September 21, 2018South America, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, UK News.
September 21, 2018South America, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, UK News.
September 17, 2018
Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Laos retains many of the traditions and purity that have disappeared in a frenzy of development elsewhere in the region. Travellers here experience a country, untainted by mass tourism......... (Read more)Posted in All Blogs, Central Asia, Southeast Asia.
Trip Review Date: 06-04-2018
Fantastic for an old lady of 61. I loved it. Our boat was fantastic and the company was brilliant. I wouldn't have altered anything. Excellent pre trip tips from Danny. I had had to cancel a 6 week trip due to ill health and the company were very helpful with this. I hope to do more trips with this company. Thank you
Trip Review Date: 01-03-2018
So many highlights on this tour - the crew were fabulous, fun, friendly and totally professional. The tour had a wide variety of places and landscapes from jungles and beaches to towns and remote camps. The accommodation was always good for the cost and there was usually the option to upgrade if you so required. Had a ball on this trip and wouldn't hesitate to recommend!
Trip Review Date: 04-01-2018
Great optional excursions especially water rafting, brilliamtly organised. Food was as good as u could hope for, loved it all. Tour leaders marg and paul couldnt have been better, all so much fun, once in a lifetime opportunity to see gorillas and east africa is beautiful 😎
Trip Review Date: 23-11-2017
This trip was a gift for my 30th birthday! I have been preparing for this trip for almost a year and it was totally worth it. The itinerary exceeded my expectations; sand boarding, Nazca Lines, Inka Trail, Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle and so much more :) Special thanks to Ricardo, our tour leader, who made Peru so much more special. I had the chance to explore the nature, the culture, the food, and the music. The only suggestion I have is for the additional excursions. It will be great if we could buy them in advance through the website.
Trip Review Date: 24-10-2017
The trip to Pakistan lived up to all my expectations. I knew the scenery would be fantastic by researching images on internet. I was really struck by the friendliness of the people and normality of life in Pakistan. North Pakistan is heaped in history from Alexander the Great to the Great Game and beyond.We were looked after by expert drivers and guides. The food was tasty and nourishing and for the first time in over forty years of travel I put on a little weight. All in all a fantastic holiday.
Trip Review Date: 18-08-2017
The local tour company with Karim as owner, as driver and tour guide made this trip exeptional! Karim with Janghir as his side kick were a good team! The equipement like the jeeps were in very good condition thanks to Karim which made the KKH a smooth highway. And the knowledge of Karim about the areas we past through, the local people/and the way of life in Pakistan was great! Also the group we travelled with was nice and we have had a lot of fun. This Pakistan trip, which runs this year the first time by Oasis is an amazing add to the trips that already exist with Oasis. Herewith compliments to Karim and his team, Oasis and the friendly local people in Pakistan! Route recommendations I did do the two weeks trip along the Karakorum Highway and added a extra week to visit Lahore and Peshawar. To see the rich history in those cities and the Waga border. I do recommed to add that week to the trips which runs in the spring and autumn to get the real combination between the massive nature in the North and the cities and rich history in the South. Not to forget this border ceremony in Waga! That was amazing! Hopefully a lot of people will get in touch with all the beautifull sites in Pakistan with Oasis and Karim and his team.
Trip Review Date: 12-08-2017
Turkmenistan gas crater + Ashgabat were very weirdly awesome! The horse back riding at Ruslan camp in Kazakhstan was the best trail ride I have ever been on, and the entire loop driving around the lake in Kyrgzstan was beautiful. Favourite city was Esfahan in Iran.
Trip Review Date: 04-08-2017
As I liked my 1st trip so much - there ended up being 3 of us on this one; me, mum and my aunt. Highlights were - meeting a small herd of elephants next to the footpath in Vic Falls on our 1st day. The Chobe River Cruise... Elephant Sands... Etosha...Bushcamp - especially the one where we did the kudu/oryx/zebra/giraffe braai in Namibia. Mum thought the township tour in Swakopmund was really, really good. The scenery... Luke and Lisa (driver and tour leader) were exceptionally good. Lisa'truck lunches ♥ ♥ ♥ The other people on the truck... And then - the 4 winery tasting trip in Stellenbosch to finish it all off. We travellled in June/July - do bring a warm (!!!!) 3 season sleeping bag this time of year. If you've never travelled in Africa, never done much camping, never done overlanding, but sort of consider that you'd like to - do this one!!!!
Trip Review Date: 24-05-2017
The Oasis crew (Lisa and Torbin) were terrific. Petting the "tame" cheetahs was incredible. Would have liked an extra day in the Etosha Game Reserve. Only had about 4 nights of rough camping -- had expected more!! so very civilized!! Had a fish bake on the beach for Christmas day with towering sand dunes as a backdrop -- who could wish for more
Trip Review Date: 19-05-2017
This tour and Oasis as a company are amazing! The trip is packed with so many highlights and a good variety of game parks, adventure activities and cultural experiences. The truck is a great set up and the tents are great. Cooking is part of the fun and shopping in the local markets is a great way to experience the local way of life. Value for money is incredible. Overlanding is the best way to experience Africa and can say hands down Oasis is definitely the company to do it with! Thanks team
Trip Review Date: 02-05-2017
Ricardo our tour guide was, without a doubt, an absolute delight. It wouldn't have been the same trip without him. The guide (Jimmy) and the porters on the Inca Trail section of our tour were also amazing. I would have liked to see more use of hostels than hotels to keep costs down, certainly some of the hostels I've stayed in during my 3 months in South America were much cheaper and of better quality than some of the hotels that we stayed at during our two week Oasis Overland trip. Over all though a great experience that I will recommend.
Trip Review Date: 01-05-2017
First of all our, Mark, the tour leader was absolutely incredible, we had a lot of good laughs and he was extremely knowledgeable about all the areas we visited. He made us really comfortable! Ive never been to an overland tour, but this one was really amazing, spectacular and full of surprises from start to finish. I am normally picky when it comes to accommodation, but the ones that we had on this trip was very comfortable and clean. The restaurants where Mark took as was superb, the local guide in Prague was excellent. I could go on and on about this incredible trip but all I have to say is if you have not used this company you are really missing out on a stunning vacation!!! 5 star ratings for these folks no questions asked.Thank you Oasis Overland for the wonderful trip.
Trip Review Date: 21-03-2017
Great guide and driver, superb company, wonderfull country, good meals, perfect lodgings, sunny weather, interesting programme....what do you need more?!? Thé highlight from the trip was the night in the sahara, sleeping under the stars, singing by the fire,... I missed a little bit a hike during the trip, but next to that, it was perfect. A trip to never forget.
Trip Review Date: 16-01-2017
About the tour: Very well designed itinerary, good amount of free time, excellent communication with main office, awesome group of travellers, good guides in every site and the best tour leader we've ever had (Younes). About the country: Big variety of things to see and do, very interesting culture, amazing architecture, great adventures (from snowboarding to camel trek in the Sahara in a few hours!), good food, beautiful landscapes and the best of all: the people (a lot more friendly, open minded and funny than we've experienced in other muslim countries). All in all, a superb destination!
Trip Review Date: 14-01-2017
The best part of this trip is the variety. It has it all and shows all sides of this diverse country; cities, mountains, desert, gorges and coast. Literally, one day you are playing in the snow, the next you are on a camel trekking into the Sahara. The guide, Younes was fantastic and everything was done with a smile. Definitely recommended!!
Trip Review Date: 14-01-2017
Our guide Younes was incredible and our driver Hassan was excellent too. The itinerary is great, I feel like I saw the best of what Morocco has to offer. We saw beaches, Roman ruins, ancient medinas and kasbahs, snowy mountains, beautiful towns, gorges and went camel trekking in the desert...it was amazing! It is an amazingly varied and colorful country full of friendly people that I would recommend to everyone. Loved it! Would recommend adding an extra night or two in a riad in Marrakesh at the end of the trip if you want some extra time there.
Trip Review Date: 08-12-2016
I love to travel, but this trip was life changing! From the soulless Ashgabat to the vanishing Aral sea, the old towns of Uzbekistan, and the mountains of Kyrgistan, it was all amazing. But the crew and the other passengers made the trip - they went out of their way to make everything happen, to make everything run smoothly, to accommodate our "demands". It was the trip of a lifetime. I have travelled with many other companies... Really; they are the best!
Trip Review Date: 05-12-2016
What an extraordinary adventure through Central Asia! So many beautiful places and variety with the snow-peaked mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the silk road cities of Uzbekistan, the politics of Iran and beauty of the Caucasus and Turkey. This trip was truly incredible and exceeded all expectations, made all the better with our superb crew Kate, Cary and Ally. Thank you all for some unforgettable memories!
Trip Review Date: 04-12-2016
Want to thank Danny and Liam first for making the trip such an incredible experience! My trip highlights were the Nazca Lines flight, sandboarding and camping in the dunes, the Inca Trail and seeing Machu Picchu, Vinicunca and the Uyuni Salt Flats. I am already looking at when I can go on my next Oasis Trip!!
Trip Review Date: 01-12-2016
The trip was fantastic! The crew (Kate & Cary) went above & beyond to make the trip enjoyable, and everybody on the truck had a great time. The sights were phenomenal along the way and a great range of activities to do. I have excellent memories and wow photographs. The food was so good in cities & on the truck that I look considerably fatter in those photos towards the second part of the trip!! The office staff (Jon) were extremely helpful in the pre-trip information, especially helping me to get an Iranian visa. All the information on the website, in the pre-departure booklet & on the road made it a very smooth trip. This was my second trip with Oasis and I loved it just as much, if not more! I can't wait to go on my next Oasis Overlanding adventure! Thank you
Trip Review Date: 16-11-2016
This has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life! I am so thankful we had an amazing crew who made our every day life (for 4 months) easy and fun! Truck life was very particular, not always easy but so special. Look at the window, enjoy beautiful landscapes, waiving at people who where always happy to see us in our big yellow truck, setting our tents under the beautiful sky full of starts and of course, gaming at the most amazing parks. I wish more people would be able to experience what we did! just magical!
Trip Review Date: 20-10-2016
An incredible experience that I will never forget, especially my wonderful tour group and our kick ass leader and driver Geoff and Often. Amazed to say that bush camping was a highlight because the places we camped were like no other. The truck was comfortable and clean and Geoff was very helpful, friendly and kind. I wouldn't hesitate to do an oasis trip again and I will be recommending them as a great way to see Africa.
Trip Review Date: 18-10-2016
Turquoise coast and Goreme landscapes in Turkey, strangeness of Ashgabat and gas crater in Turkmenistan, people and mosques of Iran, ancient cities of Uzbekistan, mountains and horseback riding in kyrgyzstan, variety of culture, religions, history, and landscapes of China, awesome food in Vietnam and Malaysia, Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Trip Review Date: 02-10-2016
From start to finish this trip was FANTASTIC! We were looked after every step of the way and we have made some wonderful new friendships with our fellow travellers. It was a real drag to say bon voyage to those lucky enough to be carrying on through Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey..... The trip was everything we expected and more, Kate and Cary were very professional and kept the travellers updated at every step of the way. We will definitely be booking another trip! Thank you!
Trip Review Date: 29-09-2016
Our guide and driver were fabulous! The other travelers were great too. Seeing the highlights of Morocco, in a well planned and well executed adventure was all I had hoped for and more. Riding the camels was the best of all, and after that all the areas that were out of the big cities were perfect. It was important to spend time in the big cities too, and that time was minimized and well spent. Thanks for a fantastic, safe and fun time, full of great memories!
Trip Review Date: 14-09-2016
What can u say about the Silk Road trip? It covers a huge distance and the variety and difference is unbelievable. The Oasis trip was the perfect way to see it. They help with visas and everything so you can do the trip and then on the truck you go to some awesome places where there is no one else around. My highlights was the gas crater in turkmenistan, all of the cities in Uzbekistan and northwest China. Crew were so nice.
Trip Review Date: 12-09-2016
Just finished this trip and have had an amazing time. From the jungles of Ecuador, to the desert s of Peru, the steaks of Argentina and the beaches of Brazil (with a whole lot more in between) in the company of a great crew and new friends, I've thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. If you have the time and want to experience the diverse environments and experiences South America has to offer, this trip is a great way to do it.
Trip Review Date: 10-09-2016
Highlights of the trip? I would have to say all of them! Traveling through all of Africa had so many places that it is not easy to pick a highlight. All the game parks from Namibia, SA, Botswana, Zim, Kenya, Tanzania etc were definitely a highlight of the East, however the West which was my favorite was highlighted by the sheer fact that it was basic and non touristy and this is what much of Africa used to be. Bush Camps definitely rule!!! As do Andi and Grant!! Thank You Much
Trip Review Date: 01-09-2016
The trip was sensational, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit, even the dust of Namibia!! We had a group of 11, and we all got along extremely well, making the trip even better and we had so many laughs and so much fun. The truck is great and I loved that it the old style of overland truck and has a beach (open top) and opening sides, as well as inward facing seats, great for socializing , lounging, and leaves plenty of floor space for movement and dancing. Highlights of the trip were bush camping under the stars in remote locations in Namibia, Chobe River Cruise, Etosha, Okavango, Swakopmund, Sussusvei, and Fish River Canyon to name a few. A big thank you to our wonderful driver Walter for his excellent driving, his care of the truck and of us. And Geoff, who did a great job on his first trip, cool, calm and great guy. This was my third trip with Oasis… and I will be back again!!
Trip Review Date: 21-08-2016
What can we say except we had an amazing trip. It certainly exceeded our expectations. The truck itself was really comfortable. There was plenty of room to store all our luggage and souvenirs. The seats are clean and comfortable and even seat belts are provided. Our driver was really excellent. He drove his truck at a steady pace at all time, never driving too fast or driving dangerously. Carry looked after the truck like it was his own. Our overlanding trip was organised very well. Kate also fed us the most wonderful lunches!
Trip Review Date: 01-08-2016
Fantastic guide and driver, beautiful country and welcoming people. We especially loved the camel ride in the Sahara, a visit to a local family for tea, and walking around parts of Chefchaouen and Ait Benhaddou. We saw the desert, the Atlantic ocean and the high, middle and low Atlas mountains. Well worth it and great value.
Trip Review Date: 27-06-2016
three things: * the journey * the crew * the truck For me the highlights were definately seeing the animals and birds. The national park trips were amazingas was the sheer size of Africa and the different terrain we travelled through, so spent hours just staring at the land, sky, mountains, deserts, savannah, etc. What also made it was our crew - thanks to Alexis and Andy, who were warm, informative, helpful and fun. Last, the design and thought that has gone into designing the truck made a real difference - designed for social interaction, maximum viewing of the environment and enjoyment [the beach :)]
Trip Review Date: 20-03-2016
The gorillas in Rwanda, absolutely amazing and definitely worth the money Hiking in the Simeon mountains The Serengetti Christmas day, Mark made it feel really special and we dressed The Beast (the truck) up in tinsel and paper chains and it really felt very christmassy! Petting the lion cubs at Antelope Park
Trip Review Date: 18-03-2016
Amazon jungle, sandboarding in Huacachina, the Inca Trail was even better than I expected, bush camps in Patagonia and all of Bolivia, Buenos Aires and the Pantanal, the crew were awesome too thanks Rachel and Cary for being so cool, and the truck is huge (and very yellow!).
Trip Review Date: 29-02-2016
I had the best time, highlights were definitely the Inca Trail, all of Patagonia and the amazing bushcamps. The truck was a beast and got us to some real out of the way places where no one else went, and ending in Rio for Carnival was the perfect end. The crew were so helpful and fun, and the support from the Oasis office was quick and useful. I can't recommend this enough! Do it!
Trip Review Date: 29-02-2016
First and foremost Danny and Justin absolutely made this trip for me! Incredibly professional, fun and genuinely ace people! Best memories will be: Canyoning in Banos, sandboarding in Haucachina, the Inca Trail and Machu PÃcchu (so rewarding), Uyuni Saltflats in Bolivia, surviving Death Road in Bolivia, stunning views and unforgettable hikes in the Patagonia region, and of course experiencing Carnaval! Excellent value for money, I wouldnÂ´t have done half of these activities if I had travelled alone. Truck drives days were tough and uncomfortable but most of the time the destination made it worth it! Thank you !
Trip Review Date: 29-02-2016
Danny(tour leader)and Justin(Driver)deserve a lot of credit for how much i enjoyed this trip. Ecuador-Amazon,Canyoning in Banos Peru-Punta sal, paracas, ballestos islands,Haucachina sand dunes,Cusco, Machu Pichu Bolivia-Death Road, salt flats Argentina-Salta Gaucho Experience, Mendoza (best wine!), Bariloche,Calafte Christmas Day,Patagonia incredible scenery,Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls Chile-Santiago,patagonia, Torres del paine, incredible scenery Brazil-Skydive Foz,Bonito,Pantanal,Paraty and Rio for the carnival!
Trip Review Date: 19-02-2016
Highlights: - Halloween night in Cuenca with costumes and facepaint - Shopping in Otavalo - Swing at the End of the World in Banos - Sandboarding - Inca Trail - Taking photos on the Salt Flats - Buenos Aires - Snorkelling in Bonito - Sleeping on the beach in Punta Sal - Tubing down the Amazon river - Glacier on Boxing Day - Iguazu Falls - Skydiving in Foz - Boat cruise in Paraty
Trip Review Date: 13-02-2016
Travelling overland is a great way to see and experience a country. I particularly enjoyed going to the Iguazzu Falls in both Argentina and Brasil. I also really loved the few days we stayed at Santa Clara in the Pantanal region, the accommodation, staff, food and activities were all fantastic. I included the Rio Carnival package which was absolutely incredible. For anyone looking for a short trip to South America I would thoroughly recommend this!
Trip Review Date: 11-02-2016
The crew on this trip were fantastic! Very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. They really made me feel like I was on a roadtrip through Africa with friends. Im also glad the tour leader, Alexis, pushed me to see the Ngorongoro Crater as its probably the most beautiful site on earth! I had an amazing time and I still feel as though it didnt happen! Thanks Andy, Alexis, and Oasis!!
Trip Review Date: 20-01-2016
You have to be there to appreciate the scale and history of the pyramids, appreciate the skill and beauty of the temples and valley of the kings tombs. How they managed to move Abu Simbel when Lake Nassau was created is a feat of modern day engineering. The only was to appreciate all this is with an escorted tour and knowledgeable guide.
Trip Review Date: 31-12-2015
Amazing way to see loads of the country! We had a little difficulty at the airport finding the team at first as was not as described in the info. The food, hotels and overall tour was good. Some needed improving but you don't spend much time in a hotel! Went to one too many showrooms with the local guides but was not a hard sell. Was fun in most places. But better choice and value in other places. Loved it!
Trip Review Date: 31-12-2015
Trip highlights... 3 day safari including Serengeti, Antelope Park, walking with the lions, horse riding amongst the wild animals, trek looking for rhinos with Andy, cave paintings, Victoria Falls...gorge swing and walk along the falls, helicopter over the falls. Malawi as a country was amazing, also Lake Malawi. We did a couple of walks to other waterfalls which were great. I also enjoyed shopping at the local markets.
Trip Review Date: 31-12-2015
The range and number pf animals on the Serengeti excursion. Seeing a leopard within 10 minutes of entering Lake Manyara was amazing. Seeing the Big 5 in the first 24 hours set the scene for the wonderful trip that followed. The variety of experiences was much more than we had expected
Trip Review Date: 03-12-2015
Had a flawless trip due to the staff such as Katie answering every single one of my questions prior to great detail, our driver Pete who did anything possible to get us to our destination on some crazy long drive days and especially to our amazing tour leader Tabitha who stood and treated us like family. Oasis has a family business like feel to the way it runs and the results show. Had an amazing 56 day trip due to their genuine care and professionalism.
Trip Review Date: 25-10-2015
The trip met all my exceptions even with the last minute rerouting to bypass Mozambique (due to country security issues). Highlights include the national parks (with the big 5), walking with lions, close contact with rhinos, the Great Zimbabwe ruins and Victoria Falls waterfall with the rafting and a dip in Devils pool.
Trip Review Date: 01-10-2015
Samarkand as the epitome of a Silk Road city, the otherwordly Ashgabat, the amazing bushcamps in the Ayas Kala fortress and the gas crater... and top of the tops the camping at the Aral sea... or where it used to be. Just amazing! (Note: I basically just named everything we did on the trip... there were no "lowlights"
Trip Review Date: 02-09-2015
So many highlights from this fantastic trip! Trekking with the gorillas was unbelievable. The Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater trip is a must. Malawi generally was stunning, and the time by the lake was wonderful. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins were incredible! Antelope Park, with the lion walk, lion feeding and horseback safari was a definite highlight. Victoria Falls was just awesome! Overall a fantastic trip with so many unbelievable sights and activities. A wonderful mixture of culture, safari and scenery. I absolutely loved it!
Trip Review Date: 13-07-2015
Great landscapes, in particular the Victoria Falls, the Okavango delta, the Namibian coast and mountains. Lots of animals met, in Chobe River and Etosha National Park... very lucky! Wonderful environment, with very professional crew and lovely buddies. Lots of fun in camps, in the truck and memorable trek in Table Mountain (Capetown). I was at a time the oldest and the Froggy of the group but never felt aside. Thanks!
Trip Review Date: 05-07-2015
Trekking through the Andean countryside via the Lares route was spectacular. Zooming across, up, and down the sand dunes in the desert on a dune buggy was exciting. I also really enjoyed the jungle and the animals we saw. The jungle lodge in which we stayed was luxurious, far exceeding my expectations. Machu Picchu was amazing of course;now I can check it off my traveling bucket list, but I realize that it was a picture frame against the background of ALL that is Peru. I'll definitely return someday, perhaps to hike the Inca Trail next trip.
Trip Review Date: 04-07-2015
I had never done an overland trip before and I am glad I did it with OASIS. Our trip was amazing, one of the best experiences in my life so far. My guides Taby and Pete were incredibly outstanding at their job and kept us safe, made us feel welcome and joined in with the fun! I never thought overloading could be such a good way to travel and with OASIS\'s great value for money tours it\'s even better! I will definitely be recommending OASIS to my family and friends and will be joining them again soon on another tour!
Trip Review Date: 02-07-2015
Cook group shopping in the bustling markets was really good fun and a great chance to witness local life first hand. Bush camping awesome, particularly loved setting up camp in the middle of the Namibia desert! Whole trip from start to finish was amazing, loved every minute, even digging the truck out of mud and sand occasionally was great fun! Must do activites - Ganvie Stilt village in Benin, Serengeti, Okovango Delta, Rhino walk, Lions at Antelope Park, Sandboarding in Swakopmund, Spice tour on Zanzibar, Helicopter flight over Victoria Fallsâ�¦.. I guess the list is pretty endless!
Trip Review Date: 02-07-2015
The apes and lakes trip that I attended in May to June was an incredible experience! I have never done an overland trip before and this was the best introduction to it. Overloading is such a easy and safe way to travel and lets you see more of the country then if you fly to one place to the next. The gorillas were incredible and i would recommend paying for the permit! Our guides Taby and Pete were outstanding guides and it is sad that it was there last trip because they do such an amazing job! Petes driving was faultless and Tabys leader skills were impressive and her knowledge of each country, activity and place was extremely helpful and made you feel very safe! The pre departure information is vital in order to make your trip smooth, SO READ IT WITH A FINE COMB (well done Mark)! All in all if you havent done overloading and you want to travel I highly recommend using OASIS for good value, highly skilled guides and for a super fun and exciting trip! If you have never done and overloading trip before like myself, I highly recommend that you use OASIS because of the amazing value for money, incredibly knowledgeable guides and an amazing travel experience! My guides Taby and Pete were outstanding at there job and made my trip the best experience I have ever had while travelling! I will definitely travel again with OASIS! You will not regret making this decision!!! I wish Taby and Pete the best of luck as this is their last trip heading down to Cape Town!
Trip Review Date: 26-06-2015
What an adventure!!! Bolivia is an extraordinary country with amazing scenery in rugged terrain, a country of extremes. From the Uyuni Salt Flats to the Jungle and Pampas, high altitude to low, freezing weather to hot and humid. Bolivia has it all. Macaws flying in the wild, what a sight! Wild pigs, capybaras, pink dolphins, Andean fox, silver mines and so much more. Oasis Overland puts it all together creating an unforgettable adventure. Memories will last a lifetime. Only two people in the group, trip goes forward. Thank you Oasis Overland!!!
Trip Review Date: 25-06-2015
Driving through amazing landscapes, putting up your tent in the middle of nowhere and enjoy a great prepared meal from your fellow travellers, have good conversations around the campfire along with some marshmallows and drinks. The next day you are in a big city, enjoying the sights and the nightlife. Two days later you ar hiking the incredible inca trail to mystical machu picchu, or you take the adrenaline kick of mountainbiking down death road. Shortly: the trip was awesome! The diversity of the countrys, landscapes, options for excursions etc are perfect. No day is the same :)
Trip Review Date: 17-06-2015
I wasn\'t sure what I could expect when I decided to do a 32-week trip with the same group of people across the whole continent of Africa. But it was amazing, a once in a lifetime experience! My highlights were: Todra Gorge, Mali, sitting at the Nigerian border for 56 hours, digging a truck out of the mud in Congo, Point Noir, the scenery and bushcamps in Namibia, winetour in Stellenbosch, walking in the middle of herds of wild animals in the Delta, Vic Falls, Zanzibar and the Serengeti. Trans Africa 2014/2015 was awesome!
Trip Review Date: 05-06-2015
There are Trips in which you explore an exciting new locale, and then there are Voyages that are Expansive and Transformative. The Trans-Nile adventure overwhelms with its sheer breadth of environments, interactions, and activities. Art & Culture, Safaris, Adrenaline Sports, Tribes, Ancient Histories & Vibrant Cities... and all the resulting personal growth. I'm used to organizing my own trips, yet Oasis coordinated everything with Ease, including managing to get last minute Visas. Kim & Gareth, Guide & Driver, were all you could ever hope for. Check out my short video for a Visual Travelogue of the Experience: https://youtu.be/OWco3YtmBhA Looking forward to the Next!
Trip Review Date: 02-06-2015
Kyrgyzstan is absolutely stunning! We bush camped almost every night on this trip, washed in icy cold rivers and put our tents up in beautiful spots. Lake Song Kal is particularly beautiful and remote and we spent the night in a yurt here with a wood fired stove. A real treat! Fantastic crew and lovely fellow travellers.
Trip Review Date: 26-05-2015
Petra, the inclusion of Little Petra, and the camp in Wadi Rum. We by-passed Karak Castle in favour of Shoback where I went down the tunnel. While this was a better option, we did hardly any of the Kings Highway (instead did the main desert highway). The tour leader also omitted a number of elements in the itinerary (Amphitheater and downtown area in Amman), and the possibility of hiking in Wadi Mujib, which was disappointing. We needed another day in Aqaba. You can\'t go diving when you only have one afternoon.
Trip Review Date: 17-05-2015
My favourite parts were (in no particular order) : Gorilla trekking, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Zanzibar Island, sunset cruise at Zanzibar, horseback safari at Antelope Park, Lake Malawi, dress up party at Kande Beach, whitewater tandem kayak in Jinja. ..
Trip Review Date: 13-05-2015
I was lucky enough to attend the Anzac service, but I felt sorry for the remainder of the group who had two wasted days. It was completely the wrong time for a small tour company to expect to go. Ephesus, Troy, Pammukale were highlights. The Istanbul days were down time for us as we had covered a lot of the free time options. More information on other aspects of Istanbul would have been useful. The additional Eu100 payment required, we felt should have been emailed to us in advance, and clarification of what this is for.
Oasis Overland Reply:
Hi Judi & Martin Thank you so much for taking the time to write this feedback on this trip, we really appreciate it, as we do use this to improve our trips for future travellers. We are pleased that you both had ballot tickets to attend the Anzac service, especially as this year was the centenary. As it was the 100 year anniversary of Anzac day, this trip was sold to everyone on the basis that to attend the service they would need a ballot ticket, and so anyone who booked this trip would have known this in advance. From next year onwards this will not be an issue, as the local authorities will not be using the ballot system again, and so we shall be able to run this trip as usual. For the local payment, again as it was the 100 year anniversary of Anzac day, hostels and accommodation had increased their rates, and while we tried not to let this effect our trip costs by looking at other options, and absorbing a lot of the extra costs, we unfortunately had to increase our local payment for this trip by €100. We were a little surprised to see your comments on this, as we emailed you regarding this increase and the reasons for it on the 29th October which you acknowledged on the same day. We are so pleased that Ephesus, Troy and Pammukale were highlights of your trip. Oasis Overland
Trip Review Date: 12-05-2015
I loved this trip! Great to get away from it all; camping in the wild every night (apart from the nights in Marrakech at the start and end of the trip). Guides and food were fantastic. I am not super fit and managed the walking with no problems. Afternoons were generally free for relaxing, or shorter walks. We also had some cookery lessons from our super camp cook. Nights were cold! Goats were cool! Lots of opportunity to mix with local people along the way. Would love to do it again.
Trip Review Date: 08-05-2015
Gorilla trekking, Sunset cruise with Pete and Tabitha in Jinja, Lake Nakuru game drive, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater, Skydiving in swakopmund, Tabithas delicious Oryx steak in Namibia, Scenic flight in Okavango delta, Boesmans tour in Namibia
Trip Review Date: 05-05-2015
We saw a lot of animals, birds & fish, but gorillas were the most special. Alun was an invaluable source of local information, identifying the best opportunities for upgrading, interacting with locals, sightseeing & bushcamping. Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls & skydiving at Swakopmund were adrenaline highlights. Snorkelling in Zanzibar & Lake Malawi were also superb.
Trip Review Date: 09-04-2015
There are simply too many highlights to list when traveling from London to Istanbul. Everything along the way was special and amazing in its own right. Mark the driver is a pro and made the drive easy to handle, braking everything up nicely along the way. The hotels and hostels were totally ace, and we were always located in a great part of town which made it easy to walk almost everywhere. For the money, for the adventure, for the freedom for the fun, for the friendship I very highly recommend London to Istanbul!
Trip Review Date: 25-02-2015
I had many highlights but my main ones were sanboarding and dune buggying, the Inca Trail, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Iguazu Falls, the volcano in Pucon and of course Rio Carnaval. Excursions aside, the dynamics of the group were great, we had a real \'truck family\' going on and Kyle (driver) and Danny (tour leader) were always great fun and so knowledgable, absolutely no complaints about either of them.
Trip Review Date: 01-02-2015
In victoria Falls where we went white water rafting on the Zambezi and visited the devils pool. Both were really amazing and will be cherished memories for ever. I have been rafting before but this was truly far more exhilarating than any other rafting experience iv seen. As for the devils pool, well its an experience like no other. Imagine swimming in your groups own private pool on the edge (and it is right on the edge) of one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Simply mind blowing. Thank you Oasis for providing such an awesome experience throughout :-)
Trip Review Date: 24-01-2015
Camel trekking into the Sahara was brilliant fun, as was rock climbing at Todra Gorge on Christmas Day! Ait Benhaddou was amazing. Marrakech is an assault on the senses - in a great way. I adore Morocco. Fab food, sights, culture, only the standard of hotels on this trip let it down a little bit. They were all fine, but would have been nice to be one star rating higher given the type of tour. Dont miss Essaouira - my favourite part of the whole trip. Beautiful, relaxed place and delicious, super fresh seafood.
Trip Review Date: 17-01-2015
Almost every day was a highlight, if it wasnt amazing wildlife it was breathtaking scenery or mental adrenaline activities. I cant recommend Oasis highly enough... I would love to give them 5* entirely but we were unfortunate enough to get a bad tour leader who was under prepared for the job. However Oasis recognised this, stepped in and replaced her with a fabulously experienced leader half way through out trip. So I would mostly definitely recommend them and certainly use them again. Africa was exactly what I needed and I\'ll carry it in my heart forever.
Trip Review Date: 28-12-2014
Machu Picchu and the floating islands were of course unforgettable, but the biggest highlight for me was the way our guide Ricardo catered for our particular likes and dislikes. Once I told him I liked rustic and traditional rather than fancy modern stuff, we were regularly taken to little local restaurants and markets and places of interest off the beaten track. For me that made the trip so thank you Ricardo and Oasis for hiring such a great guide and person.
Trip Review Date: 19-10-2014
The support I received before and during this trip from the Oasis crew was fantastic. Ricardo was a great guide and really helped to make the trip memorable as he knew all the best places to go and what to see. I did the Lares trek which was a highlight for me - beautiful scenery and barely any tourists! I would 100% recommend this trip.
Trip Review Date: 01-09-2014
Overall we had a fantastic time! The minibus was pretty much brand new and was super comfortable to travel in. The hotels were all clean and well located and our guide was super friendly. Overall we had a fantastic time and I have recommended this trip to all of our friends. The trip is fast moving and you feel like at the end of it you have really seen Morocco and tasted lots of the culinary delights! Thanks for a great trip!
Trip Review Date: 17-08-2014
I had an amazing time on this trip and met great people. At times the optional things were packed close together but that is because I wanted to do everything. So many things ticked off my to-do list. I didn\'t want to leave Africa, such a beautiful place. I would definitely join Oasis again. High Lights: bush camping, sky diving, bungee jumping, Okavango Delta, punch night, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, trekking with Rhinos, white water rafting, shark cage diving, meeting locals, trying to bake on a camp fire, spotting different animals. Thanks Oasis!
Trip Review Date: 07-08-2014
Cautiously recommended. The guide wasn\'t great. The meals were only ok but for the places we went to on our own based on trip advisor recommendations. Ramadan could have been a factor. I\'d cut out Casablanca, Rabat and Meknes and spend more time in Essaouira, Chefchaouen, go all the way up to Tangier or spend an extra day in the Sahara. Todra gorge is a waste of time. The movie studio excursion is poor. Accomodation was fine. Make sure bus has fully functional air conditioning
Trip Review Date: 06-07-2014
This trip was amazing along with the fact that the world cup was going on at the time which made it even better. Iguazu Falls was booming in light of some heavy rain, Rio was simply amazing and all points in between we nothing less then special. The trip Leader Danny was brilliant and Dirver Dave is as professional as they come. All in all if you want to see some great sights in South America and Brazil in general then this trip is for you. Good people and good times! Cheers and Safe Travels.
Trip Review Date: 04-07-2014
Biking the Death Road in Bolivia, seeing Mauchu Picchu, sand surfing & dune buggies in Huacachina, exploring the silver mine in Potosi and drinking caipirinhas on Copacabana Beach in Rio. The steak in Buenos Aires was great too, but not getting robbed there so be very careful in that city! All in all a very fun trip.
Trip Review Date: 02-07-2014
The people, the food, the places! Never a dull moment. Two months of absolute bliss. From waterfights in the Amazon to Macchu Picchu to fine dining in Argentina.. I cant describe how much I loved it! Such a kaleidoscope of memories, I especially recommend the Amazon if your trip includes staying with the Huaoranis, such a spectacular group of people!
Trip Review Date: 22-06-2014
Iguaza falls, Perito moreno, Inca trail, W trek, dune buggying, salt flats, being inspired to cook and make interesting meals, food shopping in the markets, being encouraged to try local foods and eating off the streets, conscientious and lovely driver, having an extremely thoughtful and amazing tour leader.
Trip Review Date: 12-06-2014
From the cultural delights of Ouro Preto, the boozy beach \'Olympics\' in Cariava, and the adrenalin rush of cave-snorkelling and zipwiring in Chappas it seemed like all the fun was squeezed into the first part of the trip, but this was just the prelude for the second half: lazy days cruising up the Amazon, a stunning Angel Falls trip, anaconda hunting in Llanos and balmy days spent on Caribbean beaches sunning the body, splashing around in warm waves and eating sublimely cooked fresh fish. Great travel companions, incredible exotic sights and plentiful cipirinhas. It was an unforgettable trip.
Trip Review Date: 09-05-2014
Playing with elephants at Antelope Park, sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, nearly getting attacked by elephants in Manyara, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Okavango Delta trip, Ngorongoro Crater, Swakopmund, kissing a giraffe, stroking cheetahs and lions, night drive in Etosha, drunk drive day on Jozi, sleeping under the stars in Namibia and meeting amazing people all over Africa.
Trip Review Date: 08-05-2014
With only 2 weeks to cover so many countries this trip was well researched, executed to give you a great flavour of Europe and some of the hidden places that you would not think to visit.All the hotels/hostels exceeded the \"budget\" style advertised all well located to the city centre and or local transport so allowing you to get straight into seeing the sights. Our tour leader furnished us with street maps and sight interests for each destination so no time wasted trying to find places.Mini bus was comfortable with plenty of stops along the way. Good Value for Money
Trip Review Date: 29-04-2014
Grace and Mark were brilliant tour leaders and took all the stress out of such an adventure. Some of the highlights were cocktails in Prague, the Romanian Bear Sanctuary, and our sunny arrival in Istanbul! So much sight-seeing and lots of great local food, a brilliant way to see Western and Eastern Europe, and to experience everything from amazing architecture to history, major tourist sights and off the beaten track haunts.
Trip Review Date: 28-04-2014
Amazing trip, amazing crew. We absolutely loved our trip and wish we could have continued on longer. I haven\'t rated the food that highly here because you make your own... so I didn\'t have an enormously high expectation anyway - and this is not a trip for those looking for a five star, fine dining experience. It is; however, incredible value for money and we found the truck in great condition and Mick, our driver was a fabulous addition to the Oasis crew.
Trip Review Date: 14-04-2014
N.B. Some aspects of crew, transportation, meals etc. were 5* and others much lower and can\'t be summarised by a simple rating. I am happy to explain further if desired. Highlight: Siting on the beach in Congo and DRC on tasty mud track \'roads\' seeing the rawness of the West Coast of Africa and its people with a driver who revels in the situation; traditional overlanding as it should be.
Trip Review Date: 07-02-2014
Victoria Falls, Etosha, Sossusvlei and experiencing the landscapes and scenes from the truck. Okavango Delta was a bit disappointing. I expected to see and do a lot more. Pre-trip info itinerary was vague, but also not correct in some places (seal colony, Cederberg, last day in bus). But in general I enjoyed the trip very much!
Trip Review Date: 15-01-2014
Fantastic trip. Danny (tour leader), who I cannot recommend highly enough, fantastic person and great knowledge (except times), colin and dave(drivers) were brilliant and all seemed like part of the group rather than workers, although they were always there to help. The trip itself was amazing, met incredible people along the way and the sites speak for themselves: machu picchu, w-walk, iguazu falls and sugarloaf mountain just some of the stand-out places, I honestly believe that every stop on the trip was worthwhile and would love to go back to some. Many thanks to Danny, Colin, Dave, Oasis and everyone else.
Trip Review Date: 08-01-2014
- having the BEST crew (Danny, Colin and Dave) - experiencing such amazing things with a bunch of awesome people - many hilarious nights out all over S.A - Paraty (beautiful beaches and scenary, Cafayate (wine tours), Cusco (trekking the INCA trail), Patagonia (beautiful scenary), Bolivia (the cleanest toilets IÂ´ve ever experienced), Huacachina (dune buggies and sandboarding), Buenos Aires (such a cool city), Rio (the best new years eve ever and my favourite place) - All in all a well organised trip, I had the best time and will definitely be booking with Oasis again!! :-)
Trip Review Date: 02-11-2013
Thoroughly enjoyed both Morocco, fellow travellers and team. After talking to others on the trip, would recommend dropping Casablanca and Rabat in favour of more time in the high Atlas (perhaps an overnight stay) and longer in Fez. Morocco was very laid back and the people happy to talk to you. Less hassle when going around various places than I have experienced in other countries. The standard of craftsmanship was outstanding for wood, ceramics and metal, the craftsmen were more than willing to discus their work and share their techniques. Lovely country, great trip.