• Gabon - Finally found the equator

  • Gabon - Bamboo cathedrals in the rainforest

  • Morocco - View from the Atlas Mountains

  • Western Sahara / Morocco - the vast openness

  • Guinea - Guides & Trackers to visit chimpanzees

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Going Home to Africa with Dot

The story of a woman's quest to drive to her country of birth and youth, driving from Europe across 20+ countries and approximately 20 000kms (12 000 miles) to reach it.

About Dot

Find out more about the 60 year old woman who undertook the adventure of her life.

Follow the Blog

Find out more about Dot and her journey in the Blog and through interviews and podcasts.


Buy the book, it takes you through all the journey highs and lows, challenges and successes.

Recent Blogs

It's an Adventure and looking to the future

What makes a woman who is running up to 60 years, decide to take herself on the road and drive to the country of her birth and childhood with no guarantee that when she gets there she will be allowed to stay?

dbprofileWhat makes a woman leave the relative security of Europe and decide that she wants to travel through some 23 countries in Africa?

Why has this become Dot's mission and will she be able to pull it off?

For the answer to these questions and more see About Dot and follow the journey via the Blog where she will share her thoughts and experiences in the run up to her departure and during her travels ... or share in the adventure with a contribution if you would like to see Dot uniquely succeed!

Dot is also looking to the future by raising funds for the education of Girls, find out more about how you can support this initiative and why she chose this out of all the great causes that are in need.


About Dot

Dot is Zimbabwean born and raised and after having lived in Europe for 20 years she decided to return home but uniquely she decided to drive  through Africa to get there.

She achieved her dream by driving 20,000kms through 18 West African countries over 8.5 months on her own for most of the journey.  Her book of the same title will soon be launched,and you can find out more about Dot or subscribe to the Blog for more.


Contribute to the Journey

This journey could not have been done without the kind and generous support of so many, see a page of those who contributed through the website.  Their support made this great adventure possible.


Kusasa Scholarship Fund

Alongside my journey I've decided to raise funds for scholarships for girl's education in Zimbabwe, find out more about that here, to contribute to the Scholarship Fund please do so here.