The route to Timbuktu takes the team through 7 countries and the Sahara Desert. The journey was estimated at 3 weeks, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the journey took 9 weeks.
For the timbuktu challenge, the team gathered donations and equipment for 2 Malian charities. In addition to our ambulance donation, we provided office supplies, and netbooks.
Within 6 month of returning from Mongolia, Team Last Responders was formed. The next destination? Timbuktu
England was a tough place to drive. We spent 80% of our time trying to find our way around the winding roads of London.
We never really considered how long it would take to drive to Tarifa, Spain. It’s a long way from London and we almost died on the way.
For the entire team, Morocco was out first encounter with Africa. Making our way from Tangiers, to Rabat, to Marrakech was quite an experience.
The team discovered that Western Sahara is a world away from Morocco. It was here that our car broke down for a month.
Everyone says Mauritania is dangerous and a terrible place. The heat and mosquitos, made the journey uncomfortable, but the people were nothing but nice.
Mali! We were hoping for a scenic drive across the finish line. Instead we got held up at the border for 9 days.
After 9 weeks on the road, the team finally returns home.