First of all I'll need a bike so the start of my trip will depend on bike acquisition. Can I do that as easily as Der es Salaam or Cape Town. Can I do a personal rental (3wks) from a fellow adv rider or from touring company or do I just do a buy n sell. Also if I stay on fairly commmon roads is gas availability assured or do have to do my homework for each stretch. I have done a similar (foreign) trip from US to Panama Canal n back and found all the people, locations, services etc. very satisfactory and hoping to find similar experience on this African trip. Please any n all info/insights needed.