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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Luke Devine
Luke Devine Mike, you're trip sounds unreal by your last post. Just to let you know im buying a lotto ticket every week in the hope of winning and jumping aboard Fondy
5 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Mike, how's the trip itinerary coming along?
5 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Mike, have you got any pics of Himba? If so, we could also put a custom image up top. I've got to say, £5k sounds pretty cheap for the experience. :)
5 years ago
itchyfeet
itchyfeet Hey Mike,
5 years ago
itchyfeet
itchyfeet Definitely interested in this trip. It sounds like quite an adventure. Since you've been there before, what do you know about visa requirements for the countries you want to visit. I know for come countires you need a visa just to enter.
5 years ago
chris and laura
chris and laura Hi Troopers I know some great people who run "ZipZap" circus school in Cape Town. They do some amazing training with kids from all walks of life, and some outreach work to. I am not sure if you happen to be a closet circus performer, to have the skills to help hands-on but they benefit greatly from donations. Their website is www.zip-zap.co.za
5 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Great suggestion C&L. I think Mike is currently adventuring in South America, but hope to hear more about this adventure soon. And am wondering if he's had any luck finding travel mates.
5 years ago
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