London to Cape Town Trans Africa
Week 1 – 4: London Gibraltar & Morocco
Week 5: Mauritania
Week 6 – 8: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone
Week 9 – 10: Liberia, Ivory Coast
Week 11: Ghana
Week 12 – 14: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week 15: Cameroon
Week 16 – 17: Gabon, Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 19-20: Angola
Week 21-22: Namibia
Week 23: South Africa, Cape Town
Casablanca, Marrakech, Todra Gorge, Royal Cities of Meknes and Fez, Volubilis Roman ruins, High Atlas Mountains, Forests of Equatorial Africa, Ghana slave coast, voodoo markets, Niger River, Etosha National Park, Cheetah Park, Cape Cross Seal Colony, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon.
This Expedition goes where no tourists go, the roads are bad, food can be limited to what we have stocked on the truck, campsites are basic and few, while communication to the outside world limited at times. We guarantee; we’ll break down, will have to wait for visas spare parts or just for someone to open a closed road and dig the truck out of mud and sand.
The trip might overrun and finish late; the route can change due to rains, closed roads visa issues, breakdowns and politics. It’s best not to book your return flights home until you finish the trip.
To join you need to be prepared to work as part of a team and to share with the others on the trip. Some of the things you’ll never forget are the satisfaction of getting a 16 ton truck unstuck, cooking over open fires after collecting the firewood, pitching a tent and getting it right even when it rains, going to sleep when its dark and waking at dawn and wanting to get out of your sleeping bag to start another day in which you have no idea of what will happen, washing in rivers, not washing and not caring that your dirty, living out side for months, seeing more than you have ever before, trying to learn French, Arabic or Swahili and having people understand what you say, finding out just how far places are away from where you started and how different places can be and how unaffected out of the way places are from the world we normally live in.
Its fun but hard at times.
- Transport on expedition truck with crew
- Transfer from London
- Two meals per day cooked as a group, on average
- Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
- Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
- Optional excursions/side trips
Side trips / Optional extras
|Morocco – Volubilis Roman ruins||USD $8|
|Morocco – Marrakech – Guided tour of Medina – barter!!!||USD $3|
|Morocco – Fez – To see the best tanneries||USD $5|
|Togo – Visit the "Fetish Market"||USD $2|
|Benin – Home of Voodoo and museum, and slave gates||USD $2|
|Benin – Tour of the voodoo temples and salt producers||USD $5|
|Ghana – To see the "Home of Slavery"||USD $10|
|South Africa – Wine Tasting $10, Canoeing on the Gariep River $25 – Cape Town – Stellenbosch wine tour $90, Robben Island & Shark cage dive; before or after the tour||USD $225|
|Namibia – Cape Cross Seals half day $50, Fish River Canyon $10, Sesriem $10, Cheetah Farm $8, Horse riding $55, Sand boarding $55-$70, Swakopmund scenic flight $250, Brandburg White Lady walk $6||USD $3|
|Climbing Mount Cameroon – 3 Days||USD $150|
|Cameroun – Climbing Mount Cameroon – 3 Days||USD $150|
|Ghana – Canopy Walk – Kakum National Park||USD $35|
View all the dates for this tour on the departure dates page.