The 4x4 Guide to a trip of a lifetime

2017-04-16 06:00
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BIG adventure This book offers comprehensive tips to 4x4 travel through eastern AfricaPHOTO: supplied

If you prefer four wheels to two, and have a taste for adventure, then Maureen Day’s comprehensive planning guide to 4x4 travel through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia will be your best travelling companion.

As the experienced traveller/author/ driver points out, planning a trip of this magnitude requires significant time and money. It may well be the trip of a lifetime.

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She provides not only thorough overviews, but also mentions the small, important details that can take the stress out of planning and eliminate fear of the unknown, such as dress etiquette, money matters, local rules of the road and vehicle assistance points.

Day also deals with potential daily itineraries, costs involved, fuel availability, checklists and bush recipes.

Her own summary of this helpful guide adds up to “four vehicles, six countries, 10 months, 30 flat tyres, 45 000km, 26 border crossings, one theft and zero bribes”.

Would she do it all again? Answer: “You bet!”
– Kate Turkington

Where: Penguin Random House

No. pages: 177 pages

Cost: R229 at takealot.com

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