Want to morph your gap year into a shorter snap gap or fit Africa into your RTW trip? Book a seat on our 58-day Ultimate African Overlander, the adventure which starts in Nairobi and ends in Cape Town, zig-zagging its way across the continent and taking in the delights of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
A participatory experience, there are few tours which can match the CV boosting prowess of an overland expedition. Right from the get-go, it’s a team effort from shopping for local delicacies and helping to cook for the group to pitching tents and cleaning the truck – a maximum of 24 travelling on any one tour.
The trip also includes options to volunteer with SoftPower and Greenpop en route and there’s no end of challenges to be had – navigating your way down the Nile in Uganda on a whitewater rafting adventure or taking on the 16-kilometre trek to Livingstonia in Malawi all helping to steer your post gap interview into winning shape.
Major wildlife haunts listed on the itinerary include, Kenya’s magical Masai Mara, Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and Namibia’s Etosha – the national park’s floodlit waterholes allowing for 24/7 game viewing under Namibia’s unpolluted starry skies.
The tour is also filled with an endless list of Instgrammable safari experiences including, sunset rides across the watery channels of the Okavango Delta (the UNESCO site one of the world’s last remaining wetland wilderness areas), gorilla viewing in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and dune climbing in Namibia’s Namib-Naukluft National Park.