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Old 30 Jan 2018
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South Africa to Tanzania | Best 'Scenic' Route?

Planning a solo (high possibility of a 4x4 tagging along with 2/3 non-riders) ride from South Africa to Tanzania.

From: Jo'Burg, South Africa
To: Mara Region (Lake Victoria), Tanzania
By: Motorcycle (Yamaha Super Tenere)
When: 2020 (I know - still a long way off!)
Purpose: Adventure with a fundraising factor added in - in support of multiple vocational training centers & primary medical care centers for underprivileged and handicapped youth in my home town in Tanzania.

Looking for ideas on:
best time to ride,
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Keeping an eye on this post. Interested in the route also

Btw what a good cause you ride for! Wish you the best of luck!
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I went from CT to Uganda. I went up west coast of SA into Namibia along the Caprivi to Vic Falls into Zambia to Lake Tanganyika . How much time do you have and what kind of riding do you enjoy? I kept on as much dirt roads as possible and it was absolutely amazing. You can check out my blog for details if you wish and feel free to write me if yo have any further questions. roysbikesafari.blogspot.com
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Very interested in this!

Also planning from Cape Town up along east coast, a bit further tho, all the way up to Europe, in 2020.

Two bikers on two bikes, probably Triumphs, I'm leaning towards Scrambler myself.

Would be interested in company some of the way so keep us updated on your plans! Are you shipping your bike? Or air freight?
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Following this since I am also planning to cross Africa via East Cost from CT back to Spain

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Keeping an eye on this post. I might be travelling up to Tanzania with my SA based Land Rover during the second half of 2020 and have extensive experience of roads through SA and Namibia up to the Zambia border.
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Hi lisacecilia,

I am also planning from CT to Europe and also on Triumph Tiger 800. The interesting question is: how to get from Egypt to Europe? Via Israel? Or from Alexandria by boat to Turkey, Greece or Italy? I have found no solution whatsoever. Please let me know what you have in mind.

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I'm driving my LC 78 from CT back to Spain starting July 2019 without a Carnet and looking to travel via Israel and then shipped back to Europe, using Port Sudan, Sudan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel.

Have a look at this very good blog Travel Africa Overland https://travelafricaoverland.com/ferry-sudan-to-saudi/.

Would also appreciate any suggestions...
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Jhb>byo>hwange np>vic falls>chobe>lusaka>shiwa n'gandu>namanga>dar es salaam>ngorongoro>moshi>serengeti>lake victoria
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Originally Posted by Alandob View Post
I'm driving my LC 78 from CT back to Spain starting July 2019 without a Carnet and looking to travel via Israel and then shipped back to Europe, using Port Sudan, Sudan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel.

Have a look at this very good blog Travel Africa Overland https://travelafricaoverland.com/ferry-sudan-to-saudi/.

Would also appreciate any suggestions...

Please keep a look out for a red BMW 1200GS, i need any friends i can make along the way. leaving from JHB 13 July bots to zambia and up up and away
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Classic routes from CT northwards

The classic routes from CT northwards are basically along the west coast to Namibia or the easterly parts of Southern Africa either towards Mozambique or Zimbabwe. Both have their special landscapes and scenic highlights. Here are some ideas and tips to plan your trip.
On the NAM route don't miss the Cederberg Mountains. A great trip is along the eastern gravel road to Wupperthal, then across the Pakhuis Pass to Clanwilliam and then north along the N7. About 100 kms after the NAM border (Noordoewer) turn west to visit the famous Fish River Canyon. From there you could vote for the quaint town of Luederitz, the first (European) settlement in NAM and then to Sesriem/Sossousvlei to have a look at the grand red sanddunes. Swakopmund is worth a visit. From there I'd vote for the shortest way to Twyfelfontein – Opuwo – Epupa Falls (Kunene River). From there go east to the Caprivi Strip, to get to the Victoria Falls.
Now, most parts of this suggestion is on dirt roads, but they are easy to ride. Windhoek is not that important IMHO.
On the more easterly trip you might want to get to the most southern tip of Africa: Cape Agulhas. Some more highlights are the Swartberg Pass, leading to Prince Alfred, the road to Rhodes (Eastern Cape) and eastwards across the Naude's Nek Pass. At Rhodes have a (or stay overnight) at the Walkerbout Inn. Carry on to Underberg and conquer the Sani Pass (definitely not for road bikes), probably the most famous pass in S.A., have a at the Sani Top Pub. Travel north through Lesotho to Oxbow and maybe to Butha-Buthe, from where there are several exits back to SA. Now turn east, through Kwazulu-Natal to St Lucia Wetlands (World Heritage Site). Here I'd suggest to relax a few days, go and swim in the Indian Ocean at Cape Vidal, book a daytrip into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve with local tour guides. Then either pass through Swaziland to Kaapsehoop, or along the Swazi border on the SA side via Barberton to Kaapsehoop. This road offers magnificent landscapes. Further north you can take the panorama route across different mountain passes (Long Tom Pass e.g.), Pilgrims Rest, Blyde River Canyon and on you go to Zimbabwe. There is a new Game and Nature Reserve in the south-eastern corner of ZIM which is still quite unknown to the general mass tourist scene.
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I am also interested in a solo ride from Cape Town to Barcelona through the east coast in 2020. Just bought a KTM 790 Adventure, and I will thoroughly test it out in Australia before shipping it to South Africa. Just starting to do research on route, visa requirements, safety, etc.
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