What it will take

Going up to 20 000 kms to Africa has taken a lot of organising and stuff ...  and thanks to those who make their contributions and through sheer hard work and determination I have managed to achieve the following:

  • Buying, what I hope is the right van, for the journey - BlueBelle
  • Buying all the equipment I believed was essential for the journey
  • Building the interior of the van ready for my journey (with a little bit of home as I go)
  • Test driving BlueBelle to ensure that I could handle her and manage through different terrains
  • Keeping body and soul together while I was doing all of this.

I am still lacking some of the funding to complete the journey but I have decided to get started in November of 2018, a week before my 60th birthday as my greatest wish is to be on the continent of Africa, and starting my journey, when I turn 60 at the end of November.

I am still seeking a sponsor who believes in my quest, to make this journey on my own as a woman, to raise awareness of and attention to the education of women and to interview the amazing women of Africa to share and tell their stories for a channel and possible documentary.

I am expecting the journey to take at least 6 months, I don't want to dash through it, rather I would like to enjoy the journey, meet the people and discover more of the continent of Africa.

I am often asked if I am travelling alone and despite many offers from friends and strangers to accompany me, I will be travelling alone.  Primarily because I choose this as my personal quest (sometimes these things need to be done alone), because there is only room in my van to sleep one and I don't really want to be responsible for another person on an uncertain journey.  

I hope you will join me on this adventure on Facebook and Instagram @goinghometoafrica.



About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and having lived in Europe for almost 20 years she is on a quest to drive home through Africa.

As a woman, almost 60, many people think she is embarking on a fool's quest ... read more about Dot or subscribe to her Blog for more details.


Contribute to the Journey

Many people know that Dot doesn't often ask for help but she could do with yours!  If you believe in Dot's quest and would like to send her a contribution for a coffee or a bottle of something special, a fuel fill up or anything else she would be grateful!


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.