Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > sub-Saharan Africa

sub-Saharan Africa Topics specific to sub-Saharan Africa. (Includes all countries South of 17 degrees latitude)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23 Nov 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 15
Sudan after the election?

looks like we will be crossing the sudan after the january 10 election. how long after the election should we plan on driving through to be sure everything is relatively stable?

i realize this is probably an impossible question to answer but any insights would be appreciated.

thanks, glenn.
Reply With Quote
Old 24 Nov 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Peja, Kosovo
Posts: 172
Hi Glenn,
Impossible to predict. Those of us here are expecting to return to work after the Xmas break, but we've made plans to get out at a moments notice. It's a day by day situation for the foreseeable future (measured in months rather than days) which possibly could deteriorate to an hour by hour senario.

If you're going Gedaref, KHT, Wadi Halfa you should be OK safetywise. The only caveat is that the northern authorities may prevent your onwards travel at any point, especially during the referendum time.

Do not attempt to cross the borders between North and South Sudan around that time. There has already been shelling along the border in Abyei State last week.

The forecast is also that we can expect increased JEM rebel activity in the North & the same for LRA in the South. Although these groups are not targeting foreigners, both have a history of kidnappings.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
Old 24 Nov 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 15
thanks for the quick reply cam

we plan on crossing from ethopia to ad-damazine to kht then wadi haifa. we like to take time to explore but will sneak through quickly if that is more prudent.

our schedule is open so we will take our time in kenya and ethiopia and see what unfolds. i will continue to watch this thread and would appreciate any updates.

thanks again

Reply With Quote
Old 28 Nov 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 11
hi all,
no one is sure about the future situation in southern sudan. I would not recommend anyone to go there during the referendum, but that is just a general advice. I have been in southern sudan mid november and although everyone was friendly, I heard about a lot of tensions and troop movements around borders....

In addition, I think that northern sudan does not let any travellers in during the referendum. So if you really want to go to the south, you will need to come from the south.

i will post a separate thread about my sudan experience.
all the best!!
Reply With Quote
Old 4 Dec 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Peja, Kosovo
Posts: 172
BlueToyo, you drove right past my front gate on the Yei Juba road. Too bad, we've got clean sheets and cold s for the occasional traveler that passes our way.

Preparations for the referendum continue. Foreign organistions are being 'asked' to contribute to the process. Looks more and more like the South will split from the North.

Another danger facing motorists here are the repaired roads. Before with the crap roads, everybody drove slowly. Now until the rains start again and the road washes away, everybody is driving at warp speed!
Reply With Quote
Old 9 Dec 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 15
We have no intention of heading to southern Sudan. We want to stick to the nile and head north. Bad drivers and bad roads I'm used to. I just don't want a gun pointed in my direction...
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jordan, Aqaba to Sudan, Port Sudan tomhughes209 sub-Saharan Africa 3 3 Aug 2010 16:10
Sudan - Wadi Haifa to Port Sudan Niallo Route Planning 3 16 Jan 2008 23:31
A tire election problem zaplaje Equipping the Bike - what's the best gear? 1 3 Nov 2007 00:11
Sudan albert wildgen Sahara Travel Forum 2 5 Nov 2006 19:44
Niger Chad Sudan Ethiopia Sudan?? sabreman sub-Saharan Africa 7 24 Mar 2003 20:08


NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events


Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:46.