This is a collection of promotional material for Encounter Overland and Himalaya Overland/Sundowners (post-1982).
Encounter Overland expeditions were first advertised in the major British newspapers. This was continued throughout the years Encounter operated. Samples of these advertisements, starting with an advert for the first Encounter Overland expedition in 1964, are included under Newspaper Advertisements.
Encounter Overland brochures include some of the earliest brochures sent to inquirers responding to the early newspaper advertisements for the expeditions, through to the glossy brochures of later years for display in travel agents. There are also copies of the Nomad Life pamphlet which was produced mostly in Johannesburg to promote the expeditions. There is a copy of one Nomad Life produced in Kathmandu.
Other material includes stand-alone Brief Encounter pamphlets, pamphlets for Encounter Overland’s yacht Gypsy (formerly Gypsy Gay), the Trans-Borneo Reconnaissance Expedition 1993 pamphlet, the South and Central America promotional film Good and Dusty, The Planned Wilderness – a film about East African wildlife (including the Mountain Gorillas) filmed on an Encounter safari, and various stickers, flyers, posters and calendars including the slightly risque 1994 Calendar.
The years some of the early brochures were produced has been a bit difficult to determine. If there are errors please send corrections via email as per the Contact page. And if you have missing brochures or any other promotional material, please also get in touch.
Lastly, there are the four Encounter brochures produced by Dragoman after it took over the Encounter name in 2001 and operated Encounter branded adventures alongside its own product.
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