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this is my first long adventure threw africa the countrys i plan to travel threw are botswana,zambia,malawi,tanzania,kenya,ethiopia,sud an,egypt libya,algeria,morocco then into spain. has someone made this trip before and is it the "write way to go" if anyone could point me in the write direction as to start planing this trip.thanx
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The route you are suggesting is fairly straightforward. The last part will require more planning, particularly Libya to make sure you have correct invites / guides etc - what ever is required when you go through. East coast is straight, get visas on the border up to Ethiopia, Sudan needs a visa to be acquired in Addis Ababa. Egypt normally has a load of paper work and is a hassle on the border getting in. You also have to get a boat to cross the Sudan Egypt border. There is a regular ferry for foot passengers that I believe can take bikes but vehicles require a different infrequent barge. You can get stuck there for a while. You can't go from Algeria to Morrocco across the land border. You either have to go down into Niger / Mali / Mauritania / Western Sahara Morrocco or get a ferry out of Algeria to Europe. Have fun.

Other than searching this site, try africaoverland.net for specific expedition websites for ideas / maps / etc. Also try lonely planet guides, Chris Scott's Sahara Overland, Tom Shepards Expedition guide.

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