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Published on June 15th, 2014 | by iDidGo Blog Team

Mulungu – the Defender


With Emma back in the UK, preparations for our trip have just gone up a gear. We have spent a fruitful three days brainstorming, and ticked a lot of boxes off our interminable “to do” list.

Last week, Emma wanted to check what the mileage on Mulungu – the Defender – was and decided to fill up the tank… Little did she know that it has a leak near the brim! The resourcefulness we will need to show during our 4 months journey down Africa shone through, as she siphoned out half of the diesel:

Emma getting gas


Luckily, Mulungu – “White Boy” in Zulu – is booked in for his makeover at the local Land Rover garage this week. We are lucky to have found a vehicle in very good condition, and with the help of the wise team at Strathearn Engineering, we will be ready for a “shakedown” test trip by mid-June.

Trist On top of car


The next step is to buy the camping equipment and find clever ways of making a Land Rover habitable for 4 months… The list of “must haves” gets longer everyday: king-size mattress, over to bake cakes, a dishwasher, a wardrobe…



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