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Kenya to South Africa on Royal Enfields

We are a group of friends (3 of us), planning a journey from Kenya to South Africa on our Royal Enfield motorcycles coinciding with the Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. We will be traversing through 6 countries viz Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa respectively. Our rough itinerary is as follows – start from Mombasa (Kenya) – Arusha, Kondoe Irangi, Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya (Tanzania), Mzuzu, Lilongwe (Malawi), Chipata, Lusaka, Livingstone (Zambia), Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Polokwane, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town (South Africa). Can anyone suggest some experiences, share any do’s and don’ts. Many thanks
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Great Idea!!! Good Luck!

Hi guys,

I think that´s a great Idea! I can´t help you planning, but I just want to wish you good luck!

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Hi Jens,

Thanks a ton. Along with spares and other stuff, for us, these good wishes are extremely important too..

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Hi again...

Hi again,

would be nice to travel with you, right now in Bolivia!!!

No Enfields around... what a shame...

Good Luck again - Jens
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Have a great trip and don't forget to post on here as to how the trip went.
Good luck, I'll be watching England win the World Cup on TV!
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Thanks guys for the wishes, Regret the delay in posting as was busy after coming back from Africa. Well about our journey - whatever could go wrong did go wrong!!!! The ship carrying our bikes got stranded on the high seas and there was a huge backlog at the Mombasa port which resulted in we losing 3 weeks before our RE's got unloaded.
So, we shifted to plan B ie we flew to SA first for the World cup, lucky to witness the best match of the WC - Brasil vs Holland @ PE and then Spain vs Paraguay @ Johannesburg, then flew back to Kenya.
Picked our RE's from Mombasa. Traveled Mombasa - Voi - Taveta - Moshi - Arusha - Ngorongoro - Machame - Tanga - Mombasa on our RE's. After doing Mombasa - Voi - Taveta on a motorcycle we can definitely vouch that this is the worst road on this globe. If one can sustain this patch, one can sustain anything
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