When you’re overlanding across several countries, planning your trip to Africa can feel like a daunting task. You might be covering seven or eight countries so having the right visas, checking off the required vaccinations and making sure your passport is up to date will be top of your agenda. This is by no means […]
I remember my first safari game drive. I was on my first overland trip in Africa at the time and we were a few days into the adventure. It was the day I got my first true taste of Africa. I’d arrived in Namibia and we were heading to Etosha National Park. The drive was […]
Experience the decadent side of railway travel by boarding the Rovos Rail. Based in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, Rovos has quickly earned an international reputation as a truly extravagant and luxurious travel experience.
If you ever wondered how I “physically” traveled during my amazing African overland adventure, here’s a chance to get an insider’s view of a typical overland truck! Enjoy!
NB: The selection of places is based on my recent Africa overland trip, and was compiled from my own point of view. This is MY top 5…what’s yours??? 1. Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Uganda What to look forward to… – The “spectacular” view of the lake. – The tranquility of the area. – The sympathy […]
Guest Post by Mike Cook. I just love everything about travel; the land itself; getting to know the locals; the wildlife; the history, and of course, meeting people from other countries. On our overland jaunt it was a real mix, with three from Australia, two from Ireland, three from Canada, two from Mexico, one from […]
Overlanding is about fun for sure, but it also requires personal involvement in daily activities and chores that are essential to the good functioning of the tour. Essentially speaking, there are 4 typical duties that one needs to participate in: cooking, washing-up, packing and cleaning. Each individual is part of a specific team, and each […]
1. Keep the fly sheet on your tent. Fly sheets not only protect your tent from rain, but they also act as great insulators. Cold weather can be an issue whilst overlanding (even in Africa), so if you don’t want to end up as a block of ice it is an important piece of advice […]
Day 51: Drive to Spitzkoppe, probably the most picturesque location on the trip so far. The area is dominated by weird-looking boulders, cliffs and crevices of all shapes and sizes. Many specialists believe it is one of the best places for stargazing in the southern hemisphere. It sure felt extra special whilst sleeping under the […]
Day 38: Drive to Livingstone, home to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world: Victoria Falls. The water level was rather low (only the beginning of the rainy season), but the view was still no less than spectacular. The Victoria Falls stretch across 1.7 km in length, and 108 m in height. On […]
Day 26: Transfer to Zanzibar with a local ferry (Sea Star II) and first day spent on the island. Did the “spice tour” today, a great way to learn about all the local spices, plants and fruits grown in the area. Tonight we are staying at Karibu Inn, a hotel in the city of Stone […]
It’s a desolate and forbidding landscape to some, but for others the Ai-Ais/Richtersveld National Park is the epitome of beauty, stark and moonlike though it is. I adore arid places. Deserts really rock in my book. They are so interesting and filled with the most fascinating plants and animals which have managed to find ways […]
Day 13: Long drive to Naiberi River Campsite in Eldoret, a place where we’d already stayed at on Day 2. Had a relaxing swim as we arrived, and enjoyed some of the most exquisite food at the camp’s local restaurant. Tomorrow wake up call at 4:30 AM as we head off for Nairobi. Day 14: […]