What it will take

Going up to 20 000 kms to Africa will take a lot of organising and stuff ...  people have asked what is needed so I've put together a list and what they could contribute to the trip so below is a list, prices are approximate (or still being researched), and not based on cheapest but most suitable value for money. 

If you know of any good potential sponsors, love to hear from your or please pass on my connection details, THANK YOU.  If you'd like to sponsor, awesome, THANK YOU. Credits will be given to sponsors and I'm open to marketing options, please feel free to contact me with any questions or connections ... looking for those 6 degrees of separation!


Vehicle - 4x4 second hand €15,000  
6 Specialist Tyres (including 2 spares) €450  
Solar Panels and converter €500  
Leisure Batteries (for solar and driving energy storage) x 2 €150  
GPS tracker for the vehicle €150  
Mobile phone/Sattelite phone solution ??  
Video recording camera (for potential documentary) €2,000  
Fuel - approx 20,000 @ 15k/l (depending on conditions) €5,000  
Oil €500  
Vehicle Repairs (who knows) €2,500  
 4x4 Advanced Driving course €200  

At the moment I do not know if I will need to build the interior of the van to live in, there are very few 4x4 vans with all the inside gear.  This is a growing list of items and I'll be adding to it as things crop up.

About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and having lived in Europe for almost 20 years she is on a quest to drive home through Africa.

As a woman, almost 60, many people think she is embarking on a fool's quest ... read more about Dot or subscribe to her Blog for more details.


Contribute to the Journey

Many people know that Dot doesn't often ask for help but she could do with yours!  If you believe in Dot's quest and would like to send her a contribution for a coffee or a bottle of something special, a fuel fill up or anything else she would be grateful!


Kusasa Scholarship Fund

Alongside my journey I've decided to raise funds for scholarships for girl's education in Zimbabwe, find out more about that here, to contribute to the Scholarship Fund please do so here.