Pelumi Nubi, a 29-year-old Nigerian adventurer living in the United Kingdom who has traveled to 80 countries, is planning a ground-breaking solo road journey. She is driving from London to Lagos rather than taking a flight.
Why is she doing this, you could wonder. This ambitious quest is more than just another stop on her travel itinerary. It’s motivated by the thrill of adventure, a desire to inspire other female solo travelers, particularly black women, and a desire to challenge preconceived beliefs about what is possible.
Pelumi goes on to say, “It’s important to see people do things and open your eyes to what’s possible.”Some individuals are unaware that it is possible to go from London to Lagos via vehicle.
What is the overall plan? To travel across 17 countries in two months, experiencing every city and landscape along the way. Her voyage takes her from England via France, Spain, Morocco, and over the vast West Sahara Desert. From there, she’ll go through Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin before arriving in Lagos.
The expedition will begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, and conclude at the end of March. This isn’t Pelumi’s first road trip. She has done the Lagos-Ghana journey twice, spent two weeks exploring Namibia, and driven from London to Lake Como in Italy.
This epic voyage will necessitate a substantial quantity of finance. Pelumi estimates that the entire excursion will cost between $15,000 and $20,000, which includes transportation, housing, and supplies. A year of careful preparation and personal funds has laid the groundwork, but she is looking for help from those who want to join her on this journey.
Support Pelumi by using the hashtag #London2LagosByRoad.