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

    Hi All,

    During all the dry riverbeds I found yet another wild camp that contents for best of the entire expedition.
    Let me know what you think


    More details on the riverbeds here: http://theroadchoseme.com/riverbeds-...s-and-wildlife

    After all that it was time for a change of pace so I visited a Cheetah Conservation place.
    I will never, ever forget patting a cheetah while he purrs loudly:

    Details here: http://theroadchoseme.com/otjitotong...tah-guest-farm

    And then it was time for a visit to Etosha National Park. I have been told no visit to Namibia is complete without a stop.
    I enjoyed it, though I think I prefer the completely wild animals. I have been spoiled already

    Tons of photos here: http://theroadchoseme.com/etosha-national-park

    Namibia continues to impress. I love this place as much as I always thought I would!

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

    Amazing! Please keep posting!!


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    Pity we never got a chance to meet up!! Keep the photos and updates coming Dan
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    Hi All,

    I made a stop at the The Ju/’Hoansi Living San Museum where locals are the museum pieces, showing how their ancestors lived on the land for generations.
    This fascinating man told me through a translator he actually hunted giraffe with his dad with this bow and arrow when he was a boy.


    More: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-juhoan...ing-san-museum

    After that I moved over to Khaudum National Park for some extreme elephant viewing.


    How close did I get?
    Close.


    More: http://theroadchoseme.com/khaudum-national-park

    Everyone warned me about the deep sand in the North of the park and how they always get stuck.

    It was extremely deep, though the Jeep didn't have a problem powering through.



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

    Jo Dan its nice man you must enjoy it there in the nature

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

    Veey nice. According to your map you are going to miss the nest part of Botswana. Drive to Kang then Ganzi and the via Maun to Kasane and the vic falls into Zimbabwe.

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

    What's with the snake on the dashboard/windscreen?
    We can't change the wind but we can set our sails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    What's with the snake on the dashboard/windscreen?
    In almost every country the locals are terrified of snakes, especially cobras.
    I have seen many, many fully-armed military men leap back from my window in fright when they see my friend on the dashboard

    It towns I watch curious people checking out the Jeep from a distance, and they always step back when the see the snake!

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    Hey Everyone,

    After 3,538 miles in Namibia, it's time to wave goodbye to this magical country and say hello to Botswana, African country number 19!
    I have been told many, many great things about Bots, so I'm really looking forward to exploring the remote corners.


    Read about the border crossing and more. I must be getting lazy, I couldn't be bothered getting any paperwork for the Jeep!
    http://theroadchoseme.com/into-botsw...-caprivi-strip

    Soon after we explore the magical Baines Boababs - these trees are at least a thousand years old, maybe two thousand


    Then we explore the ancient cave paintings at Tsodilo Hills, a UNESCO site:


    Read the whole story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/tsodilo-mountain-of-the-gods

    I'm also filming a YouTube series as I move around. I'm a little behind editing the thousands of hours of HD video I have, so the latest to go live is showing my time in Cameroon a few months back.
    My YT channel is here: http://youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme
    The Cameroon video is here: https://youtu.be/kCl6wYw1yNo



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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Dan - did you have any problems with fuel availability on this trip?
    The only time Petrol was not as available as diesel was in Rep. Congo where the one and only refinery in the entire country had been turned off.
    I bought from a container, full story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/brazzaville-congo

    Then in Angola there was tons of Petrol and no diesel - so you can't win!

    Don't let anyone tell you it's impossible to drive the west coast in a petrol vehicle. I did it, and I met multiple other petrol 4x4s doing the whole coast too. It's not a problem.

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

    Hi Everyone,

    My New eBook is out now!

    In Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa – Myths, Misconceptions and Misnomers I debunk the most commonly-held myths about traveling the West Coast of Africa in your own 4x4 vehicle.

    I did it - you can too!



    As well as de-bunking the most commonly-held myths I also give real-world practical advice and suggestions, and list a bunch of must-see places in West Africa.

    Finally, the price of gasoline and diesel is listed for every single country, and also the price and where to apply for and obtain every single visa for the entire coast line!

    Grab a copy now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BQ1gjV

    or Apple iBooks:https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book...11&at=1001lqzc

    I'd love to hear what you think!

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    Hi All,

    I have been checking out the spectacular wildlife Botswana has to offer.
    Each of the links below has a ton more photos, or click any photo to see more.

    First in Moremi National Park: http://theroadchoseme.com/moremi-national-park



    And then in the Okavango Delta: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-okavango-delta


    And now in the Central Kalahari: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-central-kalahari



    How close did a I get?

    CLOSE!!!!


    Botswana is blowing my mind! Wildlife is everywhere!!!

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

    I am green with envy, keep the posts coming, enjoy!

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    Hi All,

    I'm a bit behind editing the thousands of hours of HD footage I have filmed on the West Coast.

    My latest YouTube video just went up, it's about my time exploring Gabon - possibly my favorite country on the West Coast.
    I can't believe more people don't explore there!

    I vow to get one online every couple of weeks now to catch up with the backlog!



    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme

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

    Actually an under rated thread.

    Keep it coming!8)
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    Hope you escaped the rains in Bots.
    Thanks for the great story, keep well.
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    Hi All,

    Some of you must be wondering what it would be like to ride along with me in the Jeep for 10 days, or even do what I'm doing full time.

    The Editor of JPFreek Adventure Magazine flew out to Africa and did exactly that, and you can read all of his thoughts on what I'm doing with my life in the latest FREE edition of the magazine.

    Checkout this story in the magazine to get an outsiders perspective on what I'm doing with my life:

    Ride Along With Dan Grec in Africa article link: http://currentissue.jpfreek.com/publ...ver=html5&p=78




    Checkout the whole magazine, it's always free.

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    You reaching celebrity status in a big pace, well done.
    What an opportunity
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    Hi All,

    I crossed into South Africa no problems at all, and after a quick jaunt I have crossed into the Kingdom of Lesotho!

    (Don't worry, I'll go back to South Africa for a lot more exploring!)

    Lesotho is amazing, here we are enjoying the views of one of the biggest single-drop waterfalls in Africa - 630ft.


    Read all about it http://theroadchoseme.com/into-the-kingdom-of-lesotho

    Now I'm in the interior of the country, exploring remote roads and mountains.
    Wild camping every night is great, here's another random one:

    More: http://theroadchoseme.com/looping-lesotho-1

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

    By wild camping you mean you find a suitable location next to a road and set up camp?

    Will you be doing that in Sa as well?

    Any tips for how to do that and avoid hiccups.

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