Cape town - Cairo (east africa)
I'm a 19 year old brit (why does this feel like the start of a lonely hearts ad...) planning on buying a cheap bike (something like xt350) in Cape Town then riding it through East Africa.
I'm roughly going through Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, but my itinery is fairly open barring any visa needs (I'm British so only need to get one in advance for Ethiopia and Sudan). Along the way i hope to do some of the usual touristy stuff so i can tell my mother i've done something interesting, as well as visit some off the beaten track areas!
I'm hoping to leave some time in May 2012, and was just wondering if anyone else will be in Southern/Eastern Africa around this time and i can buy you a drink in return for letting me pick your brains about overland travel and the best places to stay/get repairs etc.!!!
I'd also be interested in meeting up with others to go over the tricker or more dangerous points (Kenya-Ethiopia from what i've read being quite a difficult road).
Cheers, hopefully see you guys out there!