East Central South Tours
AFTours Partner Vehicles:
AFTours Partners have, without doubt, the newest and most modern fleet of vehicles around. The vehicles are serviced and maintained according to the manufacturer's specifications. Trucks are renewed on a regular basis once age affects reliability. Our equipment is checked and replaced on a regular basis with spot checks by our Partners Operations Manager.
OUR PARTNERS ADVENTURE VEHICLES - THE PRIDE OF AFTours
Our parteners operates two vehicle styles on the scheduled tours. Both are uniquely modified to suit the different tour requirements and are scheduled according to the prevaling conditions at the time of travel.
One thing that sets AFTours apart is that our parteners trucks are standardised and uniform in design and condition. Currently are in the process of replacing the entire fleet with vehicles similar to the one shown on the right. This is almost complete, but is an ongoing process.
Original Vehicle Design - for rugged terrain. The tough and simple construction of this type of vehicle makes it ideal for the unforgiving roads in East Africa and Mozambique. AFTours Partners are one of the first companies to, amongst other things, introduce freezers on all the trucks to keep food fresh in the African heat. Individual seats, ample leg-room and overhead luggage racks in the truck help make your time on the road as comfortable as possible. The vehicles are fully lockable and there's a safe for your money and documents. A well-stocked first aid kit is on hand for emergencies. Each vehicle has a radio,as well as informative reading material, games and recreational gear to keep you well entertained. The Kitchen is contained in the large side lockers and there is an easy access entrance. All the vehicles have large slide down windows and you can enjoy the view towards the front.
The on-board camp kitchen is fully equipped with the following:
• Gas Stove,
• 150 - 250 L freezer
• Cooking Grill
• Food storage racks
• 200L Water Tank
• Cooler Boxes
• Food preparation and washing up facilities
EAST AFRICAN SAFARI VEHICLES
Not all of our tours are operated on adventure vehicles. Some of our tours are operated in smaller vehicles. On some of our East African tours these vehicles are Toyota Land Cruisers (or similar) and on the Ethiopian and Madagascar tours the type of vehicle can vary - depending on the number of passengers.
The safari vehicles are able to travel on much rougher terrain than the larger trucks. Unlike the trucks these vehicles are not built for long distance travel, but when it comes to game viewing, they really are ideal. Most of these vehicles are 4x4, but not all. It will depend on the tour that you are doing and you should not be surprised if some tours even make use of a combination of vehicles.
We will always make use of the best vehicle for the terrain that we are travelling on. The Safari vehicles are mainly used on our East African routes where shorter distances, and unpredictable weather mean that access to 4x4 vehicles is far more important than in Southern Africa, where your comfort during the longer distances we cover, takes priority.