Africa Overland Trucks
What to Expect from your Overland Truck
All trucks have long distance fuel tanks, water tanks and contain all equipment needed for an overland tour, such as: tents, camp stools, tables, kitchen equipment and much more. There is also a safe available for all of your valuables, a stereo for fun times and internal and external lighting. A few vehicles are even equipped with tables inside the actual truck! The seating arrangements vary from vehicle to vehicle. Some of the seats face each other inwards, others face forwards and some face backwards. Overland trucks generally have space for approximately 24 passengers. If you're on a small group overland trip though, you can expect your overland vehicle to seat about half of that.
What happens if we break down?
The overland trucks carry an extensive array of spare parts which, combined with the crew’s mechanical knowledge, should be enough to get you on the road again in the event of a breakdown.
Picking a Truck for Africa Overland Travel
Once you have decided which African countries you would like to visit on your overland tour, then we suggest you browse through the different types of overland trucks and safari vehicles used for touring Africa. You will discover that there are a variety of overland trucks and each tour will not use the same truck. Therefore, it is important that you spend some time viewing the overland trucks as much of your time will be spent around or on your overland truck.
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- Mixo21 Jun 2012
Hello Ben;you would need to contact the Lesotho High Commission to find out about their regulations. Cheers.
- Ben21 Jun 2012
Can I take x-tra petrol from SA into Lesotho.(50L on roof)..? (Caledonpoort-border) regards Ben
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com27 Mar 2012
Hi Kara; yes we are a booking agent for the worlds top 30 overland companies of which ATC is one of them. I have sent you an email with heaps more information about your tour. Happy Trails!
- Kara Bransgrove27 Mar 2012
I just sent you an email about a trip; I was just wondering if you were an affiliate with African Tour Company??? kind regards Kara
- Adam Seager21 Nov 2011
Hi there. I have planned a trip and booked all accomodation and now I am looking to see if it is possible to organize transport with you. My trip starts in Harare and we would like to leave Harare on the 28th of December to go to Inhasorro where i have booked accomodation for 2 nights. I will then be leaving for Tofo on the 30th where we have booked accomodation at bamboozi lodge for 3 nights. We would then be coming back to Inhasorro on the 2nd of January for 1 night before coming back into Zimbabwe on the 2nd.On the way back from mozambique we have booked accomodation in Nyanga; close to the Gairazi river. I have just come back from there this weekend and the roads are good as they have just been graded. we would like to stay in Nyanga for 2 nights before comming back to Harare on the 5th. There are around 10 or 12 of us that would be looking to go. I would just like to know if you offer anything and what circumstances there would be and what sort of price. Thank you for your help and i look forwad to your reply
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com03 May 2011
Hi Dorien! Fantastic. I have sent you some more information via email. Cheers!
- Dorien29 Apr 2011
Hi guys; I'm very interested in taking the 20 day accomodated Discover South Africa tour. Could you give me some more info on the accommodation; the truck and the crowd that usually travels on an accommodated tour (age; single/couple)? Thans in advance!
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com21 Apr 2011
Hi Emily! Overlanders are usually aged between 18 and 50 and are relatively fit and healthy. Exceptions are made to the age bracket for those over the age of 50 who are healthy and young at heart. If you fit between these age brackets; enquire through our website and one of our consultants will be in touch with you regarding some options! cheers:)
- emily 19 Apr 2011
Are there age limits? I have overlanded before; but am older now; but would love to do another trip. thanks
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com28 Mar 2011
Hi V; I have emailed you some information about the trip. Cheers!
- V27 Mar 2011
Hello; I am interested in taking part in the Nairobi - Cape Town trip starting on 24/9. I will already be in Tanzania for the whole of September; would it therefore be possible to joing the group when they are leaving Dar on 6/11 (?). Could you also send me some more details/photos of the vehicles used during this trip? Thank you very much. Regards V
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com16 Feb 2011
Hi Jean; Yes there are. Make sure you have a multi-adapter with you for the plugs and you will be fine! Have fun!
- Jean16 Feb 2011
On the Cape Town to Nairobi Epic trip leaving on 10th April 2011; are there facilities in the truck for charging cameras and ipods?
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com10 Feb 2011
Hi Alice; It is possible to drive from CPT to LON. We do not have self drive vehicles sorry. Try your local auto trader or second hand car magazine and buy a fully kitted Toyota Landcruiser or Land Rover or similar. Have fun!
- Alice Humphrys09 Feb 2011
Do you have any self drive vehicles suitable for 5 people and is it possible to drive from Cape Town to London or must the vehicle be returned to point of pick up?
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com31 Jan 2011
Hi Wimpie; We don't have trucks for sale sorry. Contact the tour operators and they will let you know if they have anything. Cheers.
- Wimpie Delport29 Jan 2011
HI just want to find oute who i can contack in concstion if i want to bay one if theas truck for my self.IS thear second hand truck availebel or do u think its best to bai a newe one and in what prise do thy go for THanks Wimpie
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com18 Jan 2011
Hi Maarten; I can only think of a storage depot/storage land type of lock up which you will find in the yellow pages. I don't know of anything specific sorry. Good luck!
- maarten18 Jan 2011
I'm looking for a place to store my Landrover when I'm not in South Africa. Do you have any ideas where I can do this? I'm living in Johannesburg. Thanks Maarten
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com12 Jan 2011
Hi Bev; Travel time in the truck will vary from day to day with some days being drive days which will involve driving all day and some days only a few hours or short distance to the next destination. This however will depend on which tour you decide to join. Cheers
- Bev11 Jan 2011
Can you tell me on average how much time we'd spend in the truck travelling each day? Thanks!
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com05 Jan 2011
Hi Shaun; I would not able to assist you with the information on building trucks but I suggest you contact Advance Vehicle Engineering in Cape Town who builds most overland vehicles for companies based in South Africa.Cheers
- Shaun Lees05 Jan 2011
Hi Dayne the reason i am asking aboout the different pictures is because i am based in Botswana and i am looking at purchasing one or possibly having one custom made; i have absolutely no experience in overland trucks and i would really appreciate any info on them or if you could direct me to websites that would be useful. Thanks so much.
- Shaun Lees05 Jan 2011
I just wanted to find out if you have different pictures of overland trucks from smallest to largest. Thanks
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com29 Dec 2010
Hi David; I have sent you some photos of the trucks for the specific tour that you inquired about.Cheers
- David L29 Dec 2010
hello- really interested in the "middle east trek" and "roof of africa". would you be able to provide me with pictures of the trucks used on these tours? thanks!
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com14 Dec 2010
Hi Liam; The Serengeti is included in your trip price for the Wildlife Wonderland Tour. I have sent you a link to view the trucks as requested.Climate differs from country to country and I have emailed you a list of possible tours and the best time to undertake them.Cheers
- Liam Brighty12 Dec 2010
Hi; I have a couple of other questions about the wildlife wonderland trip. on day five of the itenery it says you have the option of visiting the serengetti; I thought this was included and not an optional activity? Looking at the trucks page it suggest browsing the different trucks but I cant seem to find a page on your website to do this. Finaly what would be the best time of year to do this trip weather conditions wise? Thanks Again.
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com26 Oct 2010
Hi Francesco; I would not be able to assist you with a private tour through the middle east. However we have plenty of scheduled tours traveling through the requested areas.Check out our pages on the middle eastern tours.Cheers
- Francesco Montagna26 Oct 2010
Gentili signori; gradirei sapere se la vostra agenzia puÃ² interessarsi nella organizzazione di tour completo (siti archeologici e safari deserto) per un gruppo di 4 camper (8 persone) e per la durata di almeno 15 giorni. Prevediamo arrivo via nave in Alessandria ( tratta Tartous â€“ Alessandria) e uscita via terra verso Giordania - Siria. Inizio tour ai primi di maggio 2012. Per lo sviluppo del tour ci affidiamo alla vostra esperienza. Necessita conoscere tutti i costi per i visti (persone camper) guida accompagnatore automunita extra per safari parcheggi per la sosta Grazie Francesco Montagna. Dear sirs; I would like to know if your agency can plane a complete tour (archeological classic sites desert trips and safari) We are a group of 4 campers - autocaravan ( not 4x4 drive)with 8 persons. The tour could be long 15-20 days. We plane to arrive in Alexandria via ferry from Tartous in the first week of may 2011. At the end of the tour go out via Giordania. The planning of the tour will be based on your experience and suggestions. We need to know the costs for visas (people and campers)- guide italian speaking (and policeman) in own car extra for safari; 4x4 in the desert; food and water during the desert trips. secure parking with electricity; drinkable water; etc. Thanks
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com18 Oct 2010
Hi Jana; We don't do stand-alone flights sorry but if you get hold of Kenya Airways website I am sure you will get a cheap one! Happy trails!
- Jana Nemcova18 Oct 2010
Hi there; we are looking for good deal flights/ one way from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi; friday 14th January 2011. Can you offer better deal than 150 dollars per ticket?
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com02 Aug 2010
Hi Niki; sleeping on the truck is not allowed. However you are welcome to upgrade from camping to accommodation at most of the places the truck will be staying depending on which tour you depart. Cheers
- niki02 Aug 2010
should i not want to camp one or a few nights; could i sleep on the truck??
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com17 Jun 2010
Hi Soritha; This time of the year temperatures can drop to about 2-5 degrees and sometimes snow is visible on mountain peaks. Cheers
- Soritha Rautenbach13 Jun 2010
We would like to know what the weather is like there this time(June July) of the year. Would we be able to see snow?
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com15 Apr 2010
Hi Susan; most trucks have facilities to charge your phone and camera batteries but this you will only be able to do once your truck arrives at the campsite and is plugged into a power source at the campsite. However some trucks have facilities to charge your equipment while traveling. Cheers Dayne
- susan14 Apr 2010
Hi Can you give me some more information about what amenities are available on the trunks in the Namibia tours. i.e. charging for phones and cameras etc Thanks
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com31 Mar 2010
Hi Sue; The trucks all have different specifications depending on which tour you will be traveling on and in which country. On all tours you are provided with a sleeping mat and a tent, all you need to bring is your own sleeping bag or rent one. Some not all trucks have lockers for storage for your personal items. Trucks can take 16 to about 30 passengers depending on which tour you would like to join. I have emailed you some photos of standard overland vehicles. Cheers Dayne
- Sue30 Mar 2010
I would like to know more about the trucks; for instance; is there any way of charging cameras etc on the truck; do you provide camping mats; what is the capacity of the truck; are there any individual lockers or such like for storing personal daily use items? I would also like to see more photos of the inside of the truck and facilities provided. Thanks
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com23 Feb 2010
Hi Angela; thank you for your comment. I have sent you an email with more information on the trucks and some pictures for you to view.
- Angela22 Feb 2010
Hi; My husband and i are looking at taking an overland trip and would like some more information about the trucks you use for the nairobi- Vic falls epic and the Vic falls to Nairobi and gorillas trips. Would be great if you could send some pics and perhaps some info regarding truck capacity; facilities on board etc. Thanks for your help!
- Dayne - Overlanding Africa.com19 Feb 2010
Hi Alex; I would love to send you some pictures and some more information on the truck; however I need to know which tour or area you are looking at as trucks can sometimes be different depending on the country or road conditions of any specific area.
- alex19 Feb 2010
How it is possible to know more about yours Overland Vehicles? More pictures? I would like take something like is red above.
- Robyn Bakker02 Feb 2010
Im interested in leading (or co leading) on one of your overland truck trips. Would you have any advice on this? Are there any available posts? Kind Regards; Robyn
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