Planning on a LandRover Overland trip through Africa? Then you’re in for a treat. This epic landscape has some of the best Overlanding routes that you’re likely ever to encounter. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but many of the Overlanding routes in Africa remain largely unexplored. This means that you’re in for no run-of-the-mill adventure. So, buckle up and get ready to explore Africa in a Defender made for the journey. Read up here on some of the best Overland routes through Africa. 

Getting prepared

 “Africa is not for sissies” is a famous saying amongst the locals in South Africa. And it’s true. If you happen to take an Overlanding trip through Africa, you’d best come prepared. Regarded as some of the best Overlanding routes worldwide, Overlanding through Africa is Overlanding on a WHOLE other level. Not only is the scenery and landscape diverse, but so are the cultures and its people.

Furthermore, almost every country you’re likely to encounter will have its own rules and regulations when it comes to hosting international visitors. Therefore, you need to be as prepared as possible before embarking on what is sure to be a life-changing Overlanding trip. This includes getting the relevant visas done and knowing what is required of you beforehand. Of course, you can choose to skip the process of doing all the groundwork yourself. There are plenty of guided self-drive Overlanding tours that you can join on your journey.  

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

If a variety of scenery is what you’re after, you’ll be guaranteed to get it in a LandRover Overland adventure from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Spread over 3000 miles and four countries of unexpected twists and turns, you’ll need a kitted-out Defender for such an extended adventure. We’re talking around three weeks of meandering through a vast array of landscapes from mountainous passes to flat sandy dunes, through muddy, swampy marshland, and everything in between. 

Cape Town to Nairobi

Keen to take your Overlanding trip in Africa even further? Then you won’t want to miss out on this guided Overlanding tour from Cape Town to Nairobi. Traveling past Vitoria Falls, you’ll venture forth into Zambia – a land as unusual as it is extraordinary. From vast open plains to densely wooded land, your Overlanding skills are bound to be put to the test. Then onto Tanzania and the idyllic island of Zanzibar and ending at the Masai National Reserve. You’d best be prepared for the Overlanding trip of a lifetime that spans a period of around eight exhilarating weeks of pure Overlanding joy.  

A LandRover Overland trip to Botswana

If seeing extraordinary wildlife in large numbers is up your alley, then an Overlanding trip in Botswana is definitely worth mentioning. Home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa, you’ll get a first-hand glimpse of African wildlife that very few get to see. Don’t forget your camera and plenty of film for this epic adventure. You’ll want to make sure that you choose the right Defender for the job, though. Take a peek at our Stanley Crane Edition, for example, which comes with all the Overlanding accessories and add-ons you might need for a night under the stars or beside the campfire.

Mozambique to the Kruger National Park

Suppose you don’t quite fancy taking a LandRover Overland trip for weeks on end. And would rather keep the trip short and sweet (but equally exciting), you could opt to journey into the Kruger National Park. One of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, a self-drive safari through this National Park is something not to be missed. Home to tens of thousands of the most beloved African species, you won’t want to miss it. After that, head on to Mozambique via an easy access route and experience this beachside town’s local culture and beauty.

So much to see, so much exploring to do

To say that there is so much to see and do when Overlanding through Africa is a bit of an understatement. Let’s just say this; you won’t be bored – ever. And hey, if you want to bring a piece of Africa home with you (and who could blame you) you could do that too. We have just the Defender for you right here on home soil.

So, contact us today for information if you just have to have one.

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