We arrived in Johannesburg about a week ago. We've been planning this trip for a couple months, but honestly it was pretty spontaneous. A couple months ago, my friend since freshman year of college, Dan flew to NYC for the weekend with one purpose, convince me to quit my job and drive through Africa, from Cape Town to Cairo. He could have just called me, I was onboard in a few minutes with the caveat that the trip needs to be on motorcycles. We sorted out some of the paperwork before arriving, simple things like the Ethiopian visa, but we're mostly playing this one by ear. We didn't even ship bikes here. Over the last week we've gotten some of the trickier paperwork sorted, seen Johannesburg, and gotten two Kawasaki KLR650s (2009 & 2010) in pretty good condition for cheap. This is the start of our journey.