WAYPOINT TOURS : fully catered 4X4 self-drive adventures
Proudly serving gourmet meals since 2008 - check our reviews
We believe that your leisure time is a precious commodity, we know you want the most from it.
Forgo the hassles of sourcing, buying, freezing, refrigerating, carrying and cooking all your food.
Let us prepare and serve you with our legendary BBQ and casserole-based meals every evening, while you relax with a drink around the campfire.
We provide all of your meals, from start to finish.
We also sell a comprehensive range of heavy-duty canvas expedition equipment.
Only Waypoint have the experience, qualifications and equipment
Waypoint Tours have an impeccable track record of providing consistently high quality, fully catered 4X4 expeditions to interesting North African and European destinations. We are the only 4X4 tour operator with the specialised equipment, qualifications and experience to serve our clients gourmet food every single day.
Focussing on customer care, and consistently delivering top quality products and services, have always been the priorities of our business. We take pride in every gourmet meal we serve, on each and every unique overlanding adventure we run.
Our groups are small and personable, ensuring you get the best quality experience.
Over the past three years, there have been repeat clients on every one of our tours.
Our European tours are particularly popular with families and great fun for the kids. For those more adventurous, our Morocco expeditions include three different routes.
New to the itinerary is our unique fully catered Botswana & Namibia fly drive safari.
What types of people come on our trips? Various ages, genders, professions and nationalities. All with something in common: outdoor enthusiasts passionate about exploring nature with their 4X4, and enjoying lots of good food at the end of the day.
Are you a beginner and concerned your ability may restrict you or hinder progress?
Do not worry, we regularly have first timers along, and our service includes in-situ coaching and training for those who want it. We always stop at the more technical sections to spot and guide the group through, avoiding the risk of vehicle damage.
By the end of our trips, clients are well practised in off-road driving and recoveries.
Must your vehicle be equipped with a winch, bullbar, bash-plates, snorkel, and all those other expensive accessories? No, it just needs to be in good mechanical order. (Tampering with original factory systems results in reduced dependability.)
If you would like to join one of our legendary expeditions but lack a suitable 4X4,we offer passenger services for up to three people in our spacious, air-conditioned lead vehicle. Pick up and drop off at the local airport, saving you the travel time each way. Passengers require just clothing and personal effects - we provide everything else.
Single passengers do not pay a single supplement, making it an affordable option.
We work very hard to bring you the best 4X4 experience available, and our quest for continuous improvement is recognised by both our new and returning clients alike.
Why subject yourself to meals from tins and packets, when there is a far better way?
Cost? Do the sums, you will find that joining us is not much more than going alone.
Our service is not comparable with cheaper operators. You get what you pay for,
eg. breakfast: bacon and eggs, lunch: cold meat salad, dinner: rib-eye steak BBQ.
If you value and appreciate top quality, we are the right 4X4 tour operator for you.
A typical day with Waypoint Tours
We get up after sunrise, pack away our tents and check the vehicles, before enjoying a breakfast of pastries and freshly brewed filter coffee or tea, while the cars warm up slowly. We leave camp around 9am and head for the tracks, driving at a comfortable pace which suits everyone in the group. There's no need to rush, it's not a rally-raid.
The emphasis of our trips is on exploring, so we continuously plot new routes and we never back-track, preferring to overcome the challenges which nature presents.
Consequently we experience the most diverse off-road driving conditions, through varying terrain, where some road-building and vehicle recoveries will be required.
Waypoint Tours are well known for avoiding the over-touristed hotspots frequented by others. We concentrate our activities in the more remote, unspoiled and seldom visited areas. You will not encounter any mass-tourism hordes on a Waypoint Tour.
It's not all about driving though, we like to spend plenty of time out of the cars, visiting places of interest, meandering around the villages, and generally exploring the local culture as much as the environment. Markets provide a good insight to everyday life.
Midday sees us parked up in a pleasant setting, where the kids can play safely and adults take a break in the shade, while we prepare the lunches. Our four fridges are always well stocked with cheese & tomatoes, coronation chicken, tuna & sweetcorn, cold meats etc all of which go nicely with the local bakeries' fresh breads. Whenever available, we buy delicious fresh fruit and salads, for refreshment against the heat.
We usually finish the day's driving around 5pm and depending on location, we either stay at a campsite (often with swimming pool) or make a bivouac in the beauty of the wilderness. We offer a combination of wild camping and commercial campsites on all of our trips. It is often possible to upgrade to a room should you wish not to camp.
While you put up your tent and do your vehicle checks, we will be firing up the BBQ or heating up the tagine, for the evening meal. Whether we are at a campsite near town or a bivouac in the middle of nowhere, you will be served with a hearty gourmet feast.
Our evenings are spent gathered around the fire, marvelling at spectacular shooting stars and discussing the heroics of the day. Or mercilessly having a chuckle at the next man's expense. It's usually a bit of both, and lasting friendships are forged.
If this sounds enjoyable to you, then feel free to get in touch and discuss further.
Excerpts from reviews
"I've travelled the world in the company of many guides, and I have to say that Waypoint Tours are amongst the very best. I would follow them anywhere."
"My second trip has left me already planning my third overland trip with Waypoint Tours, and I have only been back for a few days."
"Anyone planning a trip should make Waypoint Tours their first choice."
"Would I travel with Barrie again? I have already booked my next trip."
"No-one else runs trips as good as this. I'm already thinking about coming again."
"It was a pleasure to be in your company once more Barrie and we will certainly travel with you again in the future."
Do not risk your safety and welfare, nor that of your family, with any tour operator lacking a proven track record. Particularly not one who will be handling your food.
Research your options carefully and beware of those with zero positive feedback.