Hi - We are also looking for routes though Africa. We have been advsied that Sudan is closed - fullstop. Too dangerous even for the most hardcore traveller. The CAR has been suggested as a replacement, but that has recently seen fighting, and will be a v dangerous place. The safest route it appears is to drive down the west coast, through Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, PRCongo, DRCongo, Angola, Namibia & RSA. It looks like we are going to drive up the east coast from CT to Kenya, the dogleg down to Namibia and then turn north, returning to Europe via the West Coast of Africa.