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Dragoman Updates - Dragoman Overland

Travelling overland by a big orange and white truck isn't the only unique thing about Dragoman...we also love to flap!

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 cookgroups.     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, bag loading/unloading,…

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,…

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 the tour. Some days…

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 names…

We started overlanding back in 1981 with one truck and one route which went from the UK through the Sahara and into Central and West Africa. Since then we have gone from strength to strength. Our trucks may have changed a little but the essence of overlanding is still very much with us. Pushing the boundaries of overland travel to give our passengers an unforgettable experience. The fleet is now 26 strong, travelling through Africa, Asia and the Americas.  This season we are introducing new routes through northern Brazil, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. As well as launching our Trans-Africa trip which is us…

There is a time and a place for a selfie, but when you're surrounded by amazing landscapes and nature at its very best then sometimes a picture of your own mug can take a backseat for a bit. One of our passengers has sent us some of his amazing shots that he's taken whilst on the road with us. Here are just a snippet of them, if you like stunning animal close-ups and seemingly endless scenery shots then this gallery is for you. Check out our favourites...               To see more of Thomas' work…

If you are a traveller at heart and dream of making it your life, this is your lucky day!  We are recruiting for new crew members.  We are looking for sociable, fun loving, hard working, and adventurous personalities.  If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a genuine love of travel, we want to hear from you, please visit our crew members recruitment page for more details and to download the application form. Each Dragoman journey has two crew members, working in tandem covering the driving.  One crew member specialises as the Leader, being responsible for the group; booking trips…

Long drive days are an inevitable part of an overland trip, and are just as much a part of the adventure as the incredible activities and sights that await at the end of the drive. For many years now we have been advised about the dangers of immobility on long haul flights and the need to get up and move around, but what about on long drive days? The World Health Organisation warns that “prolonged immobility, whether by car, bus, train or air, can lead to pooling of the blood in the legs, which in turn may cause swelling, stiffness…