I’m looking for some intrepid travelers to join me on a long-term stint around eastern Africa. Let me briefly outline what I have in mind. I’ve been wanting to explore the amazing continent of Africa for some time now. Just recently I was offered a fantastic opportunity to drive a fully equipped (mini fridge, camping equipment, specialized tires, etc) 4×4 from Cape Town to London. To make a long story short, I know a couple of guys who are currently driving this car from London to Cape Town; In order to save on the costs of shipping the car back (it’s illegal to sell it in SA, and it costs thousands to ship) they were looking for someone to drive it back to London for them (for a very reasonable “hire” fee). The adventures that this presents
are of epic proportions.
Here are some details:
Start date: Around end of Sept, beginning of October of this year
Route: Cape Town to London via eastern route and Middle East
Duration: 10 – 12 months
Hire fee: $4000 (split among all travelers, and also still negotiable)… this
could be as little as $5 a day per person.
Car: Toyota LandCruiser
I would prefer to do this drive with a good bunch of interesting people.
Unfortunately most my interesting friends are either taking out huge mortgages, having babies or are much more interested in climbing corporate ladder rather than mountains. Naturally, not everyone (in fact, not anyone that I know) is ready to take off for a year and travel in Africa.