Why Go Overlanding?
Being an African Overlander is about being willing to take on adventure, and assisting your guides, crew and fellow passengers in a communal form of travel. Suitability for our trips is not about age or fitness it's about being able to expect the unexpected & to take the rough with the smooth - whether you're up to your knees in mud rescuing your sinking truck, or searching for the only bush in the desert to squat behind. You will often find that you will need to work together, whether it's cleaning out your truck or bartering in the local markets for the day's dinner.
It's the adventure of a lifetime!
- The overland experience of a life time
- Off-the-beaten-track adventure travel in Africa
- Group travel; make friends for life & meet like-minded people
- Explore the countries and their wildlife
- Experience the people and their culture
- Experienced drivers and crew ensure your safety
- Worldly and experienced staff
- Cater for a range of budgets
- All Africa truck safaris and tours are flexible
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- Mixo10 Sep 2012
Hi Steve; I have emailed you information on our Madagascar trips. Cheers!!
- Steve Oyler 10 Sep 2012
I would like to know what accommodations are available there and are there tours available relating to the pirate history of the island. Also is there a brochure I could get of the island? Thank you.
- Mixo07 Sep 2012
Hello Merel; I have emailed you a trip option on Madagascar. Cheers!
- Merel06 Sep 2012
Hello! I am a volunteer working in Madagascar at the moment. I want to go and travel around the whole month of November. But I'm alone and I really want to get on an organised trip. As budget as possible offcourse. Are there organized trips for a month? Or do I have other options? Thank u! Merel
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com25 Apr 2012
Hi Chloe; yes we do have trips available in Madagascar - however getting to and from the island can be pricy. I have sent you some more information. Cheers!
- Chloe24 Apr 2012
Hello; I am looking to visit Madagascar in September 2013 for three weeks. I would love to see as much as the country as I can; including Nosy Be; Ile Sainte Marie; Antananarivo and visit the Ranomafana National Park. I would be travelling on a budget; and wondered if there are any tours that go to these places for travellers on a budget? I'm up for any type of accomodation; whether it's camping; hostels; hotels etc. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you !
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com20 Apr 2012
Hi Marozaan; Madagscar is an amazing island and perfect for romantic getaways; so yes in my opinion a great destination for a honeymoon. The seasons pretty much work as follows: Late January - March: cyclone season; peak herp (reptiles and amphibians) season; best time for flowering orchids. April - May: rains mostly finished leaving the countryside lush and green. July - August: coolest time of the year; peak whale watching season in the Bay of Antongil (July-Sept); many animals inactive or hibernating. September - December: excellent time for birding; the breeding season. October - November: baby lemur season; generally mild weather. Happy trails!
- Marozaan Gerber19 Apr 2012
Is Madagascar a destination suitable for a honeymoon and is there also fun activites to do? We are interested to come at the end of February and beginning of March; will it defnitely rain the whole time?
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com01 Feb 2012
Hi Dvora; it all depends what your definition of 'cheap' is. There are budget tours available in Madagascar however they only run with a minimum of 6 persons so it can be tricky getting on a tour that will actually run. I have emailed you some information to point you in the right direction for tours in Madagascar. With regards to visas; check out www.projectvisa.com for more information. Happy trails!
- Dvora31 Jan 2012
hi; do you know of any cheap tours to Madagascar? Can South Africans get a visa when they get there and how much does it cost?
- Minette - OverlandingAfrica.com24 Jan 2012
Hi Gordon; yes there are backpacker tours on the island but as you mentioned they are not cheap. I have emailed you some more information. Cheers!
- Gordon23 Jan 2012
Do you know of any backpacking/camping trips that are easy on the pocket and cover Madacascar from N to South to get a good feel for the country and its flora/fauna - I just sem to be able to find 1 or two specialist operators who charge the earth. Any recommendations ? Thanks
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com17 Nov 2010
Hi Ryan; I am not sure which 8 week trip you are asking about so can't help with in depth info sorry. Truck info and maximum number of clients depends on the specific trip. The rates are per person and include all camping and cooking equipment. Have a look at the Before you go; About Overlanding and FAQ pages which will answer most of your questions; or drop us a line at email@example.com. Cheers!
- ryan hansan16 Nov 2010
Hello; Looking for some more info on the 8 week tour. What truck would we use? How many people would be on the truck? Is the EUR 3180 charge per person? Do you provide camping equipment? I am very interested and hope you can help me out. Thanks!
- Tania - OverlandingAfrica.com23 Sep 2009
Whew Annelien - what a good question! I am not aware of such a vehicle ferry operating as a scheduled service but they must have got vehicles over there some how right?! :) I understand that vehicles can be 'exported' to Madagascar by cargo or container ship but it is very expensive. I can only suggest you contact a Port Authority in either of those countries or perhaps a import/export clearing agent for advice. Good luck!
- Annelien23 Sep 2009
Hi, I would like to find out whether there is a 'pont' (a boat that can transport a vehicle) that runs between Mozambique and Madagascar? Do you know or can you refer me to someone who might be able to tell me? Thank you!
- Hannah M01 Jan 1970
i was wonderling how long of a plaine ride it will be from toronto to madagascar??
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