I suppose it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out from the title of this blog that we are heading to Egypt first. So that means that we will be heading up the east side of Africa. We will start on the west side though. We would like to travel through the Kagalagadi Transfrontier Park on our way through to Namibia. Then it will be through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan.
At this point we are not sure about driving into Egypt. The cost of the Carnet seems to be out of our reach. You need a guarantee of 200% of the value of your vehicle. That works out to be more than the whole trip is going to cost. We need to find out more about how this works exactly. The other option is to cross into Saudi Arabia and travel through to Jordan. Then maybe fly into Egypt for a few days or so.
Then it is across to Europe. Turkey first. There is now a ferry from Israel to Turkey. Following that will be Greece and then somehow making it through to Italy. Still trying to figure out how to move through the former Russian states. It will depend on how easy it is to get access. Possibly Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia. Bosnia is also a possibility. After Italy Switzerland will follow and then possibly Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and finally the UK.
I will try and put up an interactive map to follow.