We drove 25,160 km (15,630 miles) in 148 days,
consuming 2,841 litres of diesel at a total fuel cost of £2,060. Average
consumption was 25.0 mpg or 11.3 litres per 100 km. Fuel cost per litre averaged
0.73 pence/litre and fuel cost per 100 km was £8.91.
In 148 days we had 33 "days off" where we drove nowhere.
So, average kms/driving day were 219 km. Only on 6 days did we drive more than
500 km and these were mainly transiting through Angola and on the long drive
home from Namibia.
Of the 148 nights on the trip we spent 99 nights in the
roof-top tent, 1 night sleeping in the car and 47 nights in various
"hotels", B&B's, rooms and staying with friends and relatives. Of the
99 nights spent camping, 13 were in "bush camps" and on the whole they were
preferable to the camp sites we stayed in.
This was not a cheap trip. Before leaving home we
spent a total of £4,300, not including equipment of the vehicle. Main items
Carnet de Passage, bank
guarantee and other
After leaving home we spent a total of £12,000 en route,
Visas and other
Fares, ferries and road
Miscellaneous, incl traffic
For comparison, the cost of shipping the vehicle from UK
to Durban would be about £1,000!