Lady Julia Albu’s African Adventure

Driving from Cape to Egypt is no easy task. But Lady Julia Albu is proving you’re never too old to take on this most epic journey. Celebrating her 80th birthday, Lady Albu is relying on the help of a few kind-hearted volunteers and her trusty 1997 Toyota Conquest to take her across the African continent. Here’s what her almost 7300 kilometre journey will look like.

You can also follow Lady Albu’s regular blog posts on her website, My African Conquest.

PHASE 1

Julia’s journey from her hometown Darling in the Western Cape to Kasane in Botswana.

PHASE 2

Lady Julia Albu’s travels continue across the southern regions of Africa as she makes her way from Kasane in Botswana to Livingstonia in Malawi.

PHASE 3

In the third phase, Lady Albu breaks away from her direct journey to Egypt to visit Tunduma and Shiwa Ngamu in Zambia. From there, she heads back to the planned route and makes her way to Zanzibar.

PHASE 4

Following a couple of days in sunny Zanzibar, Lady Julia Albu heads off to Mombo and Lushoto in Tanzania. From there, she makes her way to the vibrant Kenya.

PHASE 5

Lady Julia Albu is getting ever closer to her final destination – Egypt. In this phase, she travels across Ethiopia, exploring its rich culture.

PHASE 6

This is Lady Julia Albu’s final stretch across Ethiopia before she enters Sudan.

PHASE 7

Crossing Sudan, Lady Albu will visit various must-see spots before she finally reaches the Egyptian border.

FINAL PHASE

Following a journey of almost 7300 kilometres, Lady Julia Albu finally makes it to the port in Alexandria. Here, she will board a boat and travel across the waters towards London.