Would love any feedback and/or comparisons between dragoman, kumuka and acacia Africa, good or bad. Traveling to Africa as a solo female.
I am going to Africa for roughly 6months and want to experience as much as I possibly can in this time. I am looking at doing some volunteer work as well as some overlanding, so If anyone can give me any feedback about their experiences overlanding in Africa I would greatly appreciate it.
It might be worth checking out the following blogs and Acacia Africa's facebook page (http://on.fb.me/xUUgVl), as there's a photo album dedicated solely to independent reviews. Overlanding is a great way to build up travel know how and find your feet and there are a selection of tours from 7 to 58 days, some including voluntour opportunities. Toni travelled on the 41-day Cape Town To Kenya and she gives some interesting feedback from her expedition http://bit.ly/A3WUpA . You can also catch up with her on Twitter. Recently, Erin of Go Erin Go put together a great vid on the trucks and overlanding life http://bit.ly/y67hc8 hope that's helpful - have a great trip =) about 7 years agoAnswered by Bon via Travellr.com
All three, Dragoman, Kumuka and Acacia Africa are great companies. The only real difference is what is included and what is excluded in various trips - that is why the pricing is different.
Often all companies drive the exact same routes and visit the same attractions.
Dragoman has been around the longest and has just recently revamped all their trucks, their prices are very cheap and their trips are well run.
Kumuka is awesome - it's slightly more expensive because there is no local payment (money paid for food supplies etc, given to overland crew when you depart), and they include a lot of additional activities. Kumuka also has the advantage of being a big company, offering trips all over the world - they definitely are a trusted brand.
Acacia Africa caters to younger travellers, probably between the ages of 18 - 35, so the trips are full of energy and fun! about 7 years ago