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African Safaris - Life on the Road


It is vital when travelling in Africa that you have a vehicle that is 'fit for purpose' - you can be assured of this on our Safaris.

* Airbag suspension                                                                              * 260 hp
* long range fuel tanks                                                                         * coach seats
* Roll up PVC sides for better viewing                                               * Large storage capacity for food, spares and luggage
* Secure and safe for money belts and passports                            * 250 litre water tank
* Open air bench seat behind cab for game viewing                       * Cool boxes for food and drinks
* Charging facilities for Cameras - 240v AC and 12v DC                  * Internal and external lighting
* Stereo - plays CD's and has an input jack for MP3 players           * Onboard Library


Andy has been running tours through Africa since 1990. He started working as a tour guide on the dark continent driving old German army trucks in the days when top speed was 60 kph downhill, bridges had to be built to cross rivers and officials at borders often went on strike. Andy's reputation as an expedition leader and driver secured him employment with three well known overland companies. He led and drove six month long Trans Africa Expeditions from London to Nairobi with up to 20 passengers from all over the world as well as shorter safaris in Central, East and Southern Africa.
In 1998 Andy travelled to South America, setting up and leading tours for one and a half years for an overland company starting its initial expeditions. On returning to Africa he continued to lead safaris and in 2005 he set up "The Safari Company".
The business is based in New Zealand where he spends part of the year when he's not leading tours in Africa. Andy's vast knowledge of the continent and the people guarantee an unforgettable safari. His ability to get things done and find special spots which are off the beaten track makes him the market leader of overland safaris.
For Andy, Africa is unlike any other place in the world. For him, it is a truly awe inspiring continent and he wishes to share his unique experience and knowledge with a few fortunate individuals who will see the very best of Africa with a man whose passion for the continent ensures that it will be in your blood forever.

COOK & CAMP ASSISTANT - Nicholas (Nico) Kamanga

Nicholas (Nico) hails from Machokos in Kenya and has worked for as a Cook & Camp Assistant since 2011.  He is renowned for his delicious meals served up with a massive smile.  Nico always goes out of this way to make passengers feel welcome in his country and is an integral part of the team.


On your safari you will experience a variety of accommodation such as
* Hotels with ensuite facilities
* Basic accommodation (such as chalets, cottages and bandas) with ensuite facilities
* Permanent tent with a wooden floor and twin beds, all a short walk to shared bathroom facilities
* Camping in dome tents  ONLY ON SOUTHERN EXPLORER ITINERARY (see photo Above Right) with a 500 mm foam mattress & built in mosquito net.  Again a short walk to basic shared bathroom facilities.  Sleeping bag required.

Occasionally you will be given the opportunity to upgrade your accommodation.
Pictured below are three different types of accommodation you could stay in whilst on your safari
On Left: Amaan Bungalows in Zanzibar - Nungwi Beach (Hotel)
Centre: Bunk Room at Naiberi River Camp (Basic Accommodation)
On Right: Adrift Camp in Jinja (Permanent Tent)

Plastic bags have been banned in Kenya as of August 2017 - not only will they be confiscated, but clients face the potential of a large fine.  The same situation exists in Rwanda.

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