TORONTO — G Adventures has announced the launch of a new overland adventure vehicle (OAV), which will be introduced on most of its overland trips in eastern and southern Africa.
The fleet of 10 ‘Landos’ will start rolling out this month and will be fully implemented by July. Each truck features full-body seatbelts, reclining seats with side-seat movement for extra shoulder room, a 250-litre water tank, onboard Wi-Fi, USB chargers at every seat, and windows designed specifically for photography.
According to Jeff Russill, VP of product at G Adventures, the company has completely re-invented and improved the OAV with the needs of travellers in mind.
“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 have come up with a solution to bring overland travel into a new age,” he said.
The Lando will operate on 22 G Adventures YOLO itineraries covering Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. YOLO trips in Africa are primarily camping trips (with some hotel accommodation) that are fast-paced and cover a lot of distance.
For more information go to gadventures.com/travel-styles/yolo/africa/lando/.