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Hello, and welcome, especially if you jumped straight into this part of my travelogue.

So far I have only been to Africa twice, once with Encounter Overland. It was my final and longest trip with Encounter Overland. Then nearly forty years later with my son.

In Encounter Overland terms it was in fact two trips. The first being London to Johannesburg, and the second, the return journey from Johannesburg to London. Each leg was meant to be 16-17 weeks, and that is what the passengers had paid for. There was also a layover period in Southern Africa for me.

Each trip will appear below, under the Subcategories, as and when stories are written about that trip. Some trips will have more stories than others, and some stories will be awash with wonderful wild photos.


Data and statistics about the 1979 trip through Africa as support for the Articles

Stories about the trip South, London to Johannesburg. Planned 16 weeks starting February 1979.

Here we have stories about the time in Southern Africa between the Southbound and Northbound trips. Hitchhiking around Rhodesia with a Southbound EM. Playing the Knight on a White Charger to another stranded group. Our experience of Hillbrow.

Stories about my Encounter Overland expedition northbound from Johannesburg to London in 1979

Father and son photo road trip around Namibia with a precursor of a brief stay in Cape Town. The Cape Town element based around a single plush hotel, and the Namibian part as a self drive, touring, multi location safari.

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