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UK - Vlad or UK - CapeTown?

Quick survey - has anyone done both a RTW and a Europe to South Africa trip and which did they prefer? Open question, I know but please keep answers on track.

Just back from Cape Town and trying to find out how a RTW/E.Russia trip would compare?

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A few have done the whole enchilada, others bits and pieces. For example MotoEdde did an across Africa and then over to Vlad although I´m not sure how far south he went in Africa. Edde? I bumbled my way from Vlad to Mongolia and later from Europe to South Africa. Depends on what you like best but from my perspective the continent of Africa may have been a bit more appealing, if for nothing else than it had a great combination of fascinating geography, culture, and wildlife. Matter of preference really.
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Quick survey - has anyone done both a RTW and a Europe to South Africa trip and which did they prefer? Open question, I know but please keep answers on track.

Just back from Cape Town and trying to find out how a RTW/E.Russia trip would compare?

Hi!
I ve done Poland-Cape Town in 2005 and Poland-Magadan in 2007.
I took the east route to Cape so a bit different then yours. On the east there is not too much offroad - only Sudan, Ethiopia and northern Mozambik.
I would recommend you to go to Vlad or Magadan through the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia. There was much more fun of riding there then in Africa.
So I would say that the MotoSiberia.com definitly won over MotoAfryka.com about the joy of riding motorcycle.

People, I love both people from Africa and old Soviet Union. In Africa they are so optimistic/happy. But in the old USSR they are like less afraid of you then people in Africa. So its easier to find very good friends in Russia, specially if you speak a bit russian and drink vodka

Food - this is a plus for Africa. Cenral Asia, Mongolia - mouton meat all the time.
In Africa loved the T-bone in Kenia, Uganda, injera in Ethiopia, good chicken evrywhere.
Beers better in Africa (specially ethiopian s!), vodka better in Russia.

Africa was a bit more vacation style - many things to do apart riding like white water rafting, safari, bunji jumping, paradise places like Zanzibar or Ilha de Mozambik. Trip to Magadan - much more time spend on riding. Africa - good weather, almost 4 months of sunchine. MotoSiberia - from +50 Celsius to -8 Celsius. Much more wild.

If I could ride for 12 months, I would go for 6 months to Siberia and 6 months to Africa
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