G Adventures has launched a new overland adventure vehicle, purpose-built for today’s modern traveller, and designed to maximise safety and comfort.
Dubbed the ‘Lando’, the rollout of the fleet of ten will be completed by the end of this month and will operate on most of the operator’s overland trips in eastern and southern Africa.
Jeff Russill, vice-president of product for the operator, said: “Our travellers have become more sophisticated and their needs have changed. We no longer accept that the old vehicles suit modern-day travellers, and in our bid to lead with service we have come up with a solution to bring overland travel into a new age.”
Each truck features full body seatbelts, reclining seats with side-seat movement for extra shoulder room, a 250-litre water tank to reduce the use of plastic bottles, in-built Wi-Fi, USB chargers at every seat, large front windows for better views of wildlife, plus windows designed specifically for photography.
The Lando will be operating on 22 of the operator’s Yolo itineraries - adventures for 18 to 39 year olds - covering Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As an example of itineraries featuring the new Lando, ‘Botswana and Falls Adventure’ is an eight-day package that takes in the wildlife and scenery of Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, with game walks/drives.
Highlights include camping under the stars of the Okavango Delta and taking in Victoria Falls. The trip is priced from £729 per person, excluding flights.
For more information call 03442-722040 or visit gadventures.co.uk