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Africa over-landing

Camping, Namib desert

What is over-landing tour?

A over-landing tour is when you camp at various locations and destinations along a set route This type of tour is a low cost and adventure based option for the more adventures type of person.

Why choose this type of tour?

For me personally its quite a easy answer.This way of exploring Africa gives you total freedom of enjoying the rich cultures ,traditions breathtaking landscapes and iconic animals witch African countries have to offer.Camping in Africa gives the participants the chance to go to remote places that can make you feel like the last person on earth or have the feeling of being the first person to set foot there.Sitting around a camp fire with friends and family wile being immersed by millions of stars all around you whilst the quietness gives you a sensory feeling like nothing else.While being separated from technology and luxuries of daily life, camping and touring helps you value the quality of something as simple as a good conversation and appreciate the little things in life.

Night skies

“Adrian Potgieter”

Top 10 lessons of life over-landing can teach us?

  1. Be patient.
  2. Be well prepared.
  3. Take road less traveled.
  4. Enjoy the little things.
  5. Being grateful.
  6. Respect others values and traditions.
  7. How to work in a team.
  8. How to effectively communicate.
  9. Get up early ( The early bird catches the worm).
  10. Solving problems
San bushman of the Kalahari desert

Our 5 favorite campsites

  1. Ihaha, Chobe National Park Botswana.

 Located by the Chobe River this campsite offer great views of the river that is full of hippos and rich in bird life. The campsite is not fenced so often wild animals walk around on the campsite. It is a great place to spot game when relaxing at the campsite.

2.Khaudum campsite, Khaudum National Park, Namibia

Tucked away in the Kavango Region is the extremely wild and undeveloped Khaudum Game Park. It was established with conservation in mind, as opposed to financial revenue. It is rarely visited, probably because of it’s basic tourist infrastructure, but nevertheless, those with an adventurous streak, should look no further than ‘Namibia’s forgotten wilderness.’ There are more elephants than visitors and perhaps those who are used to the ‘well-beaten paths and tracks’ of bigger and more famous National Parks, could spend at least a few exhilarating days here.

3.Nyamepi campsite, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

This campsite located on the Zambezi river, with its huge trees giving you shelter from the hot African sun.Elephants in the camping area are common and no fences around camp give you a true wild feeling.

4. Baines baobab campsite, Nxai Pans National Park, Botswana

They were named after the famous painter and explorer Thomas Baines in 1862.These group of Baobabs are known as the sleeping sisters. Baines Baobab overlooks Kaudia Camp Pan on the South side of the Nxai South camp. Although the pans at Baines Baobab are dry for most of the year, the area is transformed into a massive sheet of water during rainy season and the abundance water beds creating spectacles of great beauty.

5.Tzendze rustic camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Situated in the mopani woodland in northern Kruger National Park Tzendze camp offers you a rustic feel in the busy Kruger park giving you feeling of how it must have felt during the time that Ivory traders past through these areas and camping in the late 1800s.

Adrian Potgieter

Tour guide

Growing up on a cattle ranch, I developed a keen interest in the outdoors from a young age.  After graduating, I started my career in professional guiding, and later on, I become involved in Anti-poaching and conservation in the greater Kruger area. The passion for camping and guiding eventually led us to establish Vumbua Tours and Safari. I’m driven to show people the natural wonders of Southern Africa and have them enjoy the great experience of camping.

Growing up on a cattle ranch, I developed a keen interest in the outdoors from a young age. After graduating, I started my career in professional guiding, and later on, I become involved in Anti-poaching and conservation in the greater Kruger area. The passion for camping and guiding eventually led us to establish Vumbua Tours and Safari. I’m driven to show people the natural wonders of Southern Africa and have them enjoy the great experience of camping.

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