Tag Archives: Overland trip

8 essential add-ons for overlanding

If you plan on doing some overlanding, there are essential things that you should add to your vehicle to ensure that you are self-sufficient and enjoy your travelling.

Water tank

Water tanks make it possible to get rid of the scores of bottles and containers you would otherwise have carried for extended expeditions or areas where the tap water is not reliable. They also make it possible to carry more water for longer distances between replenishment stops. Continue reading 8 essential add-ons for overlanding

Border crossings in Southern and East Africa

Setting out on an overland adventure and exploring the African continent has never been easier with today’s selection of car accessories and camping equipment. But what about the paperwork required to cross borders? It can be really difficult to get up-to-date and accurate information on what you need to get through immigration and customs. By Samantha Wong

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The ten commandments of overlanding

Commandment #1

Thou shalt make it happen if thou really want to

When we set out to do our African overland trip from Cape Town so many people said to us: “Oh, you are so lucky! I wish I could do it.” Fact is, if you really want to do it, you will find a way to make it happen.

During our travels we met young people who have saved and gave up their jobs to do an overland trip on a very low budget. We met a middle aged couple who sold property and took their six year old daughter with them on the trip. Another middle aged couple took their three boys out of school for six months for theirs. We also met a few retired couples who said that they were using their kids’ inheritance to make their life long dream come true. In our case, Pete is retired and Tracks4Africa generously allowed me to work half day for the duration of the trip. We both rented out our houses to fund the monthly expenses. Continue reading The ten commandments of overlanding