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Blogs - Dragoman Overland

Julie has been on the road with us since 2013 and is our Gold Medal winning Wanderlust Guide of the year for 2018!  We asked her a few probing questions about life on the road with Dragoman... Why did you become a guide? Growing up in our family bed and breakfast, we had a large map of the world on the wall; so our guests could place a pin from their country and town of origin. When I turned 19, I set off to explore some of these pins myself. After years of travel experience, I realised that this knowledge could be…

We're so pleased to announce that our very own Julie Gabbott has won Gold at the Wanderlust 2018 World Guide Awards! Out of 4,000 nominations Jules made it into the 10 shortlisted guides, and then went on to win the Wanderlust World guide Award 2018!!!

Overlanding is all about taking the road less travelled, seeing the real country rather than just the highlights. Here's our top reasons as to why you should overland with Dragoman... 1. Getting away from the tourist trail On every overland journey with Dragoman you’ll visit all the must-see highlights in the region - be it the iconic Taj Mahal, the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu, the mighty Victoria Falls, or the phenomenal Great Wall of China! However, by travelling in one of our purpose-built overland trucks, we’ll also get you well off the beaten track and into the heart of…

Our ever-exploring sales consultant, Sarah has recently got back from our Delhi to Mumbai trip and she tells us all that happened on her overlanding adventure...     Day 1 Our trip started early in the morning flying from Gatwick to Istanbul. When we got on our second flight from Istanbul to Delhi, time flew by watching all the new movies back to back! We landed in Delhi early on Day 1 and watched the sun rise over Delhi as we drove to the hotel. We had our group meeting in the evening, then we all went out for a…

We are absolutely delighted that our very own Julie Gabbott has won Gold in the Wanderlust Guide of the Year Awards ceremony!  The award was unveiled at the Royal Geographic Society in London on the 4th October 2018 and Julie who has been on the road with Dragoman since 2013 leading tours through South America, Eastern, Southern and West Africa, India and central Asia to name a few won the very much coveted Gold Medal from a shortlist of ten and over 4,000 guides recommended by Wanderlust readers. The team from Drago HQ were there to support her on the night along…

As the Destination Manager for Africa I love any excuse to get out and experience more of the continent that I love. This time round it was the Danakil Depression on my Addis to Gondar Dragoman trip that was the true highlight. This 3 day stint is one of the lowest and hottest places on earth and was packed with one stunning experience after another. We began with a briefing from one of our guides the evening before we set off. She had 12 rather nervous faces looking intently at her trying to absorb every word of her advice. Mainly,…

You’ve worked hard up until now and feel like you deserve a break? Why the heck not – we think you deserve one too! You’ve got the rest of your life to settle down in one country if that’s what you choose.

Escape somewhere different this Festive Season...with Dragoman! Get overlanding with us and have a different Christmas and New Years experience! Meet new friends, see new places and experience new cultures. We've got something for everyone!

Thinking about joining the leading overland tour company across the globe? Here’s what you can expect on your one week assessment if successful at your first interview.