What is expedition/overland driving?
- Overlanding has a clear aim
- We always have a medium-long distance route uploaded to our GPS, but with early get-out plans in case of problems.
- Invariably these routes are a long way from civilisation, so leaders always exercise caution when choosing their route.
- At the most remote part of our route we are typically 50-100 kms from the nearest car repair facilities, shops and other services!
- Expedition driving is not about showing off to see who can climb the highest on a dune, or drive the fastest over the sabkah
- Adrenaline junkies might not like this style of trip
- Overlanding is about appreciating the topography and nature of the area
- The Empty Quarter is not quite as empty as you may expect; there are a few birds and insects
- The dunescape you will be driving through is both unique and spectacular
- We make lots of stops for photographs and exploration
- Expedition driving takes a relatively easy line to ensure all cars return to the blacktop at the end of the trip in good condition.
- We will coach you through any tricky obstacles
- Overland driving may not plough through the most challenging terrain but this is no weekly drive to the supermarket!
- On our trip there is always “real” offroad driving!
- Expedition driving inevitably covers cars in dust and maybe mud.
- After visiting the largest sand dune desert in the world you can expect to take home a few kgs of sand in your car and your shoes too!
- Overlanding is not a race and we drive in a convoy, communicating by walkie talkie, and our speed is dictated by the lowest/heaviest car and/or the least experienced driver!
Your safety is always our #1 priority!