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Driving from vest africa to east africa?

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We are 3 guys planning on driving through africa in a Land rover defender. As we all would like to drive throug Mali, Niger and Chad we need to know if its possible and/or safe to get throug to Sudan or Libya from Chad or any other way to the east.. then we are going down the "milk" routh to cape town...

Any help og tips would be greatly appriciated

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Chad to Libya not possible, Chad to Sudan - unlikely with Darfur but plenty of posts about that I am sure.
Why not consider the west route Cameroon to Angola etc - plenty to get your teeth into there from what I hear.
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Is Angola and the west route safe?

How much time should we have as a minimum?

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Originally posted by Chris Scott:
Chad to Libya not possible, Chad to Sudan - unlikely with Darfur but plenty of posts about that I am sure.
Why not consider the west route Cameroon to Angola etc - plenty to get your teeth into there from what I hear.
Chris S

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Hi
I completely agree with Chris. We did that trip last year and we hat no problem with safety. We went through Morocco -> Mauritania -> Mali-> Burkina -> Togo -> Benin -> Niger -> Chad -> Cameroon -> Gabon -> Congo -> Angola -> Namibia -> Botswana -> Zambia -> Malawi -> Mozambique -> South Africa ... in 7 month, 2 people with a Toyota HZJ78.
From Morocco to Namibia : 5 month.
It was really a great experience specially for the West Africa where french is spoken (we are french !)
Angola is one of our best memories. You can see all the details on our website (in french): http://www.kapsud.net
In Angola, we met other travellers with land-rover (english and american ones) and they were very happy to follow the West Route.
You can see their website (in english) :
http://www.popadd.com/ksv2africa
http://www.africaoverland.info/
And other friends (swiss and french) with a Pinzgauer
http://www.eleex.info
You can ask me more details if you want
Ciao

Nadine,


>Is Angola and the west route safe?

>How much time should we have as a minimum?

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Originally posted by Chris Scott:
Chad to Libya not possible, Chad to Sudan - unlikely with Darfur but plenty of posts about that I am sure.
Why not consider the west route Cameroon to Angola etc - plenty to get your teeth into there from what I hear.
Chris S



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