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|
|Mailing Address List – London to Kathmandu September 1978||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
Further Information booklets were provided to Expedition Members along with the relevant Project Dossier. This booklet dates from 1992.
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)|