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Container location and route planning

9 May

Howdy folks,

With the $5000 donation to BEN, Namibia, it meant that the project we will be working with has enough money to get off the ground. And so the location of the container has now been confirmed as the town of Katima Mulilo, right in the heart of Southern Africa.

Katmia Mulilo the capital town of the Caprivi Strip, a little strip of land adjoining the North Eastern corner of Namibia that is bordered by Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Considering Namibia is one of the driest countries in the world, the Caprivi strip is a little oasis, dense in lush greenery with Katima Mulilo nestled on the banks of the Zambezi with crocs and hippos, woohoo. If you had thoughts of the Katima being a little village, think again, it’s a border town of 25,000.

The bike work shop will be working alongside a male engagement project that aims to involve more men in HIV/AIDS home based care work. We’re super excited to finally have a destination for the container and this helps a lot with our route planning.

Depending on when the container is supposed to arrive, our basic route will be heading north from Capetown, up through Namibia stopping off in Windhoek, the head quarters of BEN, Namibia.Then dependant on the containers arrival time (we will be on African time – give or take a month) we will either straight line it to Katima Mulilo (point B on the map), or if we have time maybe go through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Then after working with the container for a couple of months in Katima, we will cycle through Zambia to Lilongwe, Malawi (point C) where we will fly out having completed over 5000kms.

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