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Landygirl ---

Sounds like an excellent trip. We're also based in Manchester UK and departing around the same time so it might be good to swap thoughts and compare 110's.
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hi guys,
Richard K, SaharaDave, Kaspars, Andysabb,Landygirl.
We will all head to Afrika around same time and more and less same route.


So shall we team up. make a convoy together?


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Bit late, but hopefully useful.

Niger-Libya not presently possible (although a colleague trying in about 2 weeks with some very heavy-hitting Libyan support - I'll let the forum know if he succeeds).

So you are looking at a completely different route or going Niger-Algeria-Tunisia-Libya...

...oh, and that's going to be REALLY expensive (obligatory guides for Algeria and Libya).

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Originally posted by Sam Rutherford:
Bit late, but hopefully useful.

Niger-Libya not presently possible (although a colleague trying in about 2 weeks with some very heavy-hitting Libyan support - I'll let the forum know if he succeeds).

So you are looking at a completely different route or going Niger-Algeria-Tunisia-Libya...

...oh, and that's going to be REALLY expensive (obligatory guides for Algeria and Libya).

Sam.
Hello Sam, Not a problem,My route will be France. Spain, Morocco, Atlas mountains, then down to western Sahara, Turn Left! and up through Mauritania, I will stay clear of Niger, as I understand Bandits may take your vehicle,unless anyone know different? and Algeria pain in butt with guides, so maybe only mauritania,and back,Im only going by the BOOK! Sahara overland, so onpen to updates, Vehicle is a very well equiped overlander, Dave,

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IMHO Niger's great and the threat of losing one's vehicle isn't that high particularly depending on where you are going. We came up from Ghana - Burkina Fasu - Niger - went as far north as Agadez then came back south and went round Lake Chad. There is a possibility of bandits further north but don't think they are that keen on Landrovers / Range Rovers, prefer Toyotas which as a Landrover owner suits me fine. Alot of its luck, we had a great time in Niger and got robbed three times in Chad.
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IMHO Niger's great and the threat of losing one's vehicle isn't that high particularly depending on where you are going. We came up from Ghana - Burkina Fasu - Niger - went as far north as Agadez then came back south and went round Lake Chad. There is a possibility of bandits further north but don't think they are that keen on Landrovers / Range Rovers, prefer Toyotas which as a Landrover owner suits me fine. Alot of its luck, we had a great time in Niger and got robbed three times in Chad.
Hi Toby, thanks for info! its always good to get update, our trek is in Jan if all is ready, so I will take on board your comments, even final route is open to alteration, curious as to how much you were robbed and details? Dave,
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Hey Wassup landigirl,
Myself and my buddy are going to be hitting the same trail beginning march, we'll be on two orange motorcycles and taking 3-4mnths to do the same trip so i'm sure we'll be catching up with you on the route. hail us down and say howzit.
best of luck
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Originally posted by Landygirl:
I'm preparing LR 110 for trans-Africa trip, departing UK mid-December...heading into Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger, Libya... and down East side of Africa...home to Cape Town...

Hello LandyGirl
Curious if you are still looking for travel companion(s).

I am a photographer and filmmaker from the US, experienced with backcountry hiking expeditions, yacht/boating trips and international travel.

I'm low maintenance, can cook up a pretty decent meal, and know my way around off-road vehicles (had a '76 LandCruiser FJ40 for several years). My French is admittedly a little rusty, but I can get by in that department too.

If you're still looking for someone, please email me the latest on your proposed itinerary and timetable.
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Hi Thanks for reply, I cannot guarantee the trek will happen this Jan/Feb 2006 But Im looking for possible companions if it does, but must have own fully prepared overlander, to make up convoy, minimum two vehicles +, if I dont go it WILL happen in JAN/FEB 2007
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If you are all meeting up for a convoy would be good to meet up for at least a part. I will be travelling down from UK leaving Portsmouth on the 16th Dec for Bilbao, down through Spain, Marocco, Mauritania, Mali. I am then going up to Timbuktu and then out to the 3 day music festival in the desert 65km north west of Timbuktu on the 13/14/15th of Jan. After that I will be going back the same route. But could meet on the way down. I will be in a Landy 90 and billy no mates on me own so would be good for me to meet up with others for parts of the trip.

e-mail me if want to keep in touch if dates match. gerry@coppell.fslife.co.uk.

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Hiya,

Okay I will be doing the Mauritanian Border around about 16th of Janaury 2006 - who else will be around between Nohadibou and Noukchott

I know I have spelt them wrong. I will be returning on that stretch on about the 16th of March.

However, on the way down I would appreciate a couple of companions in their own vehicles.

Yours

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I'm hoping to leave southern France on 16th December for Morocco and southbound - not sure whether to go to Mali or Senegal as a final destination.

I want to be back in France by 7th January for work, so anyone heading north I'd also be interested!!

I would be keen to join a team heading that way, either here in France (I'm not far from Sete, ferry terminal - I'd go on the ferry solo if I don't find anyone) or further south, in Spain/Morocco, happy to share costs!

Experienced traveller, navigator, driver and will happily cook!

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Hello all,
Have been reading the forums with much interest for many months now and have finally jumped on board. My friend and I are in the midst of my own trek from Spain to Sub-Saharan West Africa and would love to join up as passengers through the Sahara in late December or anytime in January. If any of you above are still looking for company, please let us know. We have previous experience in the Sahara (2003) and will contribute, of course, for fuel and supplies. We can cook, navigate, drive and are very flexible. Let us know... thanks!

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Many thanks to you all for your replies, there is a strong possibility that I will postpone oue expedition until Jan 2007 and not 2006, it will give us another year of preparation, and fund raising,
All the best,Safe journey,
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Hi there

we did the route in a pink suzuki sj413 a couple of years ago for the same cause. we managed to raise over £3000 which was far more than we expected, I think because it is a disease that has touched more people than you realise. The book of the trip can be seen and bought on plymouth-dakar.com. I am going back to the Gambia in April 2006 with 2 other vehicles to take some school supplies, but not sure if this hooks up with your itinery. The plan is for about 1200miles of piste driving. 2007 I may be interested in hooking up for a repeat breast cancer trip.

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