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  • #16
    Hi All,

    I made a stop at the The Ju/’Hoansi Living San Museum where locals are the museum pieces, showing how their ancestors lived on the land for generations.
    This fascinating man told me through a translator he actually hunted giraffe with his dad with this bow and arrow when he was a boy.


    More: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-juhoan...ing-san-museum

    After that I moved over to Khaudum National Park for some extreme elephant viewing.


    How close did I get?
    Close.


    More: http://theroadchoseme.com/khaudum-national-park

    Everyone warned me about the deep sand in the North of the park and how they always get stuck.

    It was extremely deep, though the Jeep didn't have a problem powering through.



    -Dan
    Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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    • #17
      Hey Everyone,

      After 3,538 miles in Namibia, it's time to wave goodbye to this magical country and say hello to Botswana, African country number 19!
      I have been told many, many great things about Bots, so I'm really looking forward to exploring the remote corners.


      Read about the border crossing and more. I must be getting lazy, I couldn't be bothered getting any paperwork for the Jeep!
      http://theroadchoseme.com/into-botsw...-caprivi-strip

      Soon after we explore the magical Baines Boababs - these trees are at least a thousand years old, maybe two thousand


      Then we explore the ancient cave paintings at Tsodilo Hills, a UNESCO site:


      Read the whole story here: http://theroadchoseme.com/tsodilo-mountain-of-the-gods

      I'm also filming a YouTube series as I move around. I'm a little behind editing the thousands of hours of HD video I have, so the latest to go live is showing my time in Cameroon a few months back.
      My YT channel is here: http://youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme
      The Cameroon video is here: https://youtu.be/kCl6wYw1yNo



      -Dan
      Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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      • #18
        Hi All,

        I have been checking out the spectacular wildlife Botswana has to offer.
        Each of the links below has a ton more photos, or click any photo to see more.

        First in Moremi National Park: http://theroadchoseme.com/moremi-national-park



        And then in the Okavango Delta: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-okavango-delta


        And now in the Central Kalahari: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-central-kalahari



        How close did a I get?

        CLOSE!!!!


        Botswana is blowing my mind! Wildlife is everywhere!!!

        -Dan
        Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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        • #19
          FREAKING AMAZING...!!!! Love the Youtube videos too!

          Ben
          Ben Hedrick
          www.BenHedrick.com
          HEDRICK Speedsports

          "Ive got a Jeep problem"
          2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
          2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
          2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
          2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
          2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
          2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
          2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
          2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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          • #20
            Thanks Ben! Here's another one for you!


            I'm a bit behind editing the thousands of hours of HD footage I have filmed on the West Coast.

            My latest YouTube video just went up, it's about my time exploring Gabon - possibly my favorite country on the West Coast.
            I can't believe more people don't explore there!

            I vow to get one online every couple of weeks now to catch up with the backlog!



            Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/theroadchoseme

            -Dan
            Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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            • #21
              Hi All,

              Some of you must be wondering what it would be like to ride along with me in the Jeep for 10 days, or even do what I'm doing full time.

              The Editor of JPFreek Adventure Magazine flew out to Africa and did exactly that, and you can read all of his thoughts on what I'm doing with my life in the latest FREE edition of the magazine.

              Checkout this story in the magazine to get an outsiders perspective on what I'm doing with my life:

              Ride Along With Dan Grec in Africa article link: http://currentissue.jpfreek.com/publ...ver=html5&p=78




              Checkout the whole magazine, it's always free.

              -Dan
              Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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              • #22
                Hi All,

                I crossed into South Africa no problems at all, and after a quick jaunt I have crossed into the Kingdom of Lesotho!

                (Don't worry, I'll go back to South Africa for a lot more exploring!)

                Lesotho is amazing, here we are enjoying the views of one of the biggest single-drop waterfalls in Africa - 630ft.


                Read all about it http://theroadchoseme.com/into-the-kingdom-of-lesotho

                Now I'm in the interior of the country, exploring remote roads and mountains.
                Wild camping every night is great, here's another random one:

                More: http://theroadchoseme.com/looping-lesotho-1

                -Dan
                Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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                • #23
                  Amazing trip! I had to Google where Lesotho was, it looks and sounds like a great place to visit
                  Jeep Green 2008 JKU with a bunch of AEV stuff

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Ivanko View Post
                    Amazing trip! I had to Google where Lesotho was, it looks and sounds like a great place to visit
                    Cheers!

                    Lesotho is absolutely stunning, wide open for wild camping and the locals are super friendly. With all the South Africans having tricked out Overland vehicles I'm surprised we don't don't more about Lesotho, but I just keep bumping into South Africans who have never been! It's crazy!

                    -Dan
                    Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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                    • #25
                      Hi All, I continued to explore Lesotho, finding a ton of great wild camp spots: Then I got the Jeep to probably the highest it will be on the continent (10,630ft.) Which I thought was a good excuse for a beer at the highest pub in Africa: You can read more about all of that here: http://theroadchoseme.com/looping-lesotho-2 From there, I dropped down the super-famous Sani Pass into South Africa. It's a stunning pass with a few wicked switchbacks, of course the first vehicle to ever drive it was a Jeep! You can read more about my drive down the Sani Pass here: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-sani-pass Now it's time to explore South Africa! -Dan
                      Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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                      • #26
                        Hi All,

                        My latest video is on YouTube now:

                        Driving across the Republic of Congo !

                        The country was not at all what I expected, and I loved it!



                        -Dan
                        Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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