The costs associated with an overland trip often run into tens of thousands of Pounds, yet for the independent traveller (like us) without corporate sponsorship, this often means careful planning around budgets and trip costs. Our trip has limited funds so this page has been created to provide a snapshot of the type of expenses incurred in funding an overland trip.
In March 2004, we committed ourselves to a launch date of January 2005, which meant, with planning we would have sufficient time to source essential equipment for the trip.
Take a look at the following:
2005 Update - We have just reached Namibia after five months of travel
through West and Central Africa.
We have spent just under 3000GB Pounds - broken down as follows:
£1000 - Fuel (2560 litres)
That's it for the June update... but here comes the July to November 2005 update...
£1000 - Fuel (2200 litres)
Here's my (Martin's) option: If on a tight budget, skip the East coast route and only travel through Western and Central Africa.