Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Focus on: Kenya

Jambo, Welcome to Magical Kenya!
I was thinking back to 2005 when I was overlanding through Kenya.  If you are looking for a country that offers a mix of cultures, awesome wildlife, diverse landscapes, then Kenya is for you.   Here are a few thoughts from my few months spent in the country:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UK TV: My Crazy Family Gap Year - Africa Overland

The Pindorias Overland Adventure
I have often wondered what it must be like to travel with children overland.  In this documentary by the UK Channel 4 team, a family of five drive from Cape Town to Cairo. (Trip Website)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

From the Archives - Overland Expeditions 1968

From the 1968 Overland Archives: The Pegasus Overland Expedition and the Grandmother's Expedition to Australia

Pegasus Overland Expedition
BBC reported:
"For five young men from Liverpool, 1968 was to be a year they would never forget as they travelled overland from the UK to New Zealand. John Proffit, John Doran, John Bate, Tom McCormack and Victor Parkinson set off to make the trip through 18 countries in a second hand Land Rover."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

DRC: Parc de La N’Sele

I received this email from Breemeersch & thought it might be useful for overlanders needing a break after the hectic border crossing into Kinshasa.

République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) : Parc de La N’Sele

By coincidence we found this wonderful parc at the “embouchure” of the N’Sele river and the Congo stream at 45km East of Kinshasa.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Willy Treffen - Largest Overland Truck Meeting

For the last 31 years overlanders have been gathering in Germany for an overland & expedition meeting.  This event, however, is unique.  It's an overlanders meeting point for all those interesting in overlanding with expedition prepared trucks.  The trucks vary from campers to huge Man ex-army vehicles.  Each vehicle is uniquely prepared.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Land Rover Series I Expedition Vehicles

Land Rover Series 1 Advert
Land Rover entered production of the Series I vehicle in 1948.  Since that day the Land Rover has evolved into the most seen and respected expedition vehicle.  Additional information on the Series I can be found on the wikipedia website: Land Rover Series 1

In this blog post I attempt to trace early Land Rover Expeditions which have used the trusty Series 1 as the vehicle of choice.  I have also linked to a few videos and old Land Rover adverts