Africa Overland 3 – Angola to Namibia

London England to Cape Town, South Africa
Photos by Graham Jackson and Witt Sparks

In 2004, Graham Jackson and Connie Rodman, along with friends Witt and Jen Sparks took two Land Rover Defender 110s on excursion across Africa. Their journey took them from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa by way of the western coast of Africa.


Angola is a war torn country in southwestern central Africa. This former Portugese colony recently emerged from a brutal 27 year civil war. The war left destroyed both the economy and infrastructure of the country. The water runoff from the mountains in Angloa feeds the world famous Okavango Delta in Botswana.

The expedition was one of the first tourist groups to travel through this country since its long and violent civil war.


Namibia is a former German colony on the western coast of southern Africa. The country is home to some of the most productive diamond mines in the world. Its name comes from the Namib desert, which is believed to be the oldest desert in the world, dating back over 55 million years. Despite the arid enviroment, this country is still home to some of the best game viewing on the African continent. Most of the major species of animals can be seen here along with a unique subspecies of desert elephant.

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