overland travel sale

OVERLAND ADVENTURES WITH ENCOUNTERS TRAVEL

We love overlanding. It’s how we started out in the travel industry in the first place, over 20 years ago now. We love the slower pace of travel it allows, and all the extra local highlights and experiences you get to enjoy as you pass through a country. We also feel that multi-country overland trips in particular are one of the more climate friendly ways of travelling, avoiding multiple flights and combining several destinations into one holiday. That applies more than ever to our sister company, Oasis Overland and their trips featured below. Most of our African overland trips are available either staying in hotels, lodges and tented camps, or at a lower budget camping level.

This month you can enjoy 10% off any of our Overland tour departures starting in both 2022 & 2023 when you use the promo code OVERLAND10 at checkout. You can also find extra late availability discounts on our travel deals page.

PROMO CODE: OVERLAND10

PATAGONIA
HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy amazing views of the Andes & see the huge Perito Moreno Glacier

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NAMIBIA & BOTSWANA
UNCOVERED

Search for the desert-adapted Elephants in the Etosha National Park

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OKAVANGO &
CHOBE

Mokoro through the wildlife-rich waterways of the Okavango Delta

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WILDLIFE &
WATERFALLS

See the beauty of the Kalahari & the thundering Victoria Falls

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GORILLAS &
PLAINS

Trek to visit the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda

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EAST AFRICAN
ODYSSEY

Search for Africa's Big Five in the world-famous Serengeti National Park

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THE GRAND
SOUTHERN SAFARI

See the massive sand dunes of the Sossusvlei desert

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LESOTHO, ESWATINI &
KRUGER

Take in the beautiful mountain kingdom of Lesotho

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SAVANNAHS &
SANDS

The ultimate bush and beach safari experience

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Simply apply the Promo Code online at checkout when you make your reservation, or mention it when speaking to our travel consultants. Discounts apply to new bookings made by 30 June 2022 for travel on any date up to 31 December 2023. Discounts apply to the main tour price only and can be combined with our late availability special offers but not with other promotions/travel deals. Additional 10% COVID-19 credits from previously cancelled tours do not apply to discounted tours.

Life on the road

A GLIMPSE INTO WHAT ITS LIKE TO TRAVEL OVERLAND

WHAT IS
OVERLAND TRAVEL?

WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY ON AN
OVERLAND VEHICLE LIKE?

encounters travel & oasis overland

We have been friends with the team at Oasis Overland since our own early days on the road, and have partnered on trips in various countries over the years. Over the last year we have been delighted to help Oasis Overland get back on the road after the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are now operating all of Oasis Overland’s trips and adventures, under our insurance and financial protection arrangements, but using the same famous yellow trucks, amazing drivers and tour leaders as before.

Oasis Overland specialises in Overland adventures through Africa, South America and Central Asia, from shorter trips of just a couple of weeks, right up to some truly ultimate adventures, such as their iconic 42 week Trans Africa expedition from the UK to Cairo. Trips are predominantly camping based and tend to spend longer in each country than the ones you’ll find on Encounters Travel. This means we can build in more local interactions, market shopping, and remote bush camps out in the wilderness. We also run all our Pakistan, Morocco and South America small group trips together.

If you have travelled with Encounters Travel before, then your repeat customer discount will also apply for any Oasis Overland trips (and vice versa). Some exciting upcoming departures on Oasis trucks in Africa are listed here. Mention Encounters Travel if you’d like to join any of them and enjoy a 5% discount on any of the trips and dates given below..

Popular oasis overland trips to join

GORILLAS & GAMEPARKS
(NAIROBI TO KIGALI)

13 DAY TRIP: 11 JULY, 26 SEP, 7 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

GORILLAS & GAMEPARKS (NAIROBI TO NAIROBI)​

19 DAY TRIP: 11 JULY, 26 SEP, 7 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

GORILLAS & GAMEPARKS (NAIROBI TO ZANZIBAR)​

33 DAY TRIP: 11 JULY, 26 SEP, 7 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

TRANS AFRICA (UK TO CAPE TOWN)

23 WEEK TRIP: 13 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

TRANS AFRICA (UK TO NAIROBI)

33 WEEK TRIP: 13 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

TRANS AFRICA (UK TO CAIRO)

42 WEEK TRIP: 13 NOV 2022 + 2023 DEPARTURES

📷 TRAVEL SNAPS FROM THE OASIS OVERLAND TRUCK CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD IN AFRICA...

how we've made our tours safer

We’ve completed our Safer Encounters checks in all the countries listed below and our tours are running again in each destination. We’ll also help you navigate all the rules around testing or vaccine certificate requirements before arrival, and before you fly home. Plus, our Flexible Booking Conditions apply to all bookings made for travel in 2022. So, you can book with confidence, and then relax and enjoy a well-earned vacation!

Audits and risk assessments carried out for each destination before our operations re-start. We’re also putting enhanced hygiene and cleaning protocols in place.

Prefer to travel only with people you know? All our group tours can now be booked as private departures for solo travellers, couples, families and private groups.

Do you want or need to change your plans? We’ve added extra flexibility to our booking conditions to allow for fee-free cancellations and date changes (conditions apply).

We already specialise in small groups, and along with expecting lower numbers when travel restarts, we are reducing some of our group sizes to ensure better distancing.

Travelling on your own? We’ve removed compulsory single supplements completely from some of our group tours, and are giving a 50% discount on other tours if a room share isn’t available.

Our focus remains on travelling responsibly, supporting the local economies and communities that we travel through, and designing tours that protect the environment as best we can.

Chat to a travel expert today

Are you interested in one of our tours / destinations but have a few questions about travelling again?

Contact us today and one of our friendly travel experts will gladly answer any questions you may have.