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Old 17 Mar 2008
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London To Cape Town

Hello every body, this trip will start from London and end in Cape Town and yes it will be over land, this trip will be open to every and any body willing to come and enjoy the road, the bush, the 4X4 experience and the need to explore.

So far it will be me (Peter-James Lennox) my wife (Nicolette Lennox). We will be travelling in a Toyota Hilux HL3 3.0D Invincible Double Cab Pickup we have space for 0ne more at a cost of £1500 that will include food, ferryboat crossing and some other stuff, all local charges for visas and border crossings not included, the rest will have to bring your own vehicle at no charge. If you need help in finding a vehicle I can help.
We will only be staying in one or two maybe three hotels, the rest of the time we will be camping out side under the stars.
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Dates?

Can you supply DATES please
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Hi Peter,

Sounds great.

Me and the wifey, in our Toyota.

Back end of 2010? September ' ish ?

What you got in mind?

I have the 2005 Land Cruiser D4-d

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London Cape Town 2010

September October 2010 That is the date that we will go .
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Hi Peter,
What distance have you worked out your route to be?

Fuel costs?
Did you give yourself an average fuel cost of $1.00 / liter?
General 10km/liter?

Looks promising.
Just had a good read through your list of items to be taken with you.

It looks like a VERY comprehensive list.
Can you get all that in your 'yota?.

I must admit, I had some sort of list of items that I thought I should take, and reading through your list, I think I might add a few items.

I am going to un-clip the rear seats in my LC, and ship them down.
My LC is the 8 seater, so this will free up some good space.

I had planned on a large roof platform, with 4 roof bars, I was simply going to secure a sturdy piece of plywood with "U" bolts, and this would be the base for a tent, up on the roof. Not a speciality roof tent though.
Graham
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London Cape Town

O and one more thing this trip will only take us 6-8 weeks then it is back to work,so it will be done.
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Hi Pete,
I have just (May) started a new job in Oslo.

Don't want to take the time off just now.
I will probably shelve it for 12 months.

Graham.
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I must have been having a stupid moment.
I thought we were in 2009 already DOH !

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London to Cape town

No sweet my plans are still on track I just started to get the new toyota ready .i need to spend so cash on the black beast to get her in real 4X4 state will send so pic's soon and good luck with the new job
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Pete,

Can you let me know a rough itinerary, my wife and I may be interested in joining you we will be 2up on a bike.

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Hey Paul send my an e-mail to p.jl@hotmail.co.uk then i will send you what i got so far hope to hear from you soon
Cheers Peter
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Hi Pete,
I have just (May) started a new job in Oslo.

Don't want to take the time off just now.
I will probably shelve it for 12 months.

graham
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Hi Peter,

What am I on about.
I was thinking we were 2009 ! !

September 2010 really does sound not too bad !
Just remind me of the route again.
If I remember, I think you were heading Egypt way, ?
I could be mistaken though.
In Norway just now.

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O and one more thing this trip will only take us 6-8 weeks then it is back to work,so it will be done.
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Hi Pete,

Is it possible in 6 to 8 weeks?


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The route is more or less planned but we are open to suggestions and willing to go the extra mile in a different direction if there is something to see or do, so keep an open mind.

The trip will start at my house in London, Weybridge. From there we will drive about 2 days to Genova Italy, then we take a ferry to Tunisia.

We land in the port of Tunis which take approximately 23hrs and that will be the easy part of the route. From there we drive to Kairouan, Tozeur, Douz, Matmata, Sabrather, Tripali, Lepeis, Magna, Benhazi, Gyrene, Apolania, Tokruk, Marsa, Matruh, and Alexandria and then in to Cairo


We then head into Cairo in Egypt, once there we will take a break and explore all the wonders we can. Then it is off to Sudanand this is where it will get rough.
Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Ain Soukhna
  • Zafarana
  • Ras Gharib
  • Hurghada
  • Bur Safaga
  • Qena
  • Qus
  • Luxor
  • Idfu
  • Aswan
SUDAN
  • Wadi Halfa
  • Abu Hamed
  • Berber
  • Atbara
  • Shendi
  • Meroe
  • Khartoum
  • Gadaref
  • Gallabat
ETHIOPIA
  • Gondar
  • Lalibela
  • Lake Tana
  • Addis Ababa
  • Shashemene
KENYA
  • Marsabit
  • Nyahururu
  • Nakuru
  • Nairobi
  • Hell’s Gate
TANZANIA
  • Arusha
  • Moshi
  • Namanga
  • Segera
  • Chalinze
  • Morogoro
  • Mikumi
  • Iringa
  • Tukuyu
  • Kiyela
MALAWI
  • Karanga
  • Chitimba
  • Mzuzu
  • Nkhata Bay
  • Chintheche
  • Nkhotakota
  • Kasungu
  • Mchinji
ZAMBIA
  • Siavongo (Lake Kariba)
  • Livingstone (Vic Falls)
BOTSWANA
  • Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
NAMIBIA
  • Windhoek
  • Fish River Canyon
SOUTH AFRICA
  • Springbok
  • Saldanha
  • Cape Town!
From there it will be Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and then South Africa where our first stop will be on a friend’s farm in Upington. Here we will decide what road to take to Cape Town which is about a day away, from here the drive will be quick and effortless to my house in Cape Town.







Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Ain Soukhna
  • Zafarana
  • Ras Gharib
  • Hurghada
  • Bur Safaga
  • Qena
  • Qus
  • Luxor
  • Idfu
  • Aswan
SUDAN
  • Wadi Halfa
  • Abu Hamed
  • Berber
  • Atbara
  • Shendi
  • Meroe
  • Khartoum
  • Gadaref
  • Gallabat
ETHIOPIA
  • Gondar
  • Lalibela
  • Lake Tana
  • Addis Ababa
  • Shashemene
KENYA
  • Marsabit
  • Nyahururu
  • Nakuru
  • Nairobi
  • Hell’s Gate
TANZANIA
  • Arusha
  • Moshi
  • Namanga
  • Segera
  • Chalinze
  • Morogoro
  • Mikumi
  • Iringa
  • Tukuyu
  • Kiyela
MALAWI
  • Karanga
  • Chitimba
  • Mzuzu
  • Nkhata Bay
  • Chintheche
  • Nkhotakota
  • Kasungu
  • Mchinji
ZAMBIA
  • Siavongo (Lake Kariba)
  • Livingstone (Vic Falls)
BOTSWANA
  • Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pans
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
NAMIBIA
  • Windhoek
  • Fish River Canyon
SOUTH AFRICA
  • Springbok
  • Saldanha
  • Cape Town!
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Hi Pete,

It sounds better every time I read it.
have you any ball park costs for the ferry across the Med.?

I, ( me & O.H.)like everyone else will need carnet from RAC, ?

I suppose if a group of say 4~ 5 vehicles take the run down, we could minimise our costs to The Blue Nile River Co.

Are you planning on an additional sub-tank, or go with containers, or neither? (Thinking Sudan railway tracks)

Have you got a google map of the route, or google earth plan?

Graham
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london to cape town

Hi pjl1toyota
i am also planning a trip down africa roughly the same time as you guys, i am also on a bike and wouldn't mind hooking up with you and maybe chucking a tyre or two on the back of your pick up if that is okay
the bike is ready to go all that needs to be done is the bank balance has to be boosted which is going well so far and then all the paper work has to be sorted.

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