Our tentative route will cover as many as 11,000 km: from the majestic Table Mountain, through the Cape fynbos and succulent Karoo, across the Namib and Kalahari deserts, up the Caprivi Strip, past the towering Mosi-oa Tunya (Victoria Falls), through the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, between the shambas of Mozambique, along the shore of lake Malawi, through the fastest-growing city in Africa, past the foothills of Kilimanjaro, through the Rwandan lowlands and Ugandan highlands, across Kenyan savannah to Nairobi.
Our route is still in draft form – let us know where you think we should go to find the sustainability champions on the continent.
You can explore our route in the google map below.
Leg 1: The Desert Route
Cape Town to Windhoek: 1981km
Leg 2: Mosi-oa Tunya
Windhoek to the Falls (Victoria;): 1421km
Leg 3: A Zambian trek to the Lake of Stars
Livingstone to Nkhata Bay, Lake Malawi: 1597km
Leg 4: Fastest growing city on the continent
Lake Malawi to Dar es Salaam: 1212km
Lag 5: Tanzanian chug
From Dar to Kigoma: A two night train
Leg 6: Rwandan circle
From Kigoma to Northern Rwanda: 1017km
Leg 8: Skirting Lake Tanganikya
Ruhengeri to Nairobi: 1333km
Leg 9 : The final strait
Nairobi to Addis Ababa: 1565km
Total: 8561 KM