Introducing the Travellers
There are 4 cars plus the leaders on the trip. Two other couples pulled out for health and economic reasons, so we are smaller group than originally planned.
Debs and Thiemo head the team. Debs, originally from Oz, is the tour leader, cook, first aid and paperwork handler. Thiemo, who is German, is the driver and mechanic. They devised this trip and this is the first time it has operated this way. They have overlanded Africa plenty of times but not with a convoy of Land Rovers with a bunch of old farts.
Russ and I are the only Australians, outnumbered by the Kiwis!
Peter and Linda are in one car, while a friend, Fred, is in another. Hans and Jenny fill the last car.
So this is the intrepid band, travelling for the next 4 months together, through border posts, potholes, mosquitos and stomach bugs.
We can't wait to get under way!