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Kenya to Nigeria - Do able??

Is it possible to cross from Kenya to Uganda, DRC, CAR into Nigeria? I am heading to Algeria, along the mediterranean and down again via the Nile. Is it advisable? I see no other way to get to Kano. what border crossings are recommended? Any advice most welcome!
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I expect it is a tough one, but this chap I met in Tanzania 3 years ago did it on a bicycle! here is his website address I hope it has something usefull.
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There is a recent thread on this site about crossing DRC by motorbike which will give you the flavor. Do a search for it. If that suits, you'll be fine. It's a bit out of my league, personally.

You sound like you're in the very early stages of research. You need to think about how you're going to get from Nigeria through Niger and Algeria, too. Some of this will not be easy, and perhaps not altogether safe. Again, if that's what you're after you're headed in the right direction.
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I know! But none of the countries I am passing thru can be described as stable! I've been planning this for a couple of years now, taken a while to beef up the money box and getting a LC80. I'd been tinkering around with the idea of starting from Nigeria (therefore bypassing congo) but now i want to do the full circle. Chris Scott's been very helpful and I have been in touch with a guide for Algeria. So my main concern is DRC, CAR and Niger. I read the Donkey and the Mule - Home blog, i think thats what you are referring to. I'll keep looking!
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