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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 23rd, 2020

What should I pack for an overland tour


It’s worth doing your research on the climate of the areas you are travelling to so that you know what to expect and what sort of clothing you should take. 

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 29th, 2020

Can solo travellers book overland tours


People often describe their first solo trip as an almost religious experience - to take in new surroundings unfiltered by the prejudices, tastes, or preferences of a travelling companion can be heady stuff. 

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 21st, 2020

How long are overland tours


It’s no secret that taking on Africa in the form of an overland safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The rewards are rich and varied; endless horizons, unspoilt bushveld, truly wild places and truly wild animals. 

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 14th, 2020

Are overland tours Expensive


The big question is, are overland tours expensive? Some say overlanding is among the cheapest ways to visit Africa, and provides a great introduction to the continent for first-timers, while others strongly disagree. 

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker June 7th, 2020

What is overland travel?


At Encounters Travel, our adventure overland tours take in many of destinations cultural, scenic and wildlife highlights - often travelling through several countries to give you a truly in-depth experience. 

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker April 3rd, 2020

Exploring Jordan on a budget: Jordan on a Shoestring tour


Jordan is safe and hospitable, however, it suffers guilt by association due to its location in the Middle East. Travellers who take the time to discover and explore this peaceful and friendly nation are rewarded with a warm welcome from locals.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 19th, 2020

Is Egypt Safe


The question here though isn’t whether or not you should visit Egypt but rather is it safe to visit? The short answer: Yes, Egypt is safe! However, for the long answer, carry on reading.  

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 17th, 2020

Why you should visit Jordan in April


April is one of the most popular months to visit Jordan - and with good reason - the weather is pleasant, and the semi-arid hills of northern Jordan burst into magnificent, knee-high bloom.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker March 10th, 2020

Jordan tour packing checklist


If you’re heading to the Middle East on a Jordan adventure, you’ll need to know what to pack and how to pack – we thought we’d help you out and take the guesswork out of things with our Jordan packing checklist.

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Tara Jenneker By: Tara Jenneker February 27th, 2020

Travel photos of the month – January/February 2020


We asked a few of our Encounters travellers to share at least one of their best and most memorable travel photos from their January trip – tours ranging from Incredible India, Jordan on a Shoestring, Pharaonic Encounters, and more.

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