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Old 17 Aug 2008
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Travel from Europe through the Sahara —*advice? Anyone want to come along?

Hey there,

I've recently been inspired to plan a trip from Europe through the Sahara. Since I'm not crazy, I will almost certainly be taking the Mauritanian route. Would love to explore around, check out Mali, Niger, etc.

Does anyone have any advice for this trip? Will likely be taking a car this time, since I do not trust myself on a bike in the Sahara.

Also, would love to find a travel partner for the trip. No dates yet, but is anyone else interests?

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In early Nov 08 I'll drive a 4WD from Austria to Quagadougou, Burkina Faso arriving there somehow end of Nov /early Dec.

Route: Liechtenstein - Geneva - Barcelona - Tanger - Meknes - Fes - Quazazate -Excursion: Gorge du Todra to Gorge du Draa - from there pretty straight via Westsahara and Mauretania to Dakar, Senegal - Excursion to the mangroves of Gambia (probably without car) - then pretty straight via Bamako, Mali to Quagadougou, Burkina Faso.

I'll deliver the car in Quaga, but can still use it up to late March. So, I'll leave Quaga after some days to Bolgatanga, Upper East /Ghana, as this is my home base in West Afrika Whre I'll stay for a week or two. Excursions within Ghana, Dogon-country, Mali and perhaps Benin from north to south are intended. On route I'll stay at camp-sites, lokal guest-house or cheap hotel, in Bolga more or less private.

For the way down to Quaga I'm looking for a travelmate on a cost sharing base (fuel & charges). Joining to Bolga and further excursions is possible. Africa-experience and French-knowledge appreciated, required visas issued in Europe required.

I like Canadians as I had a good time travelling in Canada espacially in NWT ;-)

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We are leaving the Netherlands at the 8th of October to take the Sahara route to Capetown.
The route will be Mauritanie, Mali, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Congo's (Where we work for a small dutch foundation) Zambia, Nanibie, Botswana and South-Africa. We will drive home on the eastern route.


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What About Africa (www.whataboutafrica.org) Volg onze reis naar Afrika vanaf oktober 2008
Africa with a smile!!!
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