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The first crossing of Africa by motor vehicle was completed in 1909 by the Imperial German Army Lieutenant Paul Graetz (1875-1968). At the time he was on an extended furlough as a military engineer stationed in German East Africa (today’s Tanzania).

He and his team arrived at Swakopmund on May 1, 1909, having left Dar es Salaam on August 10, 1907. While the journey of over 9,500 kilometres had taken nearly twice as long as had been originally anticipated, it was heralded as a major achievement.

The motor vehicle used for the expedition was custom designed according to Graetz’s instructions by then Süddeutsche Automobilfabrik Gaggenau GmbH, a company that became Benz-Werke Gaggenau (now Daimler AG - i.e., Mercedes Benz).

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