Carola and Africa on a globe, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (2012-05)

30 September 2011 to 15 August 2012 – 320 nights going over land (and occasionally over water) from Berlin to Berlin via Gibraltar, Cape Town and Cairo.

Why I wanted to go to Africa of all places?? – Click here to find out.

Which important decision did I have to make ahead of the trip? – Click here to find out.

You can browse all blog posts about the journey at

Click play (upper right corner) to take the quick tour or scroll down to see in detail on where I slept in each country :

23 countries plus some Europe & Turkey

Click on the images below to see how I toured each of the countries (maps created on

Europe - Berlin to Ceuta via London, Paris and Madrid Morocco Mauritania Mali

Burkina Faso Ghana Togo Benin

Nigeria Cameroon Gabon Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville)

Cabinda, Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo Kinshasa) and Angola Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe

Zambia and Tanzania Uganda Kenya Ethiopia

Sudan Egypt Back to Berlin - Race across Europe