Route to dakar
Posted this up on another forum and was recommened to ask here so heres what i put up:
"Hi guys, have had a quick search of the forums, but had a few specific questions about a trip me and a friend have planned,
THe basic premise is a trip from peterborough, through france, spain, morocco, marutiana and finishing in dakar , Now this may seem like a regularly "overdone" trip but the short answer of that is, we are complete novices!!
We plan to do this for charity and as a challenge (as everyone we know has said we will surely fail seeing as the most adventurous we get is choosing a cocktail over stella in the pub ) but have quite obviously, a load of concerns,
Mainly is the route we are taking, we've only been researching a few days now but have decided it seems the atlantic route is for us, we intend to do this alone and preferably without guides, what we want to know is:
is it possible to get a detailed guide to the atlantic route?
Does it involve a fairly decent amount of sand dune driving etc so we can atleast get some good photos?
Is this route dangerous? we are aware sections of it is mined but we are more concerned with getting robbed!
How long should the journey there and back take?
Theres about a million more things we are worrying about but we have roughly 6 months to plan it, prepare the vehicle, get some training in and prove everyone wrong
SO any help on those subjects is more than appreciated!
Any help is more than appreaciated!