Dear Advriders, It is that time of the year to start planning my next long adventure. I have bought the lonely planet guide of africa, I have drafted a tentative route based on conversation with friends that have lived in Africa and I have started reading blogs of fellow Advs. The biggest concern right now is the road in northen Kenya from Nanyuki to Moyale which seem to be the most dangerous one. I still have several questions regarding the which bike to take (i have a fairly new F800GS, a 650GS dakar with 55,000 KM and a small 200cc Yamaha AG) or if to buy one in South Africa. The original plan was to start from switzerland, to italy and take the boat from genova to tunisia and ride south. However, that is not an option anymore with all the revolutions taking place. So the new plan is to fly to S.A and then ride north to Suddan. I still need to figure out if I can sell/ship the bike from there or if I should continue to Egypt to Alexandria and hope to find a boat back to EU. I'm currently trying to nail down the basic route, the areas that are dangerous and support points. Then build around it the points of interest and a more detail planner. The date of departure has to be finalized based on weather and work. The plan is to ride for approximately 4 months - is that enough time? Anyway, I look forward to any advice that you might have and if you have done parts of this route please let me know so I can follow-up with you. I'm also interested in GPS tracks and any support along the way. I have created a blog www.salcar.net that I will be updating with additional details on the planning. thank you very much and i look forward to hearing back from you!