We had a brilliant three months around South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The Landy was 1994, and hadn’t been well maintained during a very hard life, so I ended up pulling off propshaft universal joints ( 3 out of 4!) a wheel bearing, and burned out electrics. We had all four shocks replaced in Zimbabwe, following which both front shock mountings disintegrated. Not sure what they did to cause that? We also had fuel tank leaks all due to unspeakable terrain.
We took a couple of thousand wildlife pictures which I will spare you! These shots are: On a game count in Zimbabwe. Setting up roof tent at dusk. Prop-shaft in hand for first of many times. Beautiful giraffe. Even more beautiful kudu right by the track. Bogged down in sand in Zimbabwe. I can’t tell you how glad I was for the bush mechanic course. We really got to know and love our mobile home, but I guess most people would be taking a more reliably maintained Land Rover on such a trip. Everywhere we went we found Landy enthusiasts who saw us on our way after huge help. A great machine if looked after and an experience that set the tone for a great retirement.