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For anyone who has done overland tours in Africa, what type electrical outlets are found where?  I know that many places use Type M, but there is no consistency.  Any info appreciated.

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As you have correctly identified, it varies so widely it is impossible to be general (and you’ll frequently find a mix). Bluntly, it sometimes  depends on who was the former colonial power, so U.K. or Euro style sockets. A universal adapter may be ideal!


Type M is really only generally found in Southern Africa, but certainly consider one for South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Mozambique. 


What countries are are you considering?

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