Howzit readers and welcome to the first official post to our online journal, in what we hope will be an absolute peach of a journey, following our intrepid explorations. We
are two young South Africans, attempting to travel and work on the road through Africa in our ‘99 Land Cruiser 105 series, Rafiki.
After months of planning, the day has finally arrived, the engine is warming, wheels turning, oil is checked (or so we thought having driven only 6kms to find the exhaust smoking like a chimney – 2 pints’ oil please petrol attendant sir) and we are on our way to venture deeper into the vast and diverse continent of Africa. We’ve said our goodbyes (for now) and a few tears have been shed, with the car full to the brim with everything we think we need and want.
Packing for a trip of this nature is a daunting task: countless hours of research done, blogs read and the question what should we pack? being asked of ourselves on so many occasions we couldn’t bear to keep count. What should be scratched of importance and thrown out the car last minute, leaving loved ones clutching to goods as they frivolously attempt to wave goodbye at the same time?