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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.

Africa Overland Camping Trips

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.

Africa Accommodated Overland Trips

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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