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Yeti, road conditions is another thread altogether. Best to ask specifically in each regional section, but in sub-Saharan Africa for example would depend on the season in many places. Have a look at Tracks4Africa.
ORC, I suspect the octane is the same in Mali (and Niger) as it is in Burkina as all those countries are in thrall of Total's near-European prices.
Interesting to hear that UNL is all phased out in Africa of all places. I had a long 'r u sure' debate with the bloke who found that info on XT Forum. There is hope for us all.
Thanks for the links and all the rest for chipping in too. Bernd S - very nicely formatted!
For recent prices on the areas I know (Sahara and North Africa), go to the map here and click a country.
Northern Mozambique: with exchange rate at MZN 27.70 = 1 USD
Mocimboa da Praia: Diesel MZN 41.75/litre ($1.49), Petrol MZN 52.46/litre ($1.87)
Pemba: Diesel MZN 39.91/litre ($1.43), Petrol 51.50/litre ($1.84)
Mandimba (border with Malawi – filled up here due to shortage in Malawi): Diesel MZN 42.95
Malawi: with official exchange rate at MWK 150 = 1 USD
Offically set at
Diesel MWK 260/litre ($1.73), Petrol MWK 290/litre ($1.93)
This is fairly theoretical as fuel availability is very patchy, and even the offical exchange rate used above is of limited relevance as there is now a black market of up to MWK 180 for 1 USD
Nigeria: Petrol (official 65NGN - not available) 100Naira out of bottle/canister, quality mostly good, check if they are serving local bikes out of the same canister, than most likely no water added. Diesel: around 150/200NGN now, scarse at filling stations
Zambia: August 2011 With exchange rate at ZMK 4975 = 1 USD
Throughout the country: Diesel ZMK 7958/litre ($1.60), Petrol ZMK 8647/litre ($1.74)
Zimbabwe: August 2011 - country is on USD
Makuti: Petrol USD 1.52/litre, Diesel USD 1.40/ litre
Harare: Petrol USD 1.43/litre, Diesel USD 1.30/ litre
Bulawayo: Petrol USD 1.45/litre, Diesel USD 1.32/ litre
Botswana: September 2011 With exchange rate at BWP 6.95 = 1 USD
Throughout the country: Diesel BWP 7.87/litre ($1.13), Petrol BWP 7.83/litre ($1.13)
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