March 23, 2013
In 2011 we drove Stewball around the world, in 2012 from N.Y. to Alaska, and in 2014, if I am reading the route correctly, we will drive through nine countries in the south of Africa, including, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Namibia and Botswana.
See for yourself at www.pekingparis.com, Classic Safari Challenge. I know this seems a long way off, and yes, you will have to wait to read about our actual experiences, but I will keep you up-to-date about our plans and preparations.
Like just how do we get ourselves and our car to Cape Town? What visas and vaccinations do we need? What special (if any) preparations will Stewball need?
We are both anxious and excited. Both Stewball and the two of us will be still another year older. I hope we are all up to the challenge.
Right now, we are eager to hear from anyone who has recently traveled this part of the world by car. What were your experiences with road conditions? fuel availability, particularly octane levels? border crossings? phone and internet? language barriers? currency? weather conditions (we will be there in May). Food and water? Any other words of advice-other than “you must be crazy at your ages (I will be 68 and Ed, 79) to take this on.” We’ve already paid our money, so forget that!
Jan, Ed and Stewball