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OVERLAND TOURS & SAFARI ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS

Our adventure overland tours take in many of their region's cultural, scenic and wildlife highlights, often travelling through several countries to give you a truly in depth experience, seeing many places off the beaten track as well as the highlights you don't want to miss. Many operate in both directions, so please feel free to ask us about extra dates and routings. Although arrangements within each tour vary slightly in principle we offer these tours in two ways, either camping based, or 'accommodated'. The camping tours are the lower budget option, while the accommodated tours use comfortable mid-range local hotels, permanent camps (with beds) and lodges. We want you to enjoy these tours in comfort while still retaining a genuinely adventurous experience.

We travel in comfortable, fully equipped and specially designed expedition vehicles, giving you a great vantage point from which to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. All have seatbelts, mobile chargers, and carry two or three experienced crew who will drive, guide and cook for you during the tour. We also keep the maximum number of people on each tour relatively low, with maximum numbers on accommodated tours ranging from 12 to 18 people which means plenty of window space as well as plenty of personal contact with your guides. Camping tours may have up to 24 people in the group.

Overall, these overland adventure tours offer great value for money whilst giving you the comfort and security of an organised trip. We're sure they will give you a great opportunity to chance to create lasting memories, which will keep you dreaming of returning for more. These tours are not just for the young and intrepid; our accommodated tours have an average age of around 40, and we regularly carry people in their 60s and 70s, as well as 20s and 30s, making for interesting mixed groups. So as long as you're relatively mobile (there are steps up into the vehicles), and have a 'can-do' attitude, then they'll be fine for you.

With overland tours there is often one main long route that the expedition vehicle will follow (for example, Cape Town to Victoria Falls). You can either do the full trip, or if you have less time available or a particular interest in just some of the countries en-route then you can choose one of our tours that just forms a section of the full route. The group makeup may therefore vary slightly as you go along with some people joining or leaving along the way.

Overland COUNTRIES

TOP Overland TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 27th of Apr 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 30th of Apr 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 7th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 14th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 25th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 28th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 1st of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 4th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 11th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 18th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari US$3679 View Tour

OVERLAND TOURS & SAFARI ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS

The Grand Southern Safari
Botswana , Namibia
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Countries Visited

ACCOMMODATED. This comprehensive 20-day tour covers the well worn route from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, crossing South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, and ending in Zimbabwe. It's a truly grand African safari.

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Price

Overland

20

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$3679


East African Odyssey
Kenya , Malawi
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Countries Visited

ACCOMMODATED. This 3-week East African wildlife odyssey takes you from Victoria Falls to Nairobi taking n all the major sites en route, including South Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar and the Serengeti

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Days

Price

Overland

21

From

$2999


Namibia & Botswana Uncovered
Botswana , Namibia
... 1 more
Countries Visited

ACCOMMODATED. This tour gives a great introduction to these fascinating, beautiful and wildlife rich countries. We visit several national parks, meet local tribes, fly to a lodge in the Okavango Delta and finish at Victoria Falls.

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Days

Price

Overland

12

From

$2239


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TOUR REVIEWS

Everything was very well organized and our guide Magz was incredible! He genuinely looked out for us the entire trip, especially in the markets and busy areas, as well as taught us about all of the history of the places we were at. Transportation was always ready and waiting for us and the accommodations were way nicer than we expected. Well done Encounters!
We really got to see a lot for the time we spent in Egypt and Encounters made sure no time was wasted in waiting for transportation and rooms and things like that. We had a great group, a great guide, and really learned a lot. All accommodations were exceptional and we couldn't believe how we did everything for such a good price

Smooth organisation and communicative company - low stress holiday!
I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.

We had an amazing trip! Mariska was super helpful in accommodating our requests to upgrade our itinerary and providing all our pre-tour information and details. Hani, our tour guide, was spectacular, and every detail was carefully attended to by the Encounters team in Egypt. We felt safe and relaxed as tours and transportation took place flawlessly and enjoyed every minute we were there.
This tour is incredible - we saw all the major sights in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor, and enjoyed several days at the Jaz Makadi Resort in Hurghada. The tour is arranged more or less chronologically and you have the same guide the entire time, so you really get a great experience following the cultural/religious/political development of ancient Egypt over several thousand years.

Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Great tour company, would 100% recommend this tour to other. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!
Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable tour leaders and guides, we learnthink alot!! Loved.our tour, we wished we had booked a longer tour though as we loved Egypt so much! Would 100% recommend this tour to others. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

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