Camping Overland

Recommended for ages 18 - 39 years
You’re ready for an overland adventure off the beaten track across Africa if you: like to travel with friendly like-minded people, believe the journey is as important as the places you visit, don’t mind roughing it a little, or helping with the day to day chores, or you’re a solo traveller who doesn’t want to pay any single supplements.

If you like the sound of this then Acacia Camping Overlanding is for you.

Overlanding is arguably the ultimate way to experience Africa! Acacia’s fleet of self-sufficient, custom-built trucks are some of the finest in overland travel.
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"I'll be back to do Kenya to Zanzibar! "

"Just come back from my amazing 34 day Zanzibar to Cape Town trip. It flew past - I had such a good time. Sam and Julius, my trip leader and driver, were awesome, really helpful and funny and had lots of interesting stories to tell. Had a great group too and have so many fantastic memories. Really want to go back and I've only been home a day. If you are hesitating about booking - just go for it! I loved every second! Acacia are a really good company, our truck seemed so much nicer than some others who didn't even have lockers inside the truck. I will be back to do the Kenya to Zanzibar leg of the trip at some point in the future and know I won't even bother looking at another company to do the trip!"

Holly went on our Zanzibar to Cape Town tour in March 2015.

Fun, young people experiencing raw Africa!

Camping on your safari offers the opportunity to get out under canvas in the African wilderness. We supply canvas dome tents with a metal framework, sewn in ground sheet and mosquito netting on the windows and doors. A fly-sheet is provided for rainy days and we provide a mattress too! All you need bring is your own sleeping bag, soft-side luggage and your sense of adventure.

Staying in tents means you'll save cash otherwise spent on accommodation, so you can budget to enjoy the activities, shop for souvenirs and enjoy a sundowner at the bars along the way instead.

Participation camping means you help out with the daily chores - you and your tent-buddy put your own tent up and down, and you'll be divided into teams to help with cooking and cleaning duties on a rota system. This is great to help you get to know your fellow travellers!
Campsites and tents
On the road with Acacia Overland
Acacia camping wild at Spitzkoppe, Namibia
The girls cooking up a storm in Malawi
Lunch time
Overland truck equipped with rain awning, chairs and cooking equipment
How to erect a tent
With practice it takes a couple of minutes to erect a tent
Acacia tent and chairs
Camping is fun

Camping Overland is for you if...

You’re 18-39
You’re on a budget
You don’t mind roughing it
Making friends and being around young like-minded travelers is your vibe
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