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!

We’re All Set!

 Posted by Elizabeth at 4:51 pm
Apr 022011

As I write this we are 17 hours away from departing Australia for the wilds of Africa. We are packed (fingers crossed we haven’t forgotten something), alarm is set and we’re ready to go. As exciting as it is, it still does not feel real. I know we are returning to Africa, but it has not yet sunk in that we won’t be back for 6 months and we are going to be doing it all on our own this time. I can’t wait though until we are there, have our 4wd packed and sorted and we’re on the road.

The next time we update the site we will be in South Africa, probably on our way to Lesotho. I think we are going to be in for a serious adventure over the next 6 months!

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