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Africa's Rift Valley is home to some remarkable tribal groups and visiting them is one of the biggest highlights of this adventurous trip. Ethiopia and Northern Kenya can be a challenging region to travel in and overlanding provides us with access to these often isolated communities. Getting deeper into the valleys and villages we get the opportunity to meet local people we may not otherwise get to meet and see wilderness regions very few travellers get to experience. This region is a fascinating part of Africa for the adventure traveller.
An awesome overland adventure between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Dakar, Senegal through Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bassau, Senegal (Casamance) Gambia and Senegal. This amazing trip offers incredible trekking, waterfalls, music, beaches and wildlife mixed with West African traditions and culture on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. The first few days of the trip will be spent in the more developed parts of Sierra Leone and Guinea as we journey close to the Atlantic coastline between Freetown and Conakry and stop en route to take in the sights. You’ll get to experience the ‘assault on the senses’ that West Africa is so famous for. As we start heading upcountry in Guinea there will be some challenging drives for short stretches but you’ll be rewarded with some incredible scenery in the Guinean highlands (the Fouta Djalon region). There will be one or two ferry crossings en route, and if bridges are washed out we will have to ford rivers. Though the Chinese have begun to grade and pave some of the road between Guinea and Guinea Bissau, they are still some way from completion and driving through the Guinean highlands could get interesting (muddy if the rains come early, dusty and bumpy if the roads are still dry!) The last two weeks of the trip will be pretty easy-going, with relatively short drive days on reasonable roads. We will have quite a relaxing paced itinerary with plenty of time to relax as we journey through the Casamance region of Senegal and into Gambia.
This journey is a comprehensive 4 week itinerary from Nairobi to Victoria Falls (or vice versa) rather than a rushed 20 or 22 day itinerary. This extra time gives you the chance to get deep into some of the best wildlife areas in the world, the Maasai Mara, the stunning plains of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and the lesser-known gem of South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. The extra week also gives time to unwind and relax and enjoy activities like canoeing on the Zambezi and lazing on the beautiful beaches of Lake Malawi and Zanzibar.
GORILLAS!! A once in a lifetime experience. Coming face-to-face with the amazing mountain gorillas of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park is a truly breathtaking experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Plus an incredible array of other wildlife including chimpanzees, rhino's and thousands of flamingos. Add powerful waterfalls white water rafting at the source of the White Nile in Jinja, Uganda and you have a wonderful and unforgettable African experience!
This classic overland route between Cairo and Khartoum will take you from the splendours of ancient Egypt to the vast deserts of Sudan. With more Pyramids than Egypt, we will explore Sudan across a vast desert wilderness with so many highlights and hidden gems in between. This journey of stark contrasts is one of the most fantastic and rewarding experiences in Africa, and overlanding is one of the best ways to travel through Sudan!
An exciting adventure between Freetown, Sierra Leone and Accra, Ghana. Experience incredible West African culture, dance ceremonies, vine bridges, wildlife, beaches, traditional architecture and great music on this off the beaten track adventure! Overlanding West Africa were the first ever truck-based overland company to successfully take an overland truck-based trip through Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2012. A year later they were the the first ever truck-based overland company to go through Liberia. The trip was another huge success with everybody glowing about how wonderful Liberia is. Road conditions will inevitably slow us down so we have built extra time into the itinerary to account for this. It will be tough going for short stretches as we journey between Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Ivory Coast. We’ll be driving through remote areas where there simply is no tourist infrastructure – so we’ll be bush camping off the truck for a few days at a time. This is truly off the beaten track – overlanding through a stunning part of West Africa few others get to see! Join us for a true overland adventure along a route rarely travelled! Join us for a true overland adventure along a route rarely travelled!
An amazing overland adventure between Dakar, Senegal and Freetown, Sierra Leone, through Senegal, Gambia, Senegal (Casamance), Guinea Bissau, Guinea & Sierra Leone. This amazing trip offers incredible trekking, waterfalls, music, beaches and wildlife mixed with West African traditions and culture on this off the beaten track adventure! The first two weeks of the trip will be pretty easy-going, with relatively short drive days on reasonable roads – but once we cross the border from Guinea Bissau into Guinea, the tarmac ends and we go off road for some fun driving in the Guinean highlands! Though the Chinese have begun to grade and pave some of this road, they are still some way from completion and driving through the Guinean highlands could get pretty interesting i.e. muddy if the rainy season is still in swing or bumpy if the road has dried out! It will be a challenging drive for short stretches but you’ll be rewarded with some incredible scenery. There will be one or two ferry crossings en route, and if bridges are washed out we will have to ford rivers. Be prepared for a true overland adventure along a route rarely travelled!
A fascinating overland adventure between between Dakar, Senegal and Marrakech, Morocco. A true overland adventure along a route rarely travelled dominated by stunning landscapes and scenery! The first week of the trip will be pretty easy-going, with relatively short drive days on reasonable roads visiting a number of fantastic highlights. The time this trip spends in Mauritania will be limited, we would love to explore more of this little visited and truly fascinating country, security is of the utmost importance, so the trip will be limited to a direct south to north transit through the country over the course of 2 or 3 days. Once over the border into Western Sahara you will be rewarded with some spectacular landscapes and a true sense of remoteness as we drive along this stunning and remote stretch of the Atlantic coastline. The last week of the trip in the deep south of Morocco will be pretty easy going, with reasonable drive days on decent roads, and a chance to unwind and relax amongst some of the most fascinating sites Morocco has to offer. Join us on one of the great overland journeys in the world as we pass through the Sahara desert from West to North Africa!
This is a wonderful overland journey between Zimbabwe's adrenaline hotspot of Victoria Falls and South Africa's iconic city of Cape Town. The most comprehensive itinerary through the region, join us for a deep insight into this amazing continent and take you through some of its amazing highlights and hidden gems. With plenty of time built into the itinerary to enjoy the many optional activities on offer we will thoroughly explore Botswana and Namibia.
This epic and challenging trip takes you to off the beaten track destinations in the fascinating countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin. West Africa boasts a huge arts and craft scene with colourful vibrant markets, incredible traditional music, fascinating cultures and wonderful people with warm friendly smiles that greet you every day makes a trip here so very special. Join us for this incredible adventure to find out why West Africa is one of our favourite regions!