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Our Top 5 Overlanding Africa Trips

Thursday, May 5th, 2011
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Overlanders across the planet will be the first to tell you that an Overlanding trip will more or less wreck your ambitions for one day sitting at a desk and a being a responsible corporate type. Yip, these trips are that much fun, and almost without exception, feed that greedy travel bug, just enough to fatten the little #%&%#@$ up. Beware the gluttonous travel bug people! A post-trip daydream of adventure spanning the length and breadth of this planet is your doggy bag from an overland truck trip… you simply have to get your butt onto an overland truck, it’s the best way to see the crazy beauty that is Africa. So first timers, the overlanding virgins, and seasoned overlanders, these are our 5 most popular overlanding trips in Africa!

1. Wildlife Wonderland

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This particular trip covers some of the best game parks in Africa. Starting in Nairobi, traversing the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and finally finishing up in Nairobi, 8 action-packed days later. This trip is a great introduction to the wilds of East Africa. Visit Overlanding Africa to find out more about the Wildlife Wonderland Trip.

2. Nairobi to Cape Town Epic:

Nairobi to Cape Town Epic Overland Trip

Thread together tons of game spotting, meeting the local tribes, kicking back on beaches and a few adrenaline sports thrown in to keep your pulse bouncing and you've got a proper African expedition, we call it The Nairobi to Cape Town Epic, this overlanding trip does everything it says on the can. Get your memories of a life time on Overlanding Africa's Nairobi to Cape Town Epic.

3. Discover South West Africa:

Discover South West Africa Overlanding Tour

This trip is hands down, our best-seller. It's 21 days of great game viewing, local tribes, adventure sports and dramatic scenery ranging from beautiful desolation in the Namib to the lush abundance of the Okavango. This overland trip takes you from the mighty Victoria Falls through Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, finishing up in the Mother City, Cape Town. Seriously, could you plan a better 21 days anywhere?! This journey gets a massive thumbs up, get full details on the Discover South West Africa overland trip here

4. Kruger to Victoria Falls:

Kruger Park to Victoria Falls overlanding africa trip

Discover the beautiful Mpumalanga Province en route to the world famous Kruger National Park where two days of game drives, wildlife and the Big 5 lie in wait. We explore the Polokwane Game Reserve on foot before a couple of days in Botswana and Zambia. A day in Livingstone is just a taste of the adrenaline adventures that await you at your destination, Vic Falls. Got 7 days? Want to have your world rocked? See our Kruger to Vic Falls overlanding trip.

5. Ultimate Trans Africa Expedition:

Trans Africa overland trip

This is the ultimate African adventure, actually, this is the ultimate adventure period. 280 days from London to Cairo is for the adventurous only. If you like pressed linen and daily showers stop reading now, if you love grit, getting stuck in, camaraderie and life altering experiences set against the most magnificent scenery on the planet then have a look at our tour itinerary for the Ultimate Trans Africa Expedition.

The Overlanding trips mentioned above are the top 5 overlanding trips we offer, but they're by no means the only trips. We have 164 overlanding trips on our books and that number is growing. We can advise you, assist you and even tailor make a trip for you, contact Overlanding Africa and get trucking!

For detailed information on these trips, and how to get yourself a seat on a overland truck, visit the Overlanding Africa website.


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Anna’s Magical Mozambique

Friday, February 18th, 2011
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Magical Mozambique Beach Tour

[Photographs by Anna .B]

Overlanding Adventurer Anna .B has just returned from our picturesque Mozambique Magic Tour.

Anna toured through the stunning and wildlife rich scenery of Swaziland before being released onto Mozambique’s golden beaches where she could choose between fishing, snorkeling and surfing or enjoying a leisurely cocktail at sunset.

“I had a wonderful time- a truly varied and inspirational trip and the opportunity to travel with like-minded people”

Magical Mozambique Tour Horse rides on the Beach
Her highlight was the traditional dhow boat trip through the tropical waters of the Bazaruto Archipelago, over spectacular coral reefs rich with marine life.

“ The boat trip was perfect escapism- made me feel like Robinson Crusoe!”

The historical African City of Maputo then offered Anna the chance to explore Mozambique’s cultural riches and fascinating colonial past before experiencing the unbelievable beauty of South Africa’s Panorama Route and its awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Keep Discovering Anna

Magical MozambiqueTour stormy beach (Small)

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Tags: africa, east-africa, featured-overlander, featured-photographer, photography

Sauti za Busara - Zanzibar Music Festival

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
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The biggest music festival in Africa kicks off on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania on the 11th of February 2010. The Sauti za Busara Music Festival is the biggest music event in East Africa - if not in all of Africa - and brings together over 400 local and international artists showcasing the best of East African music.

Africa Drums

Parades, singers, dancers and drummers are guaranteed to get your blood pumping and the pounding beat of African music is a highlight of any East Africa Overland Tour! The 5 day event finishes off with a beach party to end all beach party's and dancing till dawn is common - a perfect end to your Africa Overland 'trip of a lifetime'!

For information contact our team at OverlandingAfrica.com or check out all Africa Overland Tours. (Technorati code: a62wmrfpns / dwkjbar257 / d42uiesgzn).

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Tags: east-africa, fun, tours, travel, zanzibar-music-festival