I drove my Jeep around Africa. Reddit said I would never make it. I made it. AMA
My name is Dan and a few years back I posted on /r/diy that I built my Jeep into a house on wheels and I was going to drive around Africa. Tons of people said I would never make it alive, and there were some extremely cringe-worthy comments in there - see my original /r/diy post.
Three years later I have done it. I drove 54,000 miles through 35 countries, basically around the perimeter of Africa - with a few exceptions.
You can see hundreds of photos on Instagram @TheRoadChoseMe and videos from on the ground in almost every country on YouTube @TheRoadChoseMe. My website has hundreds of posts and thousands of photos, the best place to start is probably African Expedition Overview. From there you can click into any country to see all the stories and photos from that country. That page also has a map of my planned vs. actual route. (Click it to enlarge).
I have also just published a coffee table photography book from my time in Africa. It's a full-color book that has a double-page spread on all 35 countries, and some info on the expedition. It's on amazon, and it's called 999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me
Let's do this. AMA.
EDIT: I'm off to bed - it's been fun, thanks!
I'll answer any new top-level comments in the morning that I have not already answered. Sleep well.
EDIT: Alright, the sun is up and it's 30F, I'm drinking coffee and still replying. Keep asking away!
EDIT: I have to hit the road and I'll be gone for a couple of hours, but I will come back and answer more questions in about 3 hours or so - I give you my word. I'm enjoying shedding light on a part of the world that isn't often visited.
EDIT: I'm back. Answering more original questions
EDIT: Alright Reddit, I think we've come to the end of this train. Thanks for all the great questions. Now it's time to start saving, planing, saving and dreaming for the next expedition!