Overland Camping Tours

Africa under canvas ... nothing quite captures the adventure of overlanding more than a camping tour.

But you need to be ‘up for it’: when you arrive at your camping spot at the end of the day, it’s up to you to put up your tent, make your bed and deal with bumps in the ground or even non-existent bathrooms!

However, don’t start panicking if you’ve never pitched a tent before: your tour leader is there to lend a hand, and by the end of your overland tour you’ll be an expert at putting up your tent - even in the dark or (gulp) the rain.

And camping has come a long way since those leaky old tents of your childhood: accommodation on Overland tours is normally in roomy and sturdy two-man dome tents which you’ll share with your overland buddy for the duration of the trip. If you’re scared of bugs or the wet and the cold, don’t worry; each tent has a fly sheet to keep the rain off, built-in ground sheet to keep the damp out and netting on the windows and door to keep the mosquitoes out.

On most overland camping tours you’ll need your own sleeping bag as well. Be sure to check with your travel consultant and read the tour literature closely - you really don’t want any nasty surprises when it comes to comfort at night.

We’ve selected some top Overland camping tours that will set you right into the heart of Africa and offer you a holiday adventure to remember forever. Whether you’re setting up your tent in a fully equipped camp site or in the middle of absolutely nowhere, an Overland camping tour is the best way to experience this diverse continent.