Private Charters - Overland Tours

Travel in your own social bubble with family and friends with a private charter

If you like the idea of overlanding but would like to travel within your own social bubble and not mix with other passengers it is possible to book your own Dragoman truck as a private charter for your very own bespoke trip.

Charter a Dragoman overland truck for your own tailor-made group trip

The advantage of booking your own private charter is also that it allows you to tweak the itinerary and be flexible with dates, Our truck charters are ideal for a group of close families, a bunch of friends or collection of travellers with a common interest such as photography, painting or bird watching.

Dragoman has been pioneering overland and adventure travel since 1981 and is now one of the most respected and reputable adventure travel operators in the world, ranked by The Sunday Times as the most reliable overland tour operator in the world. 

By choosing Dragoman for a group charter, you can reap the benefits of over 30 years of our unrivalled product knowledge, and have exclusive use of our well-equipped overland trucks - everything you need to create your own epic adventure!


What will you get on a private charter?

You will have exclusive use of one of our overlanding trucks for the duration of the charter. Our Mercedes-Benz trucks are custom-built, and are known for their durability and robust design.

For full information about our trucks please click here.

You will also have your own team of Dragoman crew. Our crew are passionate about travel, and always up for adventure. They are all carefully selected for their regional knowledge, easy-going personalities and dedication to customer service. All of our crew have all come through the best and most comprehensive overland training programme in the world - as well as spending 10 weeks at our Suffolk-based Debenham HQ learning about Dragoman, truck maintenance, driving, first aid and customer service. They also spend up to six months shadowing more experienced crew on the road as a trainee.

By arranging a group charter with Dragoman, you will be able to take advantage of our excellent customer service and extensive knowledge. From the first moment that you contact our sales team to the farewell dinner, we ensure that we provide a service that puts you first. Our team can provide comprehensive information and advice on all aspects of your trip and the area, so you are able to get the most out of your travels and experience on the road with us.


Travel as a group with flexible dates and itineraries

A huge advantage of a private charter is flexibility in the dates and the itinerary. You can choose to run one of our carefully-crafted existing itineraries as a private charter with your own group and on your own dates. Alternatively, we can work with you to create a tailor-made itinerary specifically designed around what you wish to see and do on your travels.


What does a private charter cost & how many can travel?

The prices will vary according to the area and the length of your trip, but as a ball-park figure a single charter will usually cost around GBP17,000 for a 2-3 week trip - you can travel in a group of up to 20 people. There will also be a per person local payment or kitty that is paid locally to the crew, to arrange activities and accommodation en route.


How can I book a group charter?

Please contact our Imaginative Traveller Tailor Made team (part of the Dragoman family) for more information and to start planning your adventure of a lifetime!

Imaginative Traveller Tailor Made

+44 (0)1728 862219


Dragoman's Director says...

As a life-long adventurer, the most exciting and memorable trips I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy, have been those spent with my family and friends. My children have now grown up but our shared trips across Africa not only allowed me introduce them to the excitement and fun of overland travel, but have ignited their own passion for this vast continent; its diverse landscapes, wildlife, communities and cultures. Our range of private charters have been specially designed to allow any group, be it family, friends or otherwise to also experience the very best of overland travel in Africa. These active trips, are big on flexibility and fun and will ensure you get up close and personal to the people and places you visit. Speaking as a traveller and safety conscious parent, I only have the following advice: “Take them. They’ll thank you for it”.
Charlie Hopkinson, Dragoman CEO



In six years I have done three trips with Dragoman and have two more scheduled in the next years. This last one was a charter where I introduced my whole family and traveling group to you.   I have hosted the Alaska to Ushuaia tour group at my home in Anchorage.  I feel like I am one of your crew!

Tom L

My imagination was captured by the idea of traveling overland in a truck, especially through South Asia.The company and its staff’s long-running experience of handling such a journey did not disappoint. I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to other adventurous spirits. The truck felt like a home base in strange lands - and an armored fortress, as we bounced and jolted along the roads. 

Jo Ellen S

David & Ivan were great and inspirational tour leaders.  They really made the trip.
Our “previous” tour arranger/leader has previously trekked with Dragoman on the Silk Route and highly recommended his positive experience.

Verena K

“I was expecting the holiday to be adventurous and challenging. What I wasn’t expecting was just how much fun we’d have as a family. I’ve not laughed so much in years!”
James L, Suffolk.

“This is the best holiday I’ve ever had!”
Alex H, Hampshire, 9 years old.

“This type of travel is ideally suited to the wild landscapes and terrain of Africa. I can’t believe how much wildlife we saw - and so close! The awe-struck look on my son’s face as he watched a nearby giraffe was something I’ll remember forever.”
Hannah B, London.