Top African Tours for Your Summer Vacation.

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Did you know that one of the best destinations in the world for your summer vacation is Southern Africa?

During the middle of the year, Africa’s dry winter months arrive and along with it: peak safari season!

From a richness in wildlife, scenery, culture and cuisine, this part of the continent has a lot to offer and delivers delightful experiences alongside once-in-a-lifetime overland adventures. This is also the best time of year to enjoy a safari-to-beach combo tour, particularly in countries that bask in the warmth of the tropical Indian Ocean.

Start planning you summer holiday now and find out more about our top June-to-September African tours below!

 

Gorillas, Game Parks & Zanzibar

Spend 14-28 days on this large group tour and combine the magic of gorillas in the rain forests of East Africa with the idyllic paradise beaches of Zanzibar.
You’ll never forget the time spent soaking up exotic traditions and incredible scenery in these stunning African countries.

 

Quick Escape to Mozambique

If you’d like to spend 7-14 days of your summer vacation relaxing on the beach, horse riding or discovering the underwater world on an ocean safari, then you’ll love Mozambique!
Glide across the waters on a traditional dhow and eat the freshest seafood while enjoying pristine, sandy beaches.

 

Delta & Chobe Waterways

Take 7-14 days and experience the very best adventure highlights between Johannesburg and the majestic Victoria Falls. Take in breathtaking natural splendour and wildlife in local game reserves and enjoy the tranquil waters of the Okavango Delta.

 

Kenyan & Tanzanian Adventure

Eastern Africa is simply teeming with wildlife during the annual Great Migration (July-Oct). Spend 12 days taking in the natural splendour, sweeping plains and distant horizons in Kenya and Tanzania. Also, enjoy interactions with local tribes like the famous Masai people.

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Urban Meets Rural: Enjoy Best-of-Both African Adventures..

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Do you dream of enjoying an authentic African adventure filled with bustling cities, diverse cultures, rich traditions, rare wildlife and breathtaking landscapes? Wonderful! Our team are excited to make your African dream a reality.

Overland Africa offers a number of urban-to-rural combination overland group tours that can be further hand-crafted to provide a once-in-a-lifetime trip tailored to your specific interests. Whether you’d like to combine surf and safari or deserts and waterfalls, or everything in between, this geographically diverse continent truly delivers on all fronts. Best of all, these African overland adventures are accessible with ease via international airports in thriving cities like Windhoek, Cape Town, Johannesburg or Nairobi!

Learn more about our best-of-both African adventure tours below!

24-Day Cape Town to Johannesburg via Vic Falls

Discover beautiful Southern Africa in what is considered the “master” of tours. Visit world-renowned wine farms and canoe downstream on the tranquil Orange River in South Africa. Take in the stark beauty of the Skeleton Coast and enjoy game drives in the Etosha National Park while you’re in Namibia. Glide through the papyrus-lined channels in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and bask in the majesty of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Then top it all off with a stay in Johannesburg, the City of Gold.

 

14-Day Mozambique in Comfort

Want to experience the best in surf and safari adventures? Start in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park and view wildlife like the famous Big 5 up close. Move on to Swaziland to enjoy the rich culture of this traditional homeland, as well as its truly majestic landscapes. To top it all off, swim with whale sharks and dive with manta rays off the coast of Mozambique. After all, there’s nothing quite like soaking up pristine beaches and clear-blue waters while enjoying fresh seafood and icy beverages in paradise.

 

13-Day Kenyan & Tanzanian Adventure

Enjoy all the delights of Eastern Africa’s very best attractions. Take in the sweeping plains and distant horizons of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, which is simply teeming with wildlife during the annual Great Migration (July-Oct). Also, explore Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Then set up on the beaches just outside of Dar es Salaam to prepare for the crossing to the exotic island of Zanzibar. Here you can browse markets, take sunset dhow cruises and swim in the crystal-clear ocean.

 

14-Day Namibian Experience

Enjoy a combination of some of our most popular African safari experiences in Namibia. Adventure through the Kalahari and through the mighty Fish River Canyon while taking in the stark yet majestic beauty of the Southern Namib. Then stroll amongst the highest sand dunes in the world’s oldest desert and meet the Big Cats at Okonjima. You’ll also get a chance to explore the Etosha National Park and even spend time with Himba tribes. Top it all off with time in the premier seafood destination and seaside town of Swakopmund before heading to the capital city of Windhoek.

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How to Choose the Perfect African Overlanding Tour Just for You!

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Overland Camping Tours – Large Groups

If you consider yourself the outdoors camping type, and don’t mind sharing your experience with other like-minded travellers from all around the world, then this option could be perfect for you. You’ll be provided with a dome tent and rollout mattress for accommodation and will participate in helping your crew around camp. This is the most budget-friendly option and is great for backpackers and adventure travellers who don’t mind a bit of elbow grease. Why not consider something like our South East Adventure Overland Tour?

 

Overland Fully-Serviced Tours – Small Groups.

If you find that you don’t mind spending a little bit more in order to secure a tour with a smaller group of people, are 40 or older, and want a few conveniences while still camping under the stars, then this type of overlanding tour might be the one for you. The crew will take care of setting up your tent and preparing all of your meals. These types of tours are usually grouped in 7 day experiences. For example, have a look at our Wildside Tanzania tour.

 

Overland 3 – 4-Star Accommodated Tours.

If you’re actually more of an adventure traveller who prefers the comfort of 3 – 4-star accommodation, with en-suite bathrooms and all of the perks, then this type of tour is a great fit. You’ll still get to enjoy the social aspect of overlanding with your group while spending your evenings in luxurious surroundings. These types of tours are usually grouped in 8 day + 14-day experiences. Consider our 10 Day Kenya & Tanzania Adventure as an example of what to expect.

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Top Tours in Kenya!

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Kenya’s Wild Side – Camping

This is a 7-14-day small group camping tour where nature lovers will get the chance to enjoy sleeping under the majestic African sky. During the day, scout for the Big 5 in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo East National Parks. In the evening, enjoy relaxing by the fire, chatting with fellow travelers and gazing at the starry night sky.

 

Kenya – Savannah & Sea – Lodge Safari

Spend 7-14 days on an African adventure that takes you from the wilderness of the bush to relaxation of the beach. This small group accommodated tour lets you take in Kenya’s stunning landscapes and wildlife from a 4×4 Land Cruiser’s window-seat. Then spend a few days enjoying the ocean, bars and restaurants in Diani Beach.

 

Kenya & Tanzania’s Great National Parks – Lodge Safari

Experience Kenya’s natural treasures while also enjoying accommodation at some of the very best lodges and luxury camps in East Africa. For 7-14 days, your small group will enjoy a safari through some of the continent’s greatest national parks while taking in the natural splendour, sweeping plains and distant horizons.

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Overland in Kenya: Inspiration for The Lion King’s “Pride Lands”

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Did you know that Disney sent a team of animators to a national park in Kenya? These breathtaking landscapes, animals and plants had become the inspired animation for The Lion King! The film’s “Pride Lands” features iconic east African sights that inspired a new generation of overlanders to put Kenya on their bucket lists.

You can also enjoy the wild savannah, teeming lake lands, dramatic Great Rift Valley, majestic mountain highlands and gorgeous, tropical coastline here. At the right time of year, you can even witness the Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra and other mega-herds, as they dare dramatic encounters with Africa’s top predators in the open plains.

Find out more about tours in Kenya below!

 

Southern Africa Magic – Accommodated Overland Tour

This is a 14-day small-group accommodated adventure tour that offers you the chance to take in some of Southern Africa’s most popular and memorable highlights.

 

Delta & Chobe Waterways – Accommodated Overland Tour

See Africa at its best on this 12-day small-group accommodated safari tour that offers majestic adventures through national parks and waterways.

 

Cape Town to Vic Falls – Camping

Spend 20 glorious days marveling at the wonders of Southern Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and safari destinations while enjoying the very best of camp life.

 

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Want to Walk in Africa’s Eden? Visit Tanzania!

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Experience the drama of the wildebeest migration along a seemingly endless savannah. Conquer the incongruous snow and glaciers of Mt Kilimanjaro. Meet the iconic and statuesque Maasai warriors. Then top it all off by relaxing on the exotic palm-fringed beaches of the spice islands.

A Tanzanian adventure truly offers the very best of Africa!

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3 Reasons to Overland in Tanzania

1. The Great Migration

Experience some of Africa’s most iconic national reserves and game parks. Witness over a million wildebeests, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and antelopes, brave the dangers of drought, fires and predators on this annual life and death trek through the Serengeti.

2. A Tropical Paradise

Top off your safari adventure with the chance to unwind on Tanzania’s luxurious spice island of Zanzibar. Enjoy traditional dhows, minarets and back-street markets, as well as glorious beaches, coral reefs and private Indian Ocean islands. A simply exquisite paradise!

3. Many Vibrant Cultures

Tanzanian culture is a mix of influences from 120+ tribes. Meet the tall graceful Maasai warriors, learn the ancient ways of the Hadza bushmen, enjoy produce from Wameru agriculturalists, marvel at the artistic talents of the Makonde and bargain with the Chaga traders.

 

5-Day Impressive Tanzania – Lodge Safari

Discover beautiful scenery as you’re immersed in Africa’s breath-taking nature and wildlife during this impressive lodge safari through Tanzania.

7-Day Best of Tanzania – Lodge Safari

Travel through breathtaking landscapes on adventurous tracks and experience Africa’s nature and wildlife at its best with this amazing experience.

7-Day Wildside Camping 

This camping safari is ideal for groups smaller than 12 people and offers access to fantastic wildlife, impressive landscapes and warm local hospitality.

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Ready to see Africa your way?

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

 

Africa is a massive continent, home to the world’s largest desert, longest river, hottest temperatures and quite literally hundreds of dialects and cultures. But we promise that you’ll be astounded at how intimate we can make it feel!

Our team specialises in creating private chartered overland tours that are truly unique to YOUR African bucket list. We’ve been making unforgettable, enchanting experiences for over 20 years and our infectious passion always shines through.

Join us for an epic experience across adventure’s last great frontier!
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WHY GO PRIVATE?

Secure peace of mind with your very own professional experienced guide and driver!

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WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN BE INCLUDED?

Balloon safaris

Masai Mara Champagne bush breakfast

Guided walks & hikes

Chimpanzee tracking

Bungee jumping

Orphanage visits

Game drives

River rafting

Boat hire

Canoeing

And much, much more!

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Are You Ready to Plan Your African Adventure?

Posted on October 29th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Are you ready to kick off a new year with a daring and dazzling adventure in Africa? This year is the perfect time to embark on a journey that you’ll never forget! Jampack your itinerary with incredible landscapes and activities. From the wild savannah, tropical coastlines and elegant Winelands, to the majestic mountain highlands and even deserts, Africa has it all.

Which of the below countries are you dying to see this year? Let us know!

 

Namibia

This is a country that offers more than just the world’s highest dunes or oldest desert at Sesriem & Sossusvlei, it’s also a wonder of vibrant culture, history and wildlife. View big game at the famous Etosha National Park, see ancient rock art at Spitzkoppe and explore the dramatic coastline near Swakopmund!

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Botswana

Now is your chance to explore Botswana’s finest landscapes, including the Chobe and Moremi National Parks. Discover the Okavango Delta while gliding along in a traditional dug-out canoe and keep an eye out for elephants, zebra, lions and wildebeest! Experience the charm, culture and grace of Botswana.

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Zimbabwe

When you visit this country, taking in the natural beauty of Victoria Falls and seeing the historical Zimbabwe Ruins are absolute musts. Zimbabwe also offers access to awe-inspiring landscapes and a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors love the Hwange and Matobo National Parks, as well as learning all about Southern Africa’s endangered wild dogs.

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Tanzania

Visit the magical home of Mt Kilimanjaro, beautiful Tanzania. For those who are up to the climb, this can truly be an experience of a lifetime. For those who would rather sample the views without the exertion, there are wonderful national parks to explore and the famous Ngorongoro Crater to see. Also, lounge on the tropical beaches along the island of Zanzibar!

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Kenya

Visiting Kenya, home to the landscapes that inspired Disney’s Lion King, is a truly memorable experience. Take a walk on the wild side and discover the Masai Mara National Reserve, as well as the Amboseli and Tsavo East National Parks here. Kenya also offers experiences that take you from the bush to the beach. You may even get the chance to spot the Big 5!

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Uganda

Now is your chance to trek in indigenous forests to see wild gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda. Long considered one of Africa’s hidden gems, this country is home to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and surrounding villages. A must-see for any wildlife and culture enthusiasts. Also, see the exquisite Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks!

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Combine Them All 

Can’t decide? No problem, you won’t have to pick and choose if you join our epic fifty-six-day safari combining up to 9 amazing destinations!

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Top Best of Both Africa Tours

Posted on October 28th, 2019 by Overland Africa

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Do you dream of enjoying an authentic African adventure filled with bustling cities, diverse cultures, rich traditions, rare wildlife and breathtaking landscapes? Wonderful! Our team are excited to make your African dream a reality.

 

Overland Africa offers a number of urban-to-rural combination overland group tours that can be further hand-crafted to provide a once-in-a-lifetime trip tailored to your specific interests. Whether you’d like to combine surf and safari or deserts and waterfalls, or everything in between, this geographically diverse continent truly delivers on all fronts. Best of all, these African overland adventures are accessible with ease via international airports in thriving cities like Windhoek, Cape Town, Johannesburg or Nairobi!

 

Learn more about our best-of-both African adventure:

24-Day Cape Town to Johannesburg via Vic Falls

 

14-Day Mozambique in Comfort

 

14-Day Namibian Experience

 

13-Day Kenyan & Tanzanian Adventure

 

 

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56 Overland Africa experience through 9 spectacular Africa countries

Posted on October 28th, 2019 by Overland Africa

Prepare to fall in love with everything Africa has to offer on this comprehensive 56-day experience through 9 spectacular countries. Jampacked with quintessential activities, our tour will make the best of your time on this amazing continent. Getting bored is simply not an option!

Whether you’d like to come face-to-face with magnificent gorillas, trek the African Serengeti or take it easy on the banks of Lake Malawi, there’s truly something for everyone. Can’t do the full 56 days? No problem! We can always suggest a shorter experience that suits your timeline, budget and country preferences.

Learn more about the 56-day African Adventure here

Climbing the dunes to watch the sunrise has to be one of the top things to do in Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Enjoy a sense of achievement in one of Namibia’s most iconic landscapes.

Traditional Mokoro Delta Trip (Even with large animal sightings to provide a thrill, the biggest joy of a mokoro trip is simply taking in the delta’s surreal surroundings in the most peaceful way – gliding along the waterways.

Gorilla Trekking Experience (Uganda)It’s truly a privilege to spend time observing these gentle giants up close and personal. You’ll never forget the experience of meeting and interacting with these serene African beasts. Gorilla Trekking is a once in a life time experience !

Bungee Jumping Victoria Falls (Botswana)
This world-famous bungee jump is undoubtedly one of the most scenic jumps on the whole entire planet. Brave the adrenaline of this free-fall with the professional team on the Victoria Falls bridge.

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari (Tanzania)
Exploring the Tanzanian Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly a beautiful, dramatic and one-of-a-kind experience that’s on almost every safari enthusiast’s hit list.

Relaxing Sunbathing (Zanzibar)

Explore the beachside activities available on the incredible island of Zanzibar – from diving, snorkelling to sunbathing and sunset cruises.

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