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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 25th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 28th of May 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 1st of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 4th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 11th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 18th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 22nd of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 29th of Jun 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 2nd of Jul 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 View Tour
The Grand Southern Safari South Africa 20 6th of Jul 2019 The Grand Southern Safari £2549 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.

Type

Days

Price

Overland

20

From

£2549


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

Type

Days

Price

Overland

21

From

£2079


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.

Type

Days

Price

Overland

12

From

£1549


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TOUR REVIEWS

The booking process was easy and simple
My only complaint was that the first hotel we stayed at in Jordan, the JAD Hotel was not the hotel in the itinerary. It was supposed to be the Imperial Palace, which looked like a substantially better hotel

My dealings with Encounters were all excellent however there must have been a breakdown with Fez Travel as we weren't expected at Istanbul Airport and our guide was unaware we were leaving the tour a day early.( A Fez Travel rep eventually turned up and we were taken to our hotel so it was sorted.)
The tour was well organized and the tour guide and driver were excellent. Being a small group everything ran smoothly.Really appreciated the cold water being provided on the bus as we had some warm days.

Encounters was very professional and made sure we were happy throughout our tour. Sheriff, our tour guide, was amazing - he went out of his way for us several times. He is an expert guide with tons of knowledge. My wife and I had a great time thanks to the people at Encounters Travel.
My wife and I had limited time so the 9-day tour seemed perfect. I still can't believe how many sites we were able to see and activities we were able to experience. Sheriff's knowledge of Egyptian history and sense of humor made this trip informative and fun. We did many of the add-ons so the schedule was hectic, but that's how we like to travel when our time is limited. I especially recommend the hot air balloon and Abu Simbel!

Great tour and good help and quick response from the office. .
It was really good and loved the trip to the village where no other tourists go. The tour guide gave us a real Morrocan flavour. A map of Marrakech and also of the tour route would be a great welcome touch.

The responses were quick when I had a question and there was helpful suggestions along the way.
The tour guides were amazing! They really wanted to show off Morocco and its deep history. The one draw back was the food. It was not what I expected and I feel like we could have had better. Overall everything was great and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience.

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