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Old 26 Nov 2007
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sahara 2009

Is anybody planning a trip January 2009? Sahara or similar! Starting to prep 1990 Land Cruiser, anyone interested in forming a team or is there anyone there who has already started planning and looking for a further vehicle with two drivers
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Not really Sahara, but, , ,
We are planning on a 2 vehicle run down.
1. Toyota Surf, 1996 = son-in-law and his eldest lad.
2. Toyota Landcruiser 2003 = me and other half.
The Surf has big tyres and aftermarket shocks, under-slung additional fuel tank available, ready to fit.etc. Just too COLD ! As he only gets low to mid 20's per gallon
We are talking about leaving UK some time spring 2009.
As it's just talk and planning, the departure date could easily move month either way.
Destination Cape Town.
Would like to do, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi, Yemen, then the ferry over to Africa Main. Might not be possible though.
Probably heading down east coast of Africa, then crossing to west coast at malawi, Zambia to Angola, then the run to C.T.
Did you have any routs in mind?

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Is anybody planning a trip January 2009? Sahara or similar! Starting to prep 1990 Land Cruiser, anyone interested in forming a team or is there anyone there who has already started planning and looking for a further vehicle with two drivers
We will be (or rather planning to) start that part of out trip in Jan/Feb 09, depending on how our trip goes from eastern russia. We will be leaving from UK and planning to do the east coast of Africa, taking about 6 months or so. Initial thoughts are to cross from Italy to Tunisia (I think). We have a 2000 LC Troopcarrier.
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Hi, I'm expecting to be leaving the UK November 08, having Jan and Feb 09 in Morocco. After a good look around Morocco we'll be heading south. Maybe see you around. Check my website nearer the time for developments; The build and travels of a Mercedes Unimog U1300L camper/expedition vehicle.
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