Adventures Booking

Now booking for our popular adventure running from the 23rd April 6th 2018. This incredible adventure a mix of campsites and lodges and is a journey across awesome landscapes where you will see desert elephants, giraffes and possibly Lion. This adventure will cost from £4100 per car (includes hire 4x4) with two tents so a family of four to five can enjoy this adventure.
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This adventure is running between August 13th to 27th 2018 and will cost £2300 per car. The route is a wonderful mix of forest tracks, river crossings and sandy beaches.
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Impala Support Range Rover on Plage BlancheDates 23rd October to 9th November 2017 and will cost £2650 per car. This new adventure in Morocco follows some of the infamous Legionnaires routes across the Moroccan Sahara. The reconnaissance went extremly well and has resulted in a varied and very interesting route across the east of Morocco. [More]
 

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14 Nov 2016
Desert RatThe Desert Rat (ancienus sasius) [More]
8 Dec 2014
Sunset over lakeWild camp in Spain [More]
3 Dec 2014
Discovery on a duneBack from Morocco [More]
 

Bush Driver Training Course

Neil Hopkinson and The Impala Support Crews have many years of experience of driving on the gravel and sands of Africa's roads. The skills needed to drive safely in such environments are very different than those  learnt on the tarmac roads of Europe.

We at Impala have put together a course of three modules to provide the specific training in the skills required to drive cars on loose surfaces such as the gravel tracks in Namibia or the Sand Tracks of the Kalahari and The Sahara.

Our Instructors are second to none and have enviable experience in many fields of driver experience from the ice of Finland to the sands of the Sahara.

COURSE MODULES

There are three modules, each is made up of both theory and practical teaching with a realistic assessment at the end of the course so that you will retain the skills needed to keep you safe in the Bush Driving Environment.

Off and On Road Driving Module:

  • Vehicle and Personnel Preparation
  • Off Road Driving Techniques to look after the vehicle with mechanical sympathy
  • Advanced Road Driving Techniques to prevent the conditions that lead to a crash
  • Vehicle Recovery Techniques without a winch or specialised tools
  • Practical Training and Practice
  • Realistic Training Exercise

 

Camping in the Bush with Wildlife:

  • Camp etiquette : setting up and setting down leaving an environmentally acceptable footprint
  • Animal Psychology :understanding how predators react and pre-empting any problems
  • Practical Training and Practice
  • Realistic Training Exercise

 

Vehicle Repair and First Aid:

  • Vehicle repair using simple tools and “jury rigs” specific to your type of vehicle
  • Understanding of when not to repair
  • Simple First Aid
  • Practical Training relevant to the local conditions
  • Practical Assessment