Two year circumnaviagtion of Africa in my 2007 JKUR - The Road Chose Me - Page 18 - JeepForum.com
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post #256 of 299 Old 02-26-2018, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

My New eBook is out now!

In Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa – Myths, Misconceptions and Misnomers I debunk the most commonly-held myths about traveling the West Coast of Africa in your own 4x4 vehicle.

I did it - you can too!



As well as de-bunking the most commonly-held myths I also give real-world practical advice and suggestions, and list a bunch of must-see places in West Africa.

Finally, the price of gasoline and diesel is listed for every single country, and also the price and where to apply for and obtain every single visa for the entire coast line!

Grab a copy now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2BQ1gjV

or Apple iBooks:https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book...11&at=1001lqzc

I'd love to hear what you think!

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Hi All,

I have been checking out the spectacular wildlife Botswana has to offer.
Each of the links below has a ton more photos, or click any photo to see more.

First in Moremi National Park: http://theroadchoseme.com/moremi-national-park



And then in the Okavango Delta: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-okavango-delta


And now in the Central Kalahari: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-central-kalahari



How close did a I get?

CLOSE!!!!


Botswana is blowing my mind! Wildlife is everywhere!!!

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Spectacular Dan! Just truly spectacular!! You mentioning the book written by the Owens about their time and life in the Kalahari reminds me of one of my favorite wildlife movies, Kim Basinger's "I Dreamed of Africa"

Living vicariously through you, as you adventure through Africa!!

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post #259 of 299 Old 03-13-2018, 04:44 PM
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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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Dan - I think its time to sit down and re-evaluate your life choices here..

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Hi All,

I'm a bit behind editing the thousands of hours of HD footage I have filmed on the West Coast.

My latest YouTube video just went up, it's about my time exploring Gabon - possibly my favorite country on the West Coast.
I can't believe more people don't explore there!

I vow to get one online every couple of weeks now to catch up with the backlog!

[VIDEO]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAglvUMRj3c[/VIDEO]

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme

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Great video! I'd love to see more of your daily routines like eating and just living out of the Jeep.

Thanks for sharing!

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Hi All,

Some of you must be wondering what it would be like to ride along with me in the Jeep for 10 days, or even do what I'm doing full time.

The Editor of JPFreek Adventure Magazine flew out to Africa and did exactly that, and you can read all of his thoughts on what I'm doing with my life in the latest FREE edition of the magazine.

Checkout this story in the magazine to get an outsiders perspective on what I'm doing with my life:

Ride Along With Dan Grec in Africa article link: http://currentissue.jpfreek.com/publ...ver=html5&p=78




Checkout the whole magazine, it's always free.

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Hi All,

I crossed into South Africa no problems at all, and after a quick jaunt I have crossed into the Kingdom of Lesotho!

(Don't worry, I'll go back to South Africa for a lot more exploring!)

Lesotho is amazing, here we are enjoying the views of one of the biggest single-drop waterfalls in Africa - 630ft.


Read all about it http://theroadchoseme.com/into-the-kingdom-of-lesotho

Now I'm in the interior of the country, exploring remote roads and mountains.
Wild camping every night is great, here's another random one:

More: http://theroadchoseme.com/looping-lesotho-1

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Hi All,

I continued to explore Lesotho, finding a ton of great wild camp spots:


Then I got the Jeep to probably the highest it will be on the continent (10,630ft.)


Which I thought was a good excuse for a beer at the highest pub in Africa:


You can read more about all of that here:
http://theroadchoseme.com/looping-lesotho-2


From there, I dropped down the super-famous Sani Pass into South Africa. It's a stunning pass with a few wicked switchbacks, of course the first vehicle to ever drive it was a Jeep!




You can read more about my drive down the Sani Pass here:
http://theroadchoseme.com/the-sani-pass

Now it's time to explore South Africa!

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Hi All,

My latest video is on YouTube now:

Driving across the Republic of Congo !

The country was not at all what I expected, and I loved it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOn47q06RRM


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Hi All,

My latest video is on YouTube now - crossing the infamous DRC - The Congo - (Formally Zaire)

I think this is my best video yet, I would love to hear your thoughts!


Thanks!

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Hi All,

After 32,000 miles through 21 countries in Africa, I have officially reached the Southern-most tip of Africa, which is the half way point of the expedition.
Already it has been the adventure of my lifetime, and it's only half way done!



From here, it's North through another 15 or so countries on my way to Egypt in the North East. I hope you'll join me for the adventure.



Also, less than a couple of hundred yards from the southern tip I had my first "car crash"!
Rea the whole story here http://theroadchoseme.com/cape-agulh...-tip-of-africa

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Hi All,

Before setting out to circle Africa, I drove 40,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina on the Pan-Am Highway & finally I have published a book about my adventure:



My first taste of Overland adventures changed my life. This book is a collection of the adventures I had, the people I met and the lessons they taught me. It has taken me many years to write because it took many years for the lessons to sink in!



I hope it will inspire you to get out there and live adventures of your own!

AVAILABLE NOW: Grab a print or digital copy on Amazon, or (very soon) apple iBooks.

https://amzn.to/2wkxceX



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Man, I love all your posts!
I feel like I am traveling with you on this sort of virtual tour. Amazing experience!
I'll follow your future posts soon, be safe until then
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Hi All,

After reaching the Southern Tip and half way point, I continued around to Cape Town.

The scenery along the way is simply stunning, and reminds me of the Great Ocean Road in Australia - actually I think it's even better.



And they have penguins. Yes, really.


More: http://theroadchoseme.com/towards-cape-town

Upon arriving in Cape Town I did the only logical thing - hiked directly to the top of Table Mountain. The view made the hike worthwhile!





More: http://theroadchoseme.com/table-mountain-hike

It's been nice to relax and thoroughly enjoy reaching the half way point, but now it's time to move North. I'm extremely excited for the Cape to Cairo run that now lies ahead!

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