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Old 24 Jan 2012
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Google having a laugh:-)

I, just for fun, asked google for directions from Tanger to Windhoek but I wasn't ready for this


16,452 km, 10 days 4 hours

Sorry, tried to do all that embed stuff but didn't work.
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not too hard really

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Old 25 Jan 2012
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haha i like i wonder has anyone done it
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Directions as they stand from Algeria, to Niger, to Nigeria.
Who needs GPS?

109. Take the 2nd right onto Trans-Sahara Hwy/​N1
Go through 1 roundabout

301 km

110. Turn right toward N1
140 m

111. Take the 2nd right onto N1
4.8 km

112. Turn right toward N1
89 m

113. Take the 2nd right onto N1 Go through 1 roundabout

1,323 km

114. Turn left toward N1
33 m

115. Turn right toward N1
24 m

116. Slight left onto N1

117. Turn right to stay on N1 Entering Niger

406 km

118. Continue onto Unknown road
226 km

119. Turn left toward N25
500 m

120. Slight right onto N25
650 m

121. Turn right to stay on N25
42 m

122. Take the 1st left to stay on N25
1.5 km

123. Turn left to stay on N25
241 km

124. Turn left onto N11 Entering Nigeria

559 km

125. Continue onto N11 Pass by Restaurant (on the left in 550 m)
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16,452 km in 10 days

I love the way they try to use local photos when you try street view in Chad

Just tried 'avoid highways' but it takes 5 hours longer

All very reassuring really I think
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It's a bit outdated but a few years ago when it was more or less impossible to go down the western route this was more or less the main route.
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Google and West Coast

You can get directions Tanger to Tema, Ghana but even then some 'shortcuts', probably easier to do it in sections and I guess it would still work to Windhoek.

Google say 5828km to Tema in 3 days, 7 hours but experience is more like 17 days, allowing for delays like waiting for visa at Rabat.

Good Luck, Peter
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Haha, then try walking :-)

You'll need to take 8 ferries !

Tangier, Morocco to Windhoek, Namibia - Google Maps

Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.LOL
May you enjoy peace and good health !
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Google Map's way of saying, "If you're going there, I wouldn't start from here."
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