We are two mates who are currently raising money for a charity based in Swaziland to supply them with a new vehicle to help them in accessing remote and rural parts of the country and providing much need support to communities.
We are planning to drive the vehicle from Merseyside to Swaziland in 2013 and then go on to South Africa for a few days after that.
We are interested in hearing from anyone that has already done such a similar trip, and also those who might be interested in joining us as part of your own trip - maybe have a little convoy going or something.
The route that we are thinking of at present is:
UK, down through France and across to Algeria, then down through Algeria, into Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawai, Mozambique, Swaziland.
However, we are also thinking of maybe going further east and down through Kenya and trying to avoid South Sudan
Any advice or ideas are much appreciated.
Graeme and Jamal
Graeme and Jamal,
Hi! I am an American living a couple hours North of Chicago. My name is Brenda and I'm in my 30's. I would live to know more about you the both of you and your journey.
I was searching the net for info on trekking from Europe to South Africa and found your post.
Sounds like a great trip. I was wondering... Have you very detailed traveled plans? Are you planning on driving straight through or taking the more scenic route?
I spent six months in Windhoek, Namibia studying and doing an internship a number of years ago and traveled all around Southern Africa but never made it to Swaziland. I did make it to South Africa, Lesotho, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia though. I would love to return and see new places along the way. I have also traveled to Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Italy, and The Netherlands, besides around the US.
In my community here, I have a number of African friends, especially scholars and muscians and have always been interested in traveling
to Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawai, and Mozambique.
I hope we can chat. Please email. Thanks!
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We are currently in the process of organising our route and planning out our trip. At the moment we are planning on going straight through (obviously stopping off at various stages and in each country). We are aiming to complete the trip in around 3 weeks (providing there are no delays at border crossings or mechanical problems etc) and then spend maybe a week to 10 days in South Africa taking in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.
Between the two of us we have travelled to the US, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Morocco, Bangladesh, Iceland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Swaziland, Dubai.
For more information on the charity we are supporting you can visit it direct at www. claypotts. org and see some of the interesting projects that they are involved in, and see more images of the people we are trying to help and images of the country.
Thanks for your interest.
Graeme and Jamal