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Advice on driving Africa’s difficult roads  

We all know that the roads in Africa are not always the best. Especially if you venture off the beaten track, you might find some very challenging conditions.

General advice

  •  Do not drive at night because stray animals crossing the road can be a real danger in rural Africa.
  • Before you leave on your trip for the day, ensure that your vehicle’s tyre pressures are correct for the kind of roads you plan on travelling, as well as the amount of luggage and passengers that you will be carrying.
  • If at all possible, carry two spare tyres.
  • A tyre repair kit can help you out of a lot of trouble. Always keep one in your vehicle.
  • Keep your lights on at all times, so you can be seen in dusty or low visibility conditions.
  • If you don’t have any 4WD experience you should seriously consider doing a course before you venture into remote areas.
  • You should always drive with a tyre compressor and pressure gauge so you can adjust tyre pressure as needed.

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