• 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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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.



The book is being launched in phases ... if you are interested in an eBook or Kindle version of the book or if you are interested in the extended SPECIAL EDITION (which contains photos) please visit the book shop and order your download  https://goinghometoafrica.com/index.php/book-shop For the paperback edition see Amazon worldwide from end April 2021 or for a Zimbabwe/SA edition, please contact Dot for details of how to get your copy.


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.