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Old 27 Jul 2009
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Addis to Capetown - All Eastafrica

Hi there,

we plan to ride from Addis down to Capetown, visiting Kenya, Uganda, Ruanda, Tanzania, Malawi, and perhaps Namibia or perhaps Mozambique from Septembre to Decembre. If anyone got special hints, places to see (or to stay), we would to love to hear.

If someone is on the road out there, perhaps we can meet...

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Eva and Thomas
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Hi Eva & Thomas,

Sounds like a great ride. If you don't mind me asking, are you starting in Addis to avoid Egypt and Sudan and their associated hassles? There typically aren't many people flying into Addis, but some certainly have done it. We met a couple of Austrian guys that shipped in and out, not much hassle but a bit expensive for shipping.

As for places, there are a great many, and every country is different. In general though, a fairly standard overland route exists but it gets busier and more well travelled the more south you go. Make sure to explore as much of Ethiopia as you can. The Omo valley is a great destination, and f you are up for some additoinal adventure, the Lake Turkhana route into Kenya is a classic, but can be tough going. Have a great trip.
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You guys are going to have a great time! But why miss out on Sudan and Egypt? Sudan is an incredible country to travel through with amazing people. Especially the northern section from Wadi Halfa to Dongola. Kenya is great, don't miss Uganda under any circumstances! Awesome contry!
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