The winner of the Ranger Odyssey competition, selected from members of the public, will walk away with one of the Rangers that took part in the Odyssey at the culmination of the adventure.
Starting in Kenya and ending in South Africa, the group of specially selected participants will weave through Africa’s most diverse terrain in difficult conditions over 21 days. Hundreds of entries have already been received and will be narrowed down to an initial 20.
The 20 semi-finalists will have to prove they have what it takes to participate in the Ranger Odyssey at a gruelling boot camp which takes place at a secret location in Botswana. The top ten contestants to emerge from the boot camp will then participate in the three-week long journey.
“While the Ranger is built to tackle the harshest of environments not everyone has what it takes to conquer Africa,” explains Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly.
“The boot camp will test the participants to the limit with the aim of singling out those who can truly call themselves Ford Ranger Tough.”
The ten finalists begin their three-week long adventure in Kenya where they will travel through the Amboseli Reserve and the Serengeti on route to the Ngorongoro Crater. Along the way they will travel through Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, taking in the spectacular destinations that Africa has to offer before concluding their journey in South Africa.
Entries to the competition are now closed with the Ranger Odyssey taking place from June 24 to 14 July. All participants will be blogging about their experiences on www.rangerodyssey.com and wherever possible, they will be tweeting about their adventures using the #rangerodyssey hashtag.