Africa - What's hot and wha'ts not?
After one years planning, I only have one year left to go before I leave for Africa. It’s surprising how quickly time goes when you’re having fun poring over maps, country guides and reading the HUBB.
This post is for all those people that are in Africa or have travelled through Africa. What I’m basically interested in is what you think is worth seeing and what you thought was a real disappointment. Please include tourist and non-tourist sites. Well anything really.
The list of countries I’m planning on travelling through are…
Leaving from the UK
Back to the UK.
namibia is good but dont miss botswana? the pans are mind blowing, eastern province of zambia is humbling .. you'll get as many opinions as there are posts
France - Ha!
Spain - Go to Portugal! It's fantastic and cheap
Morocco - Chefchaouen
Mauritania - Auberge Sahara in NKT
Senegal - Camping Robinson in St Louis
Mali - Nioro-Diema road is hell but you'll e glad you did it
Burkina Faso - Noel at Casafrica is a great bloke
Niger - Not the zoo in Niamey
Nigeria - Cops in the North are nice
Tanzania - Zanzibar nice for a holiday
Kenya - Nairobi is great
Uganda - Jinja (rafting)
Ethiopia - poss my favourite. Cool weather at last.
Greece - I like Paros!
London-Cape Town 2004-06
Buenos Aires-Vancouver 2008-10:
I got the ferry from Spain to Mellila, and (arriving at 6am!) it felt like a good start to a long trip. Just slipping into Africa pretty much un-noticed. No touts like Tanger, the police/officials gave me the customs forms and showed me where to queue. From there over the Rif mountains. Excellent.
Blue Nile Gorge north of Addis (towards Gondar) is a pretty good ride. The museums in Addis a pretty good too, for some off the bike stuff
Mali, the Catholic Mission in Bamako (if you can get in) is a good place to stay.
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