Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa – Myths, Misconceptions and Misnomers

My new eBook Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa puts many commonly-held myths about Travel in West Africa to rest once and for all, and provides practical and real-world information and advice to successfully traverse the coastline in your own vehicle.

Overland Travel in West Africa became popular in the 80s and 90s with the Camel Trophy and Bamako Rallies. Much of the information available today is still based on conditions at that time, though much has changed in this unique corner of the world. Overlanders continue to make decisions about the West Coast route based on outdated information and myths that are now more than twenty years old!

Whether you ride a bicycle, motorbikes or drive a 4×4 or large truck camper, this guide to West African Overland Travel contains the crucial information you need to make the trip successfully.

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Overland Travel Essentials: WEST AFRICA

Inside 32 commonly-held Myths about West African Overland Travel are debunked in the following categories:

  • Vehicles, people, infrastructure, health, route, practical matters, paperwork and legal matters.

To help your plan your own West African Expedition, the following data and information is also included:

  • Gasoline (Petrol) and Diesel prices for all 22 West African countries.
  • Visa information – where to obtain each Visa and how much they cost for all 22 countries.
  • Bribery tips, tricks and advice.
  • Real-world tips and practical advice.
  • West African Highlights not to be missed.

The information in this eBook is based on my personal Expedition from Morocco to South Africa from mid 2016 to late 2017, combined with the experiences and knowledge of the many Overlanders I bumped into along the way.

Buy the eBook now on Amazon or Apple iBooks

Amazon: Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa – Myths, Misconceptions and Misnomers

Apple iBooks: Overland Travel Essentials: West Africa – Myths, Misconceptions and Misnomers


12 Responses

  1. ray reed says:

    Hi Dan…when do you get to Cape town…?

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hi Ray,

      I have already been and gone. Sorry, I ended up on a bit of a schedule because my SA visa was running out and I needed to get back to JBurg for some Jeep upgrades and modifications.


  2. James Vlok says:

    Hi Dan, are you still in Joburg, if so where?


  3. Hi Dan.
    Unfortunately there’s no book for the rest of Africa.
    Will one will be published (I’m looking also for south east information) in the near future?


    TRAVELcandies On Tour

    • Dan Grec says:

      Hi Thorsten,

      I had always planned to publish one, thought right now I’m extremely busy writing The Road Chose Me Volume 2, so I honestly don’t know when I will get around to it.


  4. SAMY MANZOMBI says:

    Hey Dan! Would you have a detailed map from your expect ion in Africa?
    Great work by the way, really great mate

  5. rbgtk says:

    Hi Dan, I was wondering if it would be possible to buy your e-book directly? Amazon doesn’t accept Paypal unfortunately. Was kind of looking for advices on traveling West-Africa as I’m planning to do Sevilla, ES to Cape Town, SA overland by public transport. Also, if you have any tips in general, I would love to hear from someone who’s done something similar to backpacking that trail.


    • Dan Grec says:

      Hi There,

      My books are for sale on amazon in print and digital copies, and apple ibooks in digital copies. I don’t sell them directly.



  6. August says:

    Hi Dan,
    i cant find the print-version of your book and the electronic device i use is a Tolino (e-Book reader).
    Please tell me how to read the book. I am more than just interested in. We gonna start the the trip on first of august 2022.
    Thanks a lot.

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