Encounter Overland provided those inquiring about expeditions and expedition members (EMs) with a range of information to help them prepare for the journey – long or short. This page shows samples of the type of assistance and information provided.
Responses to inquiries, connecting travel, insurance …
Encounter Overland – Expedition Member Pre-departure Information booklets
The letters/booklets below were sent to Expedition Members to help them prepare for their trips – with information on visas, vaccinations, recommended reading etc. A list of mailing addresses was also provided where family and friends could send letters along the way – mostly care of the Poste Restante facility in post offices of major cities.
If you have a booklet or other pre-departure / trip information to expand the sample set, please get in touch through the Contact page.
|Mailing Address List – London to Kathmandu September 1974||Kathmandu to London March 1975||Kathmandu to London April 1979|
|Backroads of Asia 1999|
|London to Joburg September 1971||London to Joburg November 1971||London to Joburg November 1973 (mailing list)|
|London to Joburg
|London to Joburg October 1984|
– London to Capetown (1995)
|Amazon and Andes (Quito to Rio)
26 May 1988
|Peru Brief Encounter September 1984
||Nepal, Ganges, Rajasthan 1995||Cradles of our Civilisation 1992|
Further/General Information Booklets
General Information pamphlet. This pamphlet dates from around the late 1990s.
Sundowners Pre-departure Information
|Sundowners European Mediterranean Fever tour – list of camping sites (undated)|