Category: Overland

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In Nigeria 12

Into Nigeria

Nigeria gets all kinds of bad press. It has by far the largest population of any country in Africa – population estimates are as high as 180 million – and a booming economy and...

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Benin Voodoo in Ouidah and Abomey

Benin is famous for it’s voodoo culture, something I have been looking forward to checking out for a while now. I start out in the town of Ouidah, where an annual voodoo festival is...

Elephants! 7

Pendjari National Park

(Click any photo to view a slideshow of these images in a larger size) I put in a monster 16 hour day behind the wheel to drive the entire length of the country from...

Jeep Stuff Africa! 5

Jeep Stuff Africa

Long time readers of The Road Chose Me will remember my “Jeep Stuff” posts from my Alaska->Argentina expedition. The Jeepers among you will be happy to hear they’re back! Each time I work on...

Camping at Chez Alice 0

Lomé, Togo

I wind my way down from the mountains and into Lomé, the capital of Togo. Right from the start I like the city – it’s much cleaner than other capitals I have been to...

Sitting in the waterfall

Tomégbé Waterfalls

I wind my way past Atakpamé, then high in the mountains at Badou I turn onto a small road and find my way to Akloa, and the waterfalls there known as Tomégbé or Cascade...