African overland safari vehicles are custom-built for overlanding safaris in Africa. These vehicles are equipped and maintained to manage Africa's extreme conditions. All overland vehicles are purpose built either in South Africa or in the United Kingdom with Mercedes Benz, M.A.N. and Scania trucks the overland vehicles of choice.
All the trucks we use on our African overland safaris are fully self-sufficient and contain all equipment needed for an African overland safari. Although overland trucks differ from tour to tour, most trucks are equipped and carry the following essentials: all cooking and camping equipment, stereo cassette players, interior and exterior lighting, lockers, long range fuel tanks as well as 300 to 400 litre water tanks.
Seating arrangements vary from vehicle to vehicle; some seats facing each other inwards, others facing forward and some backwards. A few overland vehicles are also equipped with inside tables. Windows also differ from vehicle to vehicle and are either slide across or PVC sides with windows that can be rolled up for game viewing and photography.
All overland trucks carry an extensive array of spare parts which, together with the crew's mechanical knowledge, should be sufficient enough to get the truck back on the road in the event of a breakdown.
On small group or shorter overland safaris, 10-seater Mercedes and Toyota minibuses are often used and in East Africa and Mozambique, 4x4 safari vehicles such as Land Rovers or Toyota Land Cruisers are used.