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Our Budget Camping Tours are for travellers who want a hands-on experience of Mother Nature. Setting up your campsite and helping build a campfire whilst surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and scenery. If you dream of a lifetime African adventure, embark on a journey with us sleeping under the stars while listening to the sounds of wildlife in the distance.

We offer budget camping safaris suited to travellers who may prefer to travel in a younger group (aged 18 to 39). Or, you can choose a mixed age group (18 to 60). A camping safari must not be underestimated and will require active participation which means good health and a fair degree of fitness. We have a tour to suit what you have in mind, so please do not hesitate to enquire with us.

During a Budget Camping Tour you will stay in large two-man dome canvas tents which are spacious enough for two adults and your luggage. Or, you can opt to have your own tent by including the single supplement (valid on select camping tours).

Your tents are put up and taken down easily – your Tour Leader will show you exactly how to do this and help out when you are unsure. All tents are well-ventilated by means of a tent-door and window, covered with mosquito net. They also include a fly-sheet for the rain. Your sleeping mats are 5cm in height and made of high density foam covered in pvc (for hygienic reasons). You only need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.

The African campsites are basic and comfortable. Most have warm showers and flushing ablutions, while others may have natural ablutions.

Although the crew do most of the work, the nature of these tours is not that of a beach holiday.  A little assistance from the group can make a real difference as it means that the guides have more time for you and more time to make the tour amazing so getting involved definitely enhances the tour experience.  This is an adventure, not a holiday.

You’ll be asked to help out with:

• Assisting with washing up duties
• Helping with the food preparation if time is pressing
• Loading and unloading the truck
• Loading and unloading your own bag
• Help keeping the truck clean (it is your home after all for the next days and weeks)
• Help setting up camp
• Putting up and taking down your tent. The first time is a challenge, thereafter it’s a breeze!

Example of the tents and mattresses used:

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  • 58 Days Nairobi to Cape Town Camping Tour

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0447
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    This Nairobi to Cape Town tour takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most popular adventure trips in Africa.

    Price from R50,450



  • ON SPECIAL

    58 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Epic Adventure

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2516
    Tour Style Camping

    This Nairobi to Cape Town Overland camping expedition taking in highlights from each country including seeing gorillas in the wild. This is an adventure camping tour.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R62,880 R53,448



  • 56 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0915
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255 R40,700

    + Local Payment USD 1390

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    56 Day Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure Overland

    Countries Visited Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAM2516
    Tour Style Camping

    This Cape Town to Kenya and Gorillas Adventure provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R60,480 R51,408



  • 56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0914
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before finally ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255 R40,700

    + Local Payment USD 1390

  • 55 Days Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0446
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    An epic 55 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland camping adventure and the most popular route. You will be spoilt for choice with wildlife, beaches and cultures.

    Price from R50,450



  • 52 Day Cape Town to Nairobi and Gorillas Overland Safari (Inclusive)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size 18 - 22
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAM2601
    Tour Style Camping

    Why book this trip?

    This Cape Town to Nairobi and Gorillas Overland Adventure takes you from the Southern tip of Africa through the highlights of East Africa, all the way to Uganda to see the gorillas. It is full of diverse cultures, wildlife and amazing landscapes. You will get to explore the Okavango Delta in mokoros (dugout canoes), track gorillas in Uganda and camp in the wild. There are also loads of exciting adventure activities to choose from and fill your days with. Come and explore with us today!

    • The overland truck has been re-designed for 21st century safari travel
    • Steel enforced body to withstand the impact of rough terrain
    • Large front window and no divider between guides and travellers
    • Adjustable spacious seats that recline for comfortable travel
    • USB ports at every seat
    • Drinking water on tap

    Price from R110,309



  • 47 Days Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 18
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM04691
    Tour Style Camping

    Price from R43,150



  • 46 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Trek

    Countries Visited South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0918
    Tour Style Camping

    This 46 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland travelling from South Africa to Kenya and allowing you to see the Gorillas in the Wild.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R39,795 R35,800

    + Local Payment USD 1430

  • ON SPECIAL

    46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg and Gorillas Overland

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 16
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2515
    Tour Style Camping

    Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland southbound travels first up to Uganda to see the gorillas before heading south to South Africa and Johannesburg.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R53,280 R45,288



  • 46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Trek

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0926
    Tour Style Camping

    The tour allows you to see the famous mountain gorillas, wildlife in the famous game parks such as the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and lazy days on the beaches of Zanzibar and Lake Malawi.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R39,795 R35,815

    + Local Payment USD 1430

  • ON SPECIAL

    43 Day Kenya to Cape Town Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2512
    Tour Style Camping

    This Kenya to Cape Town Adventure offers you fantastic insights into some of East Africa and Southern Africa’s greatest attractions and cultures. We visit the Masai Mara, the flat plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro before relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches on the exotic island of Zanzibar. Prepare to get a bit wet when viewing the mighty Victoria Falls, enjoy a boat cruise down the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta before ending your tour in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

    • Price Beat Gaurenteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R45,840 R38,964



  • 44 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0461
    Tour Style Camping

    The Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland camping Adventure leaves from South Africa and enters Uganda. Look forward to witnessing the great beauty of Victoria Falls, sunset game drives, an excursion onto the Okavango Delta and the greatest highlights – sightings of chimpanzees and gorillas.

    Price from R43,150



  • 44 Day Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Adventure (Comfort)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda

    Starts Johannesburg
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACE04612
    Tour Style Accommodated

    The Johannesburg to Nairobi Overland Accommmodated Adventure

    Price from R57,150



  • 42 Day Cape To Cape Southern Explorer Overland

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAS0463
    Tour Style Camping

    This is an action-packed route to travel on. It travels from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and then back down along South Africa’s coastline ending back in Cape Town.

    Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route (Cape To Vic Falls) and then add on the South Africa route with all its highlights (Kruger, the Coastline, and amazing wildlife).

    Price from R38,350



  • 42 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Tour

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania,Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0909
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania before ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395 R28,250

    + Local Payment USD 930

  • 42 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Epic Route

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0906
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this tour takes us south through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. We depart from Nairobi in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Nairobi, an earlier arrival should be planned and accommodation booked through your consultant.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395 R28,255

    + Local Payment USD 930

  • 41 Day Cape Town To Nairobi Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0449
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Cape Town, South Africa this tour takes us through Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania before coming to an end in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from the beautiful city of Cape Town situated in Southern Africa.

    Price from R36,500



  • 41 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0472
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    This Nairobi to Cape Town tour takes us south through Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the most popular adventure trips in Africa.

    Price from R36,500



  • ON SPECIAL

    41 Day Cape Town to Kenya Overland Epic Adventure

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2513
    Tour Style Camping

    This Cape Town to Kenya Epic Adventure provides a broad insight into Southern and Eastern Africa’s grandest attractions.

    We leave from Cape Town and head off to Mt Kilimanjaro, explore the gigantic sand dunes in ancient deserts and relax on golden beaches on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The mighty Victoria Falls is next on the list before journeying to the Chobe River, viewing the majestic Ngorongoro Crater and the infinite Serengeti plains.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R44,240 R37,604



  • ON SPECIAL

    39 Day African Exploration (Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland)

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2514
    Tour Style Camping

    Budget Nairobi to Vic Falls Overland through East Africa to Victoria Falls. Don’t miss out on this popular route!

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R42,560 R36,176



  • 36 Day Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland

    Countries Visited Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Dar es Salaam
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0957
    Tour Style Camping

    Great value Zanzibar to Cape Town Overland camping safari tour from the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all the way down to Cape Town through Southern Africa.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room
    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more
    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R27,195 R24,475

    + Local Payment USD 880

  • 36 Day Cape Town to Zanzibar Northern Route Tour

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0922
    Tour Style Camping

    This Northern Route Cape Town to Zanzibar tour travels through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi and ends in Tanzania.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R27,195 R24,475

    + Local Payment USD 880

  • 35 Day Northern Discovery Gorillas and Game Parks Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0912
    Tour Style Camping

    Beginning near the almighty Victoria Falls, this trip travels north through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Victoria Falls in the early hours of the morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Victoria Falls, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395 R28,250

    + Local Payment USD 1000

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