Vaccinations Complete

 Posted by Elizabeth at 5:48 pm
Mar 052011

Our vaccinations are complete, our arms are full of needle pricks and our wallets are several hundred dollars lighter! Thank goodness our health insurance covers some of the cost. So we now have had the following vaccinations, some we already had, some needed a booster and some are new. I think this covers us now for just about anything!

  • Hep A
  • Hep B
  • Tetanus
  • Polio 
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Meningitis
  • Cholera
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Diphtheria

1 Week To Go!

 Posted by Elizabeth at 4:45 pm
Mar 272011

We’re just a week away from starting our adventure and I am feeling nervously excited. I know we are returning to Africa, but it hasn’t quite sunk in yet that we will be there for 6 months, and on our own! Everything on our list of things to do has been checked off – the car has been paid for, vaccinations finished, documents all sorted, route planned (although no doubt that will change), electrical gear charged and organised, packing 3/4 done etc. We just need to finish packing next Saturday and we’re sorted.

Bushlore have confirmed our car is ready and fitted out with everything we requested. They recommended we change from the Land Rover to the Landcruiser a few weeks ago as they have been having reliability issues with the new Defenders.  This will give us a bit more comfort and hopefully better reliability, although our fuel costs will be higher. I only hope it doesn’t give us too much trouble even though I am quite sure it will have some issues along the way! It seems everyone who does a trip such as this has vehicle trouble at some stage, even if it is minor.

I’m hoping we might run into some of the overlanders whose blogs we have been reading with great interest to see where they are going, how they are managing, what the conditions are like etc. It will be great to share experiences with others who are doing the same thing.

Roll on next Sunday – I think it is going to be a long week!

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