Who goes overlanding?
People often ask us “what kind of people go on overland trips?” The answer is there’s no such thing as a “typical” overland traveller.On this type of trip there will be a maximum of 21 people in your group, the average is about 14 or 15, and there will usually be quite a mixture of people in terms of ages and nationalities.
Every group is different, but there are likely to be plenty of people in their 20’s and 30’s, and also quite a few in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s from places like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Most people travelling with us are individuals, travelling solo, but many people book as a couple, or with a friend.
The minimum age on our standard Overland tours is 18 – but if you’re looking for an amazing adventure travel experience to share with your children don’t despair, check out our family trips.
We always say that Overlanding is not about how old you are or where you’re from, but more about a state of mind. One of the great things about an Overland tour is travelling with a group of like-minded people, sharing some unforgettable experiences and often making friends for life in the process. Take a look at our “Definition of an Overlander” here to see what we mean!
Definition of an Overlander:
One who seeks adventure, knowledge and new experiences. A traveller who engages in exciting and adventurous pursuits.
Possesses an almost uncontrollable urge to travel.
Expects more from a holiday than just a suntan.
Open minded, with a great sense of humour.
Considers a hot bath every day a luxury, not a necessity.
Enjoys the company of others (even those who don’t bath every day).
Loves to wander off the beaten track.
Respects and embraces other cultures.
Doesn’t insist on a pocket sprung mattress to get a good nights sleep.
Handy with a shovel if called upon.