“If you want to see a large part of Africa in a short space of time and don’t mind ‘roughing it’ then Over-landing is a great way of doing it” explains 51 year old Angela.
“I was a little apprehensive to start with, being female and a single person traveling on my own, but this is great as you get to meet loads of new people and make great friends.
Which Africa Overland trip?
I chose to do an Overland Tour with Amanzi Travel, the 22 day Southern Escape trip. I also wanted to sort out extra days before and after my trip and they helped me get this booked and sorted. Amanzi Travel were fantastic start to finish, any questions or concerns I had they were more than happy to help.
What were your highlights?
2 – I also did an extra activity at Antelope Park researching Lions – just me and a guide in a 4×4 out in the bush, looking for a pride of lions, then sitting and observing them for around 3 hours. I was a little nervous as a couple of the lions wandered off behind the vehicle, and I did have to keep checking to see where they were (just in case!)
3 - Victoria Falls is amazing, the television doesn’t do it justice whatsoever – just make sure you have a waterproof camera, which luckily I did.
5 – A few of us also did a boat trip at the Okavango Delta. Our guide was great and really informative, and how he can spot things I will never know?
I am so Beautiful
The locals in all the places we visited were very friendly. One of the times when we stopped at a shopping mall for supplies in Botswana, a young lady (I guess she was in her 20′s) came up to me, as she could see I had a camera. She asked if I would take her photograph, which I did. I then showed her the image I had taken. She looked at it for a good while, then said “Oh god, I am so Beautiful, thank you.” Pity I didn’t have an instamatic, as I could have printed it off for her, as it really made her day.
I had a great time, saw some wonderful things and made some great friends along the way.”
Angela, aged 51, UK, 22 day Southern Escape (South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe) – all photos here are taken by Angela too.
Are you short on time, but want to explore so much? Maybe an overland adventure is just the ticket for you.