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About Us - Overland Expeditions India

Overland Expeditions India is the brainchild of two of India's experienced naturalists Anand & Deepti. Anand was in South Africa training and working as a Game Ranger in one of the reserves. He was lucky to be working in an area which was on the African overland circuit. Knowing that he is from India, a lot of guests that he hosted used to ask him why there is no company based in India offering overland tours? Well, over the time this is what sparked the idea in his mind to start India's first overland company. To make this dream come true he later also worked for a small overland company where he learned the tricks of the trade.

All sorted in Africa, he now needed someone in India whom he could work with and make it happen. He teamed up with Deepti. She was then working for a private safari lodge next to Bandhavgarh Tiger reserve. After getting the inputs from Anand, she did extensive ground study in India. Later Anand left his job in Africa and Deepti left his job in India to start the first India based Overland travel company. They started with the name Prayaan India Overland. It was never easy to get the right start because no one had done this kind of stuff in India before. They did extensive recce trips on motorbikes, public transport and their overland van. Today each itinerary that you travel with us, each campsite or lodge that you stay at, are all custom designed and hand picked.

Both Anand and Deepti being naturalists, could not survive the madness of a big city and hence decided to stay and operate Expeditions India Overland from close to the Pench Tiger Reserve. Their head office today is based just 45 km from the prime tiger country. We at Expeditions India strive to take you on the most authentic overland journies thoughout the Indian Sub-Continent.