Who Goes Overlanding on a Trip to Africa?
You will need a sense of adventure and flexibility. Our itineraries are designed to show you most of the highlights for the area you will be travelling through, however, local conditions cannot always be predicted and your crew might have to alter the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances such as a bridge that was washed away, a large herd of elephant on the road or a mechanical breakdown of the vehicle. As long as you keep your sense of humour, these changes often make up for the most memorable of stories of your trip to Africa.
Budget tours in Africa
If you are looking for an adventure, want to experience the real Africa and are not afraid of living life to the fullest then budget tours in Africa is the travel for you. If you also enjoy travelling in a group, experiencing wildlife, nature and mingling with fellow travellers and locals alike then Overlanding is definitely for you! Age is not a barrier and nor is fitness - all you need to be is adventurous and young at heart! Overlanders are usually more ‘travellers’ than ‘tourists’. Next to the main highlights of Africa, you will also be travelling off the beaten track, haggle with the local salesmen in the fruit & vegetable market, help your crew dig the truck out of a muddy patch and put up your tent up the wilds of Africa. A sense of adventure, flexibility and keeping your sense of humour is all that is needed to become an overlander on a trip to Africa.
Africa Group Travel Trip to Africa
OverlandingAfrica.com offers a number of Africa budget tours that cater for a variety of travellers with varying budgets. Whether you choose to go on a low-budget tour or a more luxury one, your fellow travellers will all share one thing with you: a passion for exploring Africa! We often get asked whether it’s a problem that somebody is travelling on his or her own. No, not at all, half our clients are individual travellers. The other half book their trip with friends or as a couple. If you come on your own, you will normally be sharing a tent with somebody from the same sex. Overlanding is a great way of meeting like-minded travellers and we at OverlandingAfrica.com are firm believers in the saying: Strangers are just unknown friends!
- Robert23 Sep 2012
Hi; would you recommend overlanding camping for kids? Mine are 12; 9 and 4. We would like to travel for about 14 days across Namibia next year Easter. Thx; Robert
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com15 May 2012
Hi Terry; the sleeping mat is about 5cm thick. As this is a small group tour there can be up to 14 passengers on the trip. As this is camping trip; you will be issued with a dome shaped tent that is on a 2-person per tent sharing basis so as you are a solo traveler; you will then be partnered up with another member of the group that is of the same sex. I have sent you an email with more information. Happy trails!
- TERRY15 May 2012
Hi; I'm very interested in your 10 days tour through Namibia of 15 of june. I wish to know at which time it finish on 24 June ( I have some trouble with flights); which kind of sleeping mat you supply; numbers of partecipants and kind of accomodation. I know it is a camping tour but I wish to know if we will use some structures or we will camp in a reserve. I know that I'm just a little bit late but I have some issue for my job and I much appreciate if you could answer aap. Many thanks and regards; Terry
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com14 May 2012
Hi Veri; 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. The minimum age for a standard overland tour is 18 years. Family tours have a minimum age of 6 years. Enquire through our website and one of our friendly consultants will get in touch with you. Happy trails!
- Veri12 May 2012
Hey; This seems like a wonderful experience! What do the ages of people range from? Thanks!
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com16 Apr 2012
Hi Julie; Overlanding groups range from 12 people to about 24 people. Group size all depends on the type of tour that you choose; where you choose to travel to and the season you travel in. Happy trails!
- julie15 Apr 2012
Hi there; I was wondering how many people maximum is there in your tours ? thanks in advance ; Julie.
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com12 Mar 2012
Hi Seegalleet; we have some awesome trips available which will be of interest to you. Keep an eye out on your inbox as I have sent you an email with more information. Cheers!
- Seegalleet11 Mar 2012
Hi! I seem to have stumbled upon the perfect site for me; this is exactly what I have been looking for! Elephants have been a life-long love and passion of mine and I'm wondering what trip would offer me the best chances of encounters. I am looking for something between 4-6 weeks long; but on a budget (of course!).
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com20 Jan 2012
Hi Clara; Yes absolutely you will be able to join one of our tours. We have quite a range to choose from so depending on your time you have available to travel and where you would like to go; we have options available. I have emailed you more information to point you in the right direct to choose an overland tour. Happy trails!
- clara mccabe19 Jan 2012
Hello; I am doing a three week voluntry programme in tanzania in july; and i was wondering if there were any tours i could join after? from the end of july/start of august? Please can you send me in the right direction? Thanks Clara
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com20 Jul 2011
Hi Boo! Most overland trips have a minimum age of 18 years; however we do have family trips available where the minimum age is 6. So; yes you will be able to take your 10 year old with you. Please note that this is for Southern Africa trips. Eastern Africa; the minimum age on a family trip is 16 years. If you would like some more information on a family trip; you can enquire through our website or drop us an email! Cheers :)
- boo20 Jul 2011
Can I take my 10 y old with thro africa
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com04 Jul 2011
Hi Tripuresh; I have sent you some information via email; so keep an eye out on your inbox so we can find that perfect trip of a lifetime for you! Cheers.
- tripuresh tripathi03 Jul 2011
I will be in J'Burg for 3 months from September to November. I want to take a cheapest tour of 20-25 days some time between 15/10 to15/11/2011. Can you advise me as to what I can see and what visa iwould need. Also indicate the cost involved.
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com18 Jan 2011
Hi Ashley; Which tour did you have in mind? Drop us a email and we can send you all the info. Cheers.
- Ashley Kim17 Jan 2011
I am planning on traveling alone South Africa from Mar 4 to Mar 14; and want to look around the amazing nature of Africa. I'm so interested in safari tour. Can I join this tour? Also; I would like to go to Victoria falls. Can you give me advice about that such as travel route; time schedule; days of sourjourn per region?
- SHIRLEY MILLER24 Oct 2010
I have 3 months to travel. I am on a budget. I am a mature age female travelling alone. I would like to see the highlights in many parts of Africa. I need advice on the best months to travel and where (avoiding extreme heat) I am thinking of flying in to Turkey from Sydney (Australia) first. My thoughts are of - 1st sightseeing in Turkey; then perhaps going to Morocco;Tanzania;Egypt and then need advice on travelling south to points of interest and possibly returing to Australia from Capetown or Johannesberg.
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com20 Sep 2010
Hi Jonathan; Hard to say. Depends where you go; when; and what you want to do when you get there. Check out our 'Before You Go' Money pages for help with daily spending money. As for recommendations the best way is to email us a list of how long you have; when and (if you know) where you want to travel to and we can then list some of the best stuff to see and do. Cheers;
- Jonathan Noble19 Sep 2010
Hi there im thinking about going to africa for about a month next year just wondering if you have any general information like costs recommendations etc cheers
- Dayne - OverlandingAfrica.com03 Sep 2010
Hi Angela; We can tailor make your safari for any number of clients. To get you the best and most accurate quote i would need a little more information. I have sent you an email for more details.Cheers
- Angela03 Sep 2010
Do you tailor make a tour for a small group (12 pax)? One of my clients is looking for an adventure trip in Botswana and Namibia; for the end of the year. Thanks!
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com18 May 2010
Hi Don; Well 'they' have their facts wrong! :) Almost every camp in Africa has hot showers these days - only parts of our trips in West Africa will you not see hot showers for a few days - they will be cold in some cases and non existent in a couple of other spots. 90% of the time the camps have proper toilet facilities. The 10% could be side of the road 'bush toilet' stops or public toilets along the route. Have fun!
- don17 May 2010
2 questions first when they say on the longer voyages that u dont take a hot shower they mean u take a cold one right? U still take a shower dont u? question 2 On some exotic voyages lets just say toilets are hard to come by. What is the toilet situation at camp?
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com15 Dec 2009
Hey Paul; Mmm… last time I went that way you could only go via Moyale as there was no other southern border open; there was no road past Omorate and if you tried to bush bash it you popped out in no-mans land between the disputed political and administrative borders! As far as I know the only ‘official’ border is Moyale. Other people who have crossed over near Illeret and headed down the east side of the Lake say there is only a police checkpoint at the border post but have made it successfully. However a RAV4 might not cut it without a truck load of off-road kit and emergency spares! Keep well and go safe and give us a shout if we can help with anything!
- Paul15 Dec 2009
I am planning to return to Kenya in my Toyota RAV4 from Addis Ababa where I have been working for two years. I want to cross the Ethiopia/Kenya border at Omorate rather than Moyale. I can't find Omorate or Illeret on my Michelin map. Can you pinpoint it for me and do you know of any planned border crossings by overland trucks around mid January? Thank you.
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com10 Dec 2009
Hi Deborah; Most family tours are fairly short trips due to the logistics and environment involved with the longer ones so I am not sure if there is a 6 week trip to accommodate you. Although you can join 2 or 3 different consecutive trips if necessary. All our Family tours have a minimum age of 6yrs. Alternatively most of our normal accommodated tours have a minimum age of 13 or 14. See the tours tab (green button) at the top for all Family trips. I hope that helps!
- Deborah Aubrook10 Dec 2009
I want to do an overland tour of africa with my family ; ie 2 adults and 2 children age 13 and 15. I would like to do the kind of overland tour that would take approx 6 weeks and this would be in the summer of 2011. I am finding that difficult with teenagers. Can you accommodate or give me some advise Thank you
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com22 Nov 2009
Hi Linda; The family trips are specifically built around the (few african options available for) kids so there is no (child rate) discount as they use full facilities on the trip. However if you enquire on line we could offer you a early bird discount! We are online based so do not have agencies in NZ (my Mum doesn't count :) ) and you can pay either with credit card or by bank deposit. I have emailed you the nitty gritty. Have fun!
- Linda Williams22 Nov 2009
Hi looking at Victoria Falls and Chobe dash family tour for our family of 2 adults and 2 childrn in March 2011; is there a discount for childrn who will be aged 10 and 12 then? We are from NZ and will be leaving here in Nov 2010 would we be able to pay for trip once we are in UK in January or can we pay by visa from here? Do you have agencies here? cheers Linda
Africa Overland Tours?
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