Help: Eastern/Southern Africa trip

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Dice Travels, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Dice Travels

    Dice Travels Adventurer

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    Hi All,

    I'm wrapping up things in Asia and looking to make the hop over to Africa to do much of the east coast for my Dice Travels project (www.dicetravels.com)

    Current plan involves: Tanzania (shipping bike in), Congo (possibly), Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola (possibly) and South Africa.

    I've heard that it's possible to get into Kenya without a Carnet, just by paying for a TIP, so that's also a possibility, as Ethiopia would be wonderful.

    This is my first big solo trip and first time in this part of Africa.

    All advice is helpful. However, looking for details about spare parts, mechanical issues I should worry about and logistics to make sure I don't arrive in Tanzania and get bounced and/or unable to keep moving.

    Riding a Thai-registered bike, so not sure what it's going to look like for spare parts. At the moment just have cabales, spark plugs and filter.

    Thanks for all the!
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  2. ButchH

    ButchH Adventurer

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  3. Dice Travels

    Dice Travels Adventurer

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    Brilliant! Thank you :)
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  4. EtienneXplore

    EtienneXplore RTW Wannabe - One Day!!

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    yup, as Butch said, Wilddogs is like the Advrider for South Africa!

    I am based in Lusaka, Zambia, so if you are heading this way, let me know. Victoria Falls on the Zambian/Zimbabwe border is a must-see!!
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  5. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    I found a carnet smoothed my way through - you've got quite a few borders to do there...
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