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Did G Adventures just launch the sickest bus ever?

Forget what you know (or ever imagined) about taking a safari because G Adventures has just completely broken the mould in Africa.

Forget what you know (or ever imagined) about taking a safari because G Adventures has just completely broken the mould in Africa.

The adventure operator launched a new innovative overland adventure vehicle (OAV) named ‘Lando’ (a play on the word overland – sounds like Aussie slang to us), which we’ve dubbed as the coolest bus ever.

A first-of-its-kind, it not only has air conditioning, spacious seats and seatbelts, but reclining seats with side-seat movement for extra shoulder room.

Mmmm sounds comfy.

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The bus comes with large front windows for better views of wildlife and windows designed specifically for photography.

You know what this means right? Better selfies!

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Not convinced of its ‘cool’ status yet?

How about after taking those selfies in front of the photo-friendly windows you use the bus’ wifi to post that picture straight to your social media page?

Yep, the bus has wifi AND USB chargers at every seat.

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Ignore the infomercial tone but seriously, that’s not all.

The vehicle also comes with a 250-litre water tank so you don’t have to carry plastic bottles around.

Handy right?

G Adventures currently has 10 of these bad boys operating on eastern and southern Africa Yolo itineraries covering Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Jeff Russill, VP of product at G Adventures, says his team has completely re-invented and improved the OAV with the needs of travellers in mind, using traveller feedback and the inside knowledge of the G Africa team.

“Our travellers have become more sophisticated and their needs have changed.”

Jeff Russill, G Adventures VP of Product

“We no longer accept that the old vehicles suit modern-day travellers, and in our bid to lead with service have come up with a solution to bring overland travel into a new age.”

What do you think of the new OAV?