It’s no wonder ‘Africa ready’ 4×4’s are in such high demand and that the rental companies do such good business hiring them out. It takes knowledge and experience, in our case both gained through generous advice, to determine what you need, where to find it and then plenty of time to get it all done.
A few hours spent at the 4×4 outfit centres in Cape Town showed us that there appeared to be two ways of fitting out a vehicle and that the sales staff was quite happy to advise the unlimited budget option. We preferred to look for more cost-effective solutions, avoiding the brand names wherever possible. Continue reading Canopy and add-ons
We are standing over in Nairobi at Jungle Junction for a few days to catch up on washing, computer work, servicing the Hilux and replenishing our pantry. So it is the ideal time to post an article about the preparation of our vehicle for this trip.
As this would be the first 4WD that either of us had owned, we thought long and hard about our requirements and were grateful for all the advice that was so generously given from experienced owners. Continue reading Choice and preparation of the vehicle
We awoke to soft drizzle on the rooftop tent at Irente Farm in the Usambara Mountains. While we had coffee and breakfast it started pouring and we broke camp in the wet and cold prior to a long day’s drive to Arusha. Continue reading Some of the best Tanzania has to offer