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Overland Truck Tours & Trips in Africa

When you imagine a safari, you think of a truck rolling through plains surrounded by herds of zebras. That's exactly what you can expect on an overland tour of Africa. This unique vehicle is designed to venture along the savannahs, providing great photographic views for the ultimate adventure.

250+ Overland Truck trips through Africa with 1,153 reviews

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Africa Overland Tour 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.

Overlanding Africa 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

  • "An excellent trip - only gripe is it was very hot with long drives in the truck and..."
    Okavango Experience
  • "Our guide, cook and driver were the best part of the trip. They were very friendly..."
    Explore Southern Africa
  • "Mixed feelings on this - our guide was awesome, and we saw and did many wonderful..."
    Southern Africa Encompassed: Bush Camps & Wildlife Spotting
  • "Great tour, highly recommend it if this is your first time in Southern Africa. All..."
    Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
  • "The itenerary was not always followed. The most egregious problem was staying 250..."
    The Grand Southern Safari
  • "I was very pleased with the trip. The guide and driver were fantastic. Excellent..."
    Botswana and Falls Overland: Wildlife Walks & Safari Drives