Category: Overland

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I run a 10A Renogy ViewStar Charge Controller to ensure my batteries are charged properly. From $74.00 on Amazon
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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Mountains of Togo

I have been told many times the mountains around Kpalimé are a highlight of Togo, so I make my way there, and am not at all disappointed. Kpalimé itself is a mountain town with...

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