self drive Caucasus and Caspian Sea, 4x4 camper UAZ Buhanka
We provide international tourists with personal travel recommendations and fully equipped off-road campers for independent self-drive holidays in the most beautiful corner of southern Russia.
Hidden between Caspian Sea and Caucasus lies the legendary Republic of Dagestan, a part of Russia famous for untouched wild nature and traditional hospitality of the local people.
Together we will plan your personal trip and ensure an amazing and unforgettable time. On your journey you will explore small mountain villages and enjoy the local hospitality. You camp in beautiful untouched nature, light fires under the stars and enjoy a unique holiday off the beaten tracks. Our spacious cars come with double bed and stationary heating, so you always have a warm and comfortable place to rest.
We are Andreas & Svetlana – an Austrian/Russian couple and our kids Olivia and Felix.
Our passion is travelling by car. Everything started when we did a longer road trip all around the African continent. When our kids came, we bought our first UAZ minibus and converted it into an off-road camper – the perfect vehicle for independent adventures in rural Russia.
When visiting the Republic of Dagestan in south Russia we were so impressed by the welcoming people and amazing nature that we decided to settle here. We now offer our expertise and rent a fleet of classic 4×4 camping buses to tourists looking for unique and amazing holidays off the beaten path.
Our UAZ 452 are classic Soviet designed 4×4 minibuses (still sold in Russia today). With the timeless looks of an automobile from the 1960s and thanks to modern upgrades like EURO 5 engine, disk brakes, ABS and power steering an UAZ drives very much like an ordinary car.
Get behind the wheel and experience the pure driving joy of long gone times, when cars were simple, robust machines which drove pretty much anywhere. There is almost no tourist infrastructur in Dagestan therefore our cars provide everything needed for your independent road trip. There is plenty of living room in the back (almost 5m² actually), which fits a comfortable bed for, fridge, kitchen, and plenty of storage for your belongings.
Your safety is paramount for us, we start every tour with off-road driving training and introduce you to all gear and equipment on board. You will then start very well prepared into your unique holidays.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.