History has been made after a man reportedly drove his Land Cruiser Prado from the Netherlands, Amsterdam to Nairobi in less than a week. But how possible is it to really make this journey? We break down the details and what it would take to accomplish this fete;
In the viral post that emerged on social media platforms on Tuesday, February 22, it was indicated that it took the Netherland citizen less than a week (6 days) from Amsterdam to Nairobi.
“The route has tolls which include; crossing country borders, a ferry, and involves different time zones for different countries,” read directions by google maps.
To get to Europe from Africa you will have to pass through Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt via the Suez Canal from East African countries. Meaning, a motorist will take the Nairobi – Meru highway to Marsabit before crossing over to Ethiopia through the Moyale border point.
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Further, making a cross over to Ethiopia and then Sudan to the Egpyt border point, one is required to use the Adis Adama Expressway on a journey that is estimated to be 2400 kilometres which would take at least 40 hours.
Interchanging from Wadi Alfa (Sudan) to Egypt requires one to take a ferry that takes 30 hours to cover 351 kilometres.
It means getting off from the ferry taking the Al Sad-Al Aali highway to the Luxor Aswan highway all the way to Hurghada to take a ferry to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. Another ferry is then taken to help one cross to Jordan.
Thereafter the journey would take you through Czechia, Turkey, Serbia, Syria, Germany, Bulgaria, and Slovakia before crossing over to the Netherlands for 52 hours in a 4951-kilometre journey.