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Old 20 Dec 2009
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Riding buddy for Africa

Hi there

Looking for a riding buddy (age doesn't matter, as long as you take things with a smile and think positive) for the African continent. A person with eager for adventures, and a heart for the African continent and its people.

Start in the beginning or mid of March, 2010, taking the ferry from Algeciras, Spain to Tanger, Morocco or to Ceuta.

Expected duration is 3 months.


Route: (Westcoast)
Morocco
Western Sahara (Morocco)
Mauritania
Senegal
Mali
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Togo
Benin
Nigeria
Cameroun
Gabon
Congo
DRC
Namibia
South Africa


Or alternate going down the coast through:
Gambia
Guinee
Sierra Leone
Liberia….

About me:
I am riding a Honda VFR from 1996, and have been travelling since start of May 2009, when I left Denmark. (In Spain at the moment, preparring the bike and papers). I am 31 years old and capable of doing all nessasary repairs myself.
I was in Africa in September-October, but had to return from Dakar, Senegal due to illness (Lariam pills). (Ever since I haven't been able to forget about this fascinating continent). I have experience with procedures of Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal. Border crossings,visa, good places to stay etc...

I have contacts in:
Mauritania Nouadhibou
Senegal, Dakar
Gambia, Banjul
Nigeria, Lagos

We will camp in the nature, stay at cheap camping sites, hostels, motels, hotels and friends places on our way down.

Send me a PM if you are up for adventures you would remember for the rest of your life!

Hope to hear from some of you. Lets have a great trip down the dark continent...

mhoey
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Hello Mhoey!
I`m going down to Dakar with 5 other bikers on the 3rd of January, we are departing from Estepona(Spain), if you are arround Spain we have a base here you could get in contact with me at david@motadventours.com or through here, all the best and hoppe to see you.
Pd- I have been in Timbouktu in 2007, it was incredeble...
David..............
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In Gambia

If any of you come through The Gambia, I live here and am happy to host/help out/perhaps even ride part of the journey. I'm familiar with the area, including Mali.
Dr. David Levine
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If any of you come through The Gambia, I live here and am happy to host/help out/perhaps even ride part of the journey. I'm familiar with the area, including Mali.
Dr. David Levine
tel: 220-7447549
Sorry I have just seen your reply now. I will write down your information. Currently it looks like I might have a riding companion from UK, who will drop by Palma del Rio, Spain on his way down. I hope he will be able to leave around Marts 2010.
I thank you very much for your invitation + company. If I/we come in the area, I/we will deffinately give you a call to get a etc.
I have contact to the Danish people owning the Lemon Creek hotel in Banjul which I have promised to visit if I come by.

Happy New Year

Remember: Bikers help bikers out (Eric "Nouadhibou")

mhoey
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Hi
I was looking to travel East to Nepal in March but am having problems with getting through China cheaply. Africa might be a nice alternative!

Will you be riding or flying back from South Africa?

W!
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I was looking to travel East to Nepal in March but am having problems with getting through China cheaply. Africa might be a nice alternative!

Will you be riding or flying back from South Africa?

W!
Hi W

Thanks for your reply.

I will ship the bike to South America after Africa and continue my journey there. I would have loved crossing the Atlantic Ocean by ship/boat too instead of flying.

The Eastern way sounds amazing too.

Kind regards

mhoey
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Cool.

BTW I understand that the cost of shipping and airfreight are not much different when you account for all the various agents/handlers/ customs etc etc.
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