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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!

-Dan
 

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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

-Dan
 

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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

-Dan
 

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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-deserts-and-wildlife

-Dan
 

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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-deserts-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/otjitotongwe-cheetah-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!

-Dan
 

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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-juhoansi-living-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.



-Dan
 

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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.

-Dan
 

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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-botswana-across-the-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:


-Dan
 

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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/boo...misconceptions/id1352798714?mt=11&at=1001lqzc

I'd love to hear what you think!

-Dan
 

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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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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.

-Dan
Dan - I think its time to sit down and re-evaluate your life choices here.. :rofl:
 

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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!


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

-Dan
 
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