The inspiration for the epic jaunt comes from a series of similar expeditions undertaken in the 1950s by some adventurous university men, beginning with the Oxford and Cambridge Trans-Africa Expedition in 1954.
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According to some accounts, the whole thing actually began with a bet about which color vehicle could do it the fastest.
The essential equipment included some rather elaborate tea sets, several bottles of scotch and a full complement of tweed jackets.
Exactly what we take along when leaving the comforts of home for more than an hour…
- Posted March 26, 2012
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