Overland : True Adventure TravelOverlanding takes a certain type of character and a bit of daring if you’ve never done it before. What is overlanding? Exactly as it sounds, driving to safari locations and setting up camp nearly every other night. In the capable hands of Roving Rovers and their vintage vehicles, you will return with stories worthy of sharing over the years.
I hired Roving Rovers to take me far into Samburuland for a story I was writing and photographing about the moran, warriors of Samburu. My driver knew every rock, fence and campsite from Nairobi to Maralal, including the deep puddles we breezed through, unlike the less fortunate tourist matatus and public buses.
I saw a part of Kenya that will live in my memory forever. The mud, the dust, the lonely entrances to remote game reserves, the campsites hidden from Lonely Planet, and Kenyans going about their daily lives in rural communities. On our way back we stopped at a local café for sugary chai and chapati.
When we hit the tar again on our return to the city I have to admit being sad to see the rocky road disappear behind us.
Read the story about the Samburu Moran here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130921-samburu-moran-warrior-graduation-ceremony-kenya-culture/