London to Cape Town Overland

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Dates 1 Jun '10 to 31 Oct '10

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 4,000 - 5,000 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name London to Cape Town Overland

I am planning to drive from London to Cape Town in June 2010. If you fancy some adventure then read on!

I have a 300 series Landrover Defender called Himba which has been built from scratch to a decent expedition spec and am looking for 2-3 people to join me on this trip.

The trip should take around 5 to 6 months and take in: Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

I’m a 28 year old male from London who’s had enough of city life and wants to fulfil a life long ambition! I’ve been lucky to have travelled quite extensively through Europe, the US, Canada, Central America and Australasia. I also spent January 2009 in Africa on an overland trip (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia) which has helped with planning this trip. I am a qualified first aider and have a fair amount of expedition experience, which will hopefully come in useful!

I’m looking for fun, well balanced individuals with a keen sense for adventure. Male or female, young or old makes no difference to me but previous travel experience would be very useful.

Every trip participant will be expected to contribute to the cost of the trip. I envisage this would be around £5,000 per person based on three coming, less if there are four of us for the 5-6 month trip. This will go purely towards the costs of the trip. I’d also like to involve a charity in some way – either through sponsorship or actual hands on work out in Africa.

London to Cape Town Overland

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franksie
franksie Mike, I don't know if you've completed this trip, but I'd be interested to know how you got on. I'm starting to look at a trip from the UK to SA and have been reading other peoples exploits. Have you done a travel log? Any info would be appreciated. Cheers Franksie
3 years ago
SJ
SJ Holy shit dude you are living my dream!! did this start already?
4 years ago
Jan
Jan Hey Mike. Myself and a friend (both 27) are completing a 3 month overland trip from Kenya to Cape Town. I am currently in Kenya with my car which looks almost identical to yours except its a short wheel base. We are keen to do legs of the trip with other people where possible. We aim to leave Kenya around Sept. If our paths might cross pls drop us a line. jan@pickard.co.za. we are both avid african travellers :)
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Anyone still interested in doing this overland trip but missed out? There's another one similar that leaves in September from London here: http://globetrooper.com/clapham-junction-to-cape-town-2010
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hey guys, Anyone who likes the sound of this trip might also be interested in going the other way? From Cape Town to London. A new Trip has just been posted here: http://globetrooper.com/africa-overland-2010
4 years ago
Heather Hooten
Heather Hooten ty i just followed it
4 years ago
ucana422
ucana422 Hi Mike ! Just thought that I would let you know that I like the way you think ! ,.lol ,.I am a new believer in Christ ,.and will be following your trip as an inspiration to myself,.as with an old H1 Hummer I would like to arrange/organize a similar type of expedition/mission/crusade ,.I hope and pray that everything goes well for you and your travelling partners,.if you would care to help me out with some info as to how you have your tent rigged up,.please feel free to contact me at ucana422@live.com ,.please put the subject down as 422 ,.this will greatly aid in being able to find it amongst the spam ,.lol,.Thanks and God Bless !
4 years ago
itchyfeet
itchyfeet Hi Mike, this is exactly the type of trip I'd love to do but wouldn't be quite confident enough to go it alone. So, I'm really interested in meeting up with you along the way. Like you, I'm 28, female (unlike you) and I've also done a bit of travelling to various places but I'm up for more adventure. If you're still interested to have someone join you, please let me know. I'm easy going and happy to meet you wherever. FYI, Lauren has my email if you'd like it.
4 years ago
gogo
gogo wow sounds very good i was planning a similar trip but dont think i will have the landy ready for this summer and want to do it soon! Im based in chamonix france, have you got crew already? Andy
4 years ago
Mike

Mike Hi All,

Thank you for your various posts. The latest update is:

I leave on the 3rd June and head to the Ardeche region of southern France for a charity fundraiser. I then head through the Alps, head through Italy and cross to Tunisia on the 17th June. I'm then aiming to be in Cairo for the 1st July before heading down to Sudan where i'll be carrying out a charity venture (i'm taking lots of schooling equipment in the Landrover that i'll deposit in various remote schools in Sudan).

I then head to Ethiopia for late July and then Kenya and the Masaii in August, just in time for migration. The rest is pretty open at this point but the original country itinerary still stands.

Keep me updated with all your plans and if we end up meeting en route great!

Will try and post a picture up of the Landrover too!

All the best,

Mike

5 years ago
Rhi
Rhi Hi Mike, when do you roughly think you'll be getting into Khartoum?
4 years ago
Rhi
Rhi Hi Mike, trip sounds awesome. I'm almost ready to head out on a very similar trip through east africa on my own. I'm currently living and working in Ghana as a physio, but will be arriving in Khartoum on 25th July to make my way south, needing to be in Cape Town on 15th Jan next year. I had in mind a few places that I was really hoping to visit, and was planning on doing it all by local transport, but it might be nice to have some company. Do you have a rough outline of places/route?
5 years ago
Todd
Todd How are you travelling Rhi? By car? Would love to hear how it's going.
4 years ago
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