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)

The Pindorias: In this episode, Rosanna and Ajay Pindoria pack their three young kids into the back of a 4x4 and head off to spend a year driving the back-roads of Africa, all the way from Cape Town to Cairo. They dream of an epic journey through some of the most dangerous and inhospitable places on earth. But an adult's dream can be a child's nightmare.
Video Links:
YouTube (No embedding allowed)
Channel 4 on Demand

Trip website

Extract from the Ch4 interview:
Any advice for another family considering embarking on a trip like yours?
The older the kids are, the more you need to include them in your every-day decision making process. (Even to the extent that if the kids don't want to go, then I would seriously reconsider the project!) Definitely set up a couple of work experiences: they gave us insight into the lives of the desperately poor that we never would have had otherwise.
Read the rest of the interview here: Ch4 Interview with Rosanna Pindoria

More Overlanders travelling with Children:
Overland with Kids - UK to Oz
2 Capes 2 Kids

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