Travel Africa Your Own Way with 4×4 Hire
If you have always wanted to travel through Africa, you might need to set aside a few years to do so. Africa covers 6% of the earth’s land area and it’s packed with sights to see, people to meet, and cultures to experience. You might not be able to see the whole of Africa over a weekend or even over a few months, but with the right plan, you can tick off many must-see sights on your next visit. From Egypt and Mozambique to Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa, you will find it hard to pick where to go on your African adventure.
When planning to travel in Africa, you probably have a set idea of what it will be like, mostly based on traditional African safari scenes seen on television, but Africa is so much more than that. Yes, you will get to drive close to some of the world’s most intimidating animals and see the golden sun dipping behind the trees and mountains, but that’s not all. Africa has buzzing cities, busy marketplaces, backyard braais, and a lively nightlife. Those who have spent time here will know that there’s something for everyone in Africa.
To travel in Africa, you could choose to join a tour group and sightsee and explore according to a schedule, or you could live on the wild side and opt for a self-drive tour. Overland Africa tours are growing in popularity for several reasons. For starters, despite what you may have heard, it’s safe to 4×4 across the continent if you follow the correct routes. Other reasons include that you get to explore according to your own schedule, you can choose which sights you will venture to, and you get to explore your way. Want to camp? You can! Want to stay at fancy 5-star hotels? You can!
If you have never been to Africa, you might wonder if it’s necessary to travel by 4×4. Let’s get this one out of the way. You can drive a regular vehicle in Africa, but if you want to go off the beaten track, which we highly recommend, you are going to need a 4×4. If you want to visit the local national game parks, go on a game drive, get up that mountain trail to watch the sunrise or gaze over the plains from the highest points, only a 4×4 will make it possible.
Of course, you cannot take your 4×4 with you when flying to Africa, so the next-best option is to hire one! Take the time to choose reputable 4×4 hire companies when you travel by self-drive. Get in touch with us at Ivory 4×4 Hire to check out our vehicles and to get a quotation that is specific to your trip.