Its official.... it's just like Equatorial Africa
Little can be said about the road to the border of Ethiopia except that the 540 kilometres of dirt road is extremely isolated, rugged, rough and tiring. The scenery is spectacular as are the people who inhabit this area and indeed with many of the horror stories prevailing of that route, either be it security or road conditions none should deter the adventurous mind, having said that, our water and food stops were brief and also road conditions are such that you should expect possible damage to your bike.
We completed the journey in three days with a full days rest in Marsabit and when all is said and done it is in fact one of the only routes between the two countries and the most preferred.
Elephant on side of Road - to Isiolo
A very old cactus
Mosque - Isiolo - End of the Tar
Archers Post Locals
Loka Palm at Umoja Camp
Jules at Umoja Camp
Sunset at Umoja Camp
Drying Out - Road to Marsabit
A2 to Marsabit
This bits ok
Just like the Aussie Outback
Two Canadian Lads on KLR's
Ok this IS the road
6:30am start - Jey Jey Centre, Marsabit
120 Kilometres of Volcanoes and Lava Fields
A2 - Marsabit to Moyale
What idiot thought that scorria would be an appropriate road surface?
Three Canadian Lads on KLR's
We're gettin' down and dirty now!
Seven Hills Hotel - Half way to Moyales
Troughs.... more troughs!
Ships of the Desert
OUCH! We hit big rock... very very hard!
Posted by Grant Guerin at August 06, 2008 07:00 AM GMT
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