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Shipping from Kenya to Cameroon

After looking at all the options to get from East to West Africa, I think we're going to have to ship our bike (1 only- a BMW 650 Dakar) across. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about this, what companies are best, roughly how much it will cost, and if shipping will even be the cheapest option? We want to end up in Cameroon, so we're thinking Nairobi to Yaounde. Any info is appreciated!

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Other options?

I started a thread asking whats the best way from west coast to east coast. (Cameroon to kenya). I didnt get many replies. Are you saying that it is impossible to ride across?
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Heading west from Kenya, on the ground, your best bet would be to head south and then west through Zambia and then north through Angola. Southern Sudan and much of the Congo are "no go" areas. More than 4,000,000 people are said to have been killed in the Congo's ongoing civil war. Sad that the major news outlets rarely say anything about that. As for flying the bike west, Ethiopian Airlines has cargo aircraft going from Addis Ababa to Lagos, Nigeria. This puts you in the ball park. Ethiopian is a very highly rated airline. Ethiopian Airlines - Home just click on the cargo link. I'm not sure if they transport motorcycles, but it's worth a try (I just read on their site that "big or small, we ship it all." Good luck with your trip, H.
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