CapeTown to Nairobi - 7 days
In a '72 Series 11a Landrover to get back in time for return safari of 6 months! So take your pick how you want to do it. Try to avoid Dodoma but if you are on this road heading south, slam on the brakes when you see the sign for the Tarangire mine then proceed slowly.
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You only need a Carnet if you dont want to export and import your bike through every border post.
It is possible, from Uganda to Tanzania to obtain a temporary import permit for $90 covering three months. But this is virtually impossible to get unless you have a residence permit or citizenship of one of these countries. The same applies for Kenya and Malawi.
Zambia going South is a hassel but heading North into Zambia (ie from Zim was fine)
Dont know how happy I would be travelling with my fiancee in this situation. But maybe I'm a protective chauvenist git! I would leave that for Southern Africa and Malawi... Again thats just me.
A Carnet is a far simpler, and a considerably more versatile option.
If you insist on cash, go through into Tanzania then down into Mozambique for a very remote ride all the way to South Africa and miss out some great countryside. Be extremely cautious off a well used road. Landmines.
The road along the Kariba Lake shore is phenomenal; by bike better, yet very remote and isolated, ie dont break down.
Never camp in a dry river bed during the rainy season in S.Tanzania.
The potholes on the main road in Northern Zambia are intelligent and play mind games with you. Do not exceed 80kph.
Prepare yourself for at least one very cold night in Tanzania.
The road in Zambia on the Congo border has ghosts, I diddnt enjoy sleeping in the bushes, next time will head East not West, bad juju's
Oh so many things to do and so many choices, so much to tell.