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Overland Africa Sept 2013

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1. Posted by sullivanscoffee (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I am going to be leaving London around September 20th for an extended overland tour of West Africa, and then going on to Ethiopia and East Africa, finally ending in SA. I figure it will take about 8-9 months. If you are interested in joining me, or have similar plans, please contact me. I will be in London from Sept 16th on.

I am an older American, speak French well enough to stay out of trouble and am very accommodating to others. I would love to hear from others who have done this trip recently and what were their experiences. I expect to use public transport, unless we can meet someone with a vehicle.

I have created a trip with the Travellerspoint Planner, if you want to look at it. Hope to hear soon.

David

2. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Looks like a dream trip, David! You are very brave to be travelling through Mali (even southern Mali) these days. I hope you don't run into any trouble.

I really wish I could go with you. Alas, time and money and a 2-year-old son won't allow it.

3. Posted by sullivanscoffee (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Yes, I am concerned about Mali, though there really isn't anyway round it. Perhaps if things are really dicey, I can go through Senegal for as long as possible.

There is a great blog at http://familyinafrica.wordpress.com/ about a family traveling the length of Africa with a 2 1/2 year old. From Ethiopia south, they are doing pretty much what I am planning on doing. It is a great read with lots of information.

Thanks for the encouragement.

David