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NOTE: This is a digital eBook version in .mobi format for Amazon Kindle.

Why does a woman make the radical decision to leave her life of relative comfort in one of the world’s most affluent countries, find a 20-year-old van and convert it herself, and then drive solo from Europe through West and Central Africa to return to her homeland of Zimbabwe?


Now you can share Dot’s journal as she describes the ups and downs preparing for her extraordinary journey, the countries, people, marriage proposals, corrupt borders, insane roads and good old Africa Roadside Assistance. This fascinating account also describes the wonderful landscapes and amazing people of Africa, the history she unearthed, the strange and funny systems she encountered and the challenges she endured, all alongside her own internal journey to rediscover herself.

 
20000km ~ 8.5 months ~ 19 African countries
 
"WINNER 2019/20 - Most Inspiring Guest - Global Travel Channel"
 
Please respect the copyright.
A % of each book sale goes to educating girls in Zimbabwe.

GHTA Book cover eBook mid

NOTE: This is a digital eBook version in .epub format for use with any eReader.


Why does a woman make the radical decision to leave her life of relative comfort in one of the world’s most affluent countries, find a 20-year-old van and convert it herself, and then drive solo from Europe through West and Central Africa to return to her homeland of Zimbabwe?


Now you can share Dot’s journal as she describes the ups and downs preparing for her extraordinary journey, the countries, people, marriage proposals, corrupt borders, insane roads and good old Africa Roadside Assistance. This fascinating account also describes the wonderful landscapes and amazing people of Africa, the history she unearthed, the strange and funny systems she encountered and the challenges she endured, all alongside her own internal journey to rediscover herself.

 
20000km ~ 8.5 months ~ 19 African countries
 
"WINNER 2019/2020 - Most Inspiring Guest - Global Travel Channel"
 
Please respect the copyright.
A % of each book sale goes to educating girls in Zimbabwe.
 

Going Home to Africa - Special Edition

NOTE: This is a digital version in .epub format that can be used with any eReader.

It contains photographs of the people, places and challenges from the journey. 

There is no Kindle version available at present.

Arriving back in Africa just days before her 60th Birthday, Dot Bekker set out to drive the West Coast of Africa to return home to the country of her birth, Zimbabwe.

This book is a journal of her expedition: the ups and downs, the funny and bizarre encounters, the happy smiles and waves of the local people and the captivating vast landscapes. Travel with Dot as she takes you through each of the nineteen countries she crossed and follow her personal journey within as much as the extraordinary overlanding adventure she undertook.

She admits that she was totally unprepared for what was to come, yet armed with her wit, her grit and her trusty two-wheel drive Ford Transit, Dot and BlueBelle set out to conquer routes that intimidated even the most seasoned of overlanders.

 
20000km ~ 8.5 months ~ 19 African countries
 
"WINNER 2019/2020 - Most Inspiring Guest - Global Travel Channel"
 
Please respect all copyrights.
A % of each book sale goes to educating girls in Zimbabwe.
 

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

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.