Saturday, January 8, 2000

Overland trips



























Achieving this took 4 major trips spread over 14 years ... 
... It required a dream and determination!


1980 - Trip # 1: Tanzania to Switzerland - 17'645 km
After a contract in Tanzania, in 1980 I did my first overland trip with my wife6 months in my 1977 Land Rover Series III.

This trip was through the equatorial forest of Zaïre (now DRC) and the Sahara (Niger & Algeria).






Zaïre


Niger

Niger - "Balise" from the 1977 "SAVIEM Croisière des Sables"

Algeria - Overnight camping

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1983 - Trip # 2: Scandinavia - 10'295 km
Starting from England, we travelled for 6 weeks to visit Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and did not want to miss North-Cape in Norway!

Norway - South of Bodo - 9 June 1983


Norway - North Kapp - Midnight sun, photograph taken at 01:30 on 13 June 1983
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My Land Rover was off again by boat to Tanzania and I drove it to Rwanda where we will live for 10 years.

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1988 - Trip # 3: Southern Africa 14'480 km
From Rwanda, did a 7 weeks trip to explore parts of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and back to Rwanda.


Namibia - Kamanjab to Sesfontein 29 June 1988



South Africa - Cape of Good Hope - 10 July 1988
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1994 - Trip # 4: Rwanda to Switzerland - 17'410 km
With my family (three daughters, 10, 8, 6 years old) we drove from Rwanda to Switzerland,
it took us over 6 months, travelling through the Horn of Africa and Yemen.


As my short wheel base Land Rover was now too small for the whole family, we shall travel along with a Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ 80.

Tanzania - Mwanza - October 1993


Kenya - Chyulu Hills - November 1993


Ethiopia - Ant hill in the Omo Valley - 24 January 1994

Crossing the Red sea in a dhow - Assab/Eritrea to Al Mhuka/Yemen - 9 march 1994



April 1994 - Our arrival in Switzerland after 6 months of travel full of excitments and mishaps... 

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Victory: my Nord Kapp to Cape Town loop is finished!!!
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