Overland/Camping safaris are a great way to experience entire regions of Africa. Before there were bush planes and helicopters, adventurers would arrive in an area, load up in a land rover with their guide and head out to the bush. They would set up camp when it got dark and explore the area until it was time to move on the next area. Transportation would consist of walking, vehicles, dugout canoes, small boats, and ferries.
Today, we offer these same tours, as well as modified versions, which combine some planes, but the overall experience of staying in smaller private rustic camps and traveling to the next camp on foot, canoe, or Land Rover remains the same. For small groups this is a great way to have total privacy and experience raw Africa.
Luxury Safaris would include 5-star “Classic” and 6-star “Premier” accommodations. These itineraries are fully inclusive and would involve flying between camps with some road transfers as well. Traveling across remote Africa can be complicated as infrastructure is not always up to standard, so flying cuts down on travel time. Luxury accommodations vary in many ways, but can offer larger sleeping areas, indoor/outdoor showers, private plunge pools and salas, and private dining rooms.
"The accommodations were well above our expectations and we experienced amazing cuisine. This was a bucket list trip for us to celebrate a milestone birthday and it will never be forgotten. Several of the camps even had birthday celebrations planned in order to make the trip extra special. Every detail was perfection from planning, the flights, the camps, the experience, and the follow up call after the trip! We never felt like we were not being taken care of and it was amazing. We look forward to the next adventure!""
"Our trip was flawless, and for this we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to the next exotic vacation planned by the Geographic Group!”"