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Old 02-19-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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lol even in California, people need more protection than a tent from wild life, when camping in wilderness areas.

If you want to spend some time in Africa, why not volunteer or find a job there for a while.
No because I just want to go to the equator for a week.

 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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No because I just want to go to the equator for a week.
Then fly direct to your location. The drive sounds like a nightmare & full of trouble.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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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.
But you're not just visiting Nairobi, are you? You're driving through large chunks of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya -- to say nothing of various Middle Eastern countries. Most of this route is through the desert, and some of it is probably unsafe due to poor road conditions and/or lack of food and water and/or terrorism and/or local insurgencies. Do you know which areas are safe and which ones aren't? (I don't, so I can't help you there.) Do you really think that a young Westerner traveling by himself can just breeze through without any difficulty, like taking the motorway through England?

If you're going to take this trip and come out in one piece, you need to take a much more serious attitude towards acknowledging and preparing yourself for the various contingencies that you might face.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Yeah, elephants, lions, hyenas, buffalo etc. are terrified of zippers. While I salute your spirit of adventure, I agree with others that you are being incredibly naive and willfully ignorant of the dangers of such a journey. Some very experienced travelers have given you good advice here. Heed it or ignore at your own peril.
What if an elephant stomped on my tent?
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Then fly direct to your location. The drive sounds like a nightmare & full of trouble.
Carbon emissions of flying are far greater than driving the same distance, I would only fly if I went to America.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Listen to someone who has been there.
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No.

Why should he? After all, it's a well-known fact that 18-year-olds who have never been outside of Europe are far more knowledgeable about Africa than are those who have been there multiple times.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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But you're not just visiting Nairobi, are you? You're driving through large chunks of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya -- to say nothing of various Middle Eastern countries. Most of this route is through the desert, and some of it is probably unsafe due to poor road conditions and/or lack of food and water and/or terrorism and/or local insurgencies. Do you know which areas are safe and which ones aren't? (I don't, so I can't help you there.) Do you really think that a young Westerner traveling by himself can just breeze through without any difficulty, like taking the motorway through England?

If you're going to take this trip and come out in one piece, you need to take a much more serious attitude towards acknowledging and preparing yourself for the various contingencies that you might face.
My route is UK - France - Spain - Algeria - Niger - Nigeria - Cameroon - Central African Republic - South Sudan - Uganda - Kenya.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:39 PM
 
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Why should he? After all, it's a well-known fact that 18-year-olds who have never been outside of Europe are far more knowledgeable about Africa than are those who have been there multiple times.
Just because I'm not as knowledgeable doesn't mean I'm not prepared for the trip.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Carbon emissions of flying are far greater than driving the same distance, I would only fly if I went to America.
Your life is worth more than some carbon emissions.
 
Old 02-19-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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Your life is worth more than some carbon emissions.
My life depends on the climate of the Earth. A few degrees warming makes it uninhabitable.
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