• 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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Recent Blogs

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 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 soon to be launched book.

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.

 

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.

 

THE BOOK

If you're wondering how a 60 year old woman managed to traverse West and Central Africa in a 20 year old 2WD van on her own  ... how she managed the loss of her clutch in Nigeria, her views of passing the Sahara desert, camping at dubious hotels, managing the many, many checkpoints and never paying a single bribe ...  you can now read all about it ... https://goinghometoafrica.com/index.php/the-book

 

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.