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Overlanders We Meet Along The Way

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We have met many people through this expedition of ours, including fellow overlanders.

Here they are in order of us meeting + links to their blogs.

 

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MARTIN + DEBBIE

 

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Nationality: South African, but mostly Australian ;-)

Vehicle: Defender

Route: UK via West Africa, and up the East to Kenya/Ug/Rwanda

Year: 2005

Link: Big Sky Adventures

 

RICHARD + SOPHIE

 

Rich + Soph

 

Nationality: Welsh + English

Vehicle: Mitsubishi Pajero

Route: Australia, Eastern Africa heading North

Year: 2013

Link: Morgan Safari

 

DOUGLAS + RUTH

Nationality: English

Vehicle: Land Cruiser 80 Series

Route: Australia, Eastern Africa, overjoyed by pregnancy, vowing to be back on the road to drive from Cape Town to Cairo!

Year: 2014

Link: Wombling Free

 

OLLY + LISA

Nationality: English + American

Vehicle: Defender

Route: Australia, Eastern Africa heading North

Year: 2012/13

Link: O And L Trip

 

JERONE + SONJA

 

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Nationality: Dutchies

Vehicle: Land Cruiser Troop Carrier 1994

Route: South through Western Africa and North through Eastern Africa, with the idea to ship out of Sudan to Saudi Arabia to avoid Egypt

Year: 2013/14

Link: Travel Maniacs (Written in Dutch)

 

NICK + VICKS

 

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Nationality: English + South African

Vehicle: Defender

Route: Western Africa

Year: 2010/11

Link: Langebaan Sunset

 

MARIUS + SUSAN

 

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Nationality: Hawaiian + South African

Vehicle: Land Cruiser

Route: Southern and Eastern Africa

Year: 2014

Link: The Happy Cruisers

 

JASON + LIZA *CURRENTLY TRAVELLING*

 

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Nationality: Australian

Vehicle: Land Cruiser Troop Carrier

Route: Southern and Eastern Africa. Possibly crossing the West.

Year: 2013/14

Link: Digidrift

 

SCOTT + TERESA O’KANE

 

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Nationality: American

Vehicle: Defender 1973 Series III 109

Route: Eastern and Southern Africa looping around

Year: 2014

Link: Teresa O’Kane Blogspot

 

PHIL + FRANZI *CURRENTLY TRAVELLING*

 

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Nationality: German

Vehicle: Defender

Route: Eastern Africa heading North, with the idea to ship from Djibouti to Saudi Arabia or Dubai to avoid Egypt

Year: 2014

Link: Unknown

 

SCOTT + HELENE

 

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Nationality: English + Scottish

Vehicle: Defender

Year: 2014

Route: Eastern Africa heading North to Kenya

Link: Wear The Fox Hat

 

DUTCHIE DOCTORS

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Nationality: Dutchies

Vehicle: Land Cruiser Troop Carrier painted black as it was first setup for driving in the snow.

Year: 2014

Route: Europe through Turkey, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and South to Cape Town

Link: EAA Overland

 

ANNE’ + JAAN (JAANE’)

 

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Nationality: German

Vehicle: Two BMW Motorbikes

Year: 2014

Route: Johannesburg via Cairo to Germany

Link: Jotters.de

 

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ONLINE OVERLANDERS  

We have also had contact with supportive overlanders online. Here are some of the links to the people and sites we have found most useful.

 

Clive + Tanya. Cat’s Itchy Feet. 2009/2013. Comprehensive around Africa travel notes.

Shara: Under African Skies. 2014. Awesome chick travels Africa solo, we just missed each other in Namibia on the D707

Stan + Marianne: Tin Can In Africa. 2012/13. Published an excellent budget report and blog. Awesome people!

Michael + Judy: Overland Walkabout. 2013/14. These guys have just crossed Egypt into Turkey on the new ferry system! The first to do so in a long while. Incredible people!

Margaret + Garrie + Chris + Diana. 2013. Look At Us In Africa. Campsites listed by country.

Mike + Bianca. Our African Footprint. 2012. Drove in from Saudi to Jordan, then a ferry to Egypt. They also travelled to a lot of off-the-beaten track National Parks.

Luke + Shell. Afrikerr. 2012. Around Africa shipped out of Egypt.

Chris + Jules. Osiyeza. 2013. Shipped Turkey to Egypt.

Michael, Haaris, Aaron + Antoine: 3 Guys In Africa. 2014. CT to Kenya.

Rowan + Max + Ian. Back My Wheels. 2014. We spotted this South African crew for a split second in traffic in Malawi. They are driving a BMW up to Europe through the East side of Africa. Lekker (awesome) daily blog, man.

 

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  WANT MORE?

As always, the best resource to find and list Africa Overland trips is The Africa Overland Network.

 

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