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Tracks4Africa Smartphone Apps:
Consists of:
  • Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator App (Available for iPad/iPhone and Android)

  • Tracks4Africa Guide App 


See information below on both Apps and information on Android.

Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator App for Apple iPad & iPhone



Now you can find Africa on your Android and Apple device!

The following countries are covered: South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Angola, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar & Mauritius, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Morocco & Western Sahara and Western Africa (Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad).

For detailed information on how to use the smartphone applications, we have created this User Guide.

What's New in Version 2.0.0 (released date 22 January 2015)

  • iGO Nexgen engine - new user interface design from iGO, faster map rendering
  • Zoom levels of map changed to show more detail
  • More information such as national parks made more visible
  • Colour scheme of roads changed to be provide better clarity on map
  • Road labels added in to display information about roads ,e.g. 4WD, gravel
  • Map coverage extended to include all African countries featured on Tracks4Africa. Please note this is not a wall to wall coverage map of Africa and data shown is verified with GPS recordings from real overland travellers.

Attention iPad Users!

If you want to take full advantage of the Tracks4Africa Overland navigator, then you need to have an iPad with a GPS installed. (Note: some iPads only have WIFI, and no 3G, in which case you will have a problem with our APP). What you need to understand is that iPads with 3G, also have a GPS receiver built in. The iPads with only WiFi does not have a GPS receiver built in (but can still determine your approximate location when in range of a WiFi network).

This holds true for all iPad models; iPad2, iPad3 and iPad Mini. This information is valid up to August 2013 when this document was written, Apple may in future change how they package their products.

For a more detailed explanation on this, please read more here.


Some screenshots of our Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator APP:





Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator App for Android

We are pleased to announce that the Tracks4Africa navigator app for smartphones and tablets is now available on Google Play for Android users.

Same functionality and features as above as per the Navigator app for iPad and iPhone.




This offline app offers a great map and huge amount of detailed places of interest for planning your next safari. Your GPS location will ensure you stay orientated while using the app on your self-drive trip.

This is not a routing/navigation app. The app aims to bring you offline access (i.e. no internet connection required) to the following: 

• A detailed map of the country or region you purchase. The country map roughly corresponds to a 1:1 000 000 paper map in terms of its detail and will allow you to view the map at different zoom levels. The map works similar to a web map with the difference being that all information is installed on your device. It contains place names like cities, towns and villages together with a detailed road and track network. It also shows you all protected areas such as national parks and game reserves together with relevant background data such as rivers, mountains and major attractions.

• A detailed guide with the following categories: Places (cities, towns, etc), Attractions & Activities, Parks, Scenic Routes, Camps, Lodging, Food & Drink, Fuel, Shopping, Services and More (miscellaneous points of interest). The guide information is linked to a location on the map and will display as a pin on the map for you to know where it is in reference to where you are.

The app is about 100MB

Then the size of the countries are as follows;

•             196MB Angola to Mozambique

•             61,3MB Botswana

•             73,5MB Central Africa

•             172,1MB East Africa

•             31,2MB Indian Ocean Islands

•             142,9MB Namibia

•             98,4MB North Africa

•             369MB South Africa

•             113,8MB West Africa

Read more here...