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How to choose the best African overlanding safari for you

So, you’ve decided to go overlanding in Africa but you’re looking at the hundreds of options of overlanding trips and feeling a bit overwhelmed? We’re here to help you choose!

Here’s our guide on how to choose the best African overlanding safari for you.

If you want to see the Big Five in a short space of time…

The 4-day Budget Kruger Park Safari takes you through South Africa’s flagship park – Kruger National Park – which is unrivalled for its sheer abundance and diversity of wildlife. Big Five sightings can happen here in just the space of one game drive!

If you want to see Africa’s most famous National Parks…

Go on the 10-day highlights of East Africa overlanding safari, which will take you to the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, where you’ll have amazing wildlife viewing opportunities on the world-famous savanna and inside a lush volcanic crater.

masai mara tribe

The Masai Mara Tribe

If you want a mixture of bush and beach…

The 22-day bush and coast overland safari trip starts off at Victoria Falls in Zambia and then takes you through South Luangwa National Park to spot wildlife before heading to the sandy beaches of Lake Malawi and then to Mozambique, where you’ll be able to laze on the perfect white sand beaches of the Bazaruto Islands, Inhambane and Bilene before ending up in Kruger National Park, where you’ll be able to see the Big Five.

Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi

If you want to experience desert landscapes…

On the 7-day Best of Namibia Budget Safari you’ll experience the highlights of this beautiful country and its epic desert, visiting the Namib Naukluft National Park and the famous towering sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

sossusvlei dunes namibia


If you only have a few days to travel…

Book the 7-day Okavango Delta and Chobe Adventure – one of our most popular tours. In just a week you’ll get to experience some of the best highlights of southern Africa – Chobe National Park, which is teeming with animals, and the Okavango Delta – one of Africa’s last great wildernesses, where you’ll paddle through waterways on a traditional canoe spotting lions, hippo and elephants.

If you want to see as much of Africa as possible…

Go on the 58-day Nairobi to Cape Town overland epic adventure, which takes you through eight countries and some of the continent’s greatest natural and wildlife highlights such as the Serengeti National Park, the Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert and Zanzibar Island.


About Sarah Duff

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Article by: Sarah Duff
on May 12, 2016
Filed under  Africa Blog 
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