I can't help you with the Africa bit, but the 4x4 bit I may be able to, adding to what oldageadventurer said, hire a 4x4 locally and get off the beaten track, learn how to self recover or find a local 4x4 club and get their help with tips and tricks. You have no idea how lonely you can be once your 4x4 becomes stuck even when civilisation is a 20 minute walk away until you have done it, got the T shirt!
Much easier to learn with backup than in the middle of your holiday.
fantastic! These places are high on my wish list to do a self drive for a couple of weeks, so the tips on your site are quite useful too
Do you think it's a doable trip as a tourist, renting a 4x4?
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