Must have apps for overlanding Africa

Apps for overlanding Africa

My husband and I started our overland journey through Southern Africa in January 2019.

During this time we drove more than 23 000 kilometers navigating our way through 6 countries while living in our Land Rover Defender named @mkulu_the_landy. We camped at more than 60 campsites, visited multiple wildlife reserves and national parks, where sometimes campsites were very remote and far from civilization.

For the most part of our trip, we had limited cellphone coverage and internet access. On the days we did, we’d set out time to catch up on admin, connect with family and friends and do some trip planning.

Whether online or offline we relied on some very nifty apps to help us through our journey. These are our must-have apps for Overlanding Africa:

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Camping at Rooiputs

We’ve camped at tons of camp sites, some insignificant and some that are special.  The special ones are those we will return to every chance we get and Rooiputs is one of those camps for us. 

A firm favourite amongst Kgalagadi regulars, Rooiputs is an unfenced camp on the Botswana side of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, only 20km from the Twee Rivieren/Two Rivers entrance gate.

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What to Pack: Summer Camping Safari

We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.

It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.

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