Thanks for the info! We are also thinking of buying the vehicle in southern africa. Did it take you long to find a suitable vehicle? How did you finally find it; through newspapers/garages/...? And was it already expedition ready, or were there modifications that needed to be done?
We are a bit afraid that the whole procedure (looking for the right vehicle, equipping it, registering it,...) is taking too long, which makes it more costly because meanwhile you need accomodation etc. So it's nice to hear about experiences from other people! Our other option is shipping the vehicle, but that means we have to drive it back to europe, to sell it again... Aaahh , difficult decisions to make! :-)