WALK­ING WILD IN TAN­ZA­NIA

LRA ex­pe­di­tion concludes in Dar

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - An­ton Pre­to­rius

Three weeks, five African coun­tries and 8 000 km later, our Cape to Dar es Salaam ex­pe­di­tion cul­mi­nated in the hus­tle and bus­tle me­trop­o­lis of Dar es Salaam, Tan­za­nia. Our fleet, made up of three Free­lander 2 SD4 SE ve­hi­cles and one Range Rover Evoque SD4, en­dured sev­eral bor­der cross­ings and de­mand­ing off-road trails. We even man­aged to dodge a few wild an­i­mals and sev­eral trucks that shaved past us on roads hardly big­ger than a sin­gle-track bi­cy­cle route. Nev­er­the­less, the fleet made it to Dar es Salaam un­scathed, bar­ring a few punc­tures and a small crack in our wind­screen. Ar­riv­ing to the warm em­brace from the South­ern Sun Ho­tel staff at our end des­ti­na­tion, it was with some sad­ness and an over­whelm­ing sense of achieve­ment that we con­cluded our epic adventure through the in­cred­i­ble con­ti­nent of Africa. Tan­za­nia has the abil­ity to creep into your heart as a friendly, colour­ful, lush and bustling city. Our trav­el­ling chef, Reuben Rif­fel (from MasterChef-fame), who de­scribed this jour­ney as a “life-chang­ing adventure” was ec­static, yet sad­dened by the fact that this was also the end of the road for him and the crew. Hugs and cham­pagne all round and we raised a glass to the tiny Free­landers who held their own through­out the ex­pe­di­tion and han­dled ev­ery­thing we (and Africa) throw at them.

...it was with some sad­ness and an over­whelm­ing sense of achieve­ment that we con­cluded our epic adventure through the in­cred­i­ble con­ti­nent of Africa.

DAR ES SALAAM CAPE TOWN NAMIBIA ZAM­BIA ZIM­BABWE MALAWI

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