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London to Cape Town Trans Africa

22 weeks from GBP £4,900 plus local payment US$1,500 (What’s this?)

Week 1 - 4: Gibraltar, Morocco
Week 5:  Mauritania
Week 6 - 10:  Senegal, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana
Week 11 - 12: Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon
Week 13: Cameroon
Week 14 - 17: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Cabinda (Angola)
Week 18…: Democratic Republic of Congo
Week 18 - 19: Angola
Week 20 - 21 : Namibia
Week 22: South Africa

Casablanca, Marrakech, Todra Gorge, Royal Cities of Meknes and Fez, Volubilis Roman ruins, High Atlas Mountains, Forests of Equatorial Africa, Niger River, 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.

Included

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

Excluded

Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips

Side trips / Optional extras

Morocco - Volubilis Roman ruins US$ 8
Morocco - Marrakech - Guided tour of Medina - barter!!! US$ 3
Morocco - Fez - To see the best tanneries US$ 5
Togo - Visit the "Fetish Market" US$ 2
Benin - Home of Voodoo and museum, and slave gates US$ 2
Benin - Tour of the voodoo temples and salt producers US$ 5
Ghana - To see the "Home of Slavery" US$ 10
South Africa - Cape Town - Stellenbosch wine tour $90, Robben Island & Shark cage dive; before or after the tour US$ 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, Hoba Meteorite $3 US$ 3
Climbing Mount Cameroon - 3 Days US$ 150
Cameroun - Climbing Mount Cameroon - 3 Days US$ 150
Ghana - Canopy Walk - Kakum National Park US$ 35


Departure Dates

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Map

Map of London to Cape Town Trans Africa

 

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