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I am planning atrip in June 2008 from Durban, SA to Cairo. I have about six weeks to do this. Anyone care to join me or offer any advice or tips.
I will be riding a BMW 1200GS or a KTM690 Adventure, haven't yet decided. I own a business so time is limited, i think 6 weeks is a rush but definetly possible.
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I am planning atrip in June 2008 from Durban, SA to Cairo. I have about six weeks to do this. Anyone care to join me or offer any advice or tips.
I will be riding a BMW 1200GS or a KTM690 Adventure, haven't yet decided. I own a business so time is limited, i think 6 weeks is a rush but definetly possible.
At the last UK Horizons meet the man who handles Carnets for the UK said that the carnet cost for Egypt is very high. Check that one out?
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I am planning atrip in June 2008 from Durban, SA to Cairo. I have about six weeks to do this. Anyone care to join me or offer any advice or tips.
I will be riding a BMW 1200GS or a KTM690 Adventure, haven't yet decided. I own a business so time is limited, i think 6 weeks is a rush but definetly possible.

Well they say you can get to Naai-robbery from CT in 2 weeks at a stead pace so that leaves you 4 weeks to cross the more difficult (terrain & beaurocracy) part of the trip.

Yes, if you haven't already, check with AASA about carnet requirements. I think you guys in SA only have to pay the AA 200% compared to the RAC 800% to get into Egypt but with one or two extra requirements. I understand Odette at AA is very helpful but phone her; forget about a email response.
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Doing a london to "ruff n tuff" Bluff at the end of year. I am going the atlantic route and will be in durban before you go!
I might have learned something on the trip that I could share with you over a .
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Hello there , i would say 6 weeks is really pushing it . I have been planning a london to cape town trip now for the past 18 months and finally leaving 12 October 2007 . Have met up with a few fellow overlanders that came from cape town up in 4 wheel drives and were delayed in ethiopia and sudan for total 3 weeks just waiting on visas . might be different on motorcycle , not sure . I will be in durban from the 3de oct and fly out 8th oct to start my trip so if you like we can hook up and chat . there are about 6 of us leaving between september and october now . the other are riding around via turkey ect and myself from tunisia and hoping to all meet up in egypt for the trip thru sudan . drop me a mail

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