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Smile Henrys Africa Trip

I decided to start a new live in Africa. Therefore I'll take time to travel around and look for a nice place to stay. That means that I'll take a longer brake at places I like to check for chances to settle down and the environments.

Start: Around October

Route :

Germany > Austria >Slovenia > Croatia > Bosnia-Herzegovina > Albania > Greece >
Ferry to Egypt
Alexandria > along the river of Nil > Aswan
Boat to Sudan >
Wadi Halfa > South Sudan > Uganda

alternative in case of not drivable because of the political Situation:

Egypt > Saudi Arabia > Yemen

Ferry to Ethiopia or Djibouti > Kenya > Uganda > Rwanda > Burundi > Tanzania > Malawi > Zambia > Zimbabwe > Mozambique > South Africa > Botswana > Namibia > Angola >

Congo >
if not possible to any country which is possible to cross or to travel in by ship along the coast > Ghana

Gabon > Equatorial Guinea > Cameron > Nigeria > Benin > Togo > Burkina Faso > Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) > Liberia > Sierra Leone > Guinea > Guinea Bissau > Gambia > Senegal

Mauritania and Mali – if possible

Alternative 2

Flight to Ghana, buy a motorcycle in Lomé (Togo), visit some places in Ghana, like the Lake of Bosumtwe and start the trip along the west coast via verse then above.

All the time I will look for a nice place to stay and settle down.

Companions, even for parts of the journey, are welcome.

I'm grateful for any advices from someone who traveled on "my" route lately.
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Smile Thank you

Hi Veteran Tobi,

I'm convinced that I'll meet a lot of nice people on my way.
Thanks for your good wishes and the link.

Left hand out and stay in the saddle on all your coming trips.

Roland
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Hi,

I dont think its possible to travel through Saudi Arabia. From what i now to get the visa is very hard. Compared to this Angola is a child game :P

I met people who recently have been in Equartorial Guinea and Sierra Leone. from what they dold me about corrupt Road blocks i would not go there unless i love to fight with the police. To get the Visum for New Guinea is also a chalenge so in your case i would try to stay on the so called normal route. By the time you get to Mali the political situation might be fine again so i would not start planing to go around or worry where to stay yet. People are friendly in most of the places. Your problem will be the expiring of your visa

Enjoy it, Tobi
Transafrika - Motorrad Reise durch Afrika - Teil 1
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I decided to start a new live in Africa. Therefore I'll take time to travel around and look for a nice place to stay. That means that I'll take a longer brake at places I like to check for chances to settle down and the environments.

Start: Around October

Route :

Germany > Austria >Slovenia > Croatia > Bosnia-Herzegovina > Albania > Greece >
Ferry to Egypt
Alexandria > along the river of Nil > Aswan
Boat to Sudan >
Wadi Halfa > South Sudan > Uganda

alternative in case of not drivable because of the political Situation:

Egypt > Saudi Arabia > Yemen

Ferry to Ethiopia or Djibouti > Kenya > Uganda > Rwanda > Burundi > Tanzania > Malawi > Zambia > Zimbabwe > Mozambique > South Africa > Botswana > Namibia > Angola >

Congo >
if not possible to any country which is possible to cross or to travel in by ship along the coast > Ghana

Gabon > Equatorial Guinea > Cameron > Nigeria > Benin > Togo > Burkina Faso > Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) > Liberia > Sierra Leone > Guinea > Guinea Bissau > Gambia > Senegal

Mauritania and Mali – if possible

Alternative 2

Flight to Ghana, buy a motorcycle in Lomé (Togo), visit some places in Ghana, like the Lake of Bosumtwe and start the trip along the west coast via verse then above.

All the time I will look for a nice place to stay and settle down.

Companions, even for parts of the journey, are welcome.

I'm grateful for any advices from someone who traveled on "my" route lately.
Hi Henry ,
what im sure about that there is a ferry boat from Mersin in Turkey ,to Port Said in Egypt ,so maybe it can be a way to you
perhaps by November the new land road between Egypt and Sudan will be open and you avoid the Ferry from Aswan to halfa and save some $$$
I'm planning to start from Alexandria by late October ,following the Nile and back ,so maybe we can ride together some of it ,
you have a house and safe park for your bike in Alexandria,
if you need more info feel free to contact me
cheers and good luck
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