What does it take to drive between South Africa and Kenya in a more than 50-year-old vehicle? It helps if you’re doing it for a good cause, you have a sense of adventure and you’re prepared to get your hands dirty. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt if people love your expedition vehicle, a 1971 Kombi. The winners of the first Africa Rally share overlanding lessons and highlights from the route.
The holy grail for overland adventurers is the Cape to Cairo road trip. If you have 10 weeks to spare, patience and a sense of humour, here’s what to expect from the roads and the border posts on this overland adventure. By Romi Boom Continue reading The Ultimate African Road Trip: Cape to Cairo (Part 1)
Through keeping a record of our seven months overland journey from Cape Town to the hottest place on earth, the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, we hoped to inspire fellow travellers to do similar overland trips. It is not necessarily easy, but we found, as have many other overlanders, that the most difficult part is making the decision to go!
Many people followed our trip during 2015 through the Tracks4Africa blog and requested that we publish the trip in book form. Destination Danakil does not only cover the trip, but also gives insight to a host of essential details to anyone wishing to make this sort of journey. These include visa advice, access to funds along the way, full statistics of the costs of the trip as well as choice of vehicle and kitting it out from scratch. Along with the book we made a two hour DVD which really makes the trip come alive. Continue reading Destination Danakil book and DVD