Since 6 years Conny and Thommy (Mantoco) are on an exciting journey around the world with their ACTION MOBIL "Manni". They have written a little report about their adventures and want to share it with us. Here we are and present part 1 - From Morocco to the Ivory Coast.
4 years in Africa with ACTION MOBIL
Until now they travelled 90.000 km in Africa and visited 23 countries.
Newsletter from Mantoco (Connie und Tommy) 1
The kingdom between the Mediterranean Sea and the Central Sahara is one of the most diverse African countries. Colorful culture under Islamic influence, exciting high attitude mountain passes, unbelievable hospitality and lonely beaches. With our ACTION MOBIL we enjoy 2 months with friendly people and driving challenges.
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania remains mysterious and full of secrets. The people are shy but the landscapes are incomparable. Through picturesque deserts, scraggy stone plateaus and vast dunes we make our way to the south. Thanks to the perfect planning and absolutely superb technology of the ACTION MOBIL motor home we manage to cross this rather unbeknown region.
Senegal & Gambia
Welcome to “Black Africa”- The desert belt of the never ending Sahara lies behind us. What a contrast. Its colorful, noisy, chaotic – the markets, the people everything is completely different! Music everywhere, laughter, lust for life – despite boundless poverty. Our ACTION MOBIL offers us a possibility of retreat whenever we feel there is need.
Mali & Burkina Faso
The Sahel Zone – Dry, extremely poor, stricken by terror. Almost no hope! And despite that one of the highlights of our journey through Africa – cultural and humanly. The conditions of the roads are a recurrent challenge to our ACTION MOBIL. But we manage!
10 years of Civil war leave marks – the population is traumatized, the infrastructure is destroyed. Our ACTION MOBIL struggles every now and then but thanks to its perfect high-quality workmanship we manage to travel along “roads” where no one else could dream of doing so. Finally we reach the Atlantic Ocean and have the chance to relax at beaches full of coconut palms where fishermen bring the catch of the day. We enjoy magnificent sundowners. Almost too cheesy.
Mantoco - more info
Six years on the road: Conny and Tommy with „Manni“ on journey through Africa. Detailed travelogues on their website: www.mantoco.com