I biked in South Africa and Lesotho before, on a BMW 650GS and in Ethiopia on a XT600. All are great biking. I am doing this one with my son who will be on a DR650. We still have to make final shipping arrangements, get carnet, get some bike parts/spares, etc. etc. By the way, what are you doing for insurance in Africa? When I did my South America trip two years ago I was able to get in-country insurance at each border crossing but not sure about Africa.
On our circle Lake Victoria part we may shoot up to South Sudan on a side-trip too as far as Juba or so. If the way was clear would love to go across Central African Republic to Cameroon if feasible/safe. We will have 3-5 months so flexible. Looks like we are just going up as far as Ethiopia and doing the circle and some of west side on way back to JoBurg to return to Canada.
Yes lets keep in touch.
Green Point is nice part of Cape Town to stay in with some affordable guesthouses, and also a ride to the bottom of the continent from CT is a spectacular day-trip to start things off right.
Larry larrynunavut at hotmail dot com