Overland camping safari, gorilla trekking and Lake Bunyonyi -Uganda budget camping safaris
Overland camping safari, gorilla trekking and lake bunyonyi – Whenever you are ready for an adventure off the beaten track across Africa, like to travelling with friendly like-minded people, believe the journey is as important as the places you visit, don’t mind roughing it a little, or helping with the day to day chores, or you are a solo traveller who doesn’t want to pay any single supplements.
If you like the sound of this then an Overland Camping Safari, Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi tour is for you. This adventure is arguably the ultimate way to experience Africa fleet of self-sufficient, custom-built vehicles is some of the finest on the road.
Camping on your Overland camping safari, Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi tour offers the opportunity to get out under canvas in the African wilderness. We supply canvas dome tents with a metal framework, sewn in groundsheet and mosquito netting on the windows and doors. A fly-sheet is provided for rainy days and we provide a mattress too. All you need bring is your own sleeping bag, soft-sided luggage and your sense of adventure.
Staying in tents means you will save cash otherwise spent on accommodation, so you can budget to enjoy the activities, shop for souvenirs and enjoy a sun downer at the bars along the way instead.
Participation in camping means you help out with the daily chores – you and your tent-buddy put your own tent up and down, and you will be divided into teams to help with cooking and cleaning duties on a rota system. This is great to help you get to know your fellow travellers.
Overland Camping Do’s and Don’ts you should know
Are you eagerly anticipating an Overland camping safari, Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi tour? Keen to know a little more about the experience? Here are our top tips for making the very best of your overland camping experience.
Do make it about the destination as well as the journey
The journey is a massive part of the Overland camping safari, Gorilla tracking and Lake Bunyonyi tour, but don’t forget to enjoy everything the destination has a lot more to offer too. Most especially, don’t be late. The less time you spend on travelling the more time you will have at the destination to enjoy that experience too.
Do play nicely with others
Overland camping can be one of the best ways to start as strangers and leave as friends- but only if you all make nice with each other. Look for opportunities to enjoy your fellow travellers, and make sure you pay attention to the little things too- use some deodorant and make sure your teeth are freshly brushed, and watch out for personal space issues to help everyone stay comfortable. Pitch in when relevant. It will all add to the experience.
Do not pack the kitchen sink?
We get it- we love our creature comforts too! However, it’s all going to be dead weight for you to drag around, so why not play it smart [and light]? Rather pack a few items and wash often then find yourself so weighed down by things you can’t have the experiences. Suitcases are a big no-no because they will annoy you- opt for a backpack you can keep out of the way. You may want to add some easy-to-use hand sanitizer and your favourite brand of TP for the journey, though. Dressing in layers is always useful too, as chilly nights can quickly become roasting days.
Do have your documents all ready
The faster you can transition through bureaucracy at border posts, the faster you can get to experience the adventure instead. Keep everything in order and together.
Do embrace flexibility
There’s no rigid schedule to the overland experience. Experiences happen, and plans can shift and adapt to suit them. It’s part of the magic of overland tours, and where you’ll get your best stories to tell! Make sure to take a good look at your itinerary, though, so you can be sure to bring all the right gear you need and have a good sense of the trip ahead.
Do not forget your medication
While Southern Africa is packed with a variety of brands and amenities, it’s always best to bring chronic meds, favoured painkillers/allergy medication and things such as contact lens solution so you don’t have to try to find a new brand in a hurry.
Overland camping is potentially one of the very best ways to see the world, especially here in Southern Africa where the wildlife and scenery are so very rich and photo ops lay around every corner. If you keep these simple 6 dos-and-don’ts in mind, and book your tour through Great Adventure Safaris experienced team, you’re sure to have the time of your life on your adventure