The equipment on your Absolute Africa overland truck

Dome tents with integrated mosquito nets

  • Our tents are three - person dome tents. To ensure a good amount of space only two people sleep in each tent.

  • The tents are made from rip-stop canvas and have a sewn in ground sheet.

  • We also provide a large separate fly sheet to give you extra protection in heavy rain.

Camp mattresses

  • We provide individual 4 inch thick high density foam mats covered in rip-stop material.

Tables and stools

  • We provide camp stools and trestle tables.

Kitchen and catering including fridge and gas cooker

  • Your Absolute Africa overland truck has a 115 litre fridge/freezer, as distinct from cool boxes which are dependent on arranging ice.

  • We also have an extensive built-in kitchen equipped with all needed cooking and catering equipment including a cool box additional to the fridge.

  • A barbeque grill is provided and there is also a gas cooker offering a convenient alternative and minimising the impact on the environment.

All weather awning

  • This provides protection from both the rain and sun. It is particularly useful so we can prepare meals in all weather.

Charging, audio and intercom

  • Our overland trucks have UK power sockets that work from 600 watt intelligent power inverters. These convert 24v DC to AC mains electricity (220 – 240v). You just need to plug in and charge your camera, mobile phone, Ipod and video equipment. Some trucks also have additional 12V charge points.

  • We also have audio equipment with an amplifier to which you can attach your Ipod or MP3 player so we can enjoy each others music.

  • Intercom system so you can always talk to the driver.


  • All seats are fitted with lap belts for your personal safety.

  • Underseat lockup for daybags and cameras.

  • On board tables for card games and diary writing.

  • Professionally compiled expedition medical kit

  • Fire extinguishers

  • A comprehensive range of spare parts and tools.

  • The resource library is well stocked with reference material and maps.

  • All trucks have sand mats, and chains where necessary