It’s finally over. After 7800 grueling kilometres, the ten contestants in the Ford Ranger Odyssey competition have returned home. The trip saw teams of two traverse six countries, with the typical challenges of an African journey along the one. One in particular – the recent conflict in northern Mozambique – saw a complete re-think of the route they were going to take. The team’s last night was spent in camp at Waterval Boven, before they headed to Johannesburg the next day.
According to Ford South Africa, the “contestants will be reunited once again in August for the highly anticipated announcement of the Ranger Odyssey Africa 2013 winner. That person will be driving home in the ultimate prize: the Built Ford Tough, fully accessorised Odyssey Ranger 3.2 XLT 4×4″.
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Ranger Odyssey Africa 2013 – Facts and Figures:
Countries: 6 (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa).
Length: 22 days.
Total distance: 7 860 km.
Ford staff and VIPs: 5.
Media and video crew: 5.
Humanitarian projects: 2 (Masai village in Kenya, Paindane village in Mozambique).