Drifters - Established in 1983, Drifters targets adventure-minded people of 18 to 55 years of age, who through their own active participation in the tours get maximum enjoyment.



Established in 1983, Drifters has become one of the most formidable forces in tourism in Southern Africa. Drifters philosophy is based on one of Sustainability. All of the tours are inclined toward the interesting and often unique fauna and flora of Africa. Drifters target adventure-minded people of 18 to 55 years of age, who through their own active participation in the tours get maximum enjoyment.


Drifters Vehicles

All Drifters vehicles are designed in a manner that reflects our decades of experience in the safari industry. Only newly purchased Mercedes Benz vehicles are used. Passenger cabin, body work and storage areas are all custom-built to our specifications, taking passenger safety, comfort and reliability into account. All vehicles are inspected, serviced and completely re-supplied before each tour departure.

4x4 Truck

As used for the Botswana and Mozambique tours are similar to the standard truck, but specifically adapted to suit rough terrain. This vehicle tows a trailer, enabling us to set up camp, and then proceed on game drives without having to repack. Limited to 13 passengers seats to allow for maximum game viewing opportunities. These vehicles are also fully equipped for maximum client comfort. For small groups Landcruisers are used.

4x4 Landcruisers

These vehicles are used for smaller groups. Landcruisers are equipped with similar features to the trucks & are 4x4.

Drifters Equipment

Only the best available equipment is used. Owning their own retail store enables them to keep abreast of developments in this field, and to develop and manufacture most of our own equipment to the highest international standards. Chairs, tents and rubber sleeping mats are provided on all of the tours. Clients are required to provide their own sleeping bags, towels and pillows. Sleeping bags can be hired for most tours.

Truck Features
Bog Poles: To prevent bogging in mud or soft sand.
Seat belts: Provided for passenger safety
Shade Awning
Concertina: Allows for direct communication between clients and driver at all times.
Long Range Fuel Tanks
Intercom: Allows guide to communicate with all passengers.
Stainless-steel wash basin: Provides hygienic, convenient dish washing facility.
Powerful Turbocharged diesel motor.
Storage Lockers: For equipment.
300 Litre water tank to provide safe water for use at all times.
Stainless steel table and cooking equipment: For hygienic food preparation.
Gas Cookers: Provide a clean, quick, and efficient cooking facility. Campfires are used for cooking when it can be done without degradation to the environment.
Maps Provided: for clients use
Library: Reference books provided for clients use.


Drifters Guides

Drifters guides are mature adults who are young at heart and enjoy their work. They are chosen for their personalities, their interest in the environment, their experience and ability to handle people. We have a hard core of full-time guides as well as a pool of good reliable part-timers, all registered with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa and South African Tourism.