The Vehicle
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A tremendous amount of work (and money, needless to say!) has gone into the design and building of our vehicle, over a period of about 3 years.

After much deliberation we named our vehicle Nyathi which means buffalo in Zulu, Swahili and a number of other African languages.  A buffalo is an extremely strong, solid animal which goes where it pleases, is somewhat fickle, and can drink 20 litres in an hour!  We think our Nyathi is like that a strong, thirsty, capable wanderer of the bush.

This was one of the many paintwork designs we were considering.  In the end we went with something cheap and simple.