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Old 12 Apr 2010
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west africa again feb 2011

travelled alone to west africa (bukini faso) and back sept-feb 2009/2010 on 600 transalp really enjoyed it going back feb 2011 after doing SE Asia sept to jan 2010/2011 I would prob split of in Gambia
would be nice to have a bit of company this time
First timers welcome
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Hi...I would love to hop on board but your timing unfortunately doesnt fit exactly. I am looking at a West Africa loop, leaving the UK around October - I could prob move a month either side.

Was thinking of beginning in Algeria, through to Niger, Mali, Guinea C, Sierra Leone, Guinea C, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco.....then on home.....or vice versa.

Your dates critical ?

I would be on an XT600.
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In my haste I misread your Sep - Jan plans.....
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west africa oct on

sorry for long delay still going doz=wn west route starting maroc oct brought a light 223 serow for this trip want to do a few pistes this time anybody else interested
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I'm interested, but can you confirm the dates you're going for the Africa leg!

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Rick
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west africa trip

leaving uk 21st sept for maroc doing easy pistes for 3 weeks, anybody up for that on its own
then getting mauri visa in rabat Then visiting my friends for two weeks would meet up with anybody for west africa on way down west coast of maroc below adadir at Tiznit(easy to find campsite and hotels in town centre,about 4th week of OCT for 4/5 day run to mauri border and then onto to mali, bukini faso etc I can move dates to suit anyone
Ideal would be to be in Nokachouk, Mauritania about 2nd/3rd week nov, then on to mali, bukini faso etc
I would split in Bukini Faso but could meet up again later for return journey back to maroc
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Old 17 May 2010
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Hi all,
I have one month, november to travel to/in W.Africa. First plan was to go by Morocco, Mauritania,Senegal and go to Tombouctou , in Mali. But i don't know if that's enough time to spend. Especialy the 1500 km of tarmac in Mauritania is no fun. Maybe it would be better for my to send my bike to Senegal by boat and travel around and come back by bike. What do you think?
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Senegal

Hi all, im currently in Tarfaya south of Morocco, Im here until april but im considering taking a trip to Senegal at some time. Anyone on there way here want to meet just for a chat or thinking about a west africa trip let me know. If ur just after the sahara experience still contact me as I said im sitting on my ass here for the next few months hiding from the uk cold.

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going south

hi jake i will be leving uk on my bike on the 25th jan will be stoping in france to see frends for a few days same again in spain but then over to morocco few days in the north then down your way would be good to meet up for a chat & if you send me a pm with your contact details i will get in touch cheers Dai.
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Hi Jake,
I will be in Morocco for approx 3 weeks during March (GS1150). No fixed itinerary yet. If I'm in your neck of the woods, I'll contact you for a and a chat.

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all the way south

I am in the early stages of planning a trip London to Cape Town via the western route. Recently completed a RTW and the Americas mainly on my own. Is there anyone interested in teaming up for this trip?
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I am in the early stages of planning a trip London to Cape Town via the western route. Recently completed a RTW and the Americas mainly on my own. Is there anyone interested in teaming up for this trip?
I am interested!!! I completed a Korea/Russia/Mongolia/Ukraine/Poland/Germany/Netherlands trip summer 2010. My first overseas bike ride. I would be ready to go around April/May. I believe this has been done by others on this site. Do you know of any links that tell of their experience. I just started reading about the countries along the route to learn about road conditions, hotel availability, languages etc. What do you have planned to date?
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Hi Lance
On Thursday I am meeting with an old riding mate who did this route to Cape Town in Mar 2010. Hopefully he will be able to give me the low down and I will then be able to give you more information
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Cape Town

That sounds very interesting, good folk. What kind of time frames were you looking at, and how long a journey would this be. I would be interested if having a novice on board would not affect you too much.
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Ikram
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Hi. I have talked to my friend and he has given me the low down on roads, weather, places to cross borders, good places to stay etc etc I think that it is worth starting private mails but not sure how to do it on here. I can pass on all of his tips. He rode the west coast last March for 3 months.
I will be riding a Triumph Tiger 800xcor at least once I have got the bike.
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