The website of Kristina & Nerijus (Lost in HDR) might be the first Africa overland trip to use a Jeep Wrangler! Land Rover, Toyota, Quad bikes and even Rolls Royce have completed trans-Africa overland trips but todate, no one has used a Jeep Wrangler and blogged about the experience!
|'Lost in HDR' Website|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Morning in Cameroon|
|Photo: Lost in HDR|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Looking for the way. Nigeria - Cameroon border.|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Simple Life. Cameroon|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Libreville, Gabon. Welcome.|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Driving from Namibia to South Africa|
|Photo: Lost in HDR - Fog over South Africa|
The following video highlights the roads travelled: Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congos, Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.
About the Jeep Wrangler:
I asked Nerijus Strumila about the Jeep... his response was the following:
We took Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2.8 CRD automatic transmission.
I just put on BF Goodrich tires - thats it, no more modification had been made.
Unlimited (means 4 doors) and you can make 200 cm bed in back of Jeep, so, no tents have been used.
I took additional 40l Diesel, and 27l water. But we did not used it, there was plenty of diesel to buy all over route (even in Mauritania, or Nigeria Boko Haram area).
We made 24000 km across Africa and did not have any problems, no punctures, no technical problems or border crossings. All people very kind and happy to see overlanders, no bribes (even in Nigeria or Congo DRC) no asking for gifts. We very surprised that it feel very safe. Even more safe than in Lithuania.
Everybody was so exited about our car, they never saw Jeep’s… only some Japanese or UK cars…
I'm still working on pictures, everyday put some of them. As you may know, picture can say 1000 words, that's why I decide to make Photoblog instead of wordpress or something :).