The African Massage

African Massage - African Overland Safari Trucks-7

20 Jul The African Massage

Coming from Thailand the land of massages we thought we were spoiled there, paying less than $5 for an hour rub down. That is until we got to Africa.

You haven’t lived until you get a real African massage. The technique is nothing like a Thai, Swedish, or any other massage you’ve ever had. This style focuses primarily on your rear-end, your butt, bum, or whatever you call what you sit on. The best part, it’s free!

The technique is simple in nature, but extremely effective. You are in the seated position for the entire massage. The masseuse begins with a turn of the wrist. Once the engine is running you begin to feel a light pulsing coming through the seat. Side to side motion is added with increasing pressure at the seat as the driver, I mean masseuse, directs you over the roads in eastern African.


The result of the African massage is similar to a Thai massage in that it is at times painful, but extremely rewarding.

African Massage - African Overland Safari Trucks-7


African Massage - African Overland Safari Trucks-4

Our masseuse for our African adventure was Richard a native Namibian with Acacia African Adventures.

Now who has had an African massage?

If your looking at taking a safari on your own, we cannot recommend Acacia Africa enough. They are offering all of our readers a 10% discount. Don’t forget to book directly with Acacia Africa to save 10%, just mention promo code: getstamped10  Discount only valid on overland camping safari’s and again must be booked directly with Acacia Africa.

*We would like to thank Acacia Africa for inviting as guests on such an amazing opportunity. As always, the content & opinions expressed here are entirely our own.*

  • Karisa
    Posted at 23:58h, 20 July Reply

    This is great!! Idk, some of the trains I took in Thailand included similar “massages” lol!!!
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    • Hannah
      Posted at 07:00h, 21 July Reply

      I can only imagine, but amazingly Adam and I never took any trains in Thailand so we escaped that massage. I do know I have bruised from some serious Thai massages though, those elbows are fierce!
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  • Juergen
    Posted at 14:33h, 29 September Reply

    That’s a funny way to look at overlanding in a vehicle. I feel with you as we’re touring South America in a large overland truck (just a bit older, our “Berta” is 33 years old). Tracks here aren’t much better.
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