Africa

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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Victoria Falls to Capetown Overland

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.
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Accra to Accra Overland

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!
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Accra to Freetown Overland

This epic trip between Accra, Ghana and Freetown, Sierra Leone is perhaps Overlanding West Africa's most exciting. Experience incredible West African culture, dance ceremonies, trekking, 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 Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. We’ll be driving through remote areas where, in places, there simply is no tourist infrastructure. We’ll be
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Chad – Expedition to the Ennedi

This spectacular journey deep into Chad gets you to remote and breathtaking lands that few western travellers have ever been. The Ennedi is a vast collection of sandstone mountains sculpted by the wind and sand over millennia into stunning rock formations and the land of the Tubu, one of Africa’s most traditional, and least known, people. With rock art dating back thousands of years, we walk into the Guelta d’Archei where the Tubu bring huge herds of camels to drink at the only waterhole for miles around. This is travel at its most raw and untamed, a surprising and exhilarating journey in a spellbinding land.
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Lost Kingdoms of Nigeria

Discover Nigeria, one of Africa’s most vibrant and exciting countries. A much maligned nation, Nigeria suffers from a bad reputation that discourages most travellers, but this trip shows you that there’s another much more appealing side to the country, showing off Nigeria's unique history, varied people and fascinating cultures. This trip offers unparalleled opportunities to not just get off the beaten track but redefine the very concept, and you’re unlikely to see any other tourists in the whole time you’re here – a truly authentic experience that is often lacking in other parts of the world.
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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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Morocco: Berber Heartlands

Explore Morocco from the Saharan dunes to the High Atlas Mountains on this journey of sublime landscapes and nomadic traditions. Ancient medina lanes lead to souqs (markets) for haggling over souvenirs and to traditional riads providing comfortable sanctuaries from the hustle and bustle of the medieval cities. Into the mountains for dazzling night skies and down to the desert and Saharan oases to learn about Bedouin traditions and a nomadic existence.
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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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Mauritania – From the Atlantic to Chinguetti

Mauritania is a wild land of spectacular deserts and sand blown historic towns, picturesque oases and nomads living in goat hair tents, eking out an existence in the way of their forefathers and adhering strongly to the traditions of the Sahara of old. This unique trip takes you to a country full of hidden gems that has been little visited by travellers in recent years. An exciting, unique and surprising trip through an utterly captivating land.
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Algerian Colours

Algeria is one of the most fascinating countries in North Africa. Algeria has been colonised by the Romans, the Turks and the French so combine it with a cultural legacy that stretches back millennia it is now a destination of unrivalled scope and grandeur. The vastness of the Saharan sand dunes are punctuated by stunning oasis towns, mud brick villages that still hold on to traditions that have endured among the desert sands for centuries, dominated by ancient Ksars or fortified strongholds. This remarkable journey takes us deep into the heart of this unique country, both literally and spiritually, as we journey from the shores of the Mediterranean to the Grand Erg Occidental.
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Morocco and the Western Sahara

Discover the wild and untamed lands of southern Morocco and the Western Sahara, where nomadic traditions, picturesque kasbahs and the raw beauty of the desert combine. Discover the wild and untamed lands of southern Morocco and the Western Sahara, where nomadic traditions, picturesque kasbahs and the raw beauty of the desert combine. Morocco is familiar to many, but the deep south is world apart that has changed little in centuries – join us for a journey into the unknown.
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Ethiopia: Northern Explorer

This is a great itinerary that visits the very best of the northern historical circuit whilst offering a few hidden treasures as well. Travelling from Gonder to Lalibela by 4WD, explore the UNESCO sites of Lalibela, Gonder & Axum and the stunning scenery of the Simien Mountains. Discover the rarely visited Tigray region to see rock churches off the beaten track and take the hiking track with the charity TESFA (Tourism in Ethiopia for Sustainable Future Alternatives) for 2 nights walking and staying in local villages.
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