Friends of Overlanding West Africa


Odyssey-Overland

Odyssey Overland

Odyssey Overland run extended overland expeditions from London to Australia, from Kathmandu to Istanbul via The Silk Road, from Cape Town to Cairo in Africa and explore South America in depth’ 

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Infinite Adventures

‘Infinite Adventures specialise in ‘The Last Frontier’ – Alaskan overland expeditions that maximize your adventure for your investment.
We know you’ve got many companies to choose from but with our experience throughout North America, the Middle East, Africa and South America, we’re certain that we know the sights and experiences you’re looking forward to; as well as the ones that haven’t even crossed your mind’

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Endeavour Overland

‘Endeavour Overland is an independent travel company offering unique overland adventure tours along the ancient Silk Road and through Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal, Tibet and China.
With over 20 years combined adventure travel experience, Nick Fulford and Adam Lowe started Endeavour to share their passion for Asia, the Silk Route and overland travel with like-minded adventurers. We’ve designed our trips to push the boundaries of adventure travel, with itineraries designed to get you off the beaten track at a slower pace whilst including all the must see highlights’

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Best Of Asia Overland

Adventure in comfort: small group travel in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China (including Tibet), India, Myanmar, Nepal and Thailand. Get off the beaten track in BOA’s air conditioned vehicles and update your blogs on the way! Fully inclusive itineraries taking in an amazing and unique part of the world’

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Black Frog Publishing

Ex-overland crew Kirsty Mcgregor and Andy Robinson have set up Black Frog Publishing to get the best travel literature out there for you to read, check it out!

Bespoke-Brazil

Bespoke Brazil

We create tailor-made holidays to Brazil for individual travellers, couples or groups ranging from luxury holidays to adventure tours. We are Rio Carnival specialists so get in touch to let us plan your perfect holiday to Brazil’

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South America Travel

‘Viva Expeditions specialise in small group expeditions and tailor made itineraries in South America’

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Gap Year Travel Store

Established in 2006, the Gap Year Travel Store specialise in lightweight and compact travel gear, perfect for backpacking and overland adventures. Their online store supplies durable and high quality gear for adventure travel, including sleeping bags, first aid kits, backpacks and mosquito repellent products’

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Tour De Force UK

Tour De Force are the experts in adventure logistics. You give us the adventure, we’ll supply the expertise and experience to make it happen. The more outlandish and challenging the project – the more we can offer’

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Trips In Africa

Overland adventure travel in East and Southern Africa.  Bringing awesome wildlife, culture, scenery and adrenalin activities to intrepid travellers from all over the world’

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Chasing Horizons

‘Chasing Horizons is the first choice Adventure, Tour and Transport Company in Swaziland offering unique and unusual experiences throughout Southern Africa. Based in Swaziland, our speciality is providing local tours in and around our country. Our extensive country knowledge, cultural understanding and passion for our Kingdom provide a truly fulfilling Swaziland experience. We offer a wide variety of tours and expeditions into South Africa and Mozambique as well’

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Soviet Truck Overland

‘Overland adventures in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia in a converted Russia ex-army truck. Our team consists of bilingual Westerners and locals; we know what travellers want and plug them into what’s going on along the route’

 

Organisations We Support

CREER-Ivory-Coast

Centre de Reinsertion et Education pour les Enfants de la Rue (CREER)

In Ivory Coast we are supporting the C.R.E.E.R project, an organisation set up to provide a safe house and rehabilitation centre for trafficked children forced to work in the cocoa plantations, gold mines and domestic servitude. We are liasing with them to bring out supplies from the UK, lend a hand when we visit and provide some financial help

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West Africa Discovery

West Africa is a rich and diverse region, full of surprises and life changing experiences just waiting to be discovered. Our wide selection of tours respect the environment and support the economies of local communities. By choosing from our range of sustainably managed responsible tours, accommodation and volunteer projects you can discover the beauty of West Africa safe in the knowledge that your trip is making a difference’

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Conakry Refugee School

In Guinea we support Conakry Refugee School where 26 staff offer an education to 500 students, provide them with a meal each day, and help with safe housing for the vulnerable. Many of the children are orphans from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire and can not afford to go to school. The school is setting up small business initiatives such as catering and soap making and running IT and English classes for the local community so it can subside the education of the poorest. We visit the school on our trips, bring out supplies from the UK and make a financial donation to the project

World-Bicycle-Relief

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is a non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through the power of bicycles. They have trained more than 850 field mechanics and provided over 125,000 locally assembled bicycles to disaster survivors, healthcare workers, and students across rural Africa’

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Brand Sierra Leone

Brand Sierra Leone is a global initiative launched by a group made up of diaspora, media experts and friends of Sierra Leone around the world, who want to promote a more accurate media image of Sierra Leone and the potential of its people, beauty and natural resources’

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Nima Tours Ghana

Charles Sablah has been working as a tour guide for the past few years and has built up a reputation for offering an experience that many big tour companies would probably not consider. The impoverished suburb of Nima in Accra is where he started his walking tours. Charles is now fortunate enough to be able to extend his tours to the entire city of Accra as well as in-country to show you the best Ghana has to offer. He works to your requirements to offer a tailor-made service, including a variety of transport and accommodation options to suit your pocket’

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The Moringa Tree

At The Moringa Tree we believe that music festivals and other cultural events have huge potential to bring about positive change. Working in the UK and overseas, we use these events to celebrate different cultures, connect with local communities and generate the income needed to support sustainable legacies’

Blogs We Love To Follow

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Road Trip West Africa 2015

Road Trip West Africa 2015 is about an overland trip through 14 West African countries taken by friends between September and December 2015 with the aim of documenting stories and photographs of the region on this epic road trip. Guests are welcome to apply to join the group for 1 to 2 weeks!

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1World4Travel

Follow our overland adventure with 2 boys and 2 dogs in our 6×6 MAN truck as we travel for 7 years from Holland via West, South and East Africa and onwards to who knows where?!
Travelling has always been important in our lives and we believe it’s the best education one can get – for both children & adults! We love to show our kids the world and love to share our experiences with you. We home & world school, it gives us the freedom to travel and to discover other cultures –  for us nothing is out of bounds. Our travel blog focuses on providing useful tips for travellers with or without children and/or pets. We love to highlight the best locations, overnight spots & attractions in each area we visit!

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The Big Cycle

An incredible travel blog, superbly written and full of detail with wonderful photographs. Peter Gostelow cycled much of the route we travel with Aminah in order to raise money for Malaria prevention. Great work Peter!

Anyroad

Anyroad

Sam Lovell travelled extensively in West Africa when Hatter and Jimmy were setting up Overlanding West Africa and provided us with some excellent logistical advice. Check out his superb photography blog!

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Sahel Sounds

Exploration of sound and music in west africa, particularly in the sahel region of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger

Voodoo-Funk

Voodoo Funk

Superb website from an American guy who regularly visits West Africa, particularly Guinea, to find rare and obscure records from the Afro Beat and Afro Disco era. Loads of MP3 mixes to listen to in preparation for our trips in West Africa

 

Useful Travel Related Websites

Travel-Foundation

The Travel Foundation

The Travel Foundation works to help the UK outbound tourism industry become more sustainable

Nomad-Travel-Store

Nomad Travel Store

Take the hassle out of kitting out and start your journey here. Clothing, equipment, vaccinations, and medical supplies

Foreign-And-Commonwealth-Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Lots of good information on all aspects of travel abroad

Tourism-Concern

Tourism Concern

Useful information on the impact that tourism can have on local communities & the environment and what we can all do to make our visits have a positive effect

National-Travel-Health

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)

Useful information and advice for travellers about vaccinations and general health related issues when travelling abroad. Information from The Hospital for Tropical Diseases