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Central African Rainy season.

I am a Uk national male 43 in a landcruiser. Currently in Gambia and heading Mali, Burkima Faso Ghana and south west coast to cape town. Looking for a friend to get across some of the more hectic stuff in central Africa. Rainy season here and think it will be a big one;so am thinking swallow my pride and ask for some support. Anyone going that way?? Be good to here from you. Daniel.
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wrong place but hello anyway

Try putting the post in Travellers seeking travellers mate, you have more success,
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It's possible to do it by yourself if your well prepared. Though it is a hard and tiring slog, but the roads are getting better year by year. I did it in 2009/10 alone.

You may meet up with other travellers in a few key points - like the Sheraton in Abuja (free camping by the soccer field).
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Hi Daniel
I'm in Mauritania now heading for Togo on my motorcycle. I started my Around Africa Trip a year ago. I came up the eastcoast of Africa, Middle East, Europe and now back in Africa.
Unfortunately (I regret it now), I sold my motorcycle to an Australian guy who will be studying in Ghana. He has already given me a deposit so the deal is a certainty. Our exchange takes place in Lome in the first week of August. I was planning on flying back to SA or somewhere else since it's still cold in SA.
If the timing works out, and you want a hitchiker, I'll be glad to travel with you for some of the way. I travel on a SA passport (I also have a Canadian one), so after Togo I require visas only for Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Angola
I'm a white collar by profession but am mechanical, 'bush' savvy and don't mind roughing it
You can contact me by e-mail if you wish on nmennigke@yahoo.ca
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Journey South.

Thanks for offer of support Nevill I got your email on my personal yahoo will send you one back!
For RoamingYak I wonder if you could tell me the harder parts of the journey south. I am thinking:- Mali,BurkinaFaso,Ghana,Togo,Benin,Nigeria,Cameroon ,Congo,Angola,Namibia,
S.A. What part of this is going to eat me in the rainy season alone. Truck is strong. 1994 4.2 liter turbo diesel 80 series land-cruiser with winch etc. Carrying little weight. Any advice appreciated.
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Daniel
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