How to Plan for a 4×4 Holiday in Africa
Are you planning on taking the family on a 4×4 holiday in Africa? You’re in luck! An unforgettable yet affordable family holiday plan is to hire a 4×4 and go off the beaten track. You might be wondering where you will stay, and one of the best things about a 4×4 holiday is that you can stay at any campsite 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 in the campsite. If you really want to make use of the option, 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 will not 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, crockery, and cutlery to emergency equipment and accessories. You will have to think about what else you want to bring and the planning for your day-to-day travelling. Here are a few tips:
Make sure that you bring shorts and vests or T-shirts to wear during the day. Light jerseys and jeans are also useful in case it is a cool day, or the evening temperatures drop. While you might opt to take malaria medication, you will not want the mosquitoes bothering you in the first place, so pack 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 the African sun can be harsh, even in winter.
While your rented 4×4 will be fully kitted out for your holiday, you must supply 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 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 time.
Where to Stay
Check for campsites and enquire about prices for the duration of your stay. Keep in mind that some campsites can be booked out in advance, especially if it is during the school holidays or the tourist season. A warm place to sleep and access to showers and other 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 highly recommend that you get in touch with us. We can assist you with everything from planning you route, arranging your travel documentation, and 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 today.