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Blogs - Dragoman Overland

Sinead has been on the road with us since December 2014, we asked a few probing questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I had been travelling for a while and couldn't get used to being back home and someone told me this would be the job for me. My sister did a Dragoman trip 11 years ago and even though I was too young to become crew at that time, I spent years planning my fantasy future trips until I was old enough to apply. The week of my 25th birthday,…

  Overlanding is a truly unique way to travel! We often get asked what makes us different to other methods of seeing the world, one of them being our use of cook groups.     When you step onto a Dragoman truck you'll see that there is a jobs list placed on the notice board with rotating "jobs" for the all passengers during their trip. Overlanding is a participatory method of travelling and you get out what you put into it, our tour leaders can't do everything for you and so jobs are allocated to the group such as truck cleaning,…

We like to be modest but our trucks are pretty iconic! Who can forget the swoosh of orange and white along the Atacama desert, unloading the kitchen equipment for a lunch stop just outside of Lalibela or waking up to the silouhette of the truck as you open your tent on a wildcamp in Kyrgyzstan. The Dragoman truck becomes a home-away-from-home for our passengers (and crew) and we often get questions about how they are designed and constructed. Our brand-spanking new truck, Tallulah is the first that we've built from scratch at our Suffolk based HQ. After several hundred workshop hours,…

Nathan, our intrepid design and marketing guru ventured into the forests of Uganda in search of the famous mountain gorillas. He takes us through some of the highlights of his awesome trip below! "Hell yes!" was my immediate response when I was asked if I wanted to join one of our tours heading out to Uganda to complete one of the world famous gorilla treks. I'd always heard about this ultimate wildlife experience but I'd never thought I'd get the chance to do it myself, but here I was standing at the visitors centre in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, with our guide…

Budgeting when you are on the road can be a tricky business, especially if it's a destination that you haven't visited before or one that can be quite a culture shock! That's why we've come up with a quick-look infographic for India & Nepal, showing what costs you can expect when you're on the road...       View all of our India and Nepal trips. Search all Dragoman tours. Contact the team for further details and to Book Now.    

Jeroen (Dutchie) has been on the road with us since October 2015, we asked a few probing questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I had been travelling for a while and couldn't get used to being back home and someone told me this job would suit me. And it does!! What’s your favourite destination and why? Mongolia as I think it's still true overlanding there with lots of bush camps, river crossings, roads that you dont know where they go. I must say that Namibia is a close 2nd as the diversity in this country…

Our overland tours are a bit different to your "regular" group tour. Each one of our trips has been assigned a 'physical rating' out of 5, this is to help you to select the right trip for you.   To help clarify we've explained what each rating means below;   5 out of 5 The tour will contain longer periods of camping and will spend extended periods of time in challenging/changeable weather conditions/environments.   4 out of 5 More days spent camping than in hotels, with occasional periods in challenging environments/weather conditions.   3 out of 5 Mixture of hotels and camping during…

We'd be lost without our trucks....literally! Our rugged and sturdy vehicles will get you truly off the beaten track. We design and build each one, mostly at our HQ in Suffolk, England. They are specially built to cope with life on the road, each with its own kitchen and camping gear.   All of the Dragoman trucks are owned and maintained by us, with all the crew being trained on how to keep them going when they are on the road. We currently have 25 vehicles spread out over the globe. With their distinctive orange, white and black livery and personalised…

Julie has been on the road with us since September 2013, we asked a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I love to travel, and experience new places and cultures.  What’s your favourite destination and why? That's hard because each destination has its own impact on you.   Patagonia definately holds a place in my heart for beautiful landscapes. Argentina also has the best steak in the world, and the red wine is pretty good!    India is full of so much culture, you can see every aspect of life laid…