Superb RR. Lucky you, you have done this trip when it was possible with the stress of travelling in Africa, but not the extra stress we can experience nowadays. I visited a lot of the countries you were in or so (lately Niger in 2010), and honestly, my family won't let me go now. Being over 60, I planned a ride around the Mediterranean sea . Look at the map and forget it Waiting for the 2nd leg of the trip.