The original plan was to take the traditional west coast route as far as Namibia, then head east and back north as far as Uganda and Kenya before dropping back down to Cape Town, South Africa. That’s 26 countries over 5 months. But you know what they say about the best laid plans… However, during the trip we ran into problems getting our Angolan visas and ended up flying over most of the DRC.

After we reached Cape Town, Russell decided to carry on and did South America.

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Pins were generated by Spot GPS updates, typically actual over night stops. We lost Spot coverage in Southern Africa, at which point pins were generated by geo-coded tweets.

7 Responses to Route

  1. Gareth Lloyd says:

    I heard there will only be 1 tent.

  2. David Lee says:

    Good Luck Lads, Great route and make sure you take the time to enjoy it. DON’T fall into the trap of setting daily distance targets and then rushing to achieve them. That normally ends in disaster. Pace yourselves and have a day off from time to time.

    All the best, David

  3. Hey, good luck and all that. You guys going to be in communication while doing this trip?

    I’ve got a bit of a wild idea to ride up a few countries and meet you doods on the way!

  4. LizCot says:

    Have a really fun time, guys! I am really envious and will be following you all the way!

  5. Martin says:

    Hey Guys

    We have just set up, and we’re wondering if we could add your RSS feed to the site, and link each other.

    The site is designed to be a research tool for overlanders archiving past and current blogs. We hope it will become a great resource for overlanders going forward,

    Many thanks Martin McGowan

  6. Jessica says:

    Where are you right now? Still in Zim? I so envy you…… having recently travelled many of those countries (by road and tent). Jessica Colorado

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi Martin.

    Feel free to add our RSS feed to your site, just please add a link back to us. Good luck with Overlandsphere.


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