The Voyage Home: Schedule


All dates and times are approximate and subject to Africa. Now that The Odyssey Expedition has been successfully completed, in the spirit of the adventure I will be overlanding it back my home town of Liverpool from Juba, South Sudan.

The Voyage Home (South Sudan To Liverpool)

 Juba, South Sudan               Tue 27 Nov
 Kampala, Uganda:                Thu 29 Nov
 Nairobi, Kenya:                 Fri 30 Nov
 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia:          Tue 04 Dec
 Khartoum, Sudan:                Mon 10 Dec
 Wadi Halfa, Sudan:              Wed 12 Dec
 Aswan, Egypt:                   Thu 13 Dec
 Cairo, Egypt:                   Fri 14 Dec
 Port Said, Egypt:               Sun 16 Dec dep 1900
 Iskenderun, Turkey:             Mon 17 Dec arr ~1900
 Istanbul, Turkey:               Tue 18 Dec - Wed 19 Dec
 Igoumensia, Greece:             Wed 19 Dec dep 2359
 Bari, Italy                     Thu 20 Dec arr 0830 dep 1538
 Paris, France:                  Fri 21 Dec arr 0930
 Liverpool, England:             Sat 22 Dec arr @ Pier Head 1450

Be warned – these dates could change at any time without warning!! But if you’re going to be in any of these places around the same time as me and you feel an overwhelming compulsion to buy me a drink(!), please get in touch via my ‘Contact‘ page.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. John

    If you’re in Hong Kong for a day or more you should take the ferry over to Macau, it’s obviously not a country for the purposes of the Odyssey but it’s always nice to add a territory right?

    1. Graham

      I’m thinkin’ what you’re thinkin’! Probably head over there on Monday.

  2. segacs

    Why would you go back to Singapore between Colombo and Mauritius? That doesn’t seem very logical. Also, I don’t see the Fortress Seychelles on this list. Don’t tell me you’ve given up on them!

    1. Graham

      That’s only if I can’t get a direct ship to Madagascar, it may be quicker to return to Singapore. And here’s where I’m planning to go in The Seychelles: – don’t think anyone’s going to be there to buy me a drink in the pub!!

      1. segacs

        Hahaha, even WikiTravel doesn’t have any info about Aldabra. That’s when you know you’re WAY off the beaten path.

  3. GrahamStalker

    This would be a lot easier if you would just join up with the Somalian pirates.
    Buy an eye patch and send out some resumes.

  4. gavinmac

    Good thinking by John.

    What route are you taking from Hong Kong to Singapore? I’ll be in Bangkok but not until May 19-22, so you’ll probably be gone.

    I suppose I could try to swing by Colombo. I’ve never been to Sri Lanka and need to add it to my own country list.

    Of course, I’d just fly there, I’m not a total weirdo.

    1. Graham

      HK > China > Laos > Thailand > Malaysia > Singapore. But yeah, I’m going to miss you – I hope to be in Singapore this time next week.

  5. Dino


    You do appear to have missed off the Seychelles.

    Also what is with the lap of honour shit? Don’t BA do a direct flight from South Sudan?

    I’d be on that thing quicker than a fat lass on chips.

    1. gavinmac

      I think I understand the reason for the lap of honour. He’s going to try to drum up publicity in the UK upon his return and get interviewed on TV and whatnot. He has a better chance of that if he has just returned by road/boat like a true adventurer, rather than wandering off a plane at Terminal 5.

      Of course, he’ll need a new hat first, because no one’s going to interview an adventurer without a hat.

      1. Graham

        I’ve got a new hat, gavinmac is spot on about publicity and where I plan to go in the Seychelles is uninhabited: Yes I know I need permission. And a yacht.

  6. Jos

    Muchos jealous of your journey. If you need a bed for the night in Sing we’ll have a spare room until the 18th-ish. Boyf and I also used to live in the Maldives so can offer any knowledge or contacts that we have over there.

  7. Cody

    I think you’ve made a mistake… Dodoma is in Tanzania not Kenya.

    1. Graham

      Ha! You’re right… it’s the capital an’ all! Just making sure you’re paying attention 😉

      1. Cody

        Hate to be Particular again, but I think you’ve missed an ‘a’ in Nairobi. Sorry! 😉

  8. Roland Bol

    If they are still operating (website is from 2005), this
    would be a day shorter than the Mwanza shortcut.
    I’m not sure why Google sent me there, maybe because I’m in Scandinavia …

    Apparently there is also a direct bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka.

    BTW, what’s Dublin doing in your itinerary??

    1. Graham

      Hey Roland,

      Thanks. Scandinavia buses are sadly no longer with us, but there are other companies that run the same routes at the same times, so the plan should be roughly the same. As you can see, I’ve changed my itinerary so that I now go via Dar es Salaam, as it is tarmac all the way and I won’t have to change buses so often.

      DUBLIN is on my itinerary because I want to return to Liverpool on a ship. The Irish ferry comes alongside the great Liver Building in my hometown and I’m sure you’ll agree it’ll be a most appropriate means of arrival back into the UK!

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