A couple of Moroccan engineers stop in Libreville during their incredible continental journey

#Morocco : A young couple of Moroccan engineers have been on a journey through Africa for 5 months. They stopped in Gabon’s capital Libreville. The opportunity for them to tell the first part of their incredible journey.

The adventures of Omar Berrahos and his wife Chadyne Rahhali began in Morocco on 22 January. For about a month, they toured the Deep Kingdom before meeting in the western and central continents with a stopover in Libreville, Gabon. “We did Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon … A total of 11 countries after Morocco. We were a little tired of the routine. Especially when I worked in Paris for 8 years and Chadyne in 5 years. We actually wanted to see something else, “says Omar Berraho.

An incredible adventure aboard a fully restored older version of the Range Rover, and it is this monster on the road known for its inability to collapse that has just allowed them to cross the equator in Gabon from Cameroon.

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It must be said that the desire to discover other cultures and other horizons in Africa is the basis of Omar and Chadyne’s travel project. From this experience, the young Moroccan couple holds very fond memories until then. “We told ourselves that the best way to do that is to take a car to discover the road and the small villages. We met a lot of people who welcomed us in many countries, especially in Abidjan and Cameroon etc. In addition, we met a lot of people in small remote villages. It is true that we could not communicate, but we showed them our lifestyle, which seemed strange to them. Then there was a magical bond created between us. The communication took place with gestures because there were villages where no one spoke French. Afterwards, everything remains human, they knew, for example, that we should sleep. Several times they offered us vegetables and fruits, ”the two tourists explain.

The couple prepared for their trip with very little in the car. Just a roof tent to sleep on, some clothes and above all a perfect interior of their vehicle, as Omar Berraho shows us: “There is a small shelf where you cook to set the stove, etc. We have a work table and a small space that we use as storage. It’s a gas stove. We have a small Moroccan touch, which is a tagine, and there is a faucet, which is powered by a water tank, an electric cooler and a 300 W electric solar panel with two batteries, which allows us to be autonomous for 5 or 6 days ”. explains Omar Berraho.

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While the two adventurers are recovering in Libreville, they presented their courtesy to the Moroccan ambassador in Gabon. Abdellah Sbihi visibly admired their courage to discover the other Africa: “Here are two young Moroccans, two young countrymen who also live in Paris, who studied engineering, and who had this very original, very special thing to travel on our beautiful continent. I am really honored to receive them today as part of this World Day for Africa, which we have recently celebrated and which we will continue to celebrate tonight at the residence of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco.Two young compatriots who left the Kingdom Morocco 5 months ago, which is in their 11th host country, and which confirmed to me that they were well received by our African friends and brothers, and I can say that they are two young ambassadors, it is in this capacity that I also received them ”, the diplomat rejoiced.

After Libreville, the tale of the two young Moroccans continues and has its epilogue in South Africa.

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