I have just returned from a 10 day safari with my wife and two American tourists, who happen to be friends, not paying customers.

We left here on Sunday 24th June and went via Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Francistown, Pandamatenga, Hwange National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe (Kasane) and back home via Francistown and the last night at Bela-Bela where we nearly froze to death, it was so cold.......

We were 4 up in the Patrol, will our luggage, a rooftop tent and a small roof-rack for firewood etc and towing my Buswakka Shorti trailer, also loaded with a Rooftop tent, 120lt of water and some luggage. I was really curious to she how the vehicle performed after the fitment of the new injectors, the chip and Madman in March, this being the first trip since fitment of the aforementioned.

I filled up 6 times and here are my recorded consumption figures. I was expecting it to be a bit better, so I may return to SAC to see if they can't do some readjustments. I am not disappointed though, as we were quite heavily loaded and the rooftop tent etc does add a lot of extra drag.

1 - Jhb to Palapye - 13.6lt/100km (average speed 100 to 105 kph)
2 - Palapye to Nata - 13.5lt/100km (average speed 100 to 105 kph)
3 - Nata to Pandamatenga - 13.5lt/100km (average speed 100 to 105 kph)
4 - Pandamatenga, via Hwange Ntl park, Vic Falls & Chobe to Kasane - 12.6lt/100km (speed between 40 and 105 kph)
5 - Kasane to Martins Drift - 14.5lt/100km (average speed 105 to 115 kph)
6 - Martins Drift to Jhb via Baltimore, Marken (shocking potholes for about 40km) and Vaalwater - 15.9lt/100km (average speed 105 to 120 kph)

This averaged out at 14.2km/lt