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Overland Travel in Central Asia

March 5, 2015

Are you thinking of travelling overland along the Silk Road? Not sure if overlanding is for you? Nellie Huang of WildJunket recently travelled on our Bishkek to Istanbul overland trip and wrote this excellent, well-balanced review on what it's like to travel overland through Central Asia. (Read more)

Posted in All Blogs, Central Asia.

A trip across the back of South America Andes to the Atlantic

February 18, 2015

Oasis Overland's Operations Director, Mark, has just got back from South America where he has been working on our trucks, and this is a short account of his time out there. (Read more)

Posted in All Blogs, South America.
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Latest from Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

The Aberdeen Family

March 2, 2015

Our final days were spent exploring Cape Town….Table Mountain, Robben’s Island and the V and A Waterfront.  A beautiful city.  Views from Table Mountain    Robben’s Island     V and A Waterfront ...

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Latest from Here we go again!

Here we go again!

David Leonard

March 3, 2015

It may have taken a lot longer than we thought but finally we’re back on the road again. Seven weeks and a whole load of hassle later we arrived in Swakopmund, Namibia yesterday. We had wanted to return as soon as possible after the funeral but simply couldn’t get past the Angolan Embass...

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Latest from Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

Postcard Perfect Zanzibar

Matt and Alana

February 20, 2015

Nungwi Beach – Zanzibar “This place looks like it jumped straight off a postcard.” This was Matt’s reaction after we checked into our beachfront lodging, walked out onto the white sand and gazed at the perfect turquoise water. Indian Ocean rolling in After our unbelievable 3...

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Latest from 54 Hours At The Border

54 Hours At The Border

Rob Freeman

February 21, 2015

THIS blog attempts to provide readers with an inside view of life on board a big yellow truck as it meanders its way around Africa. To that end, here is the minute-by-minute account of our attempt to cross the border … Continue reading →...

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Latest from Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Matt Cummings

December 25, 2014

The final monthMy usual routine for writing this blog throughout the trip has been to update every fortnight for 2 reasons. 1 - no one wants to read about someone else travelling around the world every day for 19 months and 2 - my sanity. I broke my own rule with the last 4 weeks being com...

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Latest from Easter Island

Easter Island

Stuart Chaffe & Chloe Rutkowski

July 6, 2014

After completing the big South American loop, there were two places we couldn’t miss off, the Galapagos, check and Easter Island, ok let’s check that too. Easter Island has several names so to us in English, Easter Island, Rapa Nui in Rapa Nui and in Spanish Isla de Pascua not too confu...

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Latest from Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and memorials

Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and memorials

Jessica Monk

October 20, 2014

It was not lost on me that anyone I met in Rwanda from about the age of 20 onwards had experienced and survived one of the most unspeakably dark events of the 20th century. Was the man driving my taxi a Hutu or a Tutsi? What was his story? Did he lose loved ones? Did he still think about it each day...

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Latest from Drivers, start your engines and block your windscreen

Drivers, start your engines and block your windscreen

Leggy Peggy

March 3, 2015

Just a few passengers and their belongings. Photo by Gary Foster Can you believe it? These pictures are of real trucks/vans, moving at high speed, and carrying real people and real stuff—lots and lots of people and lots and lots of stuff—in Gujarat, India. Indian states charge border taxes—som...

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Latest from Christmas and Barbados

Christmas and Barbados

Emily Holland

January 13, 2015

The Christmas holidays came and went and now I’m back at work again. Sadly, Christmas songs are still haunting me as many teachers want me to revise what we did last term, which was mostly We Wish You a Merry Christmas and the odd Santa Claus is Coming to Town. A Chanté Nwel was held at one ...

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Latest from It looks like I wont be re-joining the truck — Northolt, United Kingdom

It looks like I wont be re-joining the truck — Northolt, United Kingdom

Derrick Brown

February 27, 2015

It looks like I wont be re-joining the truck - Northolt, United Kingdom Northolt, United KingdomIt looks like I wont be continuing the trip When I lost all my kit, I put a claim into my insurers I sent off all the papers they wanted All the receipts they asked for T...

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Latest from Galapagos - Isabela

Galapagos - Isabela

Helen McAvoy

October 6, 2013

The beers for the journey seemed like a good idea...what a mistake. Bumpy doesn't even come close, it was like a 1 hour roller-coaster ride, which in the beginning was hilarious, but with beer in your belly the comedy doesn't be long waring off! We headed towards Caleta Iguana, the coolest little ho...

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Latest from Galapagos - Isabela

Galapagos - Isabela

Barrie Roulston

October 6, 2013

The beers for the journey seemed like a good idea...what a mistake. Bumpy doesn't even come close, it was like a 1 hour roller-coaster ride, which in the beginning was hilarious, but with beer in your belly the comedy doesn't be long waring off! We headed towards Caleta Iguana, the coolest little ho...

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Latest from Final Comments — Fareham, United Kingdom

Final Comments — Fareham, United Kingdom

Sarah Jones

February 13, 2014

Final Comments - Fareham, United Kingdom Fareham, United KingdomSo that's it, my trip is done and dusted and what an experience it was. Since i've been home i've been asked how it compares to my East Coast African trip and all I can say is that they are two completely d...

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Latest from Drivers, start your engines and block your windscreen

Drivers, start your engines and block your windscreen

Peggy & John

March 3, 2015

Just a few passengers and their belongings. Photo by Gary Foster Can you believe it? These pictures are of real trucks/vans, moving at high speed, and carrying real people and real stuff—lots and lots of people and lots and lots of stuff—in Gujarat, India. Indian states charge border taxes—som...

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Latest from Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy can improve your travel experience

Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy can improve your travel experience

Hannah Wayte

April 9, 2014

This article was first published on Times of Malta on 31st March 2013. Spread out across the table before me is an enviable feast in a display of colour any artist would be proud of. The aromas of freshly baked bread, heavily spiced couscous and a steaming hot tagine as its lid is taken off fight ...

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Latest from Snake Park

Snake Park

Sammy Mc

November 25, 2013

5/05/2012Today is the first day of the new leg of the trip, and four new people have joined us: Calum (Brit), Clare (Kiwi), Charity (Saffa) and Daniel (American). Calum seems to be off to a good start already - they had their pre-departure talk at 8am this morning, and I got Calum out of bed at 7.57...

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Latest from Azerbaijan, Land of Fire

Azerbaijan, Land of Fire

Lisa V

September 23, 2014

Gurban, our Azeri guide met us in Baku, cheerfully letting us know he was at our disposal 24/7! We quickly discovered he loves his tea and also drinks it with a sugar cube behind his teeth. We had a busy program but he constantly reassured us there was “No rush, no hurry”.In Baku, the flame towe...

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Latest from Bangkok Koh Samui Koh Phangan Thailand February 2013

Bangkok Koh Samui Koh Phangan Thailand February 2013

Bunny & Martin

November 30, -0001

Ahhh Thailand theres this smell as you step off the plane in Thailand its not a good smell or a bad smell its just Thailand I love it Its heat spices pollution a foreign country holidays all combined in one. Weve been to...

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Latest from The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

Karen Ironmonger

May 18, 2014

The Home Straight - Katherine, Australia Katherine, AustraliaAfter travelling thousands of kilometres from Brisbane, through South West Queensland, outback New South Wales, South Australia and the Red Centre, we were on the home straight. After battling the heat, the im...

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Latest from The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

The Home Straight — Katherine, Australia

Michael Bisson

May 18, 2014

The Home Straight - Katherine, Australia Katherine, AustraliaAfter travelling thousands of kilometres from Brisbane, through South West Queensland, outback New South Wales, South Australia and the Red Centre, we were on the home straight. After battling the heat, the im...

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March 11, 2014

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Latest from There and Back Again

There and Back Again

Matthew Maher & Jen Hurd

December 13, 2011

Perito Merino Glacier - El CalafateWe were happy to have a few days to relax in Ushuaia and some time off driving.  Ushuaia is characterised by bad weather and cloudy skies - however it would typically only rain for a couple of hours a day and the rain was never heavy.  So while we were th...

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Latest from Naar huis...........

Naar huis...........

Esmeralda van Stee

June 30, 2010

Hallo allemaal!!Op het moment zit ik in een internet café in Kaapstad met gemengde gevoelens...Aan de ene kant ben ik blij, want ik vlieg morgen naar huis, waar mijn familie en vrienden en mijn eigen vertrouwde huisje op me wachten. Aan de andere kant verdrietig, omdat er een eind komt aan mi...

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Latest from Completion in Cairo!

Completion in Cairo!

Kelvin & Ania

August 16, 2009

The end of our Africa Travels are almost complete. We have successfully arrived in Cairo, and despite all Africa could throw at us we have succeeded to arrive on time having completed the entire route overland!!! It’s been a wild ride, and we have many Fantastic Memories to bore you all with w...

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