XOverland Season Six Africa Teaser :: Video

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Southern Africa is one of those true dream destinations for overlanders worldwideI should know—I lived in Botswana for two years and traveled to a dozen different countries across the continent. No matter how much of Africa I saw, I was always inevitably drawn back again and again to the deserts and wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana and Namibia and the immense and varied landscapes of South Africa. I visited the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in my Mitsubishi Pajero and my Land Rover no fewer than seven times, including once for two uninterrupted weeks. Every memory, every impression from those trips, is burned into my brain as if from the end of a branding iron. You might imagine the feelings that welled up when I watched the all-to-brief teaser for XOverland season six.

Hot on the heels of their Nordic series, Clay, Rachelle, and the rest of the XO crew (including Overland Journal and Expedition Portal’s own intrepid Senior Editor Ashley Giordano) ship their well-known and well-tested vehicles to the southern hemisphere to tackle some of the most remote tracks these vast countries have to offer. As always, the cinematography and storytelling look like they will be top-notch. It’s hard not to have a true adventure in this part of the world, even if you’re not really trying. But we can also expect, given their history, that the XO team will have given it their all for season six. No word yet on the exact release date for the first episode—it will surely be worth waiting for.

Listen more: Overland Journal Podcast Episode 150: Clay Croft on New Adventures in Africa

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Stephan Edwards is the Associate Editor of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. He and his wife, Julie, once bought an old Land Rover sight unseen from strangers on the internet in a country they'd never been to and drove it through half of Africa. After living in Botswana for two years, Stephan now makes camp at the foot of a round mountain in Missoula, Montana. He still drives that Land Rover every day. An anthropologist in his former life and a lover of all things automotive, Stephan is a staunch advocate for public lands and his writing and photography have appeared in Road & Track, Overland Journal, and Adventure Journal. Find him at @venturesomeoverland on Instagram.