Pre-departure Information

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 …

Icon India Air-Overland Return 1969India Air/Overland Return £155 (around 1969) Icon Overlanders Guide to Connecting Travel 1972The Overlanders Guide to Connecting Travel (1972) Icon Expedition Insurance - Brief Encounters (undated)Expedition Insurance – Brief Encounters (undated)
Icon Expedition Kathmandu to London (by Wally Jones, South Africa 1974)Response from EO Johannesburg to inquiries by South Africans about Asia overlands with information on connecting travel (1974) Icon Expedition London to Johannesburg by Wally Jones South Africa 1973Response from EO Johannesburg to inquiries by South Africans about Africa Northbound expeditions (1973/1974) Icon Information Letter - San Francisco Office (November 1976)Response from EO San Francisco to inquiries from Americans about EO expeditions (1976)
Icon Letter to potential Expedition Members San Francisco August 1978Letter to potential Expedition Members San Francisco August (1978)

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.

Icon Mailing Address List, London to Kathmandu September 1974Mailing Address List – London to Kathmandu September 1974 Icon Pre-departure information Asia 1975Kathmandu to London March 1975 Icon Pre-departure Booklet Asia Westbound April 1979Kathmandu to London April 1979
Icon Mailing List London to Kathmandu September 1978Mailing Address List – London to Kathmandu September 1978 Icon Pe-departure Information Backroads of Asia 1999Backroads of Asia 1999
Icon Pre-departure Information Africa Southbound 25 September 1971London to Joburg September 1971 Icon Pre-departure Africa Southbound November 1971London to Joburg November 1971 Icon Mailing List Africa Southbound November 1973London to Joburg November 1973 (mailing list)
Icon Pre-departure Booklet Lon-Joburg November 1980London to Joburg
November 1980
Icon Pre-departure Booklet Africa Southbound October 1984London to Joburg October 1984
Icon Pre-departure Information Africa A-ZAfrica A-Z
– London to Capetown (1995)
South America
Icon Amazon and Andes Pre-departure informationAmazon and Andes (Quito to Rio)
26 May 1988
Central America
Icon Central America May 1982Central America
May 1982
Brief Encounters
Icon Peru Brief Encounter 1984Peru Brief Encounter September 1984

Icon Nepal Ganges RajasthanNepal, Ganges, Rajasthan 1995 Icon Cradles of Our CivilisationCradles of our Civilisation 1992

Further/General Information Booklets

Icon Further Information Booklet 1992Further Information booklets were provided to Expedition Members along with the relevant Project Dossier. This booklet dates from 1992.

Icon General Information Pamphlet (late 1990s)General Information pamphlet.  This pamphlet dates from around the late 1990s.

Sundowners Pre-departure Information

Icon Sundowners Euro Med FeverSundowners European Mediterranean Fever tour – list of camping sites (undated)