Camping vs Accommodated Overland Trips - Which is the better one for me?
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 Overland Trips
The camping overland trip 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 camping overland trip; your sleeping bag is something you don’t want to find yourself without in the middle of Africa.
Accommodated Overland Trips
The accommodated overland trip 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 overland trip though.
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? Click here to view our helpful packing guidelines.
The accommodated overland trip 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 if necessary (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.
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- Mixo06 Aug 2012
Hi Pieter-Maarten; yes we do have Overland trips departing in Oct 2012. I have sent you an email with a few questions to make sure we are on the right track. Cheers!!
- Pieter-Maarten Meiners05 Aug 2012
hi; do you offer trips for only 2 people for arroud 2 weeks in October? Regards
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com11 Apr 2011
Hi Kobus; Bwabwata National park is accessible; from Katima Mulilo drive west on the B8 to Kongola (approx. 90 km). At Kongola you can enter the eastern entrance of the Bwabwata National Park. The entire route is tar road and your nearest camp is Ngepi Camp. Safe Travels!
- Kobus Kemp10 Apr 2011
Kan en mag ek tot by Bwabwata se ou "army" kamp ry?Ek was daar met my grensdiens en wil dit graag in Junie vir my familie en friende gaan wys.Ek het dit op Google Earth gekry en dit lyk asof ek van oostekant vanuit die B8 tot daar kan ry;dan weer dieselde pad verder wes kan volg en weer by B8 aansluit.Ek was daardie tyd n drywer en besef die pad kan dalk sleg wees maar volgens ondervinding moet dit al droog wees om te ry. Kan u my asb raad gee!!!
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