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Our African expedition tours are different from our other departures and other holidays you may have taken – we go through areas where no tourists go, the roads can be bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are few and basic, visas can be hard to get and communication to the outside world limited or unavailable at times. We guarantee that on this Istanbul to Cape Town tour we will break down, that we will have to wait some where we don’t really want to be for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and we’ll have to dig the truck out of mud and sand. The trip might overrun so finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It’s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.
To join this African expedition from Istanbul to Cape Town you need to be prepared to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living outside for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn French Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in. Most people who do an African expedition find it a lot of fun though of course hard at times.
|Transport in expedition truck|
|Cook & Cooking equipment|
|Three meals per day while travelling - as per itinerary|
|Etosha Pan National Park|
|Fish River Canyon|
|Masai Mara National Reserve|
|Namib Naukluft Park in the Namib Desert|
|Flights (in case of flyover)|
|Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips|
|Optional excursions/side trips|
View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.