AfriQuest : Crossing Africa from Cape Town to Cairo

A documentary showing our experiences from the 11 African countries that we will pass by, as well as the Greeks that live there.
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Important update

You can still contribute to our AfriQuest project by depositing to our bank account and getting of course the relevant perk!


Bank name : Eurobank
Account Holder : Chrysovergis Elpidoforos
Account Number : 0026 0121 14 0101952787
IBAN : GR42026012100001401011952787

The more money we raise, the more charities that we will do during our journey! Let's all together make the change we have been always dreaming about and make more children in Africa smile!

www.dreamtravelive.com


The AfriQuest project was born from our desire to explore Africa.

Since, we were already in Cape Town, we decided not to take the plane to get back home, but to venture a challenging journey across Africa.

Our goal is to film a documentary showing our experiences from the Cape to Cairo venture, as well as the Greeks that live there.  Last but not least, we want do as much charity work as possible on our way! So, we are going...


From Cape Town to Cairo


11 countries

6 months 

15,000 km

just with our tent and our backpacks!



The route that we are going to take is:

Starting from the Rainbow Nation of South Africa, we are going to experience Swaziland's Kingdom and Mozambique's unexplored treasures, then we are heading to Malawi's lake of thousand stars and Tanzania, the land of safaris.

In Tanzania, we are having a break to volunteer at the NGO called SANA, run by a Greek born in Burundi, Costa Coucoulis.

Having our batteries charged, we will continue our journey to the country of thousand hills, Rwanda, and the diamond of Africa, Uganda!

Getting excited about the African cultures and hopefully not tired from the journey, we will then head to Kenya, the land of Masai people, as well as the country of children, Ethiopia!

Getting closer to our final destination, we will experience the great hospitality of the people of Sudan until we reach the bustling capital of Egypt, Cairo, where our journey will reach its end!

During our once in a lifetime trip, we will be updating you via:

Feel free to contact us personally via:

  1. email : el.chrysovergis@gmail.com, dorabitsi@gmail.com
  2. facebook : elpis trelokomos, dora bitsi
  3. skype : trelokomos, semouazi

Talking About Us

 

The Pappas Post : http://www.pappaspost.com/crazy-enough-believe-can-change-world-actually/
Athens Voicehttp://www.athensvoice.gr/δύο-έλληνες-διασχίζουν-την-αφρική

e-Κρήτη : http://www.ekriti.gr/dyo-ellines-diashizoyn-tin-afriki

Lifo : www.lifo.gr/team/gnomes/47433
LamiaReport.gr : http://www.lamiareport.gr/lamioths-diasxizei-thn-afriki


A Few things about us



 

We are Elpis and Dora, a young passionate crazy couple from Greece that want to inspire our life with new things we see, live and experience in this wonderful planet!

We love traveling and exploring new cultures, traditions, getting to know new people and trying to have as many new experiences as possible!

After a few backpacking trips in Europe and Asia, the time has come to explore the most interesting continent of the planet, Africa. Stunning landscapes, different cultures, amazing people is some of the things that we will come across in these 15,000 km.

Hellenism in Africa will be a significant part of our AfriQuest as well. It is incredible how many Greeks have migrated to Africa and keep the Greek culture alive till today. We have already received invitations from Greek Communities in South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, etc, which is quite impressive!

It is our passion to capture our traveling experiences in photos and short videos. Hence,this African venture will give gives us another opportunity to create something really unique!

If you believe in Karma or if you just feel excited about the whole idea and you would like to support us in our venture, you are in the right place!

What We Need & What You Get

We are not asking for money to cover our personal expenses. We have made a plan about that by saving the last two years while working in Cape Town. Of course we always try to travel the cheapest possible way, sleeping in our tent or using couchsurfing, cooking our food, using local transport, etc..

However, the reason we have started this campaign, is first to cover the costs of the editing of the documentary (as it needs to be done by a professional film editor), and second to donate a significant part of the funds that will be raised, to the three charity organizations in which we will volunteer during our trip:

1) Qaqambani Safety Home in Khayelitsha Township, South Africa

2) Orphanage in Ethiopia

3) SANA, the non-profit organization previously mentioned, registered in Tanzania, established to consolidate efforts for those who share similar values of Love and Respect for Mother Nature.

As we are not really fans of donations, you can contribute any amount that you want, and apart from your name on the credits of the documentary, we will reward you with  unique gifts that we offer!

You are also more than welcome to innovate, and propose us a gift that you would like to receive for a fair amount of money from our trip!

Other Ways You Can Help

Money is not everything in life, we kindly ask also for:

  • Accomodation - maybe you know someone that could host us.
  • Tips - any relevant information is always useful.
  • Company - you are more than welcome to join us for a part of the trip!
  • Spread the campaign - pick up your phone and call now your grandparents, they always have some money aside :P
Please use the Indiegogo share tools as well to help the AfriQuest project become true!

And that’s all there is to it!

Thank you sooooo much beautiful people and don't forget,

Dream.Travel.Live :)

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$4,325USD
raised by 87 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on May 29, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Featured
    A Stunning Post-Card

    You are a legend! You will get the most unique postcard we can find on the trip with a personalized message. Chosen with love, sent with care! Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    18 claimed

  • $5USD
    The AfriQuest Sticker

    You are simply awesome! You will get the original AfriQuest sticker to remember us, plus your name on the movie credits.

    6 claimed

  • $15USD
    Your Own Piece of History

    You are a rock star! You will get an early bird signed DVD of the documentary upon release. Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    14 claimed

  • $20USD
    The Happiest Poster

    You love infographics – just like us. You will get a limited edition 24’’ x 36’’ (60x90cm) matted poster with the infographic of the AfriQuest project, personally signed by us. Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    11 claimed

  • $25USD
    Handmade Frame

    You are so lucky to deal with Dora the explorer! She will make for you the best handmade frame you have ever imagined and put an awesome picture of your choice from our trip. Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    8 claimed

  • $50USD
    Mystery Gift

    A $50 pledge gets you a unique mystery gift from Africa. We are not talking about an airport souvenir but something pretty special (as you should expect from someone who bring back priceless artifacts from all over the world). Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    13 claimed

  • $100USD
    Printed Canvas

    When we will return from the trip, we will do a batch of the most amazing photos; If you want a one of a kind canvas print that has an amazing story, this is for you. Of course, you also get your name on the movie credits.

    3 claimed

  • $200USD
    Corporate Sponsors Reward

    For $200, you get a logo placement on our website and the film, plus exposure in the social media. Let us know if you have any special request or custom marketing ideas to help us drive traffic to your brand.

    4 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Associate Producer Reward

    You become an Associate Producer of the documentary! You will get a full-screen credit as Associate Producer, as well as exposure in all the promotional materials of our project.

    1 out of 2 claimed

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