Africa

Prepare to fall in love with Africa, an amazing continent full of contrasts. There is nowhere quite like it for it’s amazing wildlife, wild beautiful landscapes and rich traditional cultures. East and Southern Africa is safari country with amazing national parks and reserves simply teaming with wildlife. The Masai Mara in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania are synonymous with The Big Five. Gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and Rwanda. Ethiopia has some of the worlds’s oldest Christian churches, friendliest people and stunning scenery. Botswana’s Okavango Delta teems with water and birdlife. Namibia has huge sand dunes, isolated skeleton coasts and fascinating tribal cultures. West Africa and Central Africa have fascinating tribal culture, amazing ancient architecture, rhythmic music and welcoming people. A journey here is to go back in time with centuries old traditions still being practiced in Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone, voodoo culture in Togo and Benin, traditional festivals, mask ceremonies and dances in Ghana, Chad and Burkina Faso. North Africa holds ancient monuments like the Pyramids of Egypt and Sudan, the nomadic life of the tribal people of the Sahara Desert in Algeria and the souks of Morocco.


Algeria
Algeria
Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Tours in Africa


Addis Ababa to Nairobi Overland

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.
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Freetown to Dakar Overland

Freetown to Dakar Overland

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
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Namibia: Sands of Time

Namibia is a land full of incredible geological wonders, spectacular landscapes and diverse game. With a whole host of unexplored regions and a diversity that has barely changed for thousands of years Namibia is one of Southern Africa’s most enthralling destinations! The rolling red sand dunes of the Namib Desert, boulder festooned grassy plains of Damaraland, waterfalls, tribal villages and the inhospitable shoreline of the Skeleton coast, this is an incredible tour that will stay with you forever.
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Nairobi to Nairobi Overland – Gorilla Loop

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!
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Cairo to Khartoum Overland

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!
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Gabon Explorer

Gabon is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, Africa’s last Eden, with a huge proportion of its land designated as national parks and home to some of the continent’s most impressive wildlife. This short tour of Gabon tour gives you the chance to see Africa at its wildest, taking you to the heart of its rainforests and the mighty Loango National Park, a land of primeval jungles, beautiful beaches, wetlands and savannah, made famous by the explorer Mike Fay in his epic trek through Central Africa.
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Tribal Lands of Cameroon

Straddling both West and Central Africa, Cameroon is alive with the traditions and customs of more than two hundred and fifty different ethnic groups, an enchanting and magical cultural mix. This tour takes you to the heart of a country much neglected by tourism, exploring lands that have seldom been visited by outsiders. A pioneering Cameroon tour that encapsulates the very best of this magical region.
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Expedition to Angola

Angola is a wild part of Africa that is slowly just starting to open again to tourism. This fascinating region is a lost treasure chest of African anthropology. Focussing on the remote south, a land of unspoiled wilderness, we travel to remote communities and settlements in an effort to understand the customs and ancient practices of the region’s most traditional peoples, staunchly holding on to their way of life and for whom the outside world is barely relevant. Join us on a unique journey through the fascinating country of Angola.
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Freetown to Accra Overland

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
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Dakar to Freetown Overland

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
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Dakar to Marrakesh Overland

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,
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Chad – The Gerewol Festival

The Gewewol festival in Chad is a spectacularly colourful celebration in which young Mbororo men decorate themselves, donning make up and jewellery and ‘displaying’ to young women in search of a partner. Travelling to a remote part of the Sahel, we get the rare opportunity to join them as they congregate for feasting, racing, dancing and finding lovers and immerse ourselves in a culture that lives with traditions that stretch back centuries. – this is a unique opportunity to meet the Mbororo for a celebration of their culture that will simply take your breath away. Africa is known for its festivals, but none can rival the Gerewol.
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South Sudan – Africa’s Forgotten World

There are few places left in Africa that compare to South Sudan, a wild and untamed world that is home to some of the continent’s most traditional ethnic groups, living in the same way as their ancient forefathers. This short trip takes you deep into the tribal heart of a truly fascinating part of the continent in the world’s newest country. This is not always an easy journey – infrastructure is often lacking, and visitors virtually unknown – but without a doubt is one of the most exciting you are likely to make.
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Egypt and Sudan: The Road to Khartoum

Before the Nile flows into Egypt it passes the crumbling remains of a civilisation that once lay at the heart of African trade and culture. Not the land of the Pharaohs but the ancient land of Kush, the old kingdom of the Meroitic kings, lost for centuries amongst the sands of the Sahara to the south of the great cataracts. Amongst the landscapes of northern Sudan, we find the ancient lands of Nubia, where the desert plains are strewn with an incredible collection of archaeological sites that lie far beyond the tourist trappings of Egypt’s well-trodden Nile Valley. Here we find the remains of a civilisation whose culture and power were equal to that of the Pharaohs and whose lasting legacy is an incredible assembly of pyramids that outnumber even those of their northern neighbour.
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Burundi, DRC and Rwanda: Gorillas in Africa’s Midst

Amongst the impenetrable landscapes of Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’, Central Africa's jungles echo to the calls of great apes and karyenda drummers in a land forged by the violent upheavals of colonial war, civil strife and volcanic explosion. This remarkable and unique trip takes us across some of the most beautiful and emotive landscapes on the African continent, travelling through Burundi, Rwanda and Eastern Congo as we go in search of the largest gorillas on earth, bubbling lava lakes and a people whose lives and traditions have withstood imperialism and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century.
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Chad – Untamed Tibesti

Travelling to what can rightly be called the holy grail of Saharan travel - Chad's mighty Tibesti Mountains is the ultimate trip through an untamed land. For a long time these jagged volcanic peaks, home to the fiercely independent Tubu people, have been out of bounds, but no longer. The Tibesti holds an allure that is hard to resist, one of the last places left where you can feel like a true explorer. A truly magical journey through an intoxicating land.
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