Two year circumnaviagtion of Africa in my 2007 JKUR - The Road Chose Me - Page 17 - JeepForum.com
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post #241 of 322 Old 12-14-2017, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

Checkout the latest update on my African Expedition on the BFGoodrich Garage blog!
http://bfgoodri.ch/2krkAcI


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Hi Everyone,

After 3,088 miles - by far the most in any country so far - it's time to say goodbye to Angola.


I have deeply loved this country, and I'm certain I will be back some day. After 6 weeks I have only scratched the surface.



More: http://theroadchoseme.com/angola-ends

I'm looking forward to Namibia!

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Great pics Dan. Good to hear you're alive and well..

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Merry Christmas everyone!

I have driven into Namibia, country number 18 - without any signs or warning, I swapped to driving on the left for the first time on the expedition.

This should be interesting!




More: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-namibia

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Hey Everyone,

I have been exploring the extremely remote Namib Desert in the North West of Namibia.
It is absolutely spectacular. I'm wild camping every night and loving it!



Tons more photos here: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-namib-desert-namibia-pt-1

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Hi All,

It's been 18 months through 18 countries, and I'm not even half way around Afirca!
How long is this going to take?!?

To be honest, I don't have a firm answer. I'm terrible at predicting timelines.
I'd say it's somewhere between 8-18 months more up to Egypt, but that's just a guess.

Also, a new member has joined the team!


Read the whole explanation and rationale:
http://theroadchoseme.com/timelines-and-teammates

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Hi All,

We have reached the Coast in Namibia, and I push the Jeep hard in the big dunes to get to the Sandwhich Harbor area of the Skeleton Coast!


http://theroadchoseme.com/around-sandwich-harbor

More: http://theroadchoseme.com/around-sandwich-harbor

With the KO2s down to 10psi the Jeep did great on the dunes.
With all the weight there were plenty I couldn't get up without staying in tire tracks.

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Looking good brother. Keep them pictures coming and be safe.

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Hi All,

We've been exploring down more dry riverbeds and bumping into all kinds of wildlife.




Also, this might just be the best wild camp of the entire expeidtion. Elevated above the riverbed waiting for animals to wander by!


And then back to the desert


Tons more pics: http://theroadchoseme.com/riverbeds-...s-and-wildlife

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Hi All,

During all the dry riverbeds I found yet another wild camp that contents for best of the entire expedition.
Let me know what you think.


More details on the riverbeds here: http://theroadchoseme.com/riverbeds-...s-and-wildlife

After all that it was time for a change of pace so I visited a Cheetah Conservation place.
I will never, ever forget patting a cheetah while he purrs loudly:

Details here: http://theroadchoseme.com/otjitotong...tah-guest-farm

And then it was time for a visit to Etosha National Park. I have been told no visit to Namibia is complete without a stop.
I enjoyed it, though I think I prefer the completely wild animals. I have been spoiled already

Tons of photos here: http://theroadchoseme.com/etosha-national-park

Namibia continues to impress. I love this place as much as I always thought I would!

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Great pics, thanks for sharing

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Hi All,

I made a stop at the The Ju/’Hoansi Living San Museum where locals are the museum pieces, showing how their ancestors lived on the land for generations.
This fascinating man told me through a translator he actually hunted giraffe with his dad with this bow and arrow when he was a boy.


More: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-juhoan...ing-san-museum

After that I moved over to Khaudum National Park for some extreme elephant viewing.


How close did I get?
Close.


More: http://theroadchoseme.com/khaudum-national-park

Everyone warned me about the deep sand in the North of the park and how they always get stuck.

It was extremely deep, though the Jeep didn't have a problem powering through.



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Great pics. How have the wings and beer been?

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Great pics. How have the wings and beer been?
Wings... now there's something I have not seen for a very, VERY long time!

beer, on the other hand - I intentionally get local beer from every country I visit. It's typically thin and light, though that's perfect for hot weather. The colder the better.

Oh, it's stupid cheap too.. less than a dollar for a big bottle.

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Hey Everyone,

After 3,538 miles in Namibia, it's time to wave goodbye to this magical country and say hello to Botswana, African country number 19!
I have been told many, many great things about Bots, so I'm really looking forward to exploring the remote corners.


Read about the border crossing and more. I must be getting lazy, I couldn't be bothered getting any paperwork for the Jeep!
http://theroadchoseme.com/into-botsw...-caprivi-strip

Soon after we explore the magical Baines Boababs - these trees are at least a thousand years old, maybe two thousand


Then we explore the ancient cave paintings at Tsodilo Hills, a UNESCO site:


Read the whole story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/tsodilo-mountain-of-the-gods

I'm also filming a YouTube series as I move around. I'm a little behind editing the thousands of hours of HD video I have, so the latest to go live is showing my time in Cameroon a few months back.
My YT channel is here: http://youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme
The Cameroon video is here: https://youtu.be/kCl6wYw1yNo

[video=youtube;kCl6wYw1yNo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCl6wYw1yNo&t=84s[/video]

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