Churchill said: "My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best." We followed his advice and chose a vehicle that has earned the prestige of the most reliable 4x4. The Toyota HZJ78 is the best vehicle that money can buy for a trip around the world. At least if one is willing to give up too much comfort. But we could place our vehicle in a 20" container. Something that saved us a lot of money and trouble when shipping ...
We named our vehicle Mahangu (link to photo galerie). In Southern Africa this is the name of a millet and locals say it does satisfy their hunger. And travelling is food for our itchy feet...
Accessories: tyres on bold split rims (6 tyres); Safari snorkel; Webasto auxiliary heating; Scheelmann heated seats; Engel fridge with
of 32 l; 2 sand ladders made of aluminium; air compressor, bull bar, air locker and suspension from ARB; 2 snow chains; lifting bag (4 t); 2 tow ropes (10 m, 4 t);
2 fire extinguishers; 3 additionals door locks; Awning any much more
Navigation system: 2 Garmin GPSmap 276C and a Nüvi 1300 including world map and many others
Navigation programmes: Garmin Map Source
Water tank: 50 l tank made of chrome and steel, SHURflo water pump, 2 Katadyn filters plus 2 additional (foldable) plastic water tanks of 10 l each
Energy: 2 solar panels for supply of 2 batteries (Optima yellow Top), 3 bus bars of 12V