Julia's two decade old Toyota Conquest has carried her as far as Dar es Salaam

It has been a lifelong dream of Julia Albu to drive across the African continent in her her two decade old Toyota Conquest (fondly named Tracy). Tracy is a 1997, model with close to 400 000 400 000 kms on the clock.

Albu spoke with CapeTalk's John Maytham in June about her plans.

Speaking from Dar es Salaam, Albu says Tanzania’s Indian Ocean coast is lekker. She adds that she s being hosted in the most luxurious way.

I have been to the most amazing places.

Julia Albu

It's been so wonderful that I'm going to extend my trip to Uganda.

Julia Albu

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Albu also describes the fish as amazing and cannot stop raving about their abundance.

Albu says Tracy hasn't given her much trouble since her departure except a minor glitch with the starter motor which was quickly attended to. She explains that with the help of a local, a tin can was converted into a starter motor and Tracy was good to go again. Toyota also stepped in to service Tracy and replace her tyres.

Tracy just holds on and she just goes says Albu.

Follow Julia's adventures here.

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This article first appeared on 702 : Julia's two decade old Toyota Conquest has carried her as far as Dar es Salaam


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