Follow Our Route


Currently, there are 33 African countries on our Round One (Oct 2019-June 2021) – and more will come during the Round Two!

We are now in: South Africa.

UPDATE: Because of the Covid-19 outbreak we were forced to return back to our home country, Finland, for a while. We're anxiously waiting for returning to SA when it's possible and safe again for every one of us! Let's stay safe and win this virus, together!

ROUND 1:

Namibia-Finland, Sept 2019-June 2021

Namibia (Sep-Dec 2019)-Botswana-South Africa-Lesotho-Swaziland-South Africa-Zimbabwe-Mozambique-Malawi-Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-Rwanda-DRC-Burundi-Tanzania-Zambia-Angola-DR Congo-Congo-Gabon-Cameroon-Nigeria-Benin-Togo-Ghana-Ivory Coast-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea-Guinea-Bissau-Senegal-Gambia-Mauritania-West Sahara-Morocco-Spain-France-Belgium-Netherlands-Germany-Poland-Lithuania-Latvia-Estonia-Finland

ROUND 2:

Finland-South Africa

This time, we’ll drive through the beautiful fells and fjords of Northern Scandinavia towards the Mediterranean and take another route through the African continent. Feel free to recommend us new destinations on Instagram and Facebook!

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

We took off Finland and landed in Namibia on the 30th of August, 2019.

Our Land Rover Defender 2.4l Puma, called Honey Badger, already waited for us in Namibia.

During our first months in Namibia, we gathered all the equipment needed on our overlanding expedition, learned to drive our car also in off-road situations, and fixed some minor issues we still noticed with HB.

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During December 2019, we hit the road for good to explore the national parks and wildlife conservation projects of Namibia and then continued onwards.

We have now been through Namibia, Botswana and Lesotho. We went through Chobe, Moremi/Okavango Delta, Central Kalahari, Kgalagadi and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. 

At the beginning of April 2020, we were in South Africa and prepared to go to Kruger National Park, where we were planning to sit out this current virus outbreak of Covid-19. We hoped that we could be in the bush while this uncertainty clears out.

But then things turned out the other way. South Africa declared a total lockdown, and also all National Parks closed. Our embassy wanted to evacuate us in a rapid schedule, and so we left our dearest Honey Badger, the Defender, to wait for our return to a safe place in South Africa. We headed to Finland with an evacuation flight on Friday the 3rd of April via Germany, and we arrived back to Finland on Monday, the 6th.

We were devastated to leave but decided that it’s safer to sit this out in our home country for the time being and took consolidation, knowing that this is only temporary. We are returning to South Africa as soon as it’s possible and safe again!

We just hope that it wouldn’t be too long that we can continue on our mission through Africa for wildlife conservation. And we hope that all our friends around Africa will stay safe during this trying time! We’ll be back!! And we will win this – together!

It’s good to have a mission that is bigger than you. It gives you so much additional power and strength to go through even the hardest of times. Stay safe and take care!

WHAT’S NEXT?

We are going to feature the fantastic Finnish nature and wildlife during our time here. We’ll tell you more soon, so stay tuned for some awesome things!

And when we get back to Africa, we’ll continue our plan from where it was left. We’ll drive through Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Malawi towards Tanzania when the current situation allows.

Our goal was to reach Tanzania before the great migration passes through the endless plains of Masai Mara and Serengeti in July/August 2020. But that, of course, is not possible now. However, if the situation clears up before July, let’s see what we may have in store for you!

We’ll keep you posted about all the upcoming schedules and destinations – and hope to meet you on the road when it’s possible again! Keep an eye on especially on our social media!

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