Safari Drive, the UK’s leading specialist for self-drive safaris in Land Rovers, recently held a successful open day near their Lambourn, Berkshire base.
A mix of over 200 experienced and would-be travellers attended the day, held at the Sheepdrove Eco Centre.
As well as providing guests with the opportunity to talk to Safari Drive’s experts about their range of trips, the agenda included a series of informative talks by various specialists. These included wildlife photographer Roger Taylor, travel health expert Paul Goodyer of Nomad Travel and David Heaton of Pro-Driver Training – the company that Safari Drive works with to ensure that would-be safari participants are competent to handle their Land Rovers. And the star attraction was TV presenter and overland expert Andrew St Pierre White, who’s been travelling around remote parts of the world for over 30 years, producing books, videos and TV programmes (see 4xoverland.com).
There were also outdoor cooking demos by Josh Sutton, an outdoors expert and writer, who calls himself the Guyrope Gourmet.
Charles and Meregan Norwood started Safari Drive 22 years ago and currently have a fleet of 20 Defender 110s. These are are fully kitted out with roof tents, fridges and all of the kit necessary for a two-week safari. They offer trips in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Oman, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and are planning a South American venture, with trips in Chile and Argentina.
Their adventures are individually tailored to the client’s requirements, with solo self-drive, group trips, all-camping or a mix of camping and luxury lodges.
See safaridrive.com for details.