Crew Focus: Talbot

Meet Talbot one of Oasis Overlands driver, He has driven in Africa and Central Asia.

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 8 years – 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!