How to Plan for a 4×4 Holiday in Africa
Planning on taking the family on a 4×4 holiday in Africa? You’re in luck! The most affordable family holiday plan is to hire a 4×4 and get off the beaten track. Now, you might be wondering where you will stay and one of the beauties of a 4×4 holiday is that you can stay at any of the official campsites along your route. If you are exploring a national park or reserve, there will be a main camp area where you can hire chalets or pitch tents at the campsite. If you really want to capitalise on luxury, you can stay at a hotel in the vicinity.
When preparing the family for a 4×4 holiday in Africa, there are a few things that you won’t have to worry about when you rent a 4×4 from Ivory 4×4 Hire. It will be fully equipped with everything required, from camping gear to crockery, cutlery, and emergency equipment and accessories. You will have to think about bringing or acquiring other items and also planning for your day-to-day travelling. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
What to Pack
Make sure that you bring shorts and vests/T-shirts for the daytime. Light jerseys and jeans are also useful in case it’s a cool day or the evening temperatures drop. While you might opt to take malaria medication, you won’t want the mosquitoes bothering you, so pack some mosquito repellent to keep the suckers at bay. Make sure that you pack a pair of slops as well as sneakers, because you never know what kind of exploring you are going to do. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a must as sun’s rays can be very bright, even on an average day.
What to Plan
While your rented 4×4 will be fully kitted out for your holiday, you must still get your own food and water supplies. Plan to do a bit of shopping after you have collected your vehicle. Make sure that you go over your route on the map and spend a bit of time researching the best natural attractions and sights along the way. Make a list of national parks and reserves, as these will prove to be well worth your while.
Plan Where to Stay
Check for campsites and inquire about prices for the duration of your stay. Keep in mind that some campsites can be booked out well in advance, especially if it is during a school holiday or tourist season. A warm place to sleep and access to showers and ablution facilities are essential if you are 4x4ing your way across Africa.
Contact Ivory 4×4 Hire Today
If you are planning a 4×4 holiday, we recommend that you get in touch with us. We can assist you with everything from route planning and arranging your travel documents to providing your vehicle and equipment. Let us help you to plan the African 4×4 holiday of your dreams. You can get in touch with us at any time via email or telephone at Ivory 4×4 Hire today.