Tiger's Nest

Overland Adventures

Our overland adventures celebrate the world’s most intriguing destinations. To thoroughly immerse ourselves in these destinations, from India to Namibia, we rely on several modes of travel, from 4x4 vehicles to local motorcoaches/mini-vans and boats. Our overland adventures typically include iconic regional accommodations and world-class urban hotels. In Africa, the camps we choose combine outstanding wilderness experiences with comfortable lodging – imagine strolling from your room to a deck overlooking a watering hole for elephants and rhinos. In Mongolia, you’ll stay in a traditional ger camp, nomadic-style tents set in remote wilderness. And while searching for tigers in India, we find ourselves at a romantic jungle lodge, with modern amenities and proximity to the wilderness we seek. The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming overland adventures.

Upcoming Overland Adventures

  • Uganda: A Primate Paradise

    Uganda: A Primate Paradise

    July 17July 30, 2015

    With a focus on its incredible mountain gorillas residing in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, your Uganda adventure also delves into the Congo Basin’s rainforests and the wetlands of Lake Victoria.

  • Colombia

    July 30August 11, 2015

    On our new Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Himba Woman, Namibia

    Ultimate Namibia

    August 2August 16, 2015

    From the zebras and rhinos of Etosha National Park, to the desert-adapted elephants of Damaraland, to a friendly Himba village, this comprehensive Namibia tour reveals the country’s treasured vistas, cultures and wildlife. 

  • Remote Tanzania

    Remote Tanzania

    August 5August 21, 2015

    With one of the Earth’s largest concentrations of wildlife, from lions and elephants to thousands of birds, Tanzania is sublime—roam the country’s lesser-known parks in the company of renowned wildlife photographer Lex Hes. 

  • Alaska My Way

    August 13August 27, 2015

    Join long-time Alaska resident and expedition leader Kevin Clement on a very personal Alaska adventure—highlights include exploring Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias parks, rafting amid icebergs, and spotting bald eagles in Prince William Sound.

  • Classic Botswana

    September 12September 28, 2015

    Virtually untouched Botswana is the “true” Africa, where you’ll meet all the major wildlife, from elephant and lions to hippos and cheetahs, by land and in traditional mokoros on the Okavango delta. 

  • Zambia

    Zambia: Africa's Best-Kept Secret

    September 27October 11, 2015

    Join renowned Africa safari guide Lex Hes as we venture into Zambia and Kafue, Lower Zambezi, and South Luangwa national parks, home to 60 animal species and 400 bird species, from hippos and crocs to palearctic migrant birds.

  • Into the Pantanal: A Brazilian Wildlife Adventure

    October 2October 20, 2015

    With its massive numbers of indigenous mammals, birds, and rare primates, Brazil’s Pantanal region is begging your discovery—come meet capybara, jaguars, ocelots, and tapirs in the planet’s largest seasonal wetland area.

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar

    October 19November 6, 2015

    Nature enthusiasts hold Madagascar in high esteem for its botanicals, birds, and famous lemurs. Come for the striking biodiversity; stay for the 1,000 varieties of orchid, pygmy stump-tailed chameleons, and lovely Malagasy people.

  • Nepal & Bhutan

    Nepal & Bhutan

    October 29November 18, 2015

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil accompanies us on this brand-new tour, during which you’ll discover the cultural and natural treasures of Nepal and Bhutan, from the dramatic Tiger’s Nest monastery to Chitwan National Park to Sarangkok’s sublime sunrise.

  • Iran: Wonders of Persia

    November 9November 22, 2015

    From the turbulent to the colorful, art to architecture, ancient cities to magnificent ruins, Middle East expert Gary Wintz guides us on an authentic immersion into Iran, including a Tehran tour and a visit to the Sa’ad Abad Palace-complex. 

  • Wild Western India

    January 2January 20, 2016

    Visiting Western India’s most exotically named regions, including Gir National Park, Velavadar, and Little Rann of Kutch, you’re bound to make incredible memories as you travel with wildlife expert Mark Brazil in search of Asiatic lions, Indian wolves, and the elusive khur. 

  • Havana, Cuba

    The Heart of Cuba

    January 14January 24, 2016

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • Snow Monkeys & Cranes of Japan

    February 9February 27, 2016

    Marvel at the sight of nearly 12,000 hooded and white-naped cranes, as they flock to Japan’s exquisite wintertime landscape, Arasaki, Kyushu—later, a boat trip to the tip of the Shiretoko Peninsula puts us up close and personal with Steller’s sea eagles.

  • The Heart of Cuba

    February 11February 21, 2016

    With its doors opening to the world, now is the time to explore Cuba—this fascinating immersion includes four World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves, with walks on the shores of historic Playa Girón and meet-and-greets with Cuban artists, musicians, and farmers.

  • Southern Africa's Diversity: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia

    February 12March 3, 2016

    Visit some of Africa’s most remote and diverse camps with expert naturalist Lex Hes, from the elephants of Damaraland and the Himba people of Namibia to the leopards of South Luangwa National Park and the lush Okavango Delta.

  • Untamed India: A Wildlife Adventure

    March 5March 26, 2016

    In between wandering the grottoes and caverns of Ajanta and Ellora, marveling at Mumbai and spotting Bengal tigers and wild elephants while on safari, we’ll traverse India to delve into four national parks and three exquisite World Heritage Sites.

  • Ultimate Botswana

    March 21April 6, 2016

    The epitome of wild Africa, Botswana is home to lions, cheetahs and elephants—explore the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta by day, relaxing in classic tented camps in a diversity of landscapes by night.

  • Natural Wonders of Sri Lanka

    March 27April 14, 2016

    Wildlife expert Mark Brazil leads this immersive exploration of the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” with its bird-watching haven, Sinharaja Nature Reserve; Yala National Park’s Sri Lankan elephants; and the World Heritage Site of the Sigiriya Rock Fortress. 

  • Tibet & Nepal: Heart of the Himalayas

    April 9April 27, 2016

    With its ethereal ambience, Tibet and Nepal beckon adventurous travelers to wander magical Kathmandu and sky-high Lhasa, meet Bengal tigers in Bardia National Park, and travel to remote Buddhist shrines, tucked into some of the world’s most incredible landscapes.

  • Treasures of Turkey with Cappadocia

    May 2May 18, 2016

    Straddling ancient and modern worlds, Turkey allows one to travel through time, reaching as far back as 7500 BC and its Ottoman palaces and medieval mosques, to early Christian monastic communities in Cappadocia and their sculpture hermitages and underground cities.

  • Bhutan

    Bhutan: Journey Through a Himalayan Kingdom

    May 8May 25, 2016

    In Bhutan, where joy is measured as Gross National Happiness, it’s hard not to smile—glimpse Himalayan black bears and black-necked cranes; visit the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery; and spend two days in Thimphu, main residence of the king.

  • Gorillas and the Great Migration: Rwanda & Tanzania

    July 12July 27, 2016

    From Tanzania’s vast Serengeti to Rwanda’s lush, mountain forests, experience the great migration in all its glory, trekking in Virunga National Park and hiking in Nyungwe National Park, with accommodations in East Africa’s finest safari lodges and tented camps.  

  • Alaska My Way

    July 21August 4, 2016

    Join long-time Alaska resident and expedition leader Kevin Clement on a very personal Alaska adventure—highlights include exploring Denali and Wrangell-St. Elias parks, rafting amid icebergs, and spotting bald eagles in Prince William Sound.

  • Remote Tanzania

    Remote Tanzania

    August 3August 19, 2016

    With one of the Earth’s largest concentrations of wildlife, from lions and elephants to thousands of birds, Tanzania is sublime—roam the country’s lesser-known parks in the company of renowned wildlife photographer Lex Hes. 

  • Meerkat

    Wild South Africa

    August 26September 11, 2016

    The Rainbow Nation summons with its rich cultural diversity—where one can go on a game-viewing safari and wine tasting in the same day—dramatic Kalahari, otherworldly Stone Age rock art, mystical Table Mountain, and the highest concentrations of wildlife in all of Africa.

  • Wildlife Along the Zambezi: Zambia & Zimbabwe

    September 23October 9, 2016

    In the company of famed expedition leader Lex Hes, we’ll journey along the mighty Zambezi River and its huge populations of African wildlife—marvel at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall; search for leopards in South Luangwa National Park; and view elephants in Mana Pools National Park.

  • Brazil's Pantanal: A Wildlife Adventure

    September 26October 14, 2016

    With its massive numbers of indigenous mammals, birds, and rare primates, Brazil’s Pantanal region is begging your discovery—come meet capybara, jaguars, ocelots, and tapirs in the planet’s largest seasonal wetland area.

  • Along the Silk Road: Central Asia by Train

    Along the Silk Road: Central Asia by Rail

    October 13October 30, 2016

    The lesser-known regions of China and the exotic ’Stans spring to life as you journey by rail through Central Asia along the ancient Silk Road, a land of rugged mountains, desert kingdoms, centuries-old bazaars, fine Islamic architecture, and a friendly people waiting to welcome you.

  • Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    Sacred Traditions: Japan Revealed

    October 21November 8, 2016

    This brand-new Japan adventure introduces you to everything from Honshu Island’s local residents to Kyoto’s noteworthy temples and Kanazawa’s famous gardens of Kenroku-en—it’s an off-the-beaten-path immersion with incredible personal connections made possible by Japan expert Mark Brazil. 

  • Iran: Wonders of Persia

    November 7November 20, 2016

    From the turbulent to the colorful, art to architecture, ancient cities to magnificent ruins, Middle East expert Gary Wintz guides us on an authentic immersion into Iran, including a Tehran tour and a visit to the Sa’ad Abad Palace-complex.