If you want to experience Africa in a truly unique, fun and exciting way, consider a safari expedition. This is usually a 4X4 safari trip that can last from 2 days up to 6 months. These are out of the ordinary safari expeditions designed for the fun-loving and adventurous sole. The greatest benefit when choosing an overland adventure is that the traveler can really experience the diversity of Africa by becoming part of it. With Safari Expeditions the other truly great benefit is that the traveler gets to remote, exciting and often off the beaten track areas where the traveler can get a taste of the real Africa.
When choosing a Safari Expedition to travel Africa, it is easy to plan your trip and activities, usually the Safari Company will give you an itinerary and often there is a certain amount of flexibility involved where the individual traveler can manipulate the itinerary to include their own plans. Another consideration when undertaking a Safari Expedition is Budget. When you choose an overland safari the host company will often include your accommodation, food costs and usually visa and gate entry fees into your budget. Often the expedition’s entire cost will incorporate all these costs, allowing you and others to budget for any extra activity you might want to do separately. This optional extra activity can be anything from white water rafting, fishing, horse riding to restaurant meals and buying curios.
An African Safari Expedition is a group holiday; travelers can travel on their own in the group or travel in pairs or more within the overland group. Overland Truck trips can have from 6 to 25 people in a group. As a result, these Overland Safaris are never boring, the days and evenings are filled with activity and fun. On the Safari the group has to perform a limited amount of general duties such as washing dishes and keeping the vehicle clean. These menial duties can often make the group feel united as a team and can promote friendship. Towards the end of the adventure all the members of the group can look back at the fun, excitement and team work that was involved in the entire trip, creating wonderful memories of making great friends along with experiencing the most diverse continent in the world. The traveler can choose the type of overland experience according to the safari company; there are luxury safari expeditions and budget Over Landers to consider. The accommodation on the tour can also range from luxury safari park accommodation to budget tenting.