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Crew Focus: Driver Talbot

How long have you been overlanding and how did you get into it?

Back in 2010 I missed a bus in the Outback, Australia so went to couch-surf for the night; the host’s son was an overland driver at the time which encouraged me to book a trip to West Africa that night and the rest is history.

Which Oasis areas have you worked in?

I have been overlanding for 8years – 4 of those years have been with Oasis Overland in Africa.

Where are you now? Next trip?

I’m on the way to Central Asia for a 6month trip through Iran and the ‘Stans

What was your first Overland trip? Any particular memories?

My first trip was as a passenger from London to Cape Town through West Africa. Mali holds great memories (Mali not Bali!)


Funniest overlanding moment:

Kande Beach fancy dress

Happiest overlanding memory:

Feeling like a very lucky man in Egypt when I was walking around with ‘my three wives’!





Favourite places/ activities:

Zimbabwe is my favourite country – as it has a diverse landscape, friendly people and tonnes of adrenaline activities!

Where would you like to travel next?

I would like to visit Pakistan – it my last ‘Stan’ to experience and I’m keen to see Trango Towers and do some climbing.

Best truck meal:

Definitely the 2018 Christmas dinner in Uganda prepared by Cass and Wendy! Homemade stuffing!

Advice for Oasis travellers:

Book your trip now! Make Africa a priority.



Final words of wisdom:

If you book a trip and I’m the driver – please bring Vegemite!

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  1. chris roy says




  2. Sherry Thomas says

    Oh my goodness. Hi Talbot. So glad to hear you are driving….I certainly had a great trip with you as a fellow passenger.

  3. admin says

    That’s great to hear Sherry. We’ll pass your message on to Talbot and we hope to see you back on the road one day!

  4. admin says

    Thank you Chris, we will send on your regards to Talbot and hopefully we’ll see you on a yellow truck some time in the future.

  5. Sharon Leonard says

    Such a pleasure to meet you on my epic adventure from Cape to Cairo ! Thanks so much for keeping me company when I got stuck in Zim waiting for my Ethiopia passport. Sharon

  6. admin says

    Thanks Sharon! We’ll pass on your thanks to Talbot 🙂

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