The story .. in brief

Travelling overland from London to Cape Town has been something we have both dreamed about doing together for a long while. With the events of early 2009, the opportunity to turn it into reality arrived.

Departing on the 15th June 2009, our journey will take us from London through Europe into Turkey, Syria and Jordan before crossing the Red Sea by ferry to Egypt. From Egypt we will follow the well travelled East Africa overland route South through Northern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and finally into South Africa. We hope to arrive in Cape Town in the last week of October 2009.

Angela will then return to the UK to meet a new  member of the family and unless life in London catches up with us, we intend to continue our journey into Mozambique for a few weeks before our wedding in Cape Town early January 2010.

 In addition to travelling through 21 countries and covering over 22,000km of tarred roads and dusty tracks, we want to use this opportunity to raise the profile and some much needed money for SOS Children's Village, a charity involved in a number of projects throughout Africa.

 SOS Children's Villages is the world's largest orphan and abandoned children's charity. Its global network of sponsors and donors provide a new family and home for more than 70,000 children in 475 unique Children's Villages in 123 countries. Their supporters also help a million children and their families through SOS community outreach programmes. We will visit a number of the villages to meet the families and children on route to Cape Town.

 Please visit the charity page for details on how you can help. We hope that you will enjoy following our progress on our diary page over the next couple of months. 

 Thank you to everyone for all your support.

Andrew and Angela