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Welcome to Africa Journey across the Land of Mammals Welcome to Afri-Teers-Overland

The FGASA Level 1 exam once we reach our camp in Hoedspruit, South Africa.

The second FGASA Level 1 Training course will leave South Africa end of May 2014 and

All National Park and Game Reserve entry

head through the heart of Africa’s Game

fees, Game Drives & Bush Walks are included

Reserves and National Parks. We cross into

in the tour cost, including other activities from

Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi,

Marine Biology and Community projects.

Tanzania, Kenya & Uganda taking in the many sights along the way. During this time life on our fully equipped Overland Truck will become home. Specially designed lectures will take on-board as we crisscross Africa.

camping are also included as well as a holiday with transfers and hotels on the tropical island of Zanzibar in the Indian ocean.

Once we reach Uganda its time to make our

This tour is ideal for students studying Zoology

way back South through Kenya, Tanzania,

or Animal Behaviors, Veterinary Students or

Malawi, and Mozambique before we get back

just people wishing to learn more about this

into South Africa.

amazing continent.

This 112 day educational tour has been

We look forward to seeing you on-board one

designed to give our students all the

day soon.

knowledge and experience required to take


Camping equipment, 3 meals a day whilst

Not just your ordinary tour! Education whilst on the move. When student come to Africa to study the fantastic array


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Campfire Safari’s

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What is FGASA?

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in its complex environments, diversity of lifestyles as we


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cross through Southern & Eastern Africa.

Optional Activities

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Gorilla Trekking

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famous for its Private Game Reserves. Backing onto

Cultural Experience

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South Africa’s Kruger National Park, this area gives

National Parks & Game Reserves

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students its first chance to see “The Big 5” and prepare

Working in Partnership with locals

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Time to Relax

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What to pack?

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Environment Policy

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Terms & Conditions of Booking

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of wildlife, its eco-system and the vast cultures of African life many stay in one place. We want to change just that and give people that chance to see the huge differences

The tour starts in the Town of Hoedspruit, South Africa

us for this epic journey through the heart of Africa. The Tour takes place on a fully equipped Overland Truck that seats 24 people, but with a maximum of 16 students this give plenty of room to make yourself at home.



“The first time I came to Africa, it changed my life forever. The diverse Eco-System and Cultures that Africa has to offer, has become a passion that I want to share with you” Geoff Collins Owner of Afri-Teers-Overland Company

Born and raised in South London,

This is how Afri-Teers-Overland came to

As well as James, and myself Laetitia

England I have spent the past 4 years in

start and our next FGASA tour starts in

Cronje from Campfire Safari’s joins us as

Africa. Working as a Tour Leader for an

Hoedspruit end of May 2014 to travel

our FGASA Lecturer. During which time

Overland Company taking tourist

across Southern & Eastern Africa.

she will teach you all you need to know

through Southern & Eastern Africa.

With the help of James our driver who

about the Eco-System of Africa.

“The first time I came to Africa, it

comes from Nairobi, Kenya we will cross

As well as FGASA Training Level 1,

changed my life forever. The diverse

into 9 counties taking all the sights and

student will receive Overland Training

Eco-System and Cultures that Africa has

sounds of this wonderful place on earth.

helpful for those wishing to becoming

to offer, has become a passion that I want to share with you” Since first arriving in South Africa and spending 3 months at Campfire Safari’s in Hoedspruit, I took my FGASA Level 1 training course and it became a dream to join Campfire Safari’s to take students across Africa to teach them all that this fantastic continent has to offer, from its diverse Mammals, Birds and Reptiles to the many different cultures found within the countries we travel.


From Game Reserves & National Parks to Community Projects this tour will show how different each country really is. Available to everyone over 18 years of age and from all walks of life, Overlanding whilst learning about Africa could never be easier. Great for Zoology, Animal Behavioral & Veterinary Students, as well as people just wanting to learn more about Africa. The Fully Equipped truck will become home from home on this 112-day tour.

Tour Leaders here in Africa or Worldwide. Even during our students study time we get the chance to relax on the island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean and on the beaches of Lake Malawi and Mozambique.

Laetitia Cronje, their eldest daughter,

Campfire Safaris Private Game

A part from this Ultimate Nature

joined the family business in 2005 and

Reserve is situated in the Lowveld of

Guiding Course, Campfire Safari’s

started as the student coordinator. She

the Limpopo Province of South Africa

also run many other different courses

finished her studies end of 2006 as a

near the tourist town, Hoedspruit,

throughout the year.

qualified FGASA (Field Guiding

430km. north east of Pretoria.

Association of South Africa) Level III Trails Guide. She qualified as accredited assessor for FGASA and THETA during 2008. Currently she is busy with further studies in BSc

We are part of the Balule Private Nature Reserve (65000 hectares), which is adjacent to the worldrenowned Kruger National Park.

Zoology and Botany through

Our aim is to open your eyes to look at


the world and your natural

Laetitia has joined forces with Afri-

environment in a new way. If this

Teer-Overland to take students on this

interests you, we can offer you the

tour throughout southern & Eastern

most authentic wildlife training and

Africa, during which time she will hold

nature experience through accredited

lectures, bush walks, game drives to

training programs or the volunteer

ensure students receive the be

learning experience.

education and knowledge on the bush.



What is FGASA? Field Guides Association of Southern Africa The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) provides educational opportunities to promote the conservation and rehabilitation of the cultural and natural heritage of Southern Africa. To this end FGASA maintains and serves a professional association of highly trained nature guides, tour operators and hospitality institutions who share the vision and are committed to the FGASA Code of Conduct and Responsible Tourism Guidelines. FGASA aims to promote a culture of professional guiding based on a strong ethical wellinformed, safety conscious approach that provides the visitor to Southern Africa with a pleasant and memorable experience. FGASA is fully committed to the development and implementation of the National qualifications, promoting the development of all tourist guides including previously disadvantaged individuals as guides, trackers, trainers and assessors as part of the South African transformation process. FGASA promotes the development of guide’s through the use of training programs that conform to high standards of learner development. The Association promotes the highest standards of guide assessment appointing and registering fully qualified and experienced assessors. The philosophy of FGASA is one of promoting a high standard of tourist guiding, skills development and job creation within the tourism industry.


THE SYLLABUS FOR THE FIELD GUIDE LEVEL I CATEGORY The level I guide should be able to identify the major living and non-living features of the natural environment in which s/he operates and interpret them at a level based mainly on observation and from an elementary scientific and cultural perspective. As a general guideline, a level I guide must have sound knowledge of the history, geology, plants and animals (i.e. birds, mammals, reptiles, etc.) in the specific area of operation. THE FGASA LEVEL 1 SYLLABUS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MODULES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Introduction to guiding in the natural environment Creating a guided nature experience Geology Astronomy Weather and Climate Basic Ecology Basic Taxonomy Introduction to the Biomes of Southern Africa Botany and Grasse Arthropod Amphibian Reptiles Fish Bird Mammal Conservation management and historical human habitation

MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION TO GUIDING IN THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • •

Have an understanding of what a professional nature guide does in terms of job function and where s/he fits into the tourism guiding industry. Know what the aims of nature guiding are. Have an understanding of guiding ethics and how to carry out an ethical guided experience in the natural environment. Have been introduced to a set of guiding principles and a code of conduct for guides from both a FGASA and a Dept. of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) point of view. Have an understanding of the legal requirements pertaining to tourism guiding, qualification, certification and registration.


MODULE 2 CREATING A GUIDED NATURE EXPERIENCE The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • • • • •

Be able to carry out a pre-briefing before embarking on a guided experience. Be aware of determining any medical considerations of your clients. Be able to determine if your clients have any special interests before departing on the guide experience. Have the ability to involve all of your clients as individuals in the guided experience. Take into consideration the environmental factors when it comes to the comfort of your clients. Have enhanced communication skills for guiding in the natural environment. Be able to carry out research on potentially interesting site Approach animals taking into consideration all the client and animal factors which will affect the approach. Be able to orientate yourself during the day and at night making use of a number of methods to do so. Know what procedures to follow when lost and have the ability to find water and edible food in the natural environment. Be able to interpret all aspects of the natural environment to enhance the experience of your clients.

MODULE 3 GEOLOGY The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • •


Know what the meaning of Geology is. Have a basic understanding of what the Earth consists of. Know how rocks are classified. Understand how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed. Know what a mineral is and be able to give a few examples. Have an understanding and knowledge of a few common rock types. Know the weathering properties of some common rock types. Have an understanding of the interrelationships between rocks, soil, climate, vegetation and animals.

MODULE 4 ASTRONOMY (NIGHT SKY) The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • •

Be able to understand by definition what is meant by a universe, galaxy and solar system. Know the position of the nine planets in the solar system in terms of their distance from the Sun. Be able to point out the constellations of Orion, Scorpio and the Southern Cross. Be able to determine a southerly direction making use of the Southern Cross. Be able to describe the phases of the moon as it is viewed from Earth. Know what an eclipse means and how to differentiate between a lunar and a solar eclipse in terms of the positioning of the Sun, Earth and Moon. Know how the moon affects the ocean tides.

MODULE 5 WEATHER AND CLIMATE The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • •

Know the difference between weather and climate Understand the process of cloud formation. Know the different types and names of clouds and what weather conditions are associated with these different cloud types and how this may affect the guiding experience. Know the different types of local wind conditions that may apply to the area of guiding operation. Be able to describe the four major influences on the South African climate. Understand the general summer and winter conditions of Southern Africa.

MODULE 6 BASIC ECOLOGY The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • •

Know what Ecology is and how important an understanding of ecology is for the nature guide. Have an understanding of the major components of ecosystems. Be able to explain the different levels of organisation in ecology. Know what trophic pyramids, food chains and food webs are and how to give an explanation of these. Be able to give an explanation of the nutrient cycle. Be able to give an explanation and examples of symbiotic relationships. Know what predation is and the various types of competition that occurs in the natural environment.


MODULE 7 BASIC TAXONOMY The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • •

Know what the meaning of taxonomy is. Have an understanding of why and how living organisms are classified. Be able to name the six kingdoms of living organisms. Be able to place living organisms into the hierarchical order of classification.

MODULE 8 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOMES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • •

Know what a biome is. Be able to name the seven major biomes in Southern Africa. Be able to explain the biomes in terms of the amount of seasonal rainfall and temperature. Know what the main indicator species are for each of the biomes in terms of animals and dominant vegetation types.

MODULE 9 BOTANY AND GRASSES The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • •


Know the anatomy of a tree. Know how to identify a tree and thus be able to apply this knowledge to identify any tree in Southern Africa. Be able to give some interesting facts about trees in terms of general uses, medicinal uses and traditional beliefs associated with specific trees. Know the anatomy of a grass plant. Know how to identify a grass plant and thus be able to apply this knowledge to identify any grass plant in Southern Africa. Know the differences between sweet and sour veld. Be able to explain grassland succession. Understand what is meant by the ecological status and the grazing value of grasses.

MODULE 10 ARTHROPODS (INSECTS AND RELATIVES) The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • • • • •

Know what an arthropod is. Know what the characteristics of insects are. Be able to explain the three different types of insect life-cycles and give examples of each. Understand why insects are so successful and the ecological importance of insects. Have a basic understanding of insect flight and their feeding behaviour. Be able to identify common insect orders. Be able to explain the difference between insects and spiders. Know what the characteristics of the Arachnid are and be able to place spiders into two main suborders. Know how to recognise the venomous spiders in South Africa, which are of medical importance to human beings and know what type of venom they have. Know what the characteristics of scorpions are and how to distinguish between the two main types of scorpions. Know what the differences are between Millipedes and Centipedes and their particular feeding behaviour.

MODULE 11 AMPHIBIANS (FROGS AND TOADS) The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • •

Know the characteristics of the class of amphibians. Be able to explain the differences between frogs and toads. Understand the life cycle of frogs and toads and be able to explain metamorphosis. Be able to explain mating postures, nests and types of eggs of frogs and toads. Be able to name and explain the different types of frog calls. Be able to identify some of the more common frogs by their calls.


MODULE 12 REPTILES The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • • • •

Know the characteristics of the class of reptiles. Be able to identify the features of the three reptile orders. Be able to identify the features of Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins. Be able to identify the features of skinks, lizards, agamas, geckos, chameleons, monitors and snakes. Know how to identify the more common species of snakes as well as the potentially lethal families and species of snakes. Be able to name the different types of snake venom, symptoms and effects. Be able to classify snakes in terms of the different teeth structures. Know the different types of reproduction in snakes. Have a basic understanding of the senses of snakes. Know some interesting facts about reptiles.

MODULE 13 FISH The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • • •


Know what a fish is. Be able to label the external anatomy of a fish. Understand the ecological importance of fish. Be able to explain how fish reproduce and grow. Know the different types of fish feeding behaviour. Understand how fish move through water. Be able to explain the concepts of neutral buoyancy and the swim bladder. Know how the lateral line system works in fish and why it is important. Be able to identify common species of fish.

MODULE 14 BIRDS The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • •

Know the characteristics of the class of birds. Understand the difference between passerines and non-passerines. Be able to give explanations of the various feeding methods and type of food that birds eat. Be able to point out examples of prominent bird species nests. Be able to give a basic explanation of commonly displayed bird behaviour. Know how to identify birds making use of the various identification pointers. Be able to identify the prominent and common bird species.

MODULE 15 MAMMALS The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • •

Know the characteristics of the class of mammals. Know the characteristics of the sub-classes of mammals. Be able to explain the foot structure and digestive systems of ruminants and hindgut fermenters. Be able to give the basic physical characteristics, social and feeding habits, habitat and distribution of the common species of mammals. Be able to differentiate between males and females of common mammal species. Have basic behavioural knowledge of the main indicator species (“Flagship”) of South Africa.

MODULE 16 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • •

Know what animal behaviour is. Understand the different grouping behaviour of animals. Be able to explain the different forms of animal’s communication making use of relevant examples. Have an understanding of various types of animal protective behaviour. Be able to explain the differences between animal home ranges and territories. Be able to identify and interpret animal signs and sounds.


MODULE 17 CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT AND HISTORICAL HUMAN The objectives On completion of this module you will: • • • • • • • •

Know what conservation practices are used in the natural environment. Understand why and how these conservation practices are carried out. Know what a Transfrontier/Peace park is and be able to give some examples. Know what a Biosphere Reserve is, why they are established and be able to give some examples of working Biosphere reserves. Have knowledge and an understanding of the early human inhabitants of Southern Africa. Be able to explain the three Stone age periods that took place in Southern Africa and some of the more interesting Stone age sites and their significance. Be able to explain the characteristics of the Iron Age sites in Southern Africa and their significance. Have an understanding of the distribution of traditional Southern African cultures.

This module 17 will cover the absolute basics in terms of the topics included, and is thus only a very brief introduction to conservation management and historical human habitation of Southern Africa. The conservation management section of this module will include the following: • • • • • •

The use of fire as a management tool Bush encroachment and alien plant control Erosion control Road maintenance Animal population control Water provision and water-hole rotation

The historical human habitation section of this module will include the following: • • • • • •


A brief history of humans in Southern Africa The Early Stone Age The Middle Stone Age The Later Stone Age The Iron Age The distribution of traditional Southern African cultures based on language

112 DAYS


31ST MAY 2014 $14,500

TOUR ITINERARY South Africa Day 1 to 7 After the Pre-Departure Meeting on the first day we spend the time at Campfire Safari’s getting used to the great outdoors, with Bush Walks and Game Drives, as well as your first lecturers. Gives the group the chance to get to know each other and ensure everything is ready for the tour across Africa. Botswana Day 8 to 19 We leave South Africa and into Botswana. From Game Drives in a Rhino Sanctuary to Bush Camping with Nature Walks in the Okavango Delta. We then head to the land of the Elephants, spending time near a busy watering hole. Our last stop in Botswana is the famous Chobe National Park with a Game Drive and a Boat Safari. Zimbabwe Day 20 to 23 Time to relax for a couple of days with Victoria Falls in the distance and a chance to try your hand at some of the adrealine sports that have become famous here. Bungee Jumping, Walking with Lions, White-water Rafting and Jetboating are among the many activities available. Spend time walking around the Victoria Falls National Park to watch the “Smoke That Thunders” and its mighty roar as the water drops over 100 meters along the kilometre rock face. Zambia Day 24 to 28 A short drive across Victoria Falls Bridge and we ae in Livingston and the chance to see the falls from the other side or a chance to Microlight over the top of the falls. Crossing the many small villages we head to the City Lusaka and then the South Luangwa National Park and another chance to get up close to the wildlife of Africa. Malawi Day 29 to 36 Lake Malawi is Africa’s 3rd largest lake and we spend our time on the shores of the fresh water lake doing our first Marine Biology. Relax swimming in the lake or try your hand a hourse riding in the forest, villages and along the beach.

Tanzania Day 37 to 49 Into Tanzania and its many Game Reserves. First stop Mikumi and the vast grasslands, look out for the smallest Elephants in Africa. Driving through the huge open plains with huts and its Masaai people, we spend time in Arusha with time in the Reptile Park before we head to the world famous Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater.

Kenya Day 50 to 54 Our first stop in Kenya is a short visit. Time to stock up our supplies and then head into Lake Nakuru National Park. Famous for its Soda Lake with thousands of Flamingos. Uganda Day 55 to 67 “Switzerland of Africa” is our next stop with its rolling green hills. Climbing high into the hills we make camp by Lake Bunyoni “Place of many small birds”. For those that are hiking the Mountain Gorilla this is the meeting point. The group the spends time with the “Little Angels” Orphanage. Crossing back aross the country we head to the souce of the Nile. A Chance to Raft the rapids or just laze on the bank of this famous river. We then do our next community project with Soft Power. Kenya Day 68 to 77 Back into Kenya as we spend time Bush Walking by Lake Naivasha, another of Kenya’s famous Lakes. We visit the Born Free Foundation for afternoon tea in the gardens with Colobus Monkys high in the trees. The jewel in Kenya’s crown is the Masai Mara with the great Miragtion in full swing. Our last stop in Kenya is Amboseli National Park. Tanzania Day 78 to 89 Crossing back into Tanzania, with Mount Kilimanjaro in the backgroud another chance to spot game in the reserve of the same name. Time to relax as we ferry on the indian ocean to the island of Zanzibar. Rich in history and white sandy beaches its time to forget the studies for a few days and unwind. Moving further south we stop in the largest of National Parks Selous Reserve. Malawi Day 90 to 94 Returning to the beaches of Lake Malawi we have the chance to recap on the Fresh Water wildlife before letting our hair down with some fun & games on the beach and getting to know the locals with a tradtional village meal.

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Tour Leader & Driver Certified FGASA accredited trainer and assessor All FGASA fees and registration Overland Truck Camping Equipment Camping Fees All Meals whilst Camping All Fees to the National Park Game Drives. Walking Safaris Okavango Delta Tour Reptile Course Masai Village Tour Marine Projects Communtiy Projects Ferry & Hotels in Zanzibar

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Flights to & from South Africa (Hoedspruit) Airport Taxes & Transfers Travel and medical Insurance Visa Costs (Appox $450) Optional Excursions as listed in the pre-departure information pack Drinks & Snacks Meals whilst in Zanzibar Spending Money Gorilla Treking Permit (optional) Student Uniform Kit ($150)

Please Note: This itinerary is a guide only and can change at short notice due to Climate and regional reasons.

Mozambique Day 95 to 105 With crystal clear waters another Marine exercise this time with salt water marine life. Last chance to chill on the beach before heading into the Limpop Reserve that backs onto South Africa’s Kruger. South Africa Day 106 to 112 Kruger is our final stop of Reserves as we pass the diverse eco-system for a couple of days. Back to Campfire and our chance to re-cap our findings and studies before the end of tour exams. Ending with a farewell party, its time for goodbyes with new friends and life changing memories.



Please Note: These prices were correct at time of printing. These prices are subject to change without notice Prices are in USD Dollars

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe Full Day White Water Rafting


(Low Water Season) Half-Day White Water Rafting


times as you can) Gorge Swing, Zip-line, Flying Fox, Abseil &


Rap Jump)


Half-Day Adrenaline

(Min 2 Pax, Subject to Water Levels) Gorge Swing


(Includes the following Activities)

Flying Fox


2 Gorge Swings, 1 Flying Fox, 1 Zip-Line



Tandem Gorge Swing


Tandem Zip-Line


Bungee Jump


Bridge Swing Tandem Bridge Swing Bridge Slide

$125 $195 $35

Tandem Bridge Slide


Elephant Back Safari



Raft/Gorge Combo (Includes the following Activities) Half or Full Day Rafting (water level permitting) 1 Gorge Swing


Big Air Combo (Includes the following Activities) 1 Bungee, 1 Bridge Swing, 1 Bridge Slide


Adventure Pass 1 Any Two of the following with a Sunset Cruise

(Morning Ride include Breakfast)

Half-Day Raft

Lion Walk

(Afternoon Ride include Drinks & Snacks)

Full Day Raft

15 min Helicopter

Elephant Back Safari


Lion Walk


(Morning Ride include Breakfast)

Half-Day Adrenaline

(Afternoon Ride include Drinks & Snacks)

Adventure Pass 2

Helicopter Flight

Any Three of the following

Flight of Angels 15 mins Zambezi Spectacular 25 mins Zambezi River Cruise

$130 $250 $50

(Incl. Transfer, Free Bar & Snacks) Upper Zambezi Canoeing (Incl. Transfer, FB/Fast, Lunch & Refreshments)



(Includes the following Activities as many

(High Water Season) Rafting & River Boarding Combo

Full day Adrenaline (min 8 pax)


Half-Day Raft

Lion Walk

Full Day Raft

15 min Helicopter

Elephant Back Safari



Half-Day Adrenaline Lion/Elephant Combo



Please Note: These prices were correct at time of printing. These prices are subject to change without notice Prices are in USD Dollars



Spice & Slavery Tour


Full day White Water Rafting


Turtle Sanctuary


Half-Day White Water Rafting




Raft & Riverboard Combo


Deep Sea Fishing


Tandem Kayaking

Scuba Driving


Kayaking Cruise (Short Haul)

$140 $75 $50 $125

Booze Cruise Kite Surfing

$30 POA

Giraffe Sanctuary Elephant Orphanage

Kayaking Full Day Cruise Gorilla Jet Boat (30 mins)


Sunset Cruise (Including Free Bar & Food)

Half-Day Fishing Safari

$45 $25 $60

Full Day Fishing Safari


Birding Safari

Kenya Hot-Air Ballooning over the Serengeti

Kayaking Sunset Cruise

$500 $10 $10


1-Hour Horse Safari

3-Hour Horse Safari

$35 $50 $75

1 Hour Quad Biking


2 Hour Quad Biking

$70 $90

2-Hour Horse Safari

3 Hour Quad Biking Hot-Air Ballooning over the Masai Mara Camel Riding at Snake Park

$500 $10

4 Hour Quad Biking Raft/Cruise Combo Raft/Jetboat Combo Raft/Tandem Combo

Botswana 1-Hour Flight over the Okavango Delta

Jetboat/Tandem Combo


$110 $150 $160 $240

Jetboat/Cruise Combo

$170 $80

Tandem/Cruise Combo


Raft/Jetboat/Cruise Combo


Raft/Tandem/Cruise Combo


Awesome Foursome Combo



Gorilla Trekking - Uganda Up close & personal with the primates. A Gorilla Trek within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit Uganda. On the other hand, Uganda is recognized as a very safe and more so secure country in which you can see these Gorillas in serene surroundings. The endangered impressive Mountain Gorillas in Uganda don’t live in any zoo across the planet since they cannot survive in detention and thus there aren’t any known mountain gorillas surviving within zoos. These can only be found and seen in Africa, in just three countries including Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. There are approximately 786 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world with approximately half of them staying in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest plus the Mgahinga Gorilla Park within Uganda found in East 18 Africa.

There are more than seven hundred and eighty six mountain gorillas in the whole world. Uganda hold close to half of their total population, and the majority of them live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whereas the others are found in Mgahinga Gorilla Park, however these at times cross over to Rwanda. Fortunately the Gorillas are growing in numbers because of the protection they are offered from the government of Uganda, which also included efforts of the adjacent communities to the parks to whom part of the USD 750 fee of Gorilla tracking permits charged from foreign visitors to Mgahinga as well as Bwindi is offered. This is an optional Activity and permits can be booked at time of booking the tour. The Permit fee includes the return transfer from our base camp. Permit prices fluctuate during busy times. If permit is purchased cheaper, any difference will be refunded during tour. Please see booking form to reserve your place.

Mountain Gorilla Description: Usually the Males are two times the size of the females, they may grow to 6ft. tall and even weigh 350 -500 pounds. These are strong, with long arms and muscular. The males are referred to as the silverback because as they mature the hair on their back turns somewhat silver, hence the name Silverbacks. The strength of the males is ten times stronger compared to the strongest boxer, even taking steroids. The arms of silverbacks can stretch to 7 feet, Mountain Gorillas possess longer plus darker hair compared to their lowland counterparts because they stay in colder climates and higher altitudes. Their life span is between 40 and 50 years. The mountain gorillas mainly stay on the ground although they will climb a tree occasionally given that it can support them, however just like children, their young play in the trees. A fascinating fact is that Gorillas and Humans share 98% of their genetic composition. Mountain Gorilla Home and Diet: Uganda has two places where these Mountain Gorillas may be seen; one is Mgahinga Gorilla Park; a stunning park and a component of the Virunga chain of towering volcanoes that extend into the DRC and Rwanda, and then in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest supports the hugest Population of Mountain Gorilla. It is an ancient forest also called the “Place of Darkness.” The tree cover makes it very dark within this forest. The forest’s altitudes are between 1,160m and 2,607m above sea level. The Bwindi plus Mgahinga each possess varying characteristics as well as similarities. The Bwindi isn’t an extinct volcanic region while the Mgahinga is. Mgahinga Gorilla Park sits on higher altitudes and the Mountain Gorillas move up and feed on some of the afromontane vegetation. Typically Mountain Gorillas eat large quantities of flowers, leaves, fruit, roots, bamboo and shoots in season. The Adults can consume up to 75 pounds each day. The day of a Mountain Gorilla starts at 6am up to 6pm with a snooze around lunchtime. Uganda receives Light just past 6am and darkness falls around 7pm. These move every day to different locations where they make nests using twigs plus leaves and spend their night. Some people have found these reasonably comfortable, just enough to actually slumber in. Mountain Gorilla Behavior: Visitors into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest frequently inquire if mountain gorillas are dangerous? Although dominant and very strong, these are gentle as well as shy, and in addition the mountain gorillas that visitors see within Uganda have been habituated. In other words they are habituated to people, which process that takes close to 2 years. Dian Fossey actually was against the idea of visiting mountain gorillas which is done today, however it’s the money collected that survival of this endangered species, and seen their number increase over the recent years. While mountain gorillas are threatened they do attack so as to protect their very own. When different Mountain Gorilla groups meet, there is a fight between the leader Silverbacks to death. Mountain gorillas exist in groups, which differ in size from 2 – 30 or 40, however commonly in groups of 10. There is no specific mating season while babies are born through the year. The Males begin breeding at around 15 years while the females start giving birth between 10 and 12 years. Females can give birth after every 2 to 3 years giving birth to 4 – 6 offspring through their lifetime. Males leave their group at about 11 years of age, while a little over half of the females will leave their group. Mountain gorillas communicate through sounds and researchers currently have documented roars, grunts and shouts, and 25 sounds Mountain Gorilla Predators: The supreme threat to the Mountain Gorillas is human encroachment for settlement around them. Previously there was a slash as well as burn mentality however, through an educational program by the Uganda Wildlife Authority plus cash motivation to the community through the tourism industry that the gorillas within Uganda are today no longer as threatened by various poachers as it was in the DRC.


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Cultural Chance to meet the locals too The Culture of Africa encompasses

Africa is home to innumerable tribes,

and includes all cultures within the

ethnic and social groups, some

continent of Africa. There is a political or

representing very large populations

racial split between Eastern Africa and

consisting of millions of people; others

Southern Africa, which is in turn divided

are smaller groups of a few thousand.

into a great number of ethnic cultures.

Some countries have over 20 different

African cultures are diverse and varied

ethnic groups, and also are greatly

and not static, and like most of the world

diverse in beliefs.

have been impacted upon by both internal and external forces.


National Parks & Game Reserves During the tour we spend time in some for the best National Parks & Game Reverse in Africa. Spread across Africa from South Africa’s Kruger Park up into East Africa and the Serengeti & Masai Mara.

Khama Rhino Sanctuary – Botswana In response to declining rhinoceros populations in Botswana, the residents of Serowe, which is the birthplace of the first president of Botswana – Seretsi Khama establish the 4300-hectare sanctuary in 1989. Today the last remaining rhinos reside in the Sanctuary. It is also home to zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, impala, kudu, eland, ostriches, hyenas, leopards and over 230 species of birds

Okavango Delta - Botswana The 1430Km Okavango River rises in central Angola, and then flows southeast across Namibia’s Caprivi Strip before entering Botswana east of Shakawe. There, 18.5 billion cu metres of water annually spread and sprawl like an open palm across the flat landscape as they’re consumed by the thirsty air and swallowed by the Kalahari sands. Eventually, the river loses itself in a 16,000-sq-km maze of lagoons, channels and islands. In this desert country, the incongruous waters of the resulting wetland attract myriad birds and other wildlife

Chobe National Park – Botswana Chobe National Park, which encompasses 11,000–sq-km, is home to Botswana’s most varied wildlife. The riverfront strip along the northern tier, with its perennial water supply, supports the greatest wildlife concentration; large herds of Elephants regularly are seen swimming from the island to the mainland. Grazing Buffalo and the ever-watching hippo’s are at home as they amble onto dry land to feed in the afternoons. Different species of birdlife are seen especially from the comfort of the boat safari on the Chobe River.

South Luangwa National Park - Zambia For scenery and variety of animals South Luangwa National Park is the best in Zambia and one of the most majestic in Africa. Impala, pukus and buffalo wander on the wide open plains, leopards, of which there are many in the park, hunt in the dense woodlands, herds of elephants wade through the marshes, and hippos munch serenely on Nile cabbage in the Luangwa river.


National Parks & Game Reserves During the tour we spend time in some for the best National Parks & Game Reverse in Africa. Spread across Africa from South Africa’s Kruger Park up into East Africa and the Serengeti & Masai Mara.

Mikumi Nature Reserve - Tanzania Mikumi abuts the northern border of Africa’s biggest game reserve – The Selous- and is transected by the surfaced road between Dar Es Salaam. With its 75,000-sq-km tract of wilderness that stretches east. The open horizon and abundant wildlife of the Mkata floodplain, the most popular centerpiece of the reserve. Lion’s survey the grassy kingdom as zebra, impala, wildebeest and buffalo migrate across it, from the flattened tops of termite mounds, or sometimes, during the rains, perch high in the trees. Giraffe forage in the isolate acacia trees. Serengeti National Park - Tanzania Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thompson Gazelles join the 2 million blue wildebeest as they head towards the Masai Mara in the neighboring Kenya Apart from the Migration the Serengeti is great to spot herds of Buffalo, small groups of elephants and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, impala and Grant’s gazelles Mount Manyara National Park- Tanzania Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains. A narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt for the famous tree climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the trees, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forage in their shade. Klipspringers are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs. Selous Game Reserve- Tanzania One of the largest faunal reserves in the world, located in the south of Tanzania. The reserve covers a total area of 54,600-sq-km. Some of the typical animals of the savannah can be found here in large numbers, from Elephants, Hippos, African Wild Dogs, Buffalo and Crocodiles


National Parks & Game Reserves During the tour we spend time in some for the best National Parks & Game Reverse in Africa. Spread across Africa from South Africa’s Kruger Park up into East Africa and the Serengeti & Masai Mara.

Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya The Masai Mara is considered by some as one of the best Game Reserves in the world. The Mara comprises open plains, woodlands and riverside forests. The immrnse grasslands are scattered with herds of zebra, giraffe, gazelles and topi. The Acacis forest abound with birdlife and monkeys. Elephants and buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara swamps. With the migration in full swing from the Serengeti, large numbers of preditors like lions, hyenas and other bigs cats follow the moving herds of wildebeests. Lake Nakuru – Kenya Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grasslands. Famous for its vast numbers of bright pink flamingoes as far as the eyes can see. When conditions are right between one and two million lesser and greater flamingoes feed around the shores of the shallow waters. Other birds like pelicans and cormorants are in abundance too, as well as over 400 other species of birds. Lions, Black Rhino, Buffalo and other smaller animals can also be found. Lake Naivasha - Kenya The freshwater lake forms part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the Maasai name ”Nai’posha” meaning “Rough Water” because of the sudden storms, which can arise here. The Lake is home to some 400 species of birds and large numbers of Hippos. Fish Eagles can be clearly seen and heard from the waters edge as they fly down to fish. Waterbuck, Giraffe and other plains game are spotted along the shores of the lake.

Amboseli National Park – Kenya Located on the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, 5895-metre Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is one of kenya’s most popular National Parks. The park embodies five main wildlife habitats, open plains, acacia woodlands, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshlands. It also covers part of a pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Famous for its big game and its scenic beauty. With sixty-five species of mammals including babbons, vervet monkey, lion, cheetah, elephant, zebra, hippo, black rhino, Maasai Oryx, willdebeest, gerennuk, impala and gazelles.


National Parks & Game Reserves During the tour we spend time in some for the best National Parks & Game Reverse in Africa. Spread across Africa from South Africa’s Kruger Park up into East Africa and the Serengeti & Masai Mara.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides, which are mist-covered, are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that dates back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” in addition protects a predictable 320 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups that can be tracked by visitors.

Limpopo National Park – Mozambique This vast 10,000-sq-km National park borders onto the Kruger in south Africa, The park has the particularity of presenting a landscape which is still intact almost across its suface. Elephants, White Rhino, Buffalo, lions, leopards and other animals like Wild dogs, Hippos, Zebra, Kudu, Wild boar and Spotted Hyenas

Kruger National Park – South Africa Try to imagine a national park the size of Israel with huge tracts of acacia, sycamore figs and bush willow interrupted by open savannah, rushing rivers and the occasional rocky bluff. Now fill it with lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes and black rhino, plus cheetah, giraffe, hippos and many species of smaller animals, and you’ll start to have some notion of what it’s like to visit Kruger National Park.

Balule Game Reserve – South Africa Situated next door to the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province. It is without fences between the two parks. The area covers about 35,000 Ha. Animals including the “Big 5” and many small mammals can be found here as well as a good number of bird life. Many small private lodges are found in amongst the woodland and open savannahs and rivers.


Working in partnership with locals As part of the Education Programme, we will stop and spends some quality time with locals. This is a great chance to learn about some of the many different cultures in Africa, as well as giving something back. We have designed some teaching projects for the student to complete whilst on the move.

Little Angels can do so much with so little, and you can be a part of that! The Little Angels Needy Children & Orphan Project was formed and operates in the Bufuka area of the Kabale District, Uganda. The Little Angels Project cares for 200 needy children with the aim of preserving the life and promoting the well being of orphans and needy children in the Bufuka area.

The primary income source of the Little Angels Project is cash donations given by tourists. The Little Angels Project receives limited support and enjoys a constructive relationship with the local school

Soft Power Education is working with communities in Uganda to improve quality of life through education. Our funding comes from overland groups, independent travellers and sponsors from around the world. Every single penny donated to Soft Power Education goes towards refurbishing and upgrading the schools involved in the Programme; the running costs of the two pre-schools; running the Amagezi Education Centre; continuing the work in Murchison; buying building materials and paying for Ugandan labour and staff. The snake park is a special treasure of Arusha, a wonderful source of enjoyment and relaxation for locals and foreign visitors. The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders and many more. You can also enjoy your personal Maasai guide who will take you on a spectacular tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum, to jumping on a camel and going on safari to the local village. Visit the Free Education Centre, where the local Maasai have the opportunity to learn how to read and write and further their education in many different ways.

Meserani Snake Park also runs a free medical health clinic that provides care for local people including the only clinic equipped with anti-venom in Tanzania. The clinic gets over 1000 patients per month. After all your activities, relax and enjoy a fully equipped campsite and barbecue area and a fully stocked bar, which has become legendary around the world.


Time to Relax, and watch the world go by. So its not going to be all work and study and no play, throughout the tour we get the chance to leave the study books behind and relax on some of the best beaches in Africa. Not just the ones on the coastline, but also on the shores of the vast Lake Malawi. With Hotels rooms including in the tour whilst on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, it’s a chance to laze on the white sandy beaches, swim in the Indian Ocean or try your hand at many optional activities from Snorkeling, Spice & Slavery Tours or even for the adrenaline junkies Kite Surfing or Deep-Sea Fishing. With crystal clear fresh water, Lake Malawi is another great place to unwind and watch the world go by. We stop at two shoreline resorts on our way, so there is not shortage of beach time here too. Last Stop in the Coastal areas of Mozambique. Unspoiled beaches, palm trees and more lazy times to reflect on the past before heading back into South Africa.


What to Pack for this Epic Journey? Deciding what to bring on a long tour can be a bit of a headache; we at Afri-Teers-Overland

have put this list together to help with just that.

THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist Essentials are the most important backpack items you to pack for our overlanding adventure. It’s the stuff you just don’t leave home without. • • • • • • • • •

Sun Protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, hat) A backpack only. (Suitcases are not suitable for overland travel) Sleeping Back & Roll Mat Prescription Medication Decent Flashlight & Head Torch Pocketknife & Leatherman Passport, Visas & Papers (Plus Copies) Suitable Clothing First Aid Kit

KEEPING IT TIDY The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist ensures you remember that Keeping It Tidy is as important as the journey itself and leaving no trace, or as little as possible, other than your footprints is a prime idea. Try keeping it organic. • • •

Multi-Purpose Cleaning Soap Small Hand Wash Soap Hand Sanitizer


The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist ensures you remember all the Forget Me Not’s in the process of packing for your next big adventure. These are the things you can’t do without on any overlanding Africa journey. • • • • • • •

Pegs Washing Line (simple thin rope) Spare Contact Lenses & Glasses Nylon Cord & Duct Tape Extra Flashlight Bulbs Swimming Towel Extra Batteries Extra Lighter

KEEPING IT CASUAL The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist ensures you are Keeping It Casual packing the right clothes for your outdoor safari across Africa, preparing you for all the weather and temperatures you might expect along the way. Africa can get cold at night. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

One Set of Smart Clothes (for a night out) Sandals (camp wear, wading streams) Cold Weather Hat (covers ears) Shirts (long & short sleeves) Pants (non-cotton, durable) Lightweight Wool Gloves Waterproof Clothing Bag Changes of Underwear Inner & Outer Socks Swimming Costume Rain Jacket Beach Sarong Light Weight Jeans Fleece Jacket Hiking Boots Casual Flats Cargo Pants Track Pants Sneakers


What else to bring on Tour Most of these items can be replaced whilst on Tour, during the trip we stop in many large towns or cities to stock up supplies. So just bring enough for the start of the tour, except prescription medications. • •

THE BATHROOM BAGGIE The Afri-Teers Overlanding Africa Packing Checklist makes sure you have it all in your Bathroom Baggie helping to keep your teeth clean, your eyes clear, your hair washed and the bugs off you.

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Biodegradable Liquid Soap Toothbrush & Toothpaste Contact Lenses Kit Bath Towel

Antiperspirant Insect Repellent Shampoo Face Cloth

THE FIRST AID KIT THE MUST HAVES The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist ensures you have all The Must Haves in your backpack making sure you keep it light but don’t forget a thing.

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Regular Medication (i.e. an asthma pump) Long Life Reading Material (E-Readers are ideal) Camera, Lenses and Power Chargers Extra Memory Pack of Playing Cards Hard Cover Notebooks & Pens Contraceptives Travel Journal Cell Phone Binoculars Tripod iPod

The Afri-Teers Overland Africa Packing Checklist has expanded on The Essential First Aid Kit. Accidents happen and making sure you have everything you need in regards to health and safety is highly important.

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Adhesive Bandages Various Sizes Cold Medicine, Cough Drops Scissors Needle & Tweezers Antiseptic Ointment Antibiotic Ointment Insect Bite Cream Ibuprofen for Pain Antacid Tablets Anti-Histamine Thermometer Roller Gauze Burn Cream Safety Pins Deep Heat Probiotic Re-hydration Tablets/Powder

OUR ENVIRONMENT POLICY You may well think, ‘well what harm or good will I have as one individual', But remember –Every Little Bit Helps. What is gone today or tomorrow is gone for good, so let’s help preserve it for those in the future as well.

Litter – Is to be disposed of in an appropriate manner in the appropriate places, especially Non-biodegradable products (even if this means carrying it with us). Water - Be resourceful with water, from drinking it through to washing with or in it. Remember we are just passing through, but the local people and wildlife live there and in many cases they use the same water source and have to walk long distances to collect it, (often very few houses have running water). Therefore if the local supply runs dry they will have even further to travel to collect it. This applies even in campsites, hostels and hotels. Protection - Look after and preserve the areas we visit. From walking on coral reefs to driving Off-Road on undesignated areas or tracks you are damaging delicate Eco-systems that have taken many years to mature and in some cases are irreparable. It also gives the impression to others that if one person is doing it then they can as well, whereas in fact it will lead to future generations not being able to enjoy it at all. Purchases - Be aware of the harm and danger of buying endangered wildlife and fauna i.e. from coral, cacti and butterflies through to obvious items such as non-authorised ivory and rhino horn. Apart from the fact of it being illegal it also encourages the thieves and poachers to continue their trade - if there are no buyers there is no market. Fires - Dispose of matches and cigarettes properly and carefully - bush fires occur extremely easily. Try and use alternative fuels where possible i.e. gas, this will help preserve scarce wood and charcoal supplies. Respect - Respect the local customs and beliefs of the peoples in the different regions that you travel through, i.e. many local peoples beliefs regarding photographs - be polite ask first. The attitudes regarding dress codes (particularly in Middle Eastern countries), common sense clothing will stop a lot of hassle and aggravation; this applies to men as well as women. The strict code regarding many religious and festival events i.e. Ramadan (these do not necessarily apply to foreigners - but it is polite and respectful to abide or at least be aware of them and it may well give you a different perspective and understanding on the local culture and people).


Terms &  Conditions  of  Booking    1.  Definitions  &  Parties   • In  t hese  Booking  Conditions,  the  "Company"  shall  mean  Afri-­‐Teers-­‐Overland  Company.   • The  "Client"  is  the  person  or  persons  listed  on  the  Booking  Form.   • A  "trip"  is  any  tour,  trip,  safari,  expedition  or  combination  of  sections  that  has  its  own  Trip  Name  and  Trip  Code  as  reflected  in  both  the   brochure  and  on  the  website.   • "Force  Majeure"  means  any  situation  or  event  that  is  beyond  the  Company's  control.  This  could  be  war,  riot,  civil  strife,  terrorist  activity,  and   industrial  disputes,  natural  or  industrial  disasters,  fire,  adverse  weather  conditions  or  Acts  of  God.  It  could  also  include  governmental   obstacles  and  changes  to  local  transport  operator’s  schedules  (like  ferry  companies.)     2.  Contract   • • • • •

No contract  shall  exist  between  the  C ompany  and  the  Client,  until  the  Company  receives  an  electronic  Booking  Form.   b)  Receives  a  non-­‐refundable  deposit  or  75%  (seventy  five  percent)  of  the  Trip  Price.   c)  Receives  an  electronic  copy  of  the  Booking  Terms  and  Conditions.   d)  Issues  the  Client,  or  their  travel  agent,  a  written  confirmation.   A  contract  is  entered  into  between  the  Company  and  the  Client.  The  person  who  signs  the  Booking  Form  represents  and  warrants  to  the   Company,  that  they  are  authorised  to  sign  the  form  and  accepts  all  these  conditions  on  behalf  of  themselves  and  each  of  their   travelling  companions  including  any  minors  who  m ay  be  accompanying  them.   • No  persons,  organisation  or  employee  of  the  Company  has  any  authority  to  vary  these  Booking  Conditions.  Neither  do  they  have  any   authority  to  alter  any  information  printed  in  the  brochure  or  on  the  website.   • The  Company  and  its  agents  reserve  the  right  to  decline  any  booking.  The  Company  also  reserves  the  right  to  cancel  any  booking  at  its   discretion  in  the  event  the  Company  believes  the  Client  to  be  unsuited  t o  the  trip  booked.   • Should  any  of  these  Terms  and  Conditions  be  held  to  be  invalid,  unlawful  or  unenforceable,  such  Terms  and  Conditions  will  be  severable   from  the  remaining  Terms  and  Conditions,  which  will  continue  to  be  valid  and  enforceable.  If  any  Term  or  Condition  held  to  be  invalid   is  capable  of  amendment  to  render  it  valid,  the  parties  agree  to  negotiate  an  amendment  to  remove  the  invalidity.   • This  contract  (including  its  validity,  existence  and  implementation,  the  interpretation  and  application  of  its  provisions,  the  respective  rights   and  obligations  of  the  parties  in  terms  of  and  arising  out  of  the  conclusion,  breach  and  termination  of  the  provisions  of  this   agreement)  shall  be  interpreted  and  governed  in  all  respects  by  the  laws  of  England.     3.  Payments   • A  non-­‐refundable  deposit  of  25%  (twenty  five  percent)  of  the  Trip  Price  is  required  from  each  Client  when  submitting  the  Booking  Form  to   confirm  the  booking.  This  deposit  will  only  be  refunded  if  the  Client  cannot  be  accommodated.   • Payment  made  to  an  agent  does  not  guarantee  the  booking,  should  that  agent  default  in  payment  to  The  Company.   • The  Balance  Payment  (where  applicable)  must  be  paid  is  US$  (United  States  Dollars)  cash  to  the  Trip  Leader  at  the  Pre-­‐Departure  Meeting,   usually  the  night  before  the  trip's  departure.  This  payment  forms  a  part  of  the  overall  trip  price  and  failure  to  do  so  will  constitute  a   breach  of  contract  by  the  Client  and  the  Client  will  not  be  allowed  to  join  the  trip.  All  US$  most  printed  2006  and  after.   4.  Cancellations   • •

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Any cancellations  made  by  the  Client  must  be  in  by  email  to  the  Company.  The  date  on  which  the  Company  receives  the   correspondence  will  d etermine  the  Cancellation  Fees.   Fees  applicable  in  the  event  of  a  cancellation  will  be  as  follows:   • Days  Prior  to   • %  of  Trip  Price   Departure   • More  than  42   • 25   • 42  to  28   • 35   • 27  to  14   • 50   • 13  to  7   • 75   • Less  than  7   • 100   Should  the  C lient  fail  to  join  a  trip,  or  join  it  after  d eparture  or  leave  it  prior  to  its  completion,  no  refund  will  be  made  whatsoever,   including  the  Local  Payment  portion  that  is  not  used.   The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  cancel  any  trip  for  any  reason  more  than  42  (forty  two)  days  prior  to  the  departure  date.  In  this   case  the  Client  will  be  refunded  any  money  they  have  paid  to  the  Company  and  that  will  be  the  extent  of  the  C ompany's  liability.   The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  cancel  any  trip  for  reasons  of  Force  Majeure  less  than  42  (forty  two)  days  prior  to  t he  departure   date.  In  this  case  the  Client  will  be  refunded  any  money  they  have  paid  to  the  Company,  less  reasonable  expenses  the  C ompany  has   incurred,  and  that  will  b e  the  extent  of  the  Company's  liability.   Some  of  our  trips  require  a  minimum  number  of  Clients  in  order  for  it  to  run.  If  this  number  is  not  reached,  we  reserve  the  right  to   cancel  the  trip.  The  Company  will  endeavour  to  cancel  this  trip  more  than  42  (forty  two)  days  prior  to  the  departure  date  unless  it  is   necessitated  by  the  late  cancellation  of  other  passengers  on  the  trip,  in  which  case  it  will  b e  cancelled  less  than  42  (forty  t wo)  days   prior  to  the  departure  date.  In  each  case,  the  Client  will  be  refunded  any  money  they  have  paid  to  the  Company  and  that  will  be  the   extent  of  the  Company's  liability.  

• Should the  C lient  fail  to  pay  the  balance  of  the  Trip  Price  at  the  Pre-­‐Departure  Meeting,  the  Company  will  cancel  the  booking  and  no  monies   already  paid  to  the  C ompany  will  b e  refunded.   • The  Cancellation  Fees  detailed  above  are  only  in  relation  to  the  Trip  Price  and  do  not  include  any  extra  services  booked  like  Airport  Transfers   and  Accommodation.  These  cancellation  fees  may  be  as  high  as  100%  (one  hundred  percent)  and  the  Client  is  still  liable  for  t heir   payment.     5.  Transfers  &  Amendments   • If  the  Client  wants  to  transfer  from  one  trip  t o  another,  the  Company  must  be  informed  in  writing  by  email.  The  Client  must  complete  and   sign  a  new  Booking  Form  and,  if  necessary,  provide  an  additional  deposit  (if  more  than  42  (forty  two)  days  prior  to  the  trip's  departure)   or  balance  of  Trip  Price  (if  less  than  42  (forty  two)  days  prior  to  the  trip's  departure.)  The  d ate  on  which  the  Company  receives  t he   correspondence  will  d etermine  the  transfer  charge.   • Charges  applicable  in  the  event  of  a  transfer  will  be  as  follows:   • Days  Prior  to  D eparture   • %  of  Trip  Price   • More  than  42   • 25   • 42  to  28   • 35   • 27  to  14   • 50   • 13  to  7   • 75   • Less  than  7   • 100     6.  Prices   • The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  change  their  rates  at  any  time  prior  to  the  contract  being  entered  into.  In  the  event  that  these  rates  are   altered,  the  Client  will  be  advised  at  the  time  of  booking.   • The  Company  endeavours  not  to  increase  the  cost  of  t he  trip  once  the  contract  has  been  entered  into.  However,  the  cost  to  run  a  trip  is   calculated  up  to  18  (eighteen)  months  in  advance  and  increases  in  running  the  trip  like,  but  not  exclusively,  transportation  costs,   accommodation  costs  and  fluctuations  in  the  exchange  rates,  may  make  an  increase  unavoidable.   • Should  a  surcharge  be  payable,  the  Company  will  immediately  notify  the  Client  of  such.   • The  Company  will  not  add  a  surcharge  to  a  trip  less  than  28  (twenty  eight)  d ays  prior  to  a  trip's  departure.   • The  Company  will  not  impose  a  surcharge  of  more  than  20%  (twenty  percent)  of  the  original  Trip  Price.   • Should  a  surcharge  be  payable,  the  Client  must  pay  said  surcharge  prior  to  joining  the  trip.   • Discounts  offered  are  on  the  trip  price  of  the  trip  only,  and  only  one  d iscount  may  b e  applied  to  each  trip.  This  applies  to  promotions  and   specials  offered  by  the  Company  or  any  of  its  representatives.   • Different  sales  prices  are  calculated  in  various  currencies  in  advance  of  printing  the  sales  b rochure.  Due  to  fluctuations,  prices  in  various   currencies  may  vary  as  a  result.  The  Company,  and  it's  representatives  will  not  be  held  liable  to  refund  based  on  these  variances,  and   the  Client  will  be  responsible  for  settling  all  outstanding  amounts  owed  in  the  currency  based  on  their  booking  origin,  or  that  of  their   agent.   7.  Itineraries   • The  documentation  provided  by  the  Company  (e.g.  Trip  Dossiers,  Brochures,  Website,  etc.)  is  set  out  in  good  faith  as  statements  of  intent   only  and  changes  to  the  itinerary,  vehicle  and  equipment  use,  etc.  may  be  made  where  deemed  necessary  by  t he  Company.   • Any  additional  expenses,  incurred  through  deviations  to  the  itineraries  because  of  Force  Majeure  or  reasons  considered  advisable  by  the   Company  will  be  for  the  Client's  account.   • The  Client  accepts  that  Force  Majeure  may  preclude  the  Company  from  providing  services  or  following  the  itinerary  as  detailed  in  the  Trip   Dossier.   • The  Company  will  not  refund  any  monies  paid  for  unused  services  that  are  included  in  the  Trip  Price.   8.  Changes   • The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  make  changes  to  the  trip  any  time  prior  to  the  contract  being  entered  into.  In  the  event  that  any  aspect  of   the  trip  is  altered,  the  Client  will  be  advised  at  the  time  of  their  booking.   • The  Company  endeavours  not  to  make  changes  to  the  trip  once  the  contract  has  been  entered  into.  However,  b ecause  of  the  unpredictability   of  travel  in  many  of  the  areas  visited,  changes  prior  to  a  trip's  departure  may  be  unavoidable.  Where  this  alteration  is  significant  (i.e.   where  a  major  d eviation  to  the  itinerary  is  m ade)  the  Company  undertakes  to  inform  the  Client  as  soon  as  possible.   • Due  to  the  nature  of  the  areas  we  travel  through  significant  changes  can  and  do  occur  after  a  trip's  departure,  over  which  the   Company  has  no  control.  The  Company  will  make  alternative  arrangements  like  changing  the  method  of  transport  and/or  the  itinerary   if  Force  Majeure,  breakdowns,  accidents,  sickness,  etc.  necessitate  such  a  change.  The  Company  cannot  be  held  responsible  for   compensation  or  additional  expenses  incurred  due  to  any  such  change.    


9. Complaints   • If  the  Client  has  a  complaint  about  the  trip,  such  complaint  must  immediately  be  raised  with  t he  Trip  Leader  or  the  Company's  Head  Office   via  email  so  that,  if  possible,  a  solution  can  be  found.   • Failing  resolution,  the  Client  must  make  any  complaint  within  28  (twenty  eight)  days  of  the  trip's  finish  d ate.   • This  complaint  must  be  made  in  electronic  print  via  email.   • The  Company  will  not  be  held  liable  for  the  loss  of  enjoyment  due  to  unfulfilled  expectations  of  the  Trip  d ue  to  the  nature  of  adventure  group   travel;  each  trip  is  unique  and  reliant  on  client  interaction  and  participation.   10.  C ompany  Responsibility   • All  information  in  documentation  provided  by  the  Company  (e.g.  Trip  Dossiers,  Brochure,  Website,  etc.)  has  been  set  out  with  reasonable   care  and  is  published  in  good  faith.  Where  the  Company  is  acting  as  an  agent  on  the  Client's  behalf  (e.g.  when  booking   facilities/services  used  before,  during  the  course  of  or  after  the  trip),  it  does  so  on  the  explicit  condition  that  it  cannot  be  held   responsible  for  any  loss,  damage,  injury,  additional  expenses  or  breaches  of  contract  resulting  directly  or  indirectly  from  the  actions  or   omissions  of  the  suppliers  or  independent  parties  with  whom  these  arrangements  have  been  made.   • The  Company  cannot  be  held  responsible:     • a)  If  there  has  been  no  fault  on  the  part  of  the  Company  or  its  suppliers  and  the  cause  was  the  C lient's  fault  or  the  fault  of  someone  not   associated  with  the  trip  whose  actions  were  not  foreseeable.   b)  If  the  cause  was  the  fault  of  unforeseeable  circumstances  beyond  the  C ompany's  or  its  supplier’s  control,  the  results  of  which  were   unavoidable  even  though  every  caution  was  taken.   • c)  If  the  cause  was  the  fault  of  the  Client  having  taken  part  in  any  activity  or  optional  activity  which  does  not  form  part  of  the  original  trip   arrangements,  even  though  they  may  be  supervised,  arranged  or  recommended  by  the  C ompany  or  its  representatives  (e.g.  bungee   jumping,  rafting,  ballooning  or  other  such  activities  of  a  risky  nature.)     • d)  Where  a  disease  or  illness  is  contracted  during  or  after  the  trip.  Should  the  Client  need  to  leave  the  trip  because  of  such,  no  refund   whatsoever  will  be  forthcoming  and  the  Client  will  be  responsible  for  all  expenses  incurred  for  the  treatment  of  their  illness  and  as  a   result  of  having  to  leave  the  trip.   • e)  For  any  information  or  advice  provided  by  a  travel  agent  unless  such  information  has  been  provided  to  the  travel  agent  by  the  Company.  In   the  case  of  such  information  and  advice  not  having  been  provided  by  the  C ompany,  the  responsibility  must  lie  with  the  travel  agent.   • f)  For  a  travel  agent  not  providing  or  providing  incorrect  advice,  information  or  documents,  which  t he  Company  has  given  to  the  travel  agent,   or  in  the  case  of  negligence  b y  the  travel  agent.   • g)  Where  the  Company  has  provided  advice  and  information  on  travel  documents,  visas,  climate,  spending  money,  clothing,  equipment,  etc.   This  advice  and  information  has  been  set  out  with  reasonable  care  and  is  published  in  good  faith,  but  without  responsibility  on  the   part  of  the  Company.   • h)  For  any  advice  or  information  provided  by  the  Company's  crew.  This  advice  and  information  has  been  given  in  good  faith,  but  without   responsibility  on  the  part  of  the  Company.   • i)  For  any  Client's  luggage  or  personal  effects.   • The  Company,  its  employees  and  agents  cannot  be  held  responsible  for  expenses,  inconvenience,  loss  of  enjoyment  or  anything  else  caused   by  the  Client's  non-­‐compliance  with  any  of  responsibilities  listed  below.   11.  Client  Responsibility   • The  nature  of  the  Company's  trips  may  involve  an  element  of  personal  risk  and  potential  hazard  not  normally  associated  with  holiday  tours.   The  Client  must  accept  these  risks  and  hazards.   • The  Client  must  accept  that  safety  standards  of  suppliers  of  accommodation,  local  transport  and  other  operators  in  most  of  the  countries   visited  will  not  be  of  the  same  standard  as  in  their  home  country.   • The  Client  must  make  themselves  aware  through  the  various  government  agency  warnings  and  advisories  (e.g.  British  Foreign  &   Commonwealth  Office,  U S  Department  of  State)  with  regard  to  the  safety  of  countries  and  areas  through  which  they'll  be  travelling   and  to  make  their  own  d ecisions  accordingly.   • The  Client  must  arrange  suitable  adventure  travel  insurance  with  benefits  that  cover  personal  accident,  medical  expenses  including   repatriation  and  loss  and  damage  to  personal  effects.  It  is  suggested  insurance  is  also  taken  out  to  cover  any  expenses  related  to  the   cancellation  or  curtailment  of  any  trip.  Should  the  Client  not  have  adequate  travel  insurance,  t hey  may  not  be  allowed  to  join  the  trip.   • The  Client  is  to  get  professional  medical  advice  before  travelling  and  to  take  all  necessary  health  precautions  and  preventative  measures.   • The  Client  is  responsible  for  informing  the  Company,  at  the  time  of  booking,  of  any  known  disabilities  or  medical  conditions,  or,  if  not  known   at  the  time  of  booking,  as  soon  they  become  known.  Any  Client  found  to  have  failed  to  d isclose  this  information,  may  be  directed  to   leave  the  trip.  No  refund  whatsoever  will  be  forthcoming  and  the  Client  will  be  responsible  for  all  expenses  incurred  as  a  result  of   having  to  leave  the  trip.   • The  Company's  crew  have  authority  to  make  difficult  decisions.  Should  the  Client  present  a  medical  condition,  the  crew  may  insist  they  seek   medical  advice.  If  the  Client  refuses  to  act  upon  this  advice,  thereby  putting  the  other  members  of  the  trip  in  danger  or  at  risk,  the   Client  m ay  be  asked  to  leave  the  trip.  This  includes  physical,  mental  and  behavioral  conditions.  No  refund  whatsoever  will  be   forthcoming  and  the  Client  will  b e  responsible  for  all  expenses  incurred  as  a  result  of  having  to  leave  the  trip.   • The  Client  must  check  the  documents  issued  for  trips  and  services  booked  through  the  Company  and  should  there  b e  any  mistakes,   immediately  notify  the  Company  of  such.   • The  Client  must  adhere  to  the  trip  joining  instructions  given  to  them.    


• The Client  must  comply  with  all  current  passport,  visa  and  health  requirements  needed  for  each  of  the  countries  the  trips  travel  through.   • The  Client  must  abide  by  the  laws  and  customs  of  the  countries  visited.  The  C ompany  has  absolute  discretion  to  direct  the  Client  to  leave  the   trip  if  they  disobey  such  laws  and  customs.  No  refund  whatsoever  will  be  forthcoming  and  the  Client  will  be  responsible  for  all   expenses  incurred  as  a  result  of  having  to  leave  the  trip.   • The  Client  must  not  put  the  welfare  of  the  group,  individual  member,  m embers  or  themselves  in  jeopardy.  The  Company  has  absolute   discretion  to  direct  the  Client  to  leave  the  trip  if  this  is  found  to  be  the  case.  No  refund  whatsoever  will  b e  forthcoming  and  the  Client   will  be  responsible  for  all  expenses  incurred  as  a  result  of  having  to  leave  the  trip.   • The  Client  must  reimburse  the  Company  for  any  expenses  incurred  on  behalf  of  t he  Client.   • The  Client  must  be  aware  that  the  Company's  crew,  agents  and  representatives  may  take  photographs  and  film  footage  throughout  the  trip.   The  Company  reserves  the  right  to  use  such  media  for  marketing  purposes  without  obtaining  consent  from  the  Client.  The  Company   also  reserves  the  right  to  use  any  Client  comments,  either  verbal  or  written,  for  marketing  purposes  without  obtaining  consent  from   the  Client.  

I confirm  that  I  abide  by  the  aforementioned  and  agree  to  the  Terms  and  Conditions  therein  contained.  I  record  that  I  am  joining  a  t rip  or   making  a  b ooking  at  my  own  risk  and  waive  any  claims  that  I  might  have  in  regard  to  injury,  loss  or  death  which  might  occur  due  to  any  causes   whatsoever.  I  refer  in  particular  to  any  minor  child  or  children  who  may  be  accompanying  me  and  confirm  specifically  that  this  indemnity  as   signed  applies  to  such  child/children.  I  further  b ind  my  dependents,  heirs,  executors,  administrators  and  assigns  to  the  Terms  and  Conditions  of   this  agreement,  and  indemnify  and  hold  blameless  Afri-­‐Teers-­‐Overland  Company,  its  members,  associates,  employees,  representatives,   organisers,  helpers  and  agents  from  all  liability  for  any  or  all  claims  whatsoever  and  howsoever  arising  and  without  limitation  (including   consequential  claims)  arising  from  any  delay,  loss  or  damage  to  property  or  injury  or  illness  or  death  arising  from  any  cause  related  to  or   occurring  during  my  booking  or  activities  or  trips  with  the  Company.    





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