and a bit of know-how, just about anyone can find their ideal budget safari in Africa. A simple Google search for something such as ‘African budget safaris’ will bring up a range of sites providing safari specials – providing you with plenty of options to choose from. Alternatively, speaking to an African safari specialist will also help you find the best deals to suit your budget.

Budget safaris are best suited to students or young travellers Yet another common misconception, many believe that budget safaris and overlanding tours are geared towards students or the younger generation. While it is true that many young people do enjoy overlanding and affordable safaris, many older travellers have also enjoyed the numerous benefits that African budget safaris provide, making it the perfect option for travellers of all ages.

For all budget African safari trips and information contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com or post your comments below.

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Budget Safaris from Cape Town… Overland Style!

Friday, May 7th, 2010
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Cape Town Budget Safaris

Experience the ultimate Cape Town budget safari, taking you from the Mother City to some of Africa's most beautiful and popular travel destinations. Here are three excellent budget safaris departing from Cape Town, to suit all time constraints: 

  • Cape Town to Swakopmund This safari takes you from Cape Town to Swakopmund in 7 days, travelling through some of the most spectacular destinations across South Africa and Namibia. Starting from the world-renowned city of Cape Town, you will begin the journey to Namibia, travelling by overland truck. Each night, you will stop at key points to set up camp - admiring the wealth of landscapes, wildlife, birdlife and natural splendour. All tents and camping equipment is provided, and you simply need to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat plus suitable clothing and personal supplies. Key highlights of this Cape Town overland tour include a meander through the beautiful Cape Winelands, continuing on to the majestic Cedeberg region before heading to the Orange River. From here you will cross the border into Namibia to visit Fish River Canyon, Helmeringhausen, Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, Sesriem and Swakopmund. Along the way, you can enjoy a number of things to see and do, including river rafting, game viewing, bird watching, dune boarding, dune exploring, skydiving, quad biking, fishing trips, desert flights, golf, water sports, sand boarding and four wheel drive hire to name but a few of the activities on offer.
  • Cape Town to Victoria Falls For those with a little more time on their hands, the 21 day Victoria Falls safari begins in Cape Town and continues on to Namibia, before heading towards Victoria Falls. You will travel in an overland vehicle, and will camp overnight at key points along the way - allowing a chance to sleep under the stars in the beautiful African wilderness. Key highlights of the Victoria Falls Cape Town budget safari include all the attractions of the Cape, as well as Namibia hot-spots such as Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Spitzekoppe, Etosha National Park and Rundu. After passing into Botswana, you will also visit Maun, the Okavango Delta, Kasane and the stunning Chobe National Park. From here you will make the crossing into Zimbabwe, where you will visit the magnificent Victoria Falls - the 'smoke that thunders'. Enjoy outstanding game viewing and bird watching, take a scenic flight over the falls, try micro-lighting flights, relax at camp or spend a few days exploring the stunning natural landscapes surrounding the falls before your riveting Cape Town overland tour comes to an end. 
  • Cape Town to Nairobi The ultimate Cape Town overland tour takes you on a 6 week journey from the Cape, through the stunning destinations of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and finally to Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Along the way you will experience a myriad of cultures, landscapes, wildlife, bird species, weather conditions and many incredible sights. This is one of the best long safaris for those wanting a full African overland experience, with all the top travel destinations you could ever imagine. Key highlights of the Cape Town to Nairobi safari include Cape Town's Winelands and Cedarberg region, Namibia's deserts, sand dunes and other attractions from Fish River Canyon to Rundu, as well as the beautiful waterways and deltas of Botswana. In Zimbabwe, see the mesmerising Victoria Falls and experience a host of adventure sports, before experiencing the beautiful attractions of Zambia. Malawi and Tanzania offer beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and a warm and friendly culture, while Kenya offers some of the best wildlife in Africa, ending your Cape Town budget safari on a memorable note. For information about these tours and much more contact the team at OverlandingAfrica.com!

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