Thread: The Road Chose Me: Driving a Jeep Wrangler 80,000 miles around Africa for 2 years

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    That's actually better mileage than I would've guessed for a loaded JKU. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laylow View Post
    That's actually better mileage than I would've guessed for a loaded JKU. Awesome.
    The roads are bad enough to keep me slow, which helps alot.

    I think the 6 speed helps a lot too - I drive very slow and smooth, never rev higher than 2000 rpm, etc.

    If I ring it's neck I'm certain I could halve that mileage, but what's the point.

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    That's considerably good mileage, so in the Rep. Congo what did you do if you couldn't find gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccustomize View Post
    That's considerably good mileage, so in the Rep. Congo what did you do if you couldn't find gas?
    I wound up buying it from a container for $10/gal.

    Story is here http://theroadchoseme.com/brazzaville-congo

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    Hey All,

    The slog across the DRC continued, with - of course - more mud.

    The starter was broken on this truck, and we tried the winch. It didn't stand a chance, so we couldn't help.
    The guys were extremely thankful, and resumed waiting in the shade of a tree.


    These are the kind of villages near the road:


    Full story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/across-the-drc-day-4

    And after a solid bribery attempt and and stand off, I reach the border of Angola.
    Mad Max was close, but got something seriously wrong. The amount of trash on the ground. Imagine it at least 2 feet deep, absolutely everywhere you can see.
    Hundreds of people streaming across the border, scorching heat and humidity.
    To top it all off, a guy walked right past with a full-sized fridge on his head!


    More on the crossing here: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-angola

    The DRC has been an adventure I will never forget, now it's time for Angola!

    -Dan
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    Crazy! Thanks for the link, look forward to reading more.
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    Just read the thread. Living vicariously through you!
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    Hey All,

    I am absolutely loving Angola so far.
    After the mud slog through the DRC, I was absolutely ready for some beach-n-chill time. So I did exactly that.

    Read how the border crossing into Angola finished up: http://theroadchoseme.com/angola-awaits

    I moved towards Luanda, and found a great wildcamp right above this amazing shipwreck beach:



    Read more here: http://theroadchoseme.com/shipwreck-beach

    Luanda is up next!

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    Wow! Today's shakedown video is intense! All the smiling, happiness and being polite... I'd want to pull out a *** and start ****ing (or at least dream about it)!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RTlDa2cg0o

    Sigh...

    Hats off you to brother, and again, stay safe!
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    I know everyone worries about bribery a lot when driving through the undeveloped world.

    Finally, I caught it on camera!

    Grab some popcorn and watch the reality of Bribery in Nigeria, the most notorious of all.
    This exactly mirrors my experiences from Alaska to Argentina and now on the West Coast of Africa - well over 200 bribery attempts.



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