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  1. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    I had a really great time at Overland Expo West, and I've just locked in my speaking and presenting at East later in the summer on the East coast of the USA.

    The event is MASSIVE, and it's hard to...
  2. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I'm moving around North America displaying the Jeep and giving presentations and talks about what I've done....
  3. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,


    I imagine everyone has tons of questions about the whole expedition, so I'm doing an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.com right now.

    Come on over and ask me absolutely anything about the...
  4. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hil All,


    The Jeep has arrived in North America, and now I'm on a mission.


    I'm presenting, showing the Jeep and speaking on panels at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ next weekend (17th, 18th,...
  5. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi Everyone,

    After the most insane paperwork run-around and bureaucracy of my life, I managed to drive the Jeep into a 20 foot shipping container and seal the door.

    Immediately I felt like I...
  6. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    After almost three years, 35 countries and over 53,000 miles, I have driven right around Africa, and arrived at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt!

    I am absolutely ecstatic!!
    ...
  7. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I have driven the length of Sudan, exploring the desert and wild camping every single night.
    http://static4.theroadchoseme.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/sudan-temple-jeep-720x480.jpg
    ...
  8. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Driving your own foreign-plated 4x4 or motorbike into Zambia without a Carnet de Passage is easy.

    A Temporary Import Permit for the vehicle is free. It's valid for one month and can...
  9. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Driving into Zimbabe without a Carenet de Passage is no problem.
    A one Month Temp Import Permit for the vehicle costs $10USD, and you must pay a carbon tax and have 3rd party insurance....
  10. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Last country will be Egypt, then I'm shipping the Jeep back to North America.
    I'll base myself in the Yukon again for plenty of adventures in Yukon and Alaska.
    I love roaming up into the Arctic...
  11. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I drove back over the horrendous road and into Ethiopia, and after driving the Jeep to over 14,080 ft. in the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia, I was happy to make it out of that country...
  12. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    After taking the extremely remote Lake Turkana route up into Ethiopia, I immediately bumped into these guys...
  13. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I've been super-busy lately moving through Kenya.

    Without a front driveshaft I managed to slide into a ditch, and had to pull out the winch for the 2nd time in a couple of weeks....
  14. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I spent a few days cleaning out the broken beer bottles and eggs, and have most things back in order.

    I had a bunch of plastic clips on board, and after pulling the rear flare apart I...
  15. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi Everyone,

    After 45,000 miles through 35 countries in Africa, the plan has gone a bit sideways.

    http://static4.theroadchoseme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jeep-rollover-side-720x480.jpg
    ...
  16. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    Rwanda was great, I found some fantastic camping on the side of Lake Kivu:
    http://static4.theroadchoseme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jeep-camping-lake-kivu-rwanda-720x480.jpg

    and...
  17. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    Burundi turned out to be nostalgia in the best possible way. Fully French speaking, much less developed than nearby countries, really friendly and down to earth people and some great...
  18. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I roamed across Tanzania, finding remote places and friendly locals
    ...
  19. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All, I have driven into Tanzania, which turned out to be the hardest border crossing of my life. I don't have a "Carnet De Passage" which is an international customs document for the Jeep, and so...
  20. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Driving into Mozambique without a Carenet de Passage is no problem at all.
    A one Month Temp Import Permit for the vehicle is free at the border.
    You will be required to buy one month...
  21. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Driving into Swaziland without a Carnet de Passage is easy. South Africa issue a 6 month Temporary Import Permit at the border for free in less than 5 minutes which is valid in all...
  22. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    I have crossed into Malawi - a painless border crossing.

    http://static4.theroadchoseme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/jeep-hood-zambia-finished-720x480.jpg

    Story about the crossing here:...
  23. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been exploring remote parts of Zambia and absolutely loving it!

    This ferry across a hippo and croc infested river was a highlight - it's a bunch of barrels lashed together,...
  24. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi Everyone,

    Just for the fun of it, I'm running a prize pack giveaway !

    http://static4.theroadchoseme.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/giveaway-640x480.jpg

    Up for grabs are:

    A...
  25. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,



    Driving into Lesotho without a Carnet de Passage is easy. South Africa issue a 6 month Temporary Import Permit at the border for free in less than 5 minutes which is valid in all...
  26. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi Everyone,

    Zambia is off to a stunning start.
    I have been playing with Chimpanzees again, hiking into beautiful waterfalls, exploring wilderness areas and ancient caves, and I even managed to...
  27. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    After a total of 38,668 miles I have driven into African country number 25 - Zambia!

    I'm really looking forward to this one, and finally I feel like progress is being made on this "to...
  28. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    Zimbabwe is continuing to blow my mind. Every day provides something new - it's always stunning, and there is never anyone around.

    In the south I checked out the region near Matopos...
  29. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    After a great time on the beach in Mozambique, I have driven into African country number 24, Zimbabwe.
    The Immigration guy in Mozambique didn't want to let me leave, though after a few...
  30. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Driving into South Africa without a Carnet de Passage is easy. South Africa issue a 6 month Temporary Import Permit at the border for free in less than 5 minutes.
    It costs nothing to...
  31. Re: Around Africa in a 4x4 without a Carnet - mid 2016 to mid 2018

    Hi All,


    Botswana without a Carnet is no problem at all. They issue a 30-day Temp Import Permit at the border for free in less than 5 minutes.
    NOTE: all foreign vehicles pay for a Road Permit,...
  32. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    After over 6,500 miles through South Africa, I cut through Swaziland briefly, and now I I have driven into country number 23, Mozambique!

    ...
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    Re: Overland Profiles: Video Series

    Hi All,

    The next Overland Profile is online.
    Learn how Kev and Stephanie were able to squeeze in a trip down the West Coast of Africa before the even finished University.
    Talk about traveling on...
  34. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    Everyone always asks how the Jeep is running, if there have been any failures and what work I have had to do to it.

    All the details on all the Maintenance, repairs and some key upgrades...
  35. Re: The Road Chose Me: Right Around Africa in a Jeep Wrangler. 30+ countries, 120,000

    Hi All,

    I have just posted a new video on YouTube, this one is about the 6 weeks I spent exploring all over Angola.

    It's only the second country on the entire continent I have extended my visa...
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