• Gabon - Finally found the equator

  • Gabon - Rainforest

  • Morocco - View from the Atlas Mountains

  • Western Sahara / Morocco - the vast openness

  • Guinea - Guides & Trackers for chimpanzees

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About the Book

I absolutely love travelling so this story really spoke to me. Having followed Dot in real time on her epic journey, I’m now absolutely loving the book ... Such an inspiring lady & attitude to life...
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Catherine
Dot is one of the most amazing "road" friends we made while overlanding through Africa, and whatever we were doing she brought a tremendous sense of humor to the situation ... started laughing out ...
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Laurie
I think the fact that you share ALL of your experiences, good and bad, and do NOT leave out the huge challenges and obstacles you had to face on a daily basis and did overcome all by never loosing ...
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Susanne

The Adventure of a lifetime and looking to the future

What would you do if you were presented with the opportunity to change your life?

Dot Bekker decided that it meant returning to the land of her birth after a 38 year absence and driving 20,000kms on her own from Europe, through 18 West African countries to return to Zimbabwe.Crossing the Equator in Gabon

Many didn't believe that at 60 she would be able to achieve this feat in a 20 year old Ford Transit that wasn't even a 4x4, just an ordinary 2WD, as she likes to say "ordinary African people drive through Africa every day in ordinary vehicles so I knew it had to be possible".

She shares some of her experiences and insights in her blog, on social media (Facebook/Instagram @goinghometoafrica) and in her book by the same name - Going Home to Africa.

On her return to Zimbabwe in August 2019 she looked to the future of her country raising funds for the education of Girls, find out more about how you can support this initiative and why she chose this out of all the great causes that are in need.

She continues to adventure through Zimbabwe and Southern Africa with her eyes set on driving through East Africa to continue her discoveries.

 

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About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and after having lived in Europe for 20 years she decided to return home but uniquely she decided to drive  through Africa to get there.

She achieved her dream by driving 20,000kms through 18 West African countries over 8.5 months on her own for most of the journey.  Her book of the same title will soon be launched,and you can find out more about Dot or subscribe to the Blog for more.

 

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.