The campsite's resident hippo.

The Team

Vegan Without Frontiers Limited is a Not-For Profit Company, registered in the United Kingdom. This does not mean that we do not aim to be ‘profitable’, just that all proceeds are directed to charities or other worthy causes and projects. Set up by Jonathan Duffield in order to share his experiences of exploration with other vegans, or as he likes to say (with a degree of amusement) ‘to inflict Africa on them’. Guests are invited to join Vegan Without Frontiers and be a part of the adventure.


Jonathan had accumulated extensive adventures already, before driving the length and breadth of Africa, twice.

From 2000-2005 he trained for and competed as foredeck crew in ‘The World’s Toughest Yacht Race’ – racing from the UK around Cape Horn to New Zealand and Australia in Global Challenge 2004-5.

Not all these adventures were quite so ‘serious’ – travelling the world bungy jumping dressed as a pantomime horse, backcountry skiing, and dragging an assorted rabble of adrenaline (and wine) junkies around Europe on extreme sports challenges through the Dangerless Sports Club.

Then in 2014 the African adventures began. The original expedition by 4×4 vehicle led through Europe, Eastern Africa and on towards Cape Town. In the second expedition, Jonathan was joined by new and old friends for various sections of the journey through North West and Southern Africa.

Now you can join us too!

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My name is Ady Namaran Coulibaly. I am vegan, editor for Health Africa Magazine (the only Bilingual Vegetarian Magazine in Africa) and also the campaign manager for Meatless Monday Ghana.

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Agne has been putting up with Jonathan for the last decade or so - joining in with various bungy jumping expeditions and other such entertainments along the way. In her own right she has been offshore yacht racing and long distance cycling among other adventures. This time she joined in for a bit of overlanding from Namibia to the Victoria Falls.

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Amanda was on a meet and interview 365 Vegans in a year (or however long it takes!) to see and show quite how different we all are. Amanda flew out to meet up in Ghana, where we found lots of vegans and went on a road trip into the forested mountains near the border with Togo.

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Katana (Katya) is an artist. She’s lived in four countries but after five years in America to study and work, she had to come back to Europe and ended up living in London for the second time in her life. As much as living at home with parents can be lovely and enjoyable, it was time to move on and find a job/continue studying/recognize real life coming at her. Instead, she decided to join Jon for a six months adventure.

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We first met Leo at his home on the Tanzanian coast in 2014 and persuaded him to join us for the rest of the trip. He has since continued on his travels and went to check out the snow in New York by bicycle...where it snowed A LOT, so he came back to Africa and travelled home to Tanzania from Namibia. he's back at Peponi now if you want to go visit...

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Pete used to think he was a cat, and was tortured for his beliefs by his cruel brother, Jonathan. He has moved on since those days, but we are still having trouble getting him to stop eating furry creatures, so a little vegan break was a nice change. He joined in for the first bit of the trip from Spain to Morocco.

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Yury joined for a leg down the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara from Casablanca to Dakhla, having visited Morocco before and been told of the wild route South along the Atlantic by the owner of a guest house he was staying in. So he came back to experience it first hand, and really get out into the desert on the way.

Vegan Adventure Travel – Holidays, Expeditions – Overland Africa