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UK to Cape Town

I am planning an overland trip on a Ural to Cape Town. I am going to leave the end of September. This is the route I have tentively settled on: London, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Egypt, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa. The first part of the trip through Turkey I have done before. After that it will all be new. If anyone has any ideas, experience, or suggestion, please let me know. I am trying to learn as much as possible as I can before I leave. I have read the post and many books and articles but I would like to hear some first hand experiences from people who have traveled these areas.

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Hopefully you'll take all the critical Ural parts with you?

I'll keep my fingers crossed - travelling long distance with Ural on remote areas is a real mechanical challange i think, indeed, should be lot of adventure indeed .

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It' smart to skip Israel...

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Another thing-the Syria/Israel border is closed. mybe Syria-Jordan-Israel-Egypt?
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If you've been to Israel, forget about going to Sudan. Try to get your Sudan Visa as soon as possable anyway.
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Thats the same route I did in 2002/03 on an oldish G/S, shouldn't have any problems on a Ural but maybe Sudan and a US passport won't get along too well though I met an Isreali travelling on a US passport in Syria. If you want any specific info mail me. Regards Chris
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hi these guys are doing a smart route


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i'll be following in september
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My plans have changed I will be leaving the end of May. I have decided I am going to skip Israel. I appreciate all the advice, i am really anxious to get going.
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Hi we are planning to do a very similar route next in 06 about the same time of year. I would be very interested to hear about the weather conditions you will encounter. E.g. Heat in Egypt/Sudan and rainy season in Ethiopia. We have concerns about both these at would love to hear from someone whos done it.
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