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Overland truck Tours/Trips in Africa

Find a Overland truck trip that explores Africa. There are 291 tours to choose from, that range in length from 5 days up to 280 days. The most popular month for these tours is September, which has the most tour departures.

250+ Overland truck trips through Africa with 170 reviews

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Highlights

  • Indulge in the intoxicating Moroccan landscape to discover architectural marvels of ancient imperial cities, aromas of colourful souks and the astonishing natural wonders.
  • Encounter Ethiopia’s vibrant culture and geographical landscape. Admire its remarkable churches and forts and watch in awe as the Blue Nile cascades through virtually impenetrable gorges of the Ethiopian Highlands.
  • Hop on board an exhilarating safari through Kenya’s national parks. Glide along the waters of Lake Naivasha and attempt the peaks of Mount Kenya. Visit local communities and swap stories with fellow travelers around the campfire.
  • Tour the endless grasslands of Masai Mara in Tanzania, discover amazing wildlife at Ngorongoro or take in the spices and aromas of the balmy seaside town of Zanzibar.
  • Trek in search of endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda and enjoy the company of crocodiles and hippos as you cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
  • Spend time in Botswana where buffalo, wildebeest and zebra can been seen gathering around waterholes on the prairies of the Etosha National Park.
  • Catch a glimpse of South Africa’s attractions including Cape Town and the Cederberg mountain district.
  • Experience the ultimate overland truck adventure as you crisscross the length and breadth of Africa for months on end, roughing it over harsh terrain, withstanding unexpected obstacles but having fun all the way.

Tips

  • Factor in which countries you want to visit; your interests, budget and the number of days you want to travel. With this you can then opt for a well-rounded guided tour.
  • Be prepared for a bumpy ride as not all roads are sealed in the remote areas you’ll be exploring. Always wear your seat belt and do not travel in the dark, especially in rural areas.
  • Adventure can be found around every corner. You’ll never know when or where you’ll have to deal with a breakdown or a delay in the itinerary due to situations out of your control. Pitch in wherever you can and remember, it’s a team effort!
  • Brush up on your social skills and make friends with your fellow travellers as you’ll be traveling with the group for days and weeks on end. Remember that you’ll be cooking, washing, packing and cleaning as a team.
  • Toilets are very basic and you’ll probably have to relieve yourself in the bush. Don’t forget to pack anti-bacterial soap, toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
  • Pack books, board games or a deck of cards to keep yourself occupied while you’re on the road.
  • Take a quick shower at every given opportunity as it will help you stay fresh and relaxed.
  • Stock up on snacks and beer at stops. Beer can be chilled in the chiller, on board the vehicle.

Overland truck Tours/Trips in Africa Reviews

  • "The whole trip was amazing! I did their longest tour the Absolute Safari from Kenya to Cape Town. You get really good va..."
    The Absolute Safari
  • "Outstanding and great organized trip led by professionals who also know how to spoil your tummies. 15 days full of highl..."
    Southern Africa Encompassed
  • "The tour is great, you see a lot of things. Especially the nature & animals are amazing and everything is really clean! ..."
    South West Safari 19 days
  • "Tony and Sam were most excellent hosts, very knowledgable and informative.The tour was, in the end, a very life changing..."
    Kenya to Cape Town
  • "I would definitely recommend this trip as I met some lovely people, went to some amazing places and had an excellent tim..."
    Dunes, Deltas & Falls (Northbound)
  • "Three months on and thinking about my time with everyone, with our truck, going around Africa still makes me smile. I di..."
    Nairobi To Cape Town (75 Days) Grand Adventurer