The current expedition team consists of 4 people:
Boris – 25, based in Boston.
Tolik – 26, based in New York.
Vitaly – 31, based in Boston.
Dasha – 24, based in Washington (not the State).
Wilma – 32, born UK on a Land Rover factory, homeless at the moment.
Vitaly will be joining the team in late April in South Africa, while Dasha will fly in to Tanzania in early June and join the team for the remaining two months.
Forming The Team
Forming the team for a trip like this is a challenging exercise. If you’re going to be spending 4 months with the same people in a small, cramped space of a car, it becomes absolutely crucial to select people who can work together as a team and understand what this trip is about.
Unlike traditional vacations that people take, this is truly a different animal. You depend on your team mates to keep a positive attitude when things go wrong, to share responsibilities and duties of every-day travel, and to bring complementary skills and knowledge.
As we go through the next four months, we’ll provide more detail and will share our experiences on the group dynamics, how to keep things going smoothly, and everything else that we learn about this along the way.