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Africa Overland by motorbike

I'm planning to cross Africa by motorbike (suzuki gn 250) from Tunisi to Cape Town, via Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, ....
8 mounths: 02/2002 to 09/2002
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A GN 250... Yikes!

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You be better getting someone with a 4 wheel drive to follow you
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Don't let these guys put you off. Your bike's probably not the ideal choice but the fact is the trip can be done on virtually ANY bike - given enough time and determination. Good luck mate (from a fellow traveller who has actually been there and done that!)
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to all who thinks that a 250 cc it's not enough
I am in Tanzania!!!!!!
I have been in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, SUDAN, Ethiopia, Kenya...

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Good onya Chiacchio!

So are you going to send us something for the ezine on your travels? And maybe a photo or two? Prove you've done it on a 250!

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Hi Grant,

meybe I'll send you somethings (photo of course) when I'll be back to Italy!!!!
Give me the time to write it first in italian...than in english (it's hard!)

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I want to travel from Egypt to Tunis through Libya, but I have heard you have to apply for an invitation in groups of 4, I'm looking for three othrs and we don't have to travel at the same time, are you interested? If you have heard anything different about this let me know.
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I am in cape Town now!

I did not get a libyan visa so I travelled via greece, turkey, syria, jordan, egypt, sudan, ethiopia, kenya, tanzania, malawi, mozambique, zimbabwe, south africa...and I am going back...different way!

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Hi Grant,

here some info and pictures about my african trip on Suzuki GN 250:
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...002inglese.htm

http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...fotoafrica.htm

http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...fotoafrica.htm

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Good onya Chiacchio!

So are you going to send us something for the ezine on your travels? And maybe a photo or two? Prove you've done it on a 250!



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I forgot one link:

http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...ociclismo1.htm


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Hi Grant,

here some info and pictures about my african trip on Suzuki GN 250:
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...002inglese.htm

http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...fotoafrica.htm

http://spazioinwind.libero.it/viaggi...fotoafrica.htm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><HR><font face="" size="2">Originally posted by Grant Johnson:
Good onya Chiacchio!

So are you going to send us something for the ezine on your travels? And maybe a photo or two? Prove you've done it on a 250!



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Well Done!!!
This just proves if you have the balls you can do it on any bike!
Carry on riding

How many KM's has your bike done?
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From Italy to Cape Town...and From Cape Town to Lusaka...about 27000 km's. When I started the bike had 50000 km's
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Well Done!!!
This just proves if you have the balls you can do it on any bike!
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