off-road tour morocco

An Incredible 4×4 Trip Across Morocco

An incredible culture, never-ending sandy coastline, and many historical locations make Morocco an amazing place to visit. Morocco is also the destination of choice if you want to appreciate nature in its purest form, perhaps, with a 4×4 vehicle. The rocky, mountainous landscape, great views of the Atlantic Ocean, and that extensive sandy coastline hold … Read more

overlanders in marakesh

Overland Trip Eventually Turning Into A Moroccon Holiday

February 11-19, 2018   After leaving Imlil our trip turned into a touristy holiday rather than overlanding, which is one of the reasons I decided to sum it up in a photo report rather than continue with our daily posts. I want to keep the focus on writing posts about overlanding rather than holiday-like travel … Read more

overlanders in the atlas mountains

Moroccon Alps

February 10, 2018   Our guest house was on the top of the hill in Imlil, which meant we’d had to climb up a slippery, muddy, donkey poo-covered trail at 1am the previous night with our big bags. The guest house was kind enough to send someone to help us, even at that time of … Read more

hills have eyes - overlander

The Sahara Desert Used To Be An Ocean

February 9, 2018   After a bitterly cold night in our rooftop tent, where even our skiing clothes were insufficient, we said goodbye to Ahmed and Owen and set off westward. Evelin wasn’t feeling well, so we didn’t have a great start to the day. Ahmed explained how to get to the main road and … Read more

Tafraoute to Mhamid in Marocco - overlanders

Driving East To Mhamid

February 7, 2018   One of the main reasons for the long drives we did during these few days is that we’d planned to see too many places in too short a time in Morocco. The country is quite big and there’s plenty to see. Whether you’re interested in nature or history, Morocco has a … Read more

overlander - oil change in tafraoute

Tafraoute – The Oil Change

February 6, 2018   Although I was complaining about the long drives in my previous post, I didn’t actually know what was coming in the week that followed.  Before that though, we had a very relaxing day walking around in Tafraoute. We checked out a souvenir shop, called Maison du Troc, where we bought a … Read more

Overlanding in Morocco - The Anti-Atlas

Why Do We Have To Drive That Long All The Time?

February 6, 2018   Some of the days during the Rally were really long both in terms of distance as well as the number of hours we were driving. We expected to have a much easier time of it once we were overlanding on our own, but sometimes we underestimated how big Morocco actually is. … Read more

overlanding in africa with a rooftop tent

Brushing Teeth With Salt Water – And The Camel Tagine

February 5, 2018   We figured one day off from driving was more than enough for us, so after another rooftop breakfast we were on our way. We remembered this part of Western Sahara with the road right next to the huge, spectacular cliffs just by the Ocean, and of course the shipwrecks. We stopped … Read more

Overlanding in Africa near Dakhla

A Day Off

February 4, 2018   We woke up relaxed, as we didn’t have to wake up to an annoying alarm screaming from our phones for a change. The plan was to hang around Dakhla, really just relax and catch up with our messages and emails. The Dar Dakhla had a nice rooftop breakfast bar set up, … Read more

sand storm starting in the sahara

Operation Desert Storm

February 3, 2018   The Sahara Desert at sunrise is truly spectacular. The colors you encounter and the shadows of the sand dunes make it look like a scene from a movie. We had an awesome drive… until a sand storm hit us. On top of the fact that we were driving through some really … Read more

Dangerous travelling in Senegal

Heading Back to Mauritania

February 2, 2018   We were quite glad to be driving with Mate and Aliz on our way to, and the next day through, Mauritania. Our goal for the day was Nouakchott, 350 miles and a border crossing away. We were considering stopping in the Zebrabar again to look around St. Louis, but there were … Read more

Taking a taxi to visit the market in Dakar Senegal - Overlanding in Africa

Dakar and North Korea

February 1, 2018   You wouldn’t think Dakar has anything to do with North Korea. However, one of Dakar’s main attractions is a massive, hideous statue that’s supposed to be a symbol of the African Renaissance. On this day we were going to look around Dakar, and the statute was on our list. According to … Read more

Toyota LandCruiser boarding the ferry in The Gambia

Why is it called The Gambia and not just Gambia?

January 31, 2018   As I looked into it, the only three countries in the world where the definite article, “the”, is officially obligatory are The Bahamas, The Gambia, and The Netherlands. There are a number of other countries in the world that are sometimes referred to with the definite article, like ‘the Ukraine’ and … Read more

Porsche in Africa

A Porsche is Not an Easy Sale in The Gambia

January 30, 2018   Gyuri and Jim with the Discovery and Mate and Aliz with the Porsche both planned on selling their rigs when they finished the rally. Both had local used car salesmen approaching them, as they had signs stuck in their windscreens. However, only the Discovery had a serious bidder, and it was … Read more

Banjul Downtown is not what you would expect

The Real Start of our Overlanding Trip in Africa

January 29th, 2018   Although we were quite sad that the rally had ended, it also meant that our real, independent overland trip started as well. As I mentioned earlier, the main reason for us signing up for the rally was to travel with other overlanders deep into Africa, which we thought would provide security as … Read more