For 13 days between Monday, October 16 until Saturday, October 28 Victor Matara and his friends embarked on a thrilling journey which was to travel from Nairobi to Cape Town.
While documenting their journey on various online platforms, Matara expressed his thrill, describing the traversing of various African countries during the trip as the highlight.
Interestingly, the journey concluded just in time for the adventure party to celebrate with South Africans after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup.
"We went to catch the Rugby World Cup Final at Rhapsody's-Sunnyside. What an experience," Matara wrote.
The journey which was approximately 4,063 kilometers started in Nairobi through Tanzania via the Namanga border.
Matara and his friends manouvered Tanzania for about five days taking detours to marvel at the different cities and tourist attractions.
Besides their passports, the team was required to provide a car logbook, a yellow fever vaccination card, and a COMESA yellow card among other requirements depending on the country.
After leaving Tanzania, the team entered Zambia for more fun-filled days taking photos on the way seizing every moment of the journey.
While in Zambia, Matara and his friends were forced to put white and red stickers on their car's front and rear to avoid breaking the law.
The team shared the various charges varying from country to country. This was informed by the need to appraise Kenyans on the situation in different African countries as Kenyans grapple with high fuel prices.
While on the road, the team also met with other Kenyans working abroad, especially truck drivers.
"Lusaka is the first real city we've encountered since leaving Nairobi. First impression, a clean city," Matara remarked.
One of the challenges faced in Zambia was being apprehended by traffic officers. Matara and his friends were arrested for using the wrong lane which is classified as dangerous driving.
After about four days in Zambia, the six proceeded to Zimbabwe.
The journey in Zimbabwe was shorter and they soon departed for Botswana.
"This is one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen in my life. The video doesn’t do enough justice to what I saw," Matara heaped praise on Victoria Falls.
During the journey, some of the most captivating sceneries were Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Lusaka National Museum (Zambia), and Kawetire Rift Valley View Point (Tanzania)
Matara's journey is among other long-distance journeys Kenyans have explored using unconventional means including bicycles and motorbikes.