This is the diary I kept on my solo expedition from Zimbabwe to Mali (2011) through West Africa with an overland truck that had to be relocated. You’ll read about my happy days but also the frustrations and some fears I encountered on my journey of two months and eventually 12,800km.
The journey took me through a very wet and washed out Cameroon, the war-torn region of northern Nigeria (home of the Boko Haram extremists and now with closed borders) and through the south of Niger two days behind a convoy of Gaddafi’s forces fleeing Libya.
Included in the book are various appendices that detail the names of places I visited chronologically (detailing distances and time frames) as well as some other points of reference other travellers on this route might find useful. All points of interest are accompanied by GPS references.
The book is in PDF format so even people without an e-reader can enjoy it.
01 July 2014