Our new travelling companion…
Kobe, tortoise in Swahili, is a 1983 Land Cruiser HJ47 double cab conversion and is powered by Toyota’s infamous 2H 3980cc 6 cylinder diesel engine and a sluggish 4 speed gearbox.
We found him tucked away behind some modern machines in Nairobi and I’m sure any Land Cruiser lover would have scolded me if I left this classic to end up as a bush car again or being overworked on a farm.
So from now on south Dale will drive Mvubu behind Kobe and I. I’m sure he will adjust to the family life fairly quickly and enjoy seeing the rest of Africa while heading to SA. He’s had a fair bit of love already but I made sure Mvubu got his share too as I changed all the brake pads and did a little needed work on him too. Mvubu will also have a slower ride now too as old Kobe is 13 years his senior and missing that spritely spirit but still has the guts and gees to get through the toughest terrain.
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