Africa overland holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A varied selection of Africa overland tours, from the leading specialist operators committed to conservation and local communities. With a range of budgets, trip lengths and destinations catered for, there’s an overland tour here to suit any Africa bound adventurer!
Nairobi to Victoria Falls overland travel
27 day overland photography tour, from £1685 (27 days) ex flights
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 £3060 (8 weeks) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Nairobi overland tour
Africa truck tour, from £1275 (21 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls overland tour
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group photographic tour, from £1460 (21 days) ex flights
Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour
Game parks, beaches and adventure, from £1225 (56 days) ex flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Join game drives in Kenya & a gorilla trek in Uganda, from £495 (19 days) ex flights
Southern Africa overland tour
Experience South Africa on this adventure overland tour, from £1449 (17 days) ex flights
Vic falls to Cape Town overland tour in 4 weeks
Overland via Botswana & Namibia, from £1525 (27 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Windhoek grand desert tour
A 13 day accommodated journey from Cape Town to Windhoek, from €1995 - €2075 (13 days) ex flights
Sahara overland tour
An overland journey from London across the Sahara Desert, from €2950 (27 days) ex flights
West Africa tour
The diversity of West Africa, from £2297 - £2347 (16 days) inc UK flights
The Grand Southern Africa safari
21-day tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, from £2249 - £2749 (21 days) ex flights
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
The wild continent, adventure through South East Africa, from €1985 (22 days) ex flights
South East Africa overland tour
Wildlife and wild adventure, from £941 - £1105 (24 days) ex flights
Overland holiday in Africa
10 countires, game viewing, activities, beach & culture, from £1650 (75 days) ex flights
Cairo to Nairobi overland tour
Overland travel in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya., from £1675 (9 weeks) ex flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
Small group adventure safari - Zambia, Namibia & Botswana, from €1935 (21 days) ex flights
Kenya & Uganda holiday, Maasai Mara & mountain gorillas
Overland camping to Massai Mara and the mountain Gorillas., from £1499 (14 days) ex flights
Western Zambia expedition
Livingstone, Liuwa Plains,Kafue, Chimfunsi Chimpanzee Haven, from €2750 (21 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Small group accommodated safari Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, from €2895 (21 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls holiday in South Africa
A spectacular and diverse African journey, from £3099 - £3899 (22 days) inc UK flights
West African tour
Goree island-Tacaguma Chimpanzee Santuary holiday, from £3879 - £4100 (18 days) ex flights
Africa overland tour
Take the ultimate Africa safari through 9 countries, from £5337 - £5929 (73 days) ex flights
South Africa, Botswana and Zambia holiday
A taste of Africa through the continent’s popular highlights, from £540 - £599 (10 days) ex flights
South Africa and Swaziland safari
Accommodated small group safari - South Africa & Swaziland, from €1795 (17 days) ex flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Small group safari Cape Towm, Namibia & Botswana, Vic Falls, from €2195 (21 days) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Explore the best of Southern Africa's wildlife and nature., from £963 - £1135 (22 days) ex flights
East African budget overland tour
3-week wildlife odyssey in the heart of East Africa, from £1579 - £1599 (23 days) ex flights

18 reviews for Africa overland holidays4 star overall rating

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Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Memorable parts? Driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. Tips? Take thermal underwear with you when going on this trip in Africa's winter. The temperature at night was sub zero and morning/evenings were cold as well. Local benefits? Yes, we contributed to the local economy and tried to leave only foot prints. Overall rating? Even I am not reborn I would give 5 stars. It was one of my best holidays... (more)Sigrid Pach
From €2895 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls 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 €2195 excluding flights
Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour
Memorable parts? Definitely horse riding in and around Lake Malawi. It was soo much fun. Or maybe bush camping in the Serengeti. I remember my tent buddy and I (Julie), watching the Buffalo wander through the camp, hoping that the guide really was joking about Lions and Elephants coming to the campsite to drink. Or maybe it was the White Water Rafting, or playing football with the local boys when we made an impromptu stop on day. Or maybe getting stung by an evil jellyfish on Zanzibar, I... (more)Judith Wrennall
From £1225 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
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
South Africa and Swaziland safari
Memorable parts? I had not expected to enjoy the safari part of my trip as much as I did. I loved seeing the animals in their natural habitat. On day we watched a mother cheetah hunting for her cub - it was thrilling. Everything in South Africa is about Nelson Mandela and I learned more about his life and the struggles of South Africans during the Apartheid era. Cape Town is truly a wonder of the world and the beaches on the Wild Coast were spectacular. Tips? Use your ATM card... (more)Patricia Ruble
From €1795 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 £2249 - £2749 excluding flights
Namibia and Botswana camping safari
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
The most memorable parts were... stunning sunsets every night, the clear starry nights, amazing wildlife, beautiful scenery, incredible people, and great company. (more)Julia Ward
From €1935 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 £1685 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 £1275 excluding flights
West Africa tour
Memorable parts? I shall always remember vomiting all night at the stilt village at Ganvie in a room with a bathroom that had no water at all! But I loved meeting the people and seeing remote villages that had never had a visitor. The markets were fun and the little goats and sheep were so cute, though not when they're strapped to the roof of the car, bleating in anticipation of being eaten for supper. I remember the doctor's centre with 3 packs of rubber gloves and a pair of scales and... (more)Shirley Hagger
From £2297 - £2347 including UK 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 £1525 excluding flights
South East Africa overland tour
Memorable parts? There are several: 1. Serengeti - the landscape and animals 2. Zanzibar - a good mix with Stonetown and the beach 3. Meeting the people in Malawi and Zimbabwe 4. Meeting Ian Harmer from African Wanderer.com in Zimbabwe and getting close to rhinos 5. Seeing Victoria Falls Tips? Definitely bring a water bottle and also a flask/thermos style mug (with lid) for making an extra tea and coffee at breakfast to take with you when spending hours in the bus. Also be prepared... (more)Mrs S Burns
From £941 - £1105 excluding flights
Safari adventure holiday, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
Memorable parts? Horse riding on the beach in Mozambique and elephant back riding - both of which you have to organise and pay for yourself as an extra activity. Tips? Don't go with this company - we had the most awful experience with them; inedible food, the tents provided had holes in them so they leaked and let mosquitos and other insects in, the bus was falling apart, the window smashed in on us and the roof leaked, the guides had no knowledge of the places we visited and treated... (more)Rebecca Scaife
From €1985 excluding 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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