Mugwest, sorry about that, at that stage we figured out that it was the waterprump gears that gave up the ghost. Metaljockey was at Malawi at the time with his family on holiday and we were n our way there to meet them for new year and a big party. He borrowed a van form one of the campers at the lodge and drove the 1000km to come and fetch us and the bike. Katoom119. it is fairly safe to wild camp in Africa. Not near towns are a safe bet, not that people will harm you, but for a bit of safety and not having to worry about petty theft. There are still many places you can ride where there are wild animals, Uganda Murchison's falls, Zambia Lake kariba in Kenya at lake Turkana as examples. We did some of those places and it is amazing to ride where there's still buffalo's, rhino's and hippos's and Elephants meters away from you. But, as sad as it is, wild animals are losing the battle with humans for space. I will post those pictures later. BikeFx, I thought people were not really interested in this report so I stop posting. I will update this one in the next few days.