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Old 02-19-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Carbon emissions may be important to you, but you will be travelling in some very rough areas, I think personal safety should be first, & I agree about travelling with others. You will be an easy target.
I completely disagree.

 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:26 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Look up Amy Biehl. Westerners are an easy target. You will be an easy mark for robbers.

Or google westerners murdered in Kenya.

I shake my head when I hear of people disregarding common sense in the pursuit of adventure.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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(resists the urge to look up the carbon emissions caused by the cremation of an adult human body)
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Look up Amy Biehl. Westerners are an easy target. You will be an easy mark for robbers.

Or google westerners murdered in Kenya.

I shake my head when I hear of people disregarding common sense in the pursuit of adventure.
Many people from the UK visit Nairobi every year, and although uncommon, incidents of violent crime have resulted in the death of several British nationals in recent years.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:38 PM
 
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Do you have a YouTube channel?

At least get a GoPro and record the entire drive and you can speed it up and show the entire drive there and back in 10 minutes!
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:44 PM
 
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I haven't been to Africa yet, so it will be my first time outside of Europe.
English is an official language in Kenya, and it is the only language I can speak.
You ever hear the expression TIA?
I've been to Africa 4 times. It's not for the meek. As experienced as I am in travel, I still needed a tour guide in Egypt, and a military convoy to make it near Sudan, I need essentially a driver/bodyguard in S. Africa for my last business trip. Simply - as exotic and alluring as the place is, things just don't work right there.

You are going to cross roads that may exist on the map, but not in reality, or be washed out or otherwise impassable - no worries - "This is Africa".
You are going to lawless regions in some cases - OK but "This is Africa"
You will run into police and military, sometimes local militia, roadblocks with corrupt officials that will expect bribes or they will put you in jail, they will most likely steal everything you own - well of course, "This is Africa"
You will run into stretches of country where there is no food, no gas, no electricity, no hotels - yup. "This is Africa"
You will likely cross frontiers in areas with active armed conflict with this or that group, or have to arrange wide detours, to avoid conflict zones - everyone there understand it cuz "this is Africa"

You run into problems? Well expect no help, you will be on your own, because....TIA - THIS IS AFRICA.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:48 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I completely disagree.
50 mpg (60 mpg imperial) since 1976, no dinosaurs or toxic batteries required. (It is Very sustainable to drive a 43 yo vehicle that registers (NO EMISSIONS DETECTED) in stringent Dyno tests). The VERY nice thing... I can bump start it!!! (Had to extract an EV from a mountain campground!!! that was a 2 day chore. ). Bump starting is a benefit when in the boonies (as in Northern Africa)

I personally conserved over 40,000 gallons of dino fuel for others to waste.

Been micro footprint since 1970s (Passive homes / edible landscape / water reuse / earth homes / WALK, ride / hitchhike...)

Built EV's in 1970s (some are still driving).

If you want to do this trip under EV, Go solar (build your own, great experience (plus you will know how to fix it!)) .

Otherwise... Get a Royal Enfield diesel thumper motorcycle and run it on palm or peanut oil. (That will add to your adventure!)

BTDT since I too was a kid.

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Old 02-19-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Do you have a YouTube channel?

At least get a GoPro and record the entire drive and you can speed it up and show the entire drive there and back in 10 minutes!
I do have a YouTube channel, yes. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZ...LlqLo5DnIhHSzw

I have a dash cam too, and so does my dad. There are some videos of his journeys on my channel. When I have a full licence I will upload all the videos of my journeys in full, including when I go to Kenya.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Originally Posted by StealthRabbit View Post
50 mpg (60 mpg imperial) since 1976, no dinosaurs or toxic batteries required. (It is Very sustainable to drive a 43 yo vehicle that registers (NO EMISSIONS DETECTED) in stringent Dyno tests)

Personally conserved over 40,000 gallons of fuel for others to waste,

Been micro footprint since 1970s (Passive homes / edible landscape / water reuse / earth homes...)

Built EV's in 1970s (some are still driving).

Go solar (build your own) if you want to do this trip under EV.

Otherwise... Get a Royal Enfield diesel thumper motorcycle and run it on palm or peanut oil. (They will add to your adventure!)

BTDT since I too was a kid.
Do you know if you can buy solar panels to put on a car to charge the electric engine?
 
Old 02-19-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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You ever hear the expression TIA?
I've been to Africa 4 times. It's not for the meek. As experienced as I am in travel, I still needed a tour guide in Egypt, and a military convoy to make it near Sudan, I need essentially a driver/bodyguard in S. Africa for my last business trip. Simply - as exotic and alluring as the place is, things just don't work right there.

You are going to cross roads that may exist on the map, but not in reality, or be washed out or otherwise impassable - no worries - "This is Africa".
You are going to lawless regions in some cases - OK but "This is Africa"
You will run into police and military, sometimes local militia, roadblocks with corrupt officials that will expect bribes or they will put you in jail, they will most likely steal everything you own - well of course, "This is Africa"
You will run into stretches of country where there is no food, no gas, no electricity, no hotels - yup. "This is Africa"
You will likely cross frontiers in areas with active armed conflict with this or that group, or have to arrange wide detours, to avoid conflict zones - everyone there understand it cuz "this is Africa"

You run into problems? Well expect no help, you will be on your own, because....TIA - THIS IS AFRICA.
There are plenty of food, gas, electricity and hotels on my route. There are a couple of stops in the middle of nowhere that require camping, but I'll make sure to stock up on food.
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