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Old 02-19-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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No because I just want to go to the equator for a week.
You do know that the equator is an imaginary line? It's not something you can see or visit. It's just a line on a map. If you had said "I have a particular interest in equatorial African terrain"(which is a very wide-ranging "line" and doesn't exist just in Kenya), I might have thought there was some (but very little) validity in your quest. But clearly you have some sort of vision you're expecting that doesn't exist. I know. I've been there. The best you'll get is a sign post declaring "This is the equator". And you are going to spend a week on "it"?

 
Old 02-19-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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You can get visas easily and the car lease lets you take the car anywhere in the world because it's a lease not rental.
What you are totally disregarding is that each country you wish to enter has its own rules and shake down procedures for entering the country by private vehicle at a land crossing. You may be required to buy insurance on the spot (the guy at the Cameroon border crossing isn't impressed by your French insurance); you may be required to make a 'deposit' of several thousand dollars (US bank notes less than five years old only) as a guarantee that you will drive the vehicle back out of the country within that month rather than trying to sell it there.

It's multiple levels of complexity beyond just buying a package tour to Egypt or South Africa where the worst that will happen to you is that there will be a fuss about an incorrect yellow fever card. (I know regular travelers in Africa who have had to buy 10+ yellow fever cards over the course of a few years because the old one was 'incorrect' TIA)

And you're also rather failing at basic research. You talk about driving in September and October because 'the weather is good then'. It takes me roughly five seconds of internet searching to find articles talking about how it's best to avoid driving in the Central African Republic between May and November
because it's the rainy season then and few roads in the country are actual tarmac. Same articles also talk about the need for a real 4x4 in driving in rural areas in the country, and regular roadblock shake downs should be expected.

A lot of us here want to see a crazy plan like yours succeed. Really. But you need to have respect for some really rough conditions you're heading into or it could all go very badly very quickly. Find some travel buddies with a clue and work with them and you've got good odds of success and stories of a lifetime.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Damn, with all the research you've already done in the above post and a few others, you should go with the OP.

Not with a child in tow...

My bad, I thought we are going to have serious conversation here. In contrary to OP, I did invest some time doing research, but I am not going to spend more time on this silly thread. OP needs to grow up first and get some experiences traveling outside his village.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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I completely disagree. As you said it is over 6000 miles each way so carbon emission are important. If it's 6782 miles from Bidford to Nanyuki as I have calculated, then that X2 is 13564, or 21829 km. The Mini Countryman Hybrid has co2 emissions of 55g/km. So 55 x 21829 is 1200595 g of co2. So over 1 million grams of co2 for the trip. If I had a vehicle with 110g/km of co2 then the emissions would be almost 2.5 million grams of co2. Climate change is more important than the ideal vehicle for a trip.
If you’re that concerned about carbon emissions, then stay home.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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Also, if you're not suicidal, STAY HOME! It's hard for me to believe that your parents are supporting this in any way. If you were my child, I would do anything in my power to get you off this path.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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For someone concerned with emissions, he's sure planning on a heck of a lot of long distance driving in the next year.

What's your travel plan 2019?
No, no... it's THIS year already, and OP is still only 17 y.o. without a drivers license. And his driving experiences are limited to small trips around his little village under close supervision of his dad...

Come on, people, OP can't be taken seriously.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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I have solar panels on my roof and a car charger at home. All ecotricity charging points have electricity from renewable energy. Maybe to lock the car with an alarm would be helpful?

Perhaps buy a club, & a locking gas cap.




https://www.amazon.com/3000-Hooks-St...ag=googhydr-20


Install an ignition " Kill Switch" & alarm.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Perhaps buy a club, & a locking gas cap.




https://www.amazon.com/3000-Hooks-St...ag=googhydr-20


Install an ignition " Kill Switch" & alarm.
Lol... in a leased car?
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Amazing. We're giving advice about grams of CO2 to an 18-yo who thinks he can get vegan food in Tamanrasset. Oh dear.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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Perhaps buy a club, & a locking gas cap.

Install an ignition " Kill Switch" & alarm.
Nah, better to invest in a nice thick metal neck collar, so it's a lot harder for them to cut your head off like they did to those two girls in Morocco.
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