What do you pack for an adventure tour deep into the heart of Africa? When one day you’ll be traversing majestic wildlife sanctuaries and the next you could be quad-biking, skydiving, coming face-to-face with Africa’s big 5, or scampering up legendary desert dunes and sand-boarding off? The answer is: Not much
With Africa4us, you’re travelling in Africa’s most comfortable premium overland safari vehicle, and you’re either staying with trusted accommodation providers, or enjoying blissful camping – serviced and catered by us – so there’s really not much to worry about. What you pack depends more on your comfort level than pure necessities.
Here are our recommendations on what to bring on your African Overland Adventure Tour.
For Accommodated and Serviced Camping Tours
Your premium overland safari vehicle is equipped with your own lockable storage space next to your seat, a personal safe, dual USB charging station, dedicated air-conditioning nozzle – and of course your spacious, reclining seat. For the duration of your travels, you will be comfortable and looked after. When you step outside your comfort zone, into Africa, you might need some essentials.
What you need to pack:
– Sun protection – Don’t underestimate the African sun. Pack your wide-brim hat and sunscreen.
– Mosquito repellent – They might not be dangerous, but they’re annoying
– Cash – We invite you to support the local restaurants and businesses where you can.
See all our Accommodated tours here.
For Serviced Camping Tours
We’re very excited to introduce our all-new Serviced Camping in 2019. Serviced Camping means that you get to enjoy all the benefits of an African camping adventure, with none of the work! Your adventure crew takes care of all of the duties (setting up camp, cooking, cleaning, etc.) and you just enjoy the adventure (read more here). All you have to do is kit out your spacious dome-style tent with all the comforts you need to turn your camping into glamping!
What you need to pack:
– A sleeping bag and bedding
– Your favourite pillow – we provide the comfy mattress
– Mosquito repellent (your tent has mosquito netting on the door and windows but one can never be too careful)
Read more about our Serviced Camping Tours here.
For Ultimate Self Drive Adventure Tours
Although your all-terrain Polaris UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) is fitted with a windscreen, roof and other necessities, things might still get a little dirty and dusty. Your adventure crew will provide you with dust goggles and covers to wear around your face but things like wet wipes and towels will also come in handy.
What you need to pack:
– An adventurous spirit!
Read more about our Ultimate Self-Drive Adventure Tours here.
We hope to see you – with your wide-brimmed hat – on one of our tours soon! If you have any trouble deciding on a tour, our blog on this topic might help and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Style – A particular procedure by which something is done in a manner or way.
When we’re talking camping styles there are several to be mentioned:
– Fly Camping
– Adventure or Overland Camping (Participation Camping)
– Classic Mobile Camping
– Serviced Camping
Even though Africa4us have been featured in the 2018 National Geographic Traveller Collection for our Adventure based Camping Tours, we have decided to embark on a new journey for 2019 and will be offering Serviced Camping to all the adventurous souls out there!
Participation Camping has been the industry standard for many years (who wants to work or have duties to do while on holiday?) and travellers were expected to assist with cooking, cleaning, setting up and taking down their own tents and other camp chores.
Serviced Camping, on the other hand, provides the traveller with a value-added service – you enjoy the experience and budget only a camping style tour can provide – but we take care of all the camp chores, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sunset after a long day travelling. Africa4us have added a third crew member to your team that will assist the Driver and Tour Leader with all chores covered by the crew – cooking, cleaning, pitching & packing of tents
The idea is that you will have more time to relax and enjoy the many experiences Africa has on offer, instead of having to waste time with camp chores.
When you travel with Africa4us on one of our camping tours, you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure. You do however need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel. Tents are spacious canvas dome style tents with mosquito netting on the windows and doors. We also provide you with our own uniquely designed dual density mattress for the ultimate nights rest under the African stars.
On all serviced camping tours, we make use of our Adventure Overland Safari Vehicles fitted with 20 luxury reclining seats, air-condition, fridges and 24/7 charging ability to name but a few key features. For more information about our vehicles, please visit our “Fleet” page on our website.
Come and relax while enjoying your hard earned, well deserved holiday with Africa4us!