Going Home to Africa

My 20 000km journey home through West Africa

Short Film Entry - The Life in Your Years

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I was approached by Nathalie Baker who found my story inspirational and wanted to use it to enter into a short film competition.  She joined me for 3 days on the road when she filmed away as we drove through some beautiful areas of Morocco.  This is the film entry.

 

It’s not the years in your life, it’s the life in your years. And with her
60th birthday fast approaching, Dot decides to live out the adventure of her dreams - a solo 20,000 km journey across Africa in a van she built herself. Is life over at 60? Absolutely not.

A film by Nathalie Baker

Entered for the BMC TV Women In Adventure film competition 2019. #WAF19

Find out more about the competition: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/waf

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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

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.