The TIMBUKTU CHALLENGE 2015 ............................................
Raising funds for Stapely Nursing Home and Hospital and MJCC ..............


The Challenge is neither a rally or a race. There is no official start in the UK, and all the vehicles that are taking part in the both Timbuktu and the Banjul Challenges will be travelling independently across Europe to Tarifa, in Southern Spain.

Tarifa is the place that we all meet up for the first time. After a few days rest we will all cross over to Morocco on the car ferry and travel together through Africa.

Timbuktu and Bust


We will drive from Liverpool to Portsmouth, where we board an overnight ferry to Santander in Spain

From Santander we drive south through Spain to Tarifa. As Gibraltar, is nearby, we shall no doubt be going there during the time we are in Tarifa.

After a few days rest in Tarifa, we all cross over by car ferry to Morocco, driving through Rabat, Casablanca, Marakesh, Agadir and Tantan.

Crossing into Western Sahara we then continue through Laayoune and Dakhla to the Mauritanian frontier and on to Nuakchott, the capital of Mauritania.

At Nouakchott we part company with the vehicles that are heading to Banjul. They will head south through Senegal, but we will then head east and inland to Ayoun el Atrous, then south into Mali and eventually into Bamako.