Africa for beginners winter 13/14....
I've just bought myself another F650GS after a long break and I'm sooo excited!
After getting my groove back in the saddle at weekends around France (I live here) this summer I am thinking about taking my first proper long scary trip this winter - and being a sun worshipper (and a bit of a wuss having lived in the tropics for years) Africa, being on my doorstep as it were, seems to fit the bill.....
As long as I can get the job I want this season (and hence the dosh) I plan to head out in November for about 4 months.... at least. I do actually want to see stuff on the way though, not just hare down as far as possible as fast as possible! I'm thinking awesome views, safari type stuff, mountain gorillas, scuba diving with giant manta rays in Mozambique etc - it's not ALL about the riding (although I may well be in a minority here
I have no idea how far I will get, but I do have friends in SA, Namibia and Angola so would like to make it all the way if that's even possible in my time scale, given that I want to stop and hug elephants on the way if they'll let me!
All advice and fellow travellers welcome....
Last edited by annakm; 18 Feb 2013 at 22:24.