Overlanding Africa: The Pros and Cons

Overlanding Africa: The Pros and Cons

For those of you who did not know, I participated in a 3 week overland trip (commonly referred to as “overlanding  Africa”) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to Johannesburg South Africa, with the company, Africa Travel Co, or ATC for short (website link here).  Overland trips are extremely popular in Africa, due to the extreme rural areas, large distance between national parks/areas of interest and a somewhat undeveloped tourist infrastructure.  Combined with the mainly outdoor/adventure activities and beautiful scenery for camping, they are a good option.  Some other popular companies…

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Victoria Falls was one of the more anticipated stops on my trip.  Along with the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef to name a few, it is considered to be one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.  Straddling the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, the area offers a wide array of activities and is sometimes referred to as “the Disney Land of Africa”. Our plan for the first day was to go white water rafting on the Zambezi river, the 4th longest river in Africa.  After…