Originally Posted by amybaja
I haven't done the east but from What I've heard the east coast would be alot easier... there are better roads, more set up for tourist. more accommdation etc and the fact that there are less borders to cross than the west side.
I guess it depends on how much time you have and whether you will detour off the main roads.
Personally, I preferred West Africa - appears to be more interesting, primitive and more of an adventure!
Time is not on my side, so I would not be taking my lazy time down there.
We will be two vehicles driving down, and would like to make it a short a time as possible.
However, only my Land Cruiser will be coming back, unless we plan to drive to UK with another party in tow, and that will be the time I can slow down a bit.
So for quickness, and ease, the East coast looks like it will be the ease.
The return could well be the West coast, and take our time.
If we decided to go West coast, I would have liked to travel through Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, before crossing into Africa some where, is that difficult, possible or just impossible.