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Africa overland holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

For some people, one country is not enough and indeed, one can never get enough of Africa. Which is why Africa overland holidays appeal so much, usually travelling in small groups, with expert guides taking you on tried and tested itineraries on extraordinary African odysseys. Crossing the Sahara, Victoria Falls to Capetown or indeed a bit of both, going from Cairo to Capetown are all popular and perfect routes to really get the most ‘out of Africa’.
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Safaris, beaches, pyramids and rafting, from £2750 (17 weeks) ex flights
Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour
Travel from Kenya to the Southern tip of Africa via Victoria Falls, from £4850 (8 weeks) ex flights
Nairobi and Cape Town African overland truck tour
The best of Eastern and Southern Africa overland, from £2608 - £3370 (71 days) ex flights
South Africa and Swaziland safari
Lodge safari all encompassing South Africa & Swaziland, from £1405 (17 days) ex flights

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Victoria Falls to Nairobi overland tour
Africa truck tour, from £2080 (21 days) ex flights
Nairobi to Victoria Falls overland travel
27 day overland photography tour, from £2600 (27 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, from €3170 (21 days) ex flights
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
An extraordinary camping safari across South Eastern Africa, from £1675 (22 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls holiday in South Africa
A spectacular and diverse African journey, from £2999 - £3799 (22 days) inc UK flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls overland tour
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group photographic tour, from £2230 (21 days) ex flights
Vic falls to Cape Town overland tour in 4 weeks
Overland via Botswana & Namibia, from £2420 (27 days) ex flights
Sahara overland tour
Overland from Morocco across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu, from €2950 (27 days) ex flights
Cape to Windhoek Namibia Desert small group lodge tour
Lodge safari from Cape Town to Namibia, Sossusvlei Etosha, from €2190 (13 days) ex flights
Southern Africa overland tour
Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour, from £1549 - £1699 (17 days) ex flights
Cairo to Nairobi overland tour
Overland travel in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, from £1995 (9 weeks) ex flights
Southern Africa tour, wildlife & Victoria Falls
Travel through national parks bursting with wildlife, from £1289 (24 days) ex flights
Western Zambia expedition
Explore wilds of Western Zambia Luiwa Kafue and Chimfunsi, from £3270 (21 days) ex flights
Kenya to Harare overland tour
Nairobi to Lilongwe, an African adventure, from £695 (22 days) ex flights
Ethiopia overland truck tour
A pioneering expedition through Ethiopia's incredible north, from £960 - £1200 (23 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Vic Falls small group tour
Adventure packed holiday from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, from £1670 - £1925 (22 days) ex flights
Kenya to Tanzania family overland adventure
Family overland adventure from Nairobi to Dar Es Salaam, from £2070 (17 days) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
Camping safari to Namib desert, Caprivi, Etosha & Okavango, from €1990 (21 days) ex flights
Kenya, Tanzania & South Africa tour
Highlights of east Africa and Southern Africa’s favourites, from £1639 (21 days) ex flights
Overland tour from Vic Falls to Cape Town
An overland adventure from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, from £545 (22 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
"Overland" camping safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, from £1740 (21 days) ex flights
Cairo to Nairobi overland safari truck tour
Overland through the Sahara and the Ethiopian Highlands, from £2852 - £3580 (72 days) ex flights
West Africa overland truck tours, Ghana Togo & Benin
Explore West Africa's highlights overland, from £856 - £1070 (21 days) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town overland truck tour
A classic overland route through Southern Africa, from £888 - £1110 (24 days) ex flights

21 reviews for Africa overland holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Africa overland holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
From €3170 excluding flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Memorable parts? Imposible to pick one thing as it was 3 weeks of wall to wall fantastic experinces. Etosha NP.... Game drives & waterhole at night/early morning! An elephant suddenly looming from nowhere in the dark & playing in the water. Rhino trekking....7 just 8metres away. Awesome! Elephant encounter right in front of our vehicle! 4 hippos 10 metres in front of us. Okavango mokoro canoes & camp & tracking and amazing helicopter flight over delta (own expense). Climbing dune 45 for... (more)Heather Gratland
From £1670 - £1925 excluding flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Memorable parts? Seeing the gorillas. Visiting the Pygmy village. Tips? Bring long trousers and T-shirts to cover up in Uganda. Pack lightly as there is laundry at the campsite. Local benefits? Yes, particularly when visiting the Pygmy village and the Kenyan school. My trip was the first 19 days of a longer 75 day tour. Whilst I did not go on this activity I know that later in the longer tour they go on a lion walk. I would urge you to research the company that runs this... (more)Genevieve Isherwood
From £495 excluding flights
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Very good for the adventurous and independent type! (more)Ferry Lubis
Seeing Victoria Falls and all the wildlife in Africa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Fantastic. (more)Andrew Service
From £2750 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From £1740 excluding flights
The Grand Southern Africa safari
Memorable parts? Namib desert including Dune 45 hike and Deadvlei, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Chobe River cruise Tips? Be prepared for the rough road travel in Namibia Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? It was an excellent travel that I will remember for life, with great value. (more)Jeffrey Lee
From £1349 - £2449 excluding flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
It was tremendous! (more)John Greenwood
excellent, but very tiring (more)Gerard Thompson
We loved it! The staff was so knowledgeable and we enjoyed the participation aspect of the trip. The people we met were great and it was really a bonus to meet people from all over the world. (more)Kelly Towle
From €1990 excluding flights
South Africa and Swaziland safari
A totally amazing and uplifting experience. A lot of fun, a lot of new things learnt, a new appreciation of another country and it's culture, and new friends made. (more)Cathy McCall
We went to some utterly stunning places, purely magical. The tour leaders couldn't have been better- humorous, brimming with knowledge and stories, fantastic chefs...I could go on (more)Christina Stephenson
Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular...This was one of the best trips I have ever been on. (more)Patricia Ruble
From £1405 excluding flights
Kenya to Harare overland tour
Memorable parts? The Serengeti and Zanzibar. The animals in the wild life reserves were in abundance and Zanzibar is an interesting place with such a chequered history. The beaches in the north are lovely and the snorkeling near Prison Island fantastic. Tips? Take enough DET and new US dollars and don't expect to have much internet access. Also take a comfortable bed - either a thickish air matress or a camp bed as it's not that comfortable sleeping so close to the ground for that... (more)Stephanie Foster
From £695 excluding flights
Nairobi to Victoria Falls overland travel
I can't really say that I have returned relaxed and refresh... was really tired (in the last days did abseil, rafting, micro light, travelled for 36 hours,..) but really enjoyed it! Memorable parts? Saw a lion on a tree, the lake with hippos in new year, the new friends. Tips? Be prepared for the rain (yes, it rains in Africa) and for long hours on the truck. Local benefits? We didn't have too much contact with local people since we stayed in private camping, but I think... (more)Carla Almeida
From £2600 excluding flights
Victoria Falls to Nairobi overland tour
Memorable parts? Seeing the big 5 in Ngangongoro; watching a leopard hunt in South Luangwa. Tips? You are on the move a lot and if you sit in the back of the truck, you will be shaken about a lot. So not recommended for anyone with back problems. Don't pack too many things, as you are in a different location almost every night (though you will have plenty of storage room either way, in contrast to some other operators). Local benefits? Yes, we did some things that benefited... (more)Susanne Irving
From £2080 excluding flights
Vic falls to Cape Town overland tour in 4 weeks
Memorable parts? Seeing hippos up close after travelling by mokoro ( canoe) in Okavango delta Tips? Come with open mind and interest in photography - be prepared to muck in but better than most overland trips in that we had a cook spacious vehicle and tents . Local benefits? Benefited local people when we visited Himba tribe and employed locals as porters and boaters . Overall rating? Very enjoyable and great range of locations (more)wendy taylor
From £2420 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls holiday in South Africa
Memorable parts? For me the National Parks were always going to be the highlight and they didn't disappoint. Etosha and Chobe are so different from each other but both have lots of interesting animals. We saw a cheetah family with a fresh kill, several black rhino, more giraffe and elephants than you could ever hope for and a good number of hippos at Chobe too. We also had some very dramatic weather in the shape of two major thunderstorms, made all the more exciting/scary by the fact we... (more)Wendy Pountain
From £2999 - £3799 including UK flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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