Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania + ?
I'm a British National living in Portugal planning to travel with my Austrian partner next January down the western part of North Africa on my GS 1150 before maybe heading inland to Timbuctoo and then north again through Algeria and home.
Reason for the trip is as a well earned break after a couple of year's hard work and we'd like to do some, (heavens above!) birdwatching on the way, probably in northern Mauritania.
I'd welcome any tips on visa requirements, routes to travel, (or avoid), preparation etc etc.
We wouldn't be averse to traveling with someone else if anyone wants to join us, but we're tied to the dates of departure, 4th Jan, and return, 4th Feb, from/to southern Portugal.
Our ages are 50 and 38 if that makes a difference; I've been riding all my life, (ex despatch rider), but this'll be the first real trip for my lovely lass. Between us we speak English, German, Portuguese and French.
That's enough for now!