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What is an African Overland Tour all about?
It’s an adventure! A tour that lets you experience Africa authentically.
If you up for a challenge and love to live life with an open mind while getting a taste of what it’s like to be a travel nomad, then this is the tour for you.
Grab your seat on an African Overland Tour in a custom-built vehicle and get ready to travel. Explore remote regions while enjoying amazing encounters with wildlife and discover African cultures and history as you embark on the trip of a lifetime!
Get in touch with nature on a Camping Tour
Our budget camping tours ensure you will have an authentic adventure in Africa. Camping under starry night skies and spend your days exploring the bush on foot or in a safari 4×4 vehicle. Get hands-on and participate in camp life by taking part in setting up camp and food preparation. Enjoy campfires and fun times getting to know your fellow travelers as you forge new friendships and share travel stories.
Travel in comfort on Accommodated Tours
Accommodated Tours will still meet your budget and ensure you have an adventure in Africa while enjoying a bed to rest your head at night. Our affordable accommodated tours consist of lodges, hostels, bungalows or chalets, permanent safari camps and hotels. Either way you will appreciate the added comfort available to all age groups.
Stretch you legs out on Small Group Tours
Our budget Small Group Tours offer you a more personalised experience with maximum 17 travelers per vehicle. Enjoy flexibility and more space as you explore Africa and get to know your fellow travelers and crew on a more personal level.
Step it up a notch on a Tented & Lodge Safari Tour
So you like a bit more comfort and personal touches, we get it! That’s taken care of on a Tented & Lodge Safari which offers a more targeted experience of wildlife. Small groups of travelers are catered to with more comfort while enjoying lodges, guesthouses, hotels and semi-luxury permanent tents which are still budget friendly yet with a unique touch.
Frequently Asked Questions about Travel in Africa
When is the best time to see the Wildebeest Migration?
With no real start or end to the migration (as it moves in a constant circle), you will be forgiven for not knowing when to book your migration safari.
The end of August to the end of September is a safe bet for the best time to see the Wildebeest Migration if you want to witness the big river crossing. Get all the specifics on the Wildebeest Migration.
When is the best time to Overland in Africa?
Africa’s landscape is as diverse as it’s expansive, with each month offering something special. Its highlights are infinite and include Victoria Falls, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Sahara Desert.
From gorilla trekking in Uganda to desert exploring in Namibia, and Big Five safaris in South Africa, adventure is abounding in Africa. To help plan your Africa overland tour, we have put together a month by month guide to the continent’s most iconic attractions and the best time to travel in Africa (month by month).
How to budget for an Overland Tour in Africa?
Budgeting is probably the hardest part of planning any holiday. We have made it easier by outlining what to keep in mind when creating your budget for an Overland Tour.
Tour Price + Local Payment or Activity Package (where appropriate) + Single Supplement (single travellers where appropriate) is the basic calculation. We unpack all the factors on How to budget for an Overland.
What is a Typical day on an Overland?
Overlanding is basically like taking a road trip – and you know how fun road trips are!
You’ll travel through many different parts of the African continent, depending on your chosen tour. Travel with like minded travelers who will soon become friends for life. The beauty of the overland experience is that you are free to stop and take photos, visit the markets and purchase souvenirs or chat with the locals. Get the details of what to expect on a Typical day on an Overland in Africa.
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Your knowledgable consultants
As an independent adventure travel agency, we offer a range of Africa tours and safari packages to suit many travel styles and budgets. We have an awesome selection of adventure and wildlife tours run by our trusted network of operators.
We are favorably positioned in that we can offer you competitive pricing coupled with unbiased, honest advice with added peace of mind due to financial protection and SATSA bonding.
Let us answer all your burning questions about Africa and share our key insights into what you can expect on your African Adventure. Experience our passion and energy, garnered from over 20 years of traveling in Africa – we’re here to help! READ MORE ABOUT US
Tammy was an overland guide for 7 years. Since joining AOT in 2016, she has helped over 1,000 travelers and has visited 23 African countries.
Nicky was one of the first ever female guides on overland tours and has helped over 3,300 travelers since joining AOT in 2008. She’s visited 16 African countries.
Chemone has visited 12 African countries and has summited Kilimanjaro, trekked with Gorillas in Uganda and hot air ballooned over the Masai Mara in Kenya.
Huntley has helped over 3,000 travelers during his time at AOT. His passion is exploring mountains and has visited 25 African countries.
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Why book with us?
Price Beat Guarantee
We pride ourselves on having the best prices and this is our guarantee to you. Our buying power allows us to make sure our rates are highly competitive.
Peace of Mind
We offer our travelers financial protection with SATSA Bonding and SATIB insurance. You can contact us 24/7 for emergency support while on your tour as we are based in Africa.
Your Travel Partners
Having traveled extensively on the routes in Africa we are able to narrow down the best options based on our experience and knowledge, thus allowing you time to do what is important to you.