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  • #31
    Hi All,

    I have just posted a new video on YouTube, this one is about the 6 weeks I spent exploring all over Angola.

    It's only the second country on the entire continent I have extended my visa in, so you can imagine how much I enjoyed my time there.
    Angola really has everything you can imagine, and now the visa is getting easier and easier to get. I hear some nationalities can now get it on arrival at the border. Sweet!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOfaGlI_KGo



    For anyone thinking about it, get yourself to Angola!

    -Dan
    Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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    • #32
      Hi All,

      Everyone always asks how the Jeep is running, if there have been any failures and what work I have had to do to it.

      All the details on all the Maintenance, repairs and some key upgrades I have done to the Jeep are in the latest FREE edition of JPFreek Adventure Magazine - you can read the article here - JPFreek Adventure Magazine Spring 2018 Page 64







      Fire away with any questions you have about everything.

      The Jeep should be good now for another 40,000 miles on the famous Cape to Cairo run on the East Coast!

      -Dan
      Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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      • #33
        Hi All,

        After over 6,500 miles through South Africa, I cut through Swaziland briefly, and now I I have driven into country number 23, Mozambique!




        The border crossing was easy and hassle-free. I was told becuase it was raining there would be no Poilce to bribe me on the roads. Perfect!

        More: http://theroadchoseme.com/into-mozambique

        From the capital of Maputo I have moved up the coast and found paradise in the little beach side town of Tofo. I rented a surfboard and am now living the beach life!



        More: http://theroadchoseme.com/tofo-mozambique

        Speaking Portuguese again is great fun, the water is warm and the beers are cold and cheap. I suspect I might stay a while!

        -Dan
        Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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        • #34
          Just bought the E version of Volume 1. My wife and I are doing West Texas to Ketchikan via Calgary and back through Vancouver BC and down the western side of the Rockies next fall. Curious to see where you went along the way and what I might have missed in our loosely planned routes. Safe travels!

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          • #35
            Hi All,

            After a great time on the beach in Mozambique, I have driven into African country number 24, Zimbabwe.
            The Immigration guy in Mozambique didn't want to let me leave, though after a few hours of patience he finally let me go. As beautiful as it was, I don't really want to get stuck there!

            Right from the get-go the mountains in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe are stunning, and provide tons of gravel roads to explore and endless wildcamping.





            Read more: http://theroadchoseme.com/the-easter...nd-chimanimani

            The country feels free and happy to be rid of their dictator who was kicked out by the military just under a year ago. Finally people can talk about how bad Mugabe was, and they seem all the happier for it! It feels like the country has a very bright future.

            ... And then, even more mountains and exploring





            More: http://theroadchoseme.com/even-more-zimbabwe-mountains

            I'm loving this place and the laid-back and friendly locals and already know I want to stay longer than my 4 week visa!

            -Dan

            Africa circumnavigation in a Jeep Wrangler @ The Road Chose Me (previously Alaska->Argentina in a TJ)
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            • #36
              Hi All,

              Zimbabwe is continuing to blow my mind. Every day provides something new - it's always stunning, and there is never anyone around.

              In the south I checked out the region near Matopos National Park which has a lot of beautiful places and great remote places to explore.



              We found an awesome cave full of ancient paintings on the side of a mountain. Really, really cool


              More: http://theroadchoseme.com/around-matopos-national-park

              Since then we've been checking out Mana Pools National Park. We camped right on the banks of the Zambezi River looking out to Zambia. Elephants walked right through camp, and at night a Hyena came within 20 feet of me, and we could hear lions roaring not too far away while sitting around the fire. Spine tingling.


              People ask how close we get to the big animals.
              Close!


              This guy with the AK47 was our guard while walking around looking for lions. We could hear two different prides roaring with us in the middle - though we never did see them. Doing it on foot is a whole different experience!


              A ton more pics here: http://theroadchoseme.com/mana-pools-national-park


              Also I just uploaded the latest YouTube video, showing our time in Botswana. Being extremely close to lions is hard to forget!
              https://youtu.be/-eTCPCky9q8
              [VIDEO]https://youtu.be/-eTCPCky9q8[VIDEO]

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