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To Addis by bus/hitch

Hi,

I'm thinking about taking an overland route to visit Addis early 2010 (february probably). Does anyone have any recent info re travelling on public transport (or otherwise hitching) to Addis ... I'm assuming the best way is from Egypt through Sudan, and I have dug around on the net a bit but not found much current information yet. So any advice is very welcome.

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There are multiple public transport options in most countries, some more adventuresome than others. One segment to be aware of with less than regularly scheduled serivce if Wadi Halfa to Dongola. The once a week ferry drops everyone off, and you would want to catch any transport south otherwise you may have to wait up to a week until the traffic picks up again. You can always be lucky and catch someone heading south, or perhaps hook up with some overlanders as everyone gets backed up waiting for the ferry. All doable, much patience required as you know. Personally, I'd prefer the freedom of a bike, but any adventure is good adventure.
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Cheers.

I'm attracted by the bicycle option mentioned below but I don't think I'll have enough time and I doubt my old Raleigh MTrax is really up for it ...

Anyway I'd be happy to hear of any public transport experiences other people have had on this route. Thanks again.
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