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Overland

Discover the Real Africa with an Overland trip

 

Hear the call of the wild? An African adventure is beckoning! Pass by mountains, rivers and lakes, laze about on idyllic palm-fringed beaches and roam some of the world's best National Parks in search of wild animals. Sound tempting? We thought so. 

With Topdeck's unique range of adventures through Africa, your accommodation style is up to you. Choose an Overland Camping trip to stay in two-person dome tents (complete with comfy mattresses) at a range of awesome campsites. Or pick an Overland Accommodated trip to snag stays in safari cabins, tented camps or hostels. So, what’s it gonna be?

Overland Trips with Topdeck

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Into the Wild

From swapping safari stories around the campfire to rolling out your sleeping bag under the stars – our unique African Overland trips will give you an authentic travel experience that’s hard to beat. Ready for a true safari experience? Sign us up!

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Travel in a smaller group

With a maximum group size of 30 passengers (and an average group size of 12-22), our Overland trips are perfect for travellers looking for a more intimate holiday experience. You know what they say – good things come in small packages!

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Back to Basics (ish)

Do you like your creature comforts? Or is camping more your thing? Our Africa Overland trips cater to pretty much everyone – from two-person dome tents at a range of awesome campsites to a-mazing safari cabins right on the beach. And with your knowledgable local guide and private chef serving up good times and great food, you'll never want to go home!

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Lasting Friendships

Memories fade but friends are forever. On our Overland trips you'll hang out with amazing people from around the world and bond over the most incredible experiences. Ready to make friendships that last a lifetime? 

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Save money

Not only are our Overland trips totally epic, they’re also easy on the pocket. With no hidden costs and our No Tipping policy, we've got all the important stuff covered – meaning you score a great value safari trip, completely hassle free. 

Featured Overland Trips

18 days / 3 countries
  • Start city: Johannesburg
  • End city: Cape Town
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7 days / 2 countries
  • Start city: Johannesburg
  • End city: Victoria Falls
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13 days / 2 countries
  • Start city: Nairobi
  • End city: Dar es Salaam
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14 days / 2 countries
  • Start city: Nairobi
  • End city: Nairobi
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Bucket List Highlights

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    Sleep under the stars in the Serengeti

    On the 'Sun & Safari'

    Prepare to see the Milky Way as you’ve never seen it before. Our Sun & Safari adventures in Tanzania will take us to the epic Serengeti National Park ('the place where the land moves on forever'). Get ready to don your khaki greens, 'cos we'll be going all-out safari mode with a 4x4 game drive to spot lions and hyenas. And when we're done exploring, we'll bed down for the night on the safari plain and play spot the constellation with the clear night sky. Unforgettable!

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    Stay in the heart of Drakensburg

    On the 'South African Adventure'

    Sling your stuff in the truck, on our South African Adventure Overland trip we're off to Drakensburg. A mountain range that extends over 600 miles across South Africa, Drakensburg is a truly awe-inspiring sight. A mixing bowl filled wildlife, flora and stunning scenery this place deserves all the heart eye emojis. And the best bit? We'll be staying right in the centre of the action at our quirky hostel accommodation (complete with a rock pool and cocktail bar). 

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    Soak up the vibes in Tshipise

    On the 'Big Five 'n' Falls'

    Nestled amongst the beautiful baobab-dotted countryside near the Limpopo river, our accommodation in Tshipise is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy few days of exploring. We'll spend one night here on our Big Five 'N' Falls adventure, with plenty of time to soak in the resort's warm mineral pool or verse your Topdeck BFFs at a game of putt-putt. 

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    Eat, sleep, beach, repeat!

    On the 'Sun & Safari'

    If it's white sand, sparkling sea and hot sun you're after, Zanzibar is the place to be! On our Sun & Safari trip you've got three days to get stuck into all the underwater activities, beach lazing and sunset cruising. Thought it couldn't get any better Here, we'll be swapping our tents and campsites for a-mazing beachside bungalows for allll the tropical vibes. Bliss. 

Overland Tour Destinations

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Hear the call of the wild? An African adventure is beckoning! Pass by mountains, rivers and lakes, laze about on idyllic palm-fringed beaches and roam some of the world's best National Parks in search of wild animals. Sound tempting? We thought so. 

FAQs

Do I have to pitch my own tent?

Yes – whilst your Trip Leader will be more than happy to help, we ask that you lend a hand by setting up and dismantling your tent. But don't worry! Your Trip Leader will give you a full demo at the start of the trip. 

Can I have a tent to myself?

If you have booked an Overland departure before April 2020, you will only have a twin-share option (trust us, you'll be BFF's in no time!)

On all Overland trips departing after April 2020, you'll be able to pay for a single tent upgrade or choose to be paired with someone of the same sex. 

Got it? Good. 
 

I chose to Overland Camp, can I upgrade along the way?

Of course! Just have a chat with your Trip Leader as you go and they will arrange for you. Upgrades are subject to availability so if you can't go without your creature comforts, we recommend going with the Overland Accommodated option. 

What are the bathroom facilities like?

All our Overland Camping and Overland Accommodated facilities are top-notch! If you've booked an Overland Accommodated trip, you'll have a private ensuite. All Overland Camping facilities will be shared. 

How long are the driving days?

Disclaimer: Africa is a big continent – so driving days can vary. Don't stress though, our awesome Overland trucks are made for African roads so you'll be travelling like a true explorer!

What visas do I need?

Visa requirements are updated frequently so please ensure you have up-to-date information before travelling. The best place to find visa information is www.projectvisa.com. Or, you can contact your local embassy.

Do the trucks have power points?

Some of our Overland trucks will have USB charging points for your messaging-instagramming-photo-taking devices and there are power points at most locations we stay at. However, we recommend a portable battery pack for those long safari days – don't want to miss out on a selfie with Simba!

How do I pay for Optional Activities?

You'll be able to pay for Optional Activities as you go and all estimated costs are provided in your Trip Notes. 

How do border crossings work?

Your Trip Leader will guide you through any border crossings and will ensure you have the correct visas before you depart. So, you can just sit back and relax. 

Can you guarantee I will see a cheetah on safari?

The best part about safari is that you get to see animals in their natural habitat (aka the wild). All our safari guides do their absolute best to provide opportunities to see Africa's famous wildlife but we unfortunately can't guarantee you'll see your fave animal. We can guarantee you're going to have an amazing time though!

What vaccinations do I need?

Make sure you check with your GP or local travel doctor for any required vaccinations. 

What’s My Topdeck?

Good question! It’s an online hub for your trip admin including personalised trip notes, itineraries and payments.

How do I get to the starting location?

You can find your starting location in your My Topdeck account on the website, or on the Topdeck app. Google Maps and public transport are your best friends! 

Are flights to/from the starting location included?

Soz, but our prices don’t include flights.

How much money should I bring with me?

It varies! Obvs, there are loads of great souvenirs to be bought and an awesome social scene to get involved in (if that’s your thing). Heaps of your meals are also included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for.  

Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also let you know about optional activities that you can do – so keep this in mind when budgeting too. 

Our advice? Bring along some US dollars on your Overland Africa trip. You’ll get the opportunity to exchange this cash for local currency when needed.

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