Its now ages since I posted the first message! As things have transpired, I'll DEFINATELY be leaving in Oct 05. Not sure if early or end of Oct but latest is end Oct. Yipee.
Intended route is:
UK to France, towards Italy.
Cross Med Sea to Tunisia.
East across Lybia to Egypt.
Then head South via Sudan, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi.
Zigzag a bit to see Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and end in South Africa.
I intend taking 6 months. I have a travel partner, but it would be good to hear of other people doing similar routes - to convoy in certain areas, border crossing and general company.
All the best