Website and initial route planning
With just 3 months to go until I begin my adventure across sub-Sarahan Africa I realised it is time to get organised! First things first, website! Trying to create a professional looking website is no easy task, and I have been very lucky to be able to work with Starboard Systems and Fill who have given me the tools and helped me to build and publish this website and blog. I look forward to working with them in the future and their customer service has been impeccable.
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In a couple of hours and with some help from some African experts from the Real World Conservation Trust and Kitale School Uganda I had a rough idea of the countries, cities and towns I would be passing through.
Planning a route is a lot harder than one may imagine. Whilst looking at a map I have no idea whether the road I am looking at is a highway or a dirt track, and even questioning if that road exists at all! There is definitely lots of work to be done on the route, and I don't doubt for one minute that the route will change almost every day due to being inaccessible, not existing or being blocked by elephants.
Next step is to up the training and sort out visas, immunisations and kit preparation.