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London, England to Cape town, South Africa
part 2 - Mali to the Congo

Photos by Graham Jackson and Witt Sparks


1 - USA, England to Mauritania

2 - Mali to Congo

3 - Angola & Namibia

4 - Botswana & South Africa


After leaving Mauritania, their journey took them inland through the country of Mali. This impoverished land locked nation is perhaps best known for one of its cities, Tombouctou (or as it is more commonly but less correctly spelled, Timbuktu). Although the southern-most portion of the country borders on the edge of the jungle climate of central africa, the majority of Mali is gripped by the arid Saharan desert. Mali is also home to the Great Mosque of Djenne, the world's largest mud or adobe structure in the world.


Heading out of Mali, the group travelled east across Niger and the edge of the Saharan desert to get to their southerly route. Throughout Mali and Niger, Graham's truck was plagued with problems in the front suspension. There was a problem that caused the shocks to keep breaking, eventually leading to a makeshift repair by a local welder.


Their route took them for a brief drive through the southwest corner of Chad. This route around the edge of Lake Chad allowed them to get to the country of Cameroon, while avoiding the less safe country of Nigeria.


Heading south into Cameroon, the group began its journey through central Africa. They left the desert land behind and entered the lush jungle.


Gabon is located in the heart of central Africa, flush with dense jungle, rich natural resources and diverse fauna. Recently, Gabon made the revolutionary move to set aside 10% of its country as national park land in order to preserve it for the future. The Africa Overland route went straight through the heart of Gabon, where they were able to witness first hand this beauty. While there, they joined up with another group of overlanders, with whom they intended to travel for the remainder of their trip.


The Democratic Republic of the Congo had only recently recovered from a long and violent civil war. During this time, the flow of tourists had been virtually shut off to this country. The Africa Overland group was in fact the first tourists to cross from Gabon to the Congo in many years. This made for a bit of a complication in that the border officials required various bits of paperwork and letters, dragging the border crossing out a number of days.









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