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Old 16 Nov 2010
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Last Call - UK to South Africa - West Coast

Hi

I will be leaving the UK on 8th December on my way to South Africa via:

Morocco; Western Sahara; Mauritania; Senegal [Gambia]; Mali; Ghana; Togo; Benin; Nigeria; Cameroon; Gabon; Congo [Cabinda]; DRC; Angola; Namibia; South Africa.

Hopefully, I will return going up the east coast

There are no time constraints and so I have plenty of time to "be a tourist".

The route is flexible and subject to last minute indecision.

I will be on an adapted BMW R80GS. My off road experience is limited and as such I will not be looking to challenge the Sahara or any significantly hard piste. My mechanical skills are limited to a 2V boxer engine with basic electrics.

If you are going my way or enroute, it would be great to meet up

G
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nice trip I am on the same tour but constraint by time as i only have 3 months

I arrive in western sahara on the 4th December from Gran Canaria and then head down, visiting the same countries, I'm in a Defender 110

Ben
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Hi, I am driving the same route starting from November 26. Now in France. Defender 110. Unlimited time and flexible approach. May take the eastern route on the way back. Would be great to meet.
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Hi

i would prefere to go to Burkina Faso insted Ghana and to avoid senegal to go from mauretania directly into mali but anyway...if you come to Gaboun, give Greetings from Tobi to the local familie at S00°26'58,0" E010°17'59,6". They would be realy happy if you print the foto 97, 34 and 35 for them as there is no way to post it:

Lone way up...eine etwas andere Afrikareise *live*

In Cameroun you could make new friend if you bring the foto 96 and 36 to GPS N03°53'23.6" E011°30'51.7".

Have fun, Tobi
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Hi, I am driving the same route starting from November 26. Now in France. Defender 110. Unlimited time and flexible approach. May take the eastern route on the way back. Would be great to meet.
Hi would be great to catch up; my start date is now delayed by one week to do some brake repairs :-(

Keep me informed on carinatauk@gmail.com and see if I can catch up at some point
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nice trip I am on the same tour but constraint by time as i only have 3 months

I arrive in western sahara on the 4th December from Gran Canaria and then head down, visiting the same countries, I'm in a Defender 110

Ben
Hi Ben, will see if we can catch up on the way :-)
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Hi

i would prefere to go to Burkina Faso insted Ghana and to avoid senegal to go from mauretania directly into mali but anyway...if you come to Gaboun, give Greetings from Tobi to the local familie at S00°26'58,0" E010°17'59,6". They would be realy happy if you print the foto 97, 34 and 35 for them as there is no way to post it:

Lone way up...eine etwas andere Afrikareise *live*

In Cameroun you could make new friend if you bring the foto 96 and 36 to GPS N03°53'23.6" E011°30'51.7".

Have fun, Tobi
Hi Tobi

I'll see what I can do re pics

Thanks for the info

PS will be going through Burkina as well
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Hi Tobi

I'll see what I can do re pics

Thanks for the info

PS will be going through Burkina as well

Hi,

If you are traveling past Orodara Eleonora you will find very nice people everywhere but specially here GPS N10°58'36.9" W004°52'15.1" you can ask for Konatel Mouss, give greetings from Tobi and stay there

People there are very happy to get fotos from them selfes or places they know...Konatel Mouss is on Foto 59 breaking down the wall so i can get in with my big motorbike

Riding the rough west coast through Africa

Travel save, Tobi
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JONO Cape to Cairo

Hi. I'm trying desperately to get myself geared up and ready for Cape Town to Cairo on f650. If I'm ready by the time you go on return up e africa, I would love to join you. Hope I can get everything done in time.
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Hi. I'm trying desperately to get myself geared up and ready for Cape Town to Cairo on f650. If I'm ready by the time you go on return up e africa, I would love to join you. Hope I can get everything done in time.
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Jono, keep in contact and drop me a email near the time

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