About Savannah Overland

Savannah Overland Expeditions Ltd is owned and operated by Gary & Leanne Baker.

Gary was born in Africa and went to school in Zimbabwe and South Africa before emigrating to Australia.  He is a fully qualified ‘A’ Grade mechanic / diesel fitter and worked in the mining industry for almost 10 years. Maintaining the overland safari truck will be no problem – it’s all in a day’s work!

Leanne was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She has worked in a diverse range of sectors including accounting, administration, policing, mining and retail. Managing money, budgeting and organising the expeditions are well in hand.

We moved to London in 2002 for a change of lifestyle and to travel more. Since being in the UK, we have had the opportunity to work in the overlanding industry in Africa, South America and the Middle East. Each continent is amazing in its own right but Africa holds a special place in our heart.

Any spare time we get, we like to spend it travelling independently and have now been to over 70 countries on all continents and are amply experienced at travelling on a budget.

We decided to start our own Savannah Overland expeditions company because we believe we can offer a unique African adventure to anyone who has an adventurous spirit. We have gained a lot of experience throughout our own travels and understand what it is passengers are looking for when they embark on the journey of a life time.

We would like the opportunity to help you experience all Africa has to offer.