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A successful migration!

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Namibia

Namibia

​Namibia had been the dream for so long, all through the roughest parts of the trip – Everything will be great once we get to Namibia. There will be shops and toilets and campsites and campfires. There will be minimal bureaucracy. They speak English. It...
Angola

Angola

Angola, a country which is only just out of the throws of a extended civil war, is great. With a huge injection of cash from oil money, this country is on the up, and this is obvious immediately. Angola is also one of the most expensive countries in the world, with...
Cameroon

Cameroon

We left Kribi in the morning, stocking up on food, fuel and water. We planned to drive through Parc Nationale de Campo – a national park with monkeys, gorillas and elephants which was on the way to the Gabonese border. We were really struggling to find any...
Nigeria & Cameroon

Nigeria & Cameroon

​Before leaving Nigeria, after receiving our Cameroonian visas at the extremely efficient Calabar consulate, there was one place we had heard of that we wanted to visit – the Drill Sanctuary. Drills are one of the most endangered primates in Africa, and...
Nigeria!

Nigeria!

​ We circled around and finished our loop of Togo and Benin with a few days in Lome and a few in Cotonou, whilst camping on the beach. One night, we drove off to a nice restaurant we’d heard of, and I jumped into the back. It was dark but I noticed...
Ghana & Benin

Ghana & Benin

​With a heavy heart we left the elephants of Mole and headed off after a morning walking safari. It was a long drive to Accra but we wanted to get there to apply for our Angolan visa. It takes at least five days for an Angolan visa and they only accept...
Cote D’Ivoire & Ghana

Cote D’Ivoire & Ghana

We spent a couple of days on different beaches along the Atlantic coast, including Assinie, Jacqueville & Grand Bassam. The sea is ferocious, to the extent that one night I woke a dozen times thinking the car was being broken into as the crashes were just so loud....
Mauritania

Mauritania

​We set off at first light from Dakhla, aiming to get to the border early. As we passed further south, there was a noticeable increase in both police and military presence and there were multiple stops at police check points to hand over our fisches – a...
Desert Roads

Desert Roads

​After two nights in Marrakesh, we headed into the desert and then on to Western Sahara. Whilst travelling south, we drove through some truly spectacular scenery, starting with mountainous terrain, which would abruptly stop and lead us into the flat, desolate...
Morocco

Morocco

The streets of Chefchouen We left Spain on the 2nd January from Algeciras. We queued up at the port with the other cars, laden down so far their suspension looked liked it was on the verge of breaking. And here we were thinking we’d brought too much stuff! The...
Days before Departure

Days before Departure

After some excellent last minute work by my Dad and his team to set up the back of our car, we were getting closer to the end of prepping Stanley. We had a snorkel put on and strapped the Jerry can holder to the roof, along with some sand ladders.  Stanley was...

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Carnet de Passage A Carnet de Passage is essentially a passport for your car. It allows you to cross borders without paying customs charges. In Britain RAC hold a monopoly on them and are extremely expensive! We were going to have to spend thousands with them as well...
The Plan

The Plan

The idea for this trip came when we met in Sierra Leone. We were both working there and got talking one night after several Star beers. We both agreed it would be a great trip to one day do with someone, and it was put firmly into the category of ‘one...