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Frequently Asked Questions

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About overlanding

What is overlanding?
Adventure touring in Africa, aka overlanding, is a great way to experience the very best of the continent within a set time frame and budget, with like-minded travellers.

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Money & budgeting

What’s the best currency to bring?
The best exchange rate is usually given for US dollars cash, irrespective of local currency. Try to bring a mix of smaller and larger bills, and be aware that US$100 bills may not be accepted, owing to forgery.

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Meals & accommodation

What’s the deal with meals?
Hearty, balanced meals are provided three times per day unless otherwise specified. These are cooked on a fire or camp stove using mostly local ingredients, on a rotating roster basis. 

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Health & safety

What are the health considerations?
You need to be in good health to join an overland tour. Should you have a specific medical condition, you will need to advise us of this before your trip begins.

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Insurance & documentation

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes! Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and in order to book you will need to supply proof of your policy. Please ensure that air-evacuation is included, in case of a medical emergency.

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Out of trip travelling

When should I arrive and leave?
It’s strongly advised that you plan to arrive in your departure city at least one day before your tour departs; or earlier if there is a pre-departure meeting. It’s also best to plan your departure no earlier than one day after your tour …

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Packing

What should I bring?
One soft duffle-type bag, weighing no more than 12kg, is the best luggage to have for overlanding. Hard case luggage takes up more than the space you have, and wheels will only get damaged.

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Weather considerations

How will the weather be?
Weather varies widely between Southern and East Africa, and it’s worth researching the countries you intend to visit. Winter in Southern Africa is from June to August and it can be very chilly at night.

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While travelling

There are many wonderful scenic photographic opportunities and your crew will stop at the best sites for you. You are also welcome to request a stop if you spot something special.

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Travelling with children

All children entering or exiting South Africa are required to travel with an unabridged birth certificate, containing particulars of both biological parents. This applies even when both parents are travelling, and to all nationalities. When only one parent or a guardian is present, additional documentation is required.

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