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Important to read at first:


After 44 years - on 18th.09.2014 - I decided to stop my researches on: "How were all continents discovered 1885-2014 by motorcycle-travellers?" The reason is that I have been sitting with all my passion behind the computers and reading books and articles for years day and night to come to the knowledge of these sites.
I am still full of other ideas including some travels. Also I want to move a bit more for my health instead of sitting too long behind the computer.

You can use all information for yourself. If you use infos and fotos for any other reason like publications please know, that there is still Copyright on all of it by myself and others.

I am German. I did my best to write most in English. If I missed some ,,,,,,,,, please take some of these and put them on the right place (Churchill)!

Bye Bernd Tesch. Village Hammer in forest EIFEL / Germany / United Europe / Multiversum

 


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Africa-Motorcycle-Travels = Afrika-Motorrad-Reisen

Overland to, in and around Africa by Motorcycle
Plan or experience?
On this site you find summaries of travellers who have travelled already in Africa, just travelling there or have the plan to travei in Africa.
You can talk with ca. 250 high experienced Motorcycle-Travellers who rode all continents so far on the yearly motorcycle meeting - called "Tesch-Travel-Treffen" - for World-travellers.

Links:
Around-The-World including Africa
10 Billion-1950 in Africa

1951-1980 in Africa

1981-1990 in Africa
1991-2000 in Africa
2001-2010 in Africa
2011-2020 in Africa



Political map of Africa 2008. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/




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Africa 2011-2020

Africa-Motorcycle-Travels = Afrika-Motorrad-Reisen
Overland to, in and around Africa by Motorcycle

Wie kann ich selber nach Afrika fahren ?
How can I travel myself to Africa ?


Try to find any information for your plan to travel to Africa
via internet, people, TV, magazine, newspapers.

1. Find good maps !
Here you find one of the best overviews of worldwide maps-: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/  
The best maps in general for a motorcycle traveller are still the "Michelin Maps". You have to buy them in a book-shop.

2. Find good books !
There are a lot of books in the international market in all languages. Go into a larger book-shop and buy books. See books www.berndtesch.de
If you want to know what kind of Motorcycle-Travel-Books books have been written look at Bernd Tesch´s website www.tukutuku.de at first. Here you find information about nearly all avaible and not available "1000 Motorcycle-Travel-Books 1907-until today" in all languages.
The book in German written by Bernd Tesch "Afrika Motorrad Reisen" is not available any more since januar 2009.


3. Find good information !
Try to find travellers who have gone your route already. You will find on this sites the largest collection of Africa-travellers in internet. See their websites as well.
But always be very critical about individual and new information. There will be differences like "no problem" and "only I could travel this route". Africa is still the adventure continent. In desert Sahara you could do a mistake only "once".
Visit the yearly "Tesch-Travel-Treffen" with 250-300 Motorcycle World-Travellers" !!
Here you find a huge collection of Africa-travellers including Transafrica-Tavellers

3. Find good equipment !
Talk with individual Africa-travellers !
But you will notice very quick that there are a lot of different meanings concerning equipment for the motorcycle and person.
Bernd Tesch has written in German the list you should start with. This is called "Moto-Pack". About 20 pages of what you should take with you and leave at home. And why ! Experience out of 45 years
In www.berndtesch.de you find the equipment Bernd Tesch produces and offers for your tour.

3. Find good information, recommendation and equipment together!
Individual-personal recommendation by Bernd Tesch:
Normally people search for weeks / months for x-people to find out the needed information and equipment. If you want to save your time and money and do not want to depend on individual information only then visit the "Recommendation Hours of Bernd Tesch"in German or English. Then you will have all important information and equipment in some hours for your planned tour.

Copyright by Bernd Tesch. Motorcycle-WORLD-Travel-Expert. It is free for you to read this and learn out of it. It is not allowed to take off or to publish any information of this without written permission of Bernd Tesch (C). This all is a part of the books "Afrika-Führer für Selbstfahrer" = Africa-Guide for Individual Travellers" ISBN 3-9800099-0-4 (5th edition, out pf print). And a second book in German: "Afrika-Motorrad-Reisen" = Africa Motorcycle-Travels. ISBN  3-9800099-2-0 (out of print) and another book in work "Afrika-Motorrad-Abenteuer" ISBN  3-9800099-4-x.
GLOBETROTT-ZENTRALE Bernd TESCH. Grünentalstrasse 31. 52152 Simmerath-Hammer. Germany.
Tel. 0049 (0) 2402-75375. email: homepage  http://www.berndtesch.de





Bernd Tesch´s Africa-tours and Africa-equipment for Motorcycles


< So sicher fällt man auf Tesch-Travel-Taschen und TTTräger.

Foto: Steffen Müller und Min Tesch in Afrika.

Bernd Tesch has been travelling in Africa 1961 until 2010 about 111.111 kms himself. But much more important is that he knows hundreds of Africa-Motorcycle-Travellers himself. He is working in this field since 1961 (his first tour to Africa). In this times I had to write letters and to phone or to visit the Africa- and World-Travellers to get contact / information. Later Fax helped. In 1991 I visited the most famous motorcycle-travellers in Denmark, in 1993 in Britain, in 1994 in USA and in between in Belgium, France, Germany, Namibia, Netherland, South Africa, Switzerland. Many of  famous Africa Motorcycle Travellers have been at my yearly Motorcycle-Meeting for World-Travellers in april. I own the largest archive of  Africa-Travellers and TRANS-Africa-Travellers. Especially I am as well best informed about the history: "Discovering Africa by Motorcycle". See up and below. In this summaries you find nearly all the mc-pioneers and other intersting mc-tours. I konw many Transafrica-travellers which are not inside here so far. In 02.1998 I started in internet to publish information about Motorcycle-World-Travellers. This collection was first published 28th of may 2000 first time. In 06th.05.2009 I overworked this sites and divided them in different sites. Until 2013 I have worked many months to add and update all this.

To find all this and all my activities was a "life-long job" and cost me a lot of money. Since many years I am working in a two new books called "Afrika-Motorrad-Reisen (3rd edition) = Africa Motorcycle Travels" and "Afrika Motorrad Abenteuer" = Africa Motorcycle Adventures. All books about "Africa by Motorcycle" which have been published until 1994 are published in German. But a very international understandable book is called "Motorrad-Abenteuer-Touren" = Motorcycle-Adventure-Tours (432 pp, 500 pictures / drawings. About 264 Motorcyle World-Tours. ISBN 3-9800099-55-5. € 19,90).



Deine geplante oder schon durchgeführte Afrika-Reise:
If you are an Africa-Motorcycle-Traveller or plan to do this or "on the road" already or know anyone who is not listed here, please send my any details, addresses, publications, homepages and most important: best pictures.

If there is any chance give me at first a complete view LIKE this EXAMPLE in the SAME STIL in English:
01.10.2010 - 27.10.2011
Sven Müller (German, born ??.??.19??)  your http://www.???
I rode solo Africa with BMW R 100 GS. 25.000 kms in 12 months. Or: I rode together with Susan Smith (British) who rode a HONDA 500 XL
Purpose: ??.
Route: Europe 12.000 kms (Germany - Austria - Switzerland - Italy - Greek - Turkey ....) - Asia 15.000 kms (Iran - Pakistan - India - Nepal. Bike solo by plane to Singapure. I flew to Singapure. Malaysia - Thailand - back to Singapure). - Australia 16.000 kms (I flew together with bike to Darwin. Around  Australia 16.000 kms. Or offer names like: Darwin - Adelaide - Melbourne - Sydney ...) - North-America (I flew with bike to Los Angeles. LA - New York) - Africa - Europe (Bike by ship to Netherlands / Amsterdam - Germany / Cologne).
The best: I wanted to find myself. Freedom. Sun. Friendship of  Turkey people. invitation by Pakistani. Climbing the Himalayas........)
The worst: I got Malaria in Nairobi. Attack of soldiers with weapons in Iran.....)...
Important useful informations for others:... ??
Book or publication (about your tour):... ??
Earlier and later experiences with motorcycles: ??

I am very grateful to all the individuals who knew that I am working in this field. They informed me worldwide by sending letters, later faxes and emails since 1970 about Motorcycle-World-Around-Travellers. Without their help I could not get to this high level. Please give me your "pardon" that there are mistakes inside of the informations and a lot in the language. At least you will never have seen such a huge collection of informations. I could add hundreds huge Motorcycle-Travels of  Africa- and especially Trans-Africa. But this will take much more of my time in future. One special field of me is to reseach the "Historical conquer and special interesting Africa-tours". The earliest motorcycle tours through Africa should be relatively complete. If you know any of them who are not registered here please inform me.
Bernd Tesch

Overland to, in and around Africa by Motorcycle


All the great Motorcycle-Travellers who rode / ride Around-The-World and possibly crossed this continent as well are not included here. See http://www.berndtesch.de >Englisch or German version >continents >world



2011-2020

2011


Thomas Becher: QasrAlHairashSharqi 2010 ?

ca. 24.08.2011 + 3 weeks
Thomas
Becher (German, born 11.10.1965) www.thomasbecher.de
- North-Africa. Around eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Thomas plans to ride solo from Rosenheim/Bavaria around the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea late Summer 2011 with BMW R 100 GS. 10.000 kms.
Purpose of travel: The travel itself, meeting different people in different countries-
Route: Europe 600 kms (Germany - Austria - Italy) – Ferry boat Venice to Tartus (Syria) - Asia 2.000 kms (Syria – Jordan) – Ferry boat Aquaba (Jordan) to Nuveiba (Egypt) - Africa 6.000 kms (Egypt – Libya – Tunesia) – Ferry boat back from Tunesia to Venice – Europe 600 kms (Italy – Austria – Germany).
Highlights : I want to see the desert again with its endless roads and tracks. Petra in Jordan, the pyramids hopefully, the Libyan desert…
Book or publication (about your tour): in planning.
Useful / important informations and TIPS for others: There's a new ferry boat now from Italy to Tartus (Syria) and further on to Alexandria (Egypt) that makes this trip possible within 3 weeks time. Link zur Fähre: http://www.visemarline.com/en/orari.php Fähre geht immer mittwochs ab Venedig
Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: Middle East 1993, North Africa in the 80s, Syria again in 2009, several times to Turkey and some more see: www.thomasbecher.de
31.01.2011 Last good summary


2012



Africa. Ethiopia. Harley Davidson. In 2014. Foto: Roberto Parodi.



Le: Andrea Maestri in Tanzania. Re: Roberto Parodi in Kenya.

 
Transafrica-Map. - Re: Off-Road in Kenya. Fotos all of Roberto Parodi (C).

01.03.2012 - 10.04.2012
Roberto Parodi (born 05.07.1963, Italian) and Andrea Maestri (born 29.01.1958, Italian)
+ Transafrica: Italy- Tunis- Cairo- Capetown. Roberto (Harley-Davidson Road King 1340) and Andrea rode (BMW GS Adventure) 14.700 km in 40 days (368 km / day) from Italy to South Africa.
Purpose: To check if our motorcycles would work also upside down.
Route: Europe (Italy (Milan) - by ferry from Italy (Genua) to Tunisia (Tunis). Then in sequence: Tunisia - Libya - Egypt - Sudan - Ethiopia - Kenya - Tanzania - Zambia - Botswana - Namibia - South Africa).
The best: An incredible journey. Today is a bit more difficult to repeat, because of illness ebola in West-Africa and civil wars in East-Africa. A long, complex trip, but perhaps the last authentic adventure in this globalized world. A huge continent where all the streets are "mother roads": roads hit by people since centuries. Often the red dirt tracks are preferable to bad quality asphalt like in Kenya, Ethiopia and south Tanzania, where the surface was very very bad. 
Among the wonders: The pyramids in Egypt. Stone churches in Ethiopia. The lands of Kenya and Tanzania where wild animals like elephants and giraffas feed themselves not far from the road. It is possible to meet Masai and local people waving the hands and ready to talk with you. The Victoria Falls in Zambia. The Okavango in Botswana. Red dunes of Sossusvlei in Namibia. During that month (and more) of our travel, the motorcycles were always ok (one flat on the harley, easily fixed). 
The worst: Stretch from Moyale to Marsabit and Isiolo, in the north of Kenya, with the worst road, very high temperature and real risk of bandits (near Somalia and Etiopia). Sometimes, we experienced tough time and sometimes we arrived almost to hate that continent for the burocracy and the deep social injustices suffered by people. But at the end, we started to really love Africa. And it was forever. 
Earlier experiences: 
Roberto Parodi is an Italian journalist and writer.  He travelled almost all over the world on his Harley, but also on an old BMW R80 G/S (1987). -  Among his trips, the crossing of Sahara, the Milan Dakar Timbouctù, Lomè, the Milan - New Delhi, the Panamericana in Chile Argentina
Andrea Maestri, is an engineer. Experienced overlander, has traveled in Asia, Africa, Americas with BMWs and other motorcycles. Many trips shared with Parodi.
Publications: You will find all the images of our motorcycle trips on http://www.threepercenters.it/wp/?page_id=133  
See Roberto Parodi: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Parodi
Useful trips for others: 
Do visas and documents with big care. Wake up early and eat few food. Take the pace of trip and do not lose it. Don't ride during the night. Respect your motorcycle and don't mess around it: remember that this bike is all you have and will bring you home. Chose a moto you know very well: reliable, simple and not heavy. Not over charge with ridicolous baggages. You will need only a few things. You DO NOT need to bring spare tyres: chose a good quality enduro tyre, medium, and go slow. Never forget you are making the Transafrica, not having fun around the dunes in Tunisia!! 
Organization:
01.02.2015 First information by Roberto Parodi. He offered an overview.
01.02.2015 First request by B.T.
02.02.2015 First overview
02.02.2015 Second request by B.T.
02.02.2015 Last summary



Martina Seip-Goethals and Lieven Goethals. Big foto in Ethiopia. Left above: Kavango-settlement in Namibia. Right above: SA Capetown.

04.10.2012- 03.05.2013 http://exploreafrica.de/
Martina Seip-Goethals (German, born 24.12.1965) and Lieven Goethals (German, born 24.01.1965 Belgian)
+ Transafrica: Dipl.-Volkswirtin Martina (solo with BMW R 100 GS PD) and Dipl.-Informatiker Lieven (BMW R 100 GS PD) rode 25.000 kms Transafrica D-Cairo-Capetown within 7 months (6 months was planned).
Purpose of travel: Once to ride Trans-Africa on a motorcycle. 
Route: Europe (Germany- Italy. With shippingline Grimaldi-Lines to Israel - by motorcycle to Jordan - Egypt - by ferry persons to Sudan (soloshi
- \ über den Nasser Stausee in den Sudan - Äthiopien, Kenia, Uganda, Ruanda, Tansania, Malawi, Sambia, Botswana, Namibia, Südafrika.  
Europe 600 kms (Germany - Austria - Italy) – Ferry boat Venice to Tartus (Syria) - Asia 2.000 kms (Syria – Jordan) – Ferry boat Aquaba (Jordan) to Nuveiba (Egypt) - Africa 6.000 kms (Egypt – Libya – Tunesia) – Ferry boat back from Tunesia to Venice – Europe 600 kms (Italy – Austria – Germany).
Highlights: Simion-Mountains and Omo-Valley in Ethiopia (till now)
Book or publication (about your tour): No, only a detailed Blog.
Useful tips for others 2012: Anreise.
Wir sind mit Grimaldi-Lines von Monfalcone nach Ashdod in Israel gefahren. Das war ein Autofrachter. der auch Passagiere mitnimmt. Die 6 tägige Fahrt kostete 500 Euro p.P. und 180 Euro pro Motorrad.
In Israel gab es das Problem, dass es offenbar in der Ermessung der Zollbehörden liegt, ob sie einen Zollbetrag einfordern (125 % des Fahrzeugwertes). Den bekommst du zwar bei Ausreise wieder, ist aber ein riesen bürokratischer Akt. Wir mußten nichts hinterlegen, weil die Motorräder schon so alt waren.
Wir sind dann mit 2 Pässen über Jordanien und dann nach Ägypten gefahren. Pass 1 für Israel, Jordanien. Pass 2 ab Ägypten. Wenn wir von Elat direkt nach Taba in Ägypten gefahren wären, hätten die Sudanesen womöglich am Grenzstempel gesehen, dass wir in Israel waren. Deshalb mußten wir die Spur "verwischen".
Die Gemeinde stellt im übrigen nur dann einen 2. Pass aus, wenn du nach Israel fährst. Dafür mußt Du dann auch das Ticket vorlegen.
B.T. dazu: Das geht auch anders und einfacher; vielfach erprobt !
Wir trafen inzwischen viele andere Overlander. Die meisten sind mit der Fähre von Iskenderun (Türkei) nach Port Said gefahren. Diese scheint inzwischen regelmäßig zu verkehren. Allerdings dauert es in Port Said bis zu 3 Tage, bis die Fahrzeuge aus dem Zoll sind.
Zwei andere Overlander sind über Libyen gefahren. Wie das genau mit dem Visa ging, weiß ich nicht. Es scheint wohl in Tunis möglich, man muß aber Mittelsleute haben. Ansonsten hatten Sie keine Sicherheitsprobleme und die Menschen waren sehr freundlich. Nur die Grenze zwischen Libyen und Ägypten ist der Horror. Wir hatten das Vergnügen schon einmal 1997. Und das will ich nicht wieder haben. Aber immerhin. Es gibt doch einige Optionen nach Ägypten zu kommen.
Das Sudan-Visum gab es relativ problemlos in Deutschland. Es soll aber auch einfach in Aswan zu bekommen sein.

Wir sind jetzt in Wims Holland House in Addis, einem Overlander-Treff. Man sagte uns, dass es besser ist, hier das Kenia-Visum zu holen, da es an der Grenze nicht immer ausgestellt wird. Man kann hier in Addis eine KFZ- Versicherung für ganz Afrika abschließen, soll so 20 Euro kosten. Das erledigen wir nachher.
Die Strecke von Südäthiopien nach Kenya gehört nach wie vor zu den großen Herausforderungen auf der Ost-Afrikadurchquerung. Die Pisten sind allerübelst, Wellblech, Schlaglöcher, verworfen oder schlecht zu finden.Die Gegend ist außergewöhnlich gefährlich, weil es entweder Rebellengebiet ist, es normales Banditentum gibt oder man zwischen die Fronten bei rivalisierenden Stämmen geraden kann, wie z.B. gegenseitiger bewafffneter Viehdiebstahl. Dazu kommt, daß es im Norden Kenias sehr heiß und wüstenhaft ist, was bei möglicherweise begrenzten Wasservorräten und Pannen oder Stürzen schnell sehr lebensbedrohlich werden kann.
Fast jeder der aus Norden (Auto oder Motorrad) in Nairobi ankommt hat Blessuren davongetragen und hat sein "persönliches" Abenteuer in dieser Region erlebt.
Zum Glück gibt es Jungle Junction in Nairobi, wo man sich und das Fahrzeug wieder ganz gut flott machen kann.
Unsere Strecke, rund um den Victoria-See über Uganda und Ruanda war zwar touristisch wunderschön (vor allem Uganda war eine Riesenüberrraschung) aber der Verkehr ist mörderisch. Die Einheimischen fahren, als gäbe es kein morgen mehr und als Motorradfahrer erlebt man permanent haarsträubende Situationen.
Ab Malawi wird der Verkehr deutlich ruhiger und ab Sambia nimmt auch definitiv die Bevölkerungsdichte ab. Hier gibt es plötzlich andere Gefahren. Während in Ostafrika die typischen afrikanischen Tiere, wie Elefanten, Löwen, Büffel etc. sich fast nur in den Nationalparks befinden (durch die Bevölkerungsdichte haben die Tiere außerhalb der Parks keine Überlebenschange), verteilen sich die Tierchen im südlichen Afrika ganz anders. Hier ist es dann so, daß bei jeder Pistenfahrt potentiell ein Löwe oder Elefant auftauchen kann. Was dann für den Motorradfahrer plötzlich auch zu gefährlichen Begegnungen führen kann. Diesen Aspekt hatten wir nicht eingeplant aber die Gefahren wurden dann plötzlich sehr real, wie z.B. ein Elefantenangriff im Kaokoveld in Namibia.
Wir sind jetzt Transafrika in 7 Monaten (von Okt. 2012 bis Mai 2013) und 25000 Km gefahren. Die Reise war wunderschön, hochinteressant und vielschichtig aber auch außergwöhnlich "ruppig", wie Martina die Tour zusammenfasst. Genaueres hierzu ist in unserem Blog auf http://www.Exploreafrica.de nachzulesen.

Earlier Experiences of big Motorcycle-Tours: 1991-1992: 1 year to India, half year as backbacker in southeastasia. - 1988: North Africa - East Africa. 20.....Feuerland - Alaska. (BMW sidecar from Horst Ulrich Fernreisegespanne) rode together 57.000 kms in three parts in 18 months from Ushuaia - to Alaska. Martina and Lieven were accompanied by their big dog Tinka all the way.
04.2012 Lieven informed Bernd T. that they will cross Africa in total. They rode already in 1988 North Africa - East Africa.
21.11.2013 Gerd Stock informed B.T. that he lefefoned with Lieven via Skype in South Egypt.
23.11.2013 B.T. wrote a blog and note in their blog above.
29.11.2012 First very good information about their tour.
18.12.2012 Second request for an update in this form.
04.09.2013 Third and last request
27.10.2013 Last update. And Fotos.



2011: Janine hat beim Bau der Sonderanfertigung des Tesch-Travel-Trägers mit gewirkt. Danach galt es sich im Wald zu erholen. Fotos B.T.



Janine Nickolaus in Africa. Foto Janine. Layout B.T.


19.09.2012 - 12.12.2012
Janine Nickolaus (German, born 05.02.1981)  your http://www.janine-nickolaus.de (still under construction)
+ North-West-Africa. I rode solo from Europe via North- to West-Africa with a Suzuki DR350 (Bj. 1993). 11.000 kms in 2,5 months.
Purpose: Go for the dream of my life.
Route: Europe (Germany - Austria - Swiss - Italy - France - Spain - ferry from Barcelona (Spain)) - to Africa (Morocco (Tanger) - by motorcycle to Mauretania - Senegal - Mali - Senegal). Janine flew back from Senegal (Dakar) to Germany (Düsseldorf) with airline Air Iberia for 370 €. The motorbike flew back form Senegal (Dakar) to Germany (Köln) with airline Lufthansa for € 700,00.
The best: Travelling alone as a woman had the big advantage that all police, frontier and military posts where very polite. I never payed any fines but was instead invited to eat watermelon. I past the frontier Mauretania - Senegal without a single cent.
The worst: I had to beat up a guy who seemed to be a "friend" before . It was good that I was stronger (-:
Originally I wanted to continue solo through western Africa, to Lome in Togo. When I tried to continue solo in Mali to the east I rode two days nearly alone in Mali. Although the war in Mali at this time was only in the northern region, somebody was kidnapped before on my way in the very south of Mali. I was very frighten by the absense of any other tourist, police or military controls. So I decided to ride back to Senegal (Dakar), to celebrate Christmas in Germany with my family and continue my travel later in South-America.
Important useful informations for others:
1.  I had a carnet de passage with me me, but did not want to use it. Mauretania and Mali issued a 30 day Laissez-Passez for 5-10 Euro. But in Senegal the douane for the bike was very difficult, they just issue a Laissez-Passez (of Passevant) for 3 days, after you have to go to douane office in St. Louis or Dakar were they did a prolongation just for 7 days (normally it should be two times 14 days prolongation, but no chance for my old bike).
2. Petrol stations: even in West Sahara you can get gasoline every 200 km.
Book or publication (about your tour):... planned for later...
Earlier and later experiences with motorcycles:
Earlier and later experiences with motorcycles:
Sept. 2008: 1 month backpacking Malaysia and Borneo
Sept. 2013: I want to continue this "round the world trip" in South America
22.02.2013 First summary.
22.02.2013 First request for update.
25.02.2013 Last summary.



Route of Chiho and Christoph Bangert.

10.05.2007 - 26.07.2008
Chiho Bangert (Japanese, 17.12.1975) and Christoph Bangert (German, 20.02.1978)  http://africa.christophbangert.com/
+ 2 x Transafrica. I drove a Land Rover Defender 110 Tdi. 60.000 Km in 14 months. 
Purpose: To learn
Route: Europe (Germany - France - Spain) - Africa (Morocco - Mali - Ghana -   the western route through West- and Central Africa - South Africa (Cape Town). - Back: The Eastern route through East Africa Malawi - Tanzania - Sudan) - Asia (across the Middle East, Turkey) - Europe (the Balkans - Germany).
The best: the Sahara desert, music in Mali, the beach in Ghana, Ugali with Sauce in Tanzania, the Pyramids in Sudan, 
The worst: Bilharzia in Malawi, corrupt officials in Cameroon, The Lake Chad Hotel in Maiduguri in Nigeria, Western tourists in Egypt. 
Important useful informations for others: Don't forget to deeply enjoy your journey!
Book or publication: Africa Overland. 60.000 Kilometer Abenteuer. 240 pp. 27 H x 23 B. Hardcover. Publisher National Geographic Deutschland. In German language. ISBN: 3866903405. http://www.amazon.de/Africa-Overland-60000-Kilometer-Abenteuer/dp/3866903405/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363605514&sr=8-1
Organisation:
25.03.2013 Christoph schrieb: 14-monatige Überlandreise mit unserem Land Rover. Ich wollte mich nur kurz für Deine inspirierende und informative Webseite bedanken. Sie war beim Schreiben des Buches sehr hilfreich.
+ O.


??.05.2013 - ??.??201?
Geert van Rymenam (Dutch, born ??.??.19??) and Ola Radzanowska (??)
- Circle in Africa. Ola and Geert plan to ride down from North- to West- and South-Africa. And back north to East- and north-Africa in about two years.
03.2013 1st request for a summary.
21.03.2013 Geert ordered two of Tesch-Travel-Tasche 7 with a Tesch-Travel-Tank 7 for his BMW R 650.
28.03.2013 2nd request for their tour-blog


30.11.2013 - 15.03.2014
"Mulle" Martin Ulrich Harbort (German, born ??.??.19??) and Volker ?? (German, born 1972)
- PlanTransafrica: Mulle (HONDA Africa Twin XRV 750 (RD04, 1992) and Volker (NX 650, 1989) plan to ride from South Africa (Capetown) - to Egypt (Cairo).
Purpose: Travel
Route: Shipping Bikes from Europe (Germany) - Africa (South Africa (to Cape Town) - riding Namibia - Vic Falls - Zambia - Malawi - Tanzania - Kenia - Ethopia - Sudan - Egypt) - back to Europe (Germany)...
The best: We gonna see...
The worst: That we gonna see as well...
Important useful information for others: Flying infos please with Lufthansa Crago?? in a wooden case ?? for each € ???.
Useful tips for others: ??
Book or publication: Neither yet
Earlier and later experiences with motorcycles: Germany-Turkey (20??: 11 Countries, 10.000km, 4 weeks). Germany-Romania and back in 10 days (20??). Germany-Morocco (20??). Germany-Tunisia (20??)
02.10.2013 "Mulle" ordered 1 x TTT6 and 1 x TTT6 wide. Rack from ?? 20 mm diameter.
2nd request for fotos before they start and after the tour.
04.02.2014


27.10.2013 -??.02.2014 - 15.06.2015


Gábor Szirmai in Africa / Sudan / on the road to ?



Gábor Szirmai in Africa / Sudan / on the ferry from Juba (?) north in 2014 (?)



Gábor Szirmai in Africa / Sudan / on the ferry from Juba (?) north in 2014 (?)


Gábor Szirmai: Left: in Africa / Sudan / in ?? in 2014 (?).  - Right: in Africa / Sudan / in the desert near ?? in 2015 (?)



Gábor Szirmai: Left: in Africa / Sudan / in ?? in 2014 (?).  - Right: in Africa / Sudan / in ?? in 2015 (?)

B.T.:The Hungarian Gábor Szirmai rode solo in Africa from Uganda to Sudan with an old-motorcycle Hungary-DKW 350. This tour is unique in different points: Nobody has managed in many years to travel by motorcycle in Sudan from Juba to Kahrtoum because of real war. Nobody has ever managed to do it with his hobby-motorcycle, a very old motorcycle. - Gábor offers a lot of detail-information of this route. He annonced a book in Hungarian language with over 1000 fotos. But until 18.10.2015 I do not know any bibliographic details of the book. To promote it for him.


Gábor Szirmai (Hungary, born 1953.04.16)
+ Uganda-Sudan. Gábor planned and rode solo in Africa from Uganda to Sudan with an old-motorcycle Hungary-DKW 350.
Purpose: First, and most important: To bring home my motorcycle to Hungary (Budapest). But during the route my purpose is as follow: to see and to photo the railway (only the old colonial railway things). To see the colonial house-buildings, constructions. I like to show, the old DKW construction available to an transcontinental trip. I hate the new constructions (not only the philosophy of the new constructions, but in the practise I cannot use the news things. Of course, I try for example a new four cilinder Yamaha, but this motorcycle had a computer. Therefore it gave me very heavy situations. It costs a lot. With my old DKW I need no speciall screws. I need no digital technologie. I need not the all-covered cheap, mediocre plastics instead of metal. I need not the short life-duration. I need not the special technologie. I need not the compaund, impossible mountage. I need not the point or line-welding. I need not instead of nut-screw the steep thread screw (to plastic and to thin plate without nut... etc.)
I had a purpose to visit my girl-friend in ENTEBBE. My purpose was a caritativ-work in KITANGA and NIMULE. As well my aim was to ship again on the Nile.
The best: A muslim man gave me an airplane ticket ( I had to leave my old DKW-motorcycle in SHAMBE on the ship. I wasonly able to flew without the motorcycle.
When the UN camp leader refused to help (only a sleeping place in MY TENT!!), a man was running to me: his name zayd.majoka@gmail.com He is a white man, whom we met in the JUBA airport. This man gave me 100 pound to my pocket. He organised the people saving - but I was not an object of saving man. I was only a Hungarian.
The worst: There is not only ONE of worst, but a lot of big equvivalent problems
War in South-Sudan. Dead people. Lost of motorcycle DKW 350.
What is the worst? Continue only a shsort time. But I write ona heated XXI c.COMPUTER, not a hundred years old typwriter which lost the information after a few minutes.
1. of course the terrible path (not road!)
2. The amount of dead people: they swam continuesly on the NILE without beign buried. We saw together with JAMES TOMBE (tel.0913754787 . 0956204748, and the captain of "NAKHLA" ship; MUSA GALA 0912657114 and 0782634401) dead people, which lay on the street in BOR., Motorcyclist died directly before me between MYONG  and SHAMBA and after me too!! I lucky!! I was together with an Ethiopian, his name : JOHANNES MEBRATU 2510911202863, the first died man's name: JAMES. The second shooted man AWOTE, the third man missed in the swamp. He drowned (?) or he was cost in the water (?. We do not know this so far). The to died bitted man in SHAMBA (the other fellow flew succesfull with splittered bones, his name GABELTAI, PANGAK villages South-Sudan).
Terrible was as well the continous official control with sharp weapons. One controll about each 1-3 hours!!!! All the soldiers want is any interesting things: my money, my pen-drive, my camera, my heated GPS, my loved, historical, and usefull first world-war BEZARD-COMPAST, my list of the important wrighting, my memory card with the all pictures, my passport, etc. Despite of this I was lucky because they did not thieve anything!!!. Only one time we had a light fight [without box] but this was smiling: On one side I am a 60years old very weak man, on the other side the other side ten soldiers, with a Russian machine-gun. I suggest: he wanted to thieve my camera, but before he had to shoot me. This was a lucky sentence, after some time we were good cheaps in the camp. I was capt (closed) there for 31 days. This soldiers helped to me to flee from the camp on the 32. day - that is Africa as well !!
This camp was bad. Compared with a K.C. in Germany during the world war: in the K.C. was water- in SHAMBA K.C. was not one source. So we had to drink the water of the NILE without boiling. Therefore was a lot of illness (seek). In a K.C. was W.C. In Shanbe the diarrhoea (cholera perhaps) was terribe, the people could not move sometimes. In a K.C. soldiers who try to flee, wwere shot. Here too - depite the door was opened. Here was  around a barbered-wire with soldiers, who did not  shoot immediately. In the K.C. was food-of course not to much. Here was only not rosted fish, sugar, and the first days bread for money only. After some time we got from the goverment (help) eating oil, wheat, a little peanuts. The most worst people fighted for this, and thieved during the dispens. The weak people did not get anything.
Was to me disturbing, when I few from the Shamba-camp, I had only a little bag in my hand, and the UN leader (!!!) in YIROL refused my asking: only allowed me to sleeping inside the UN camp. After I asked I like to sleep outside, out of the fence, sleeping, but inside of the efficent of the machine gun - to defend me the looting. He refused this too. Above me head all ten minute flew a new helicopter. Although on both sides was written "HUMANITARIEN HELP UNITED NATIONS" they saved the american business peoples (of course oil-business is present) from YIROL.
Important useful information / tips for others: I gave a lot of info- but this digital place is not available for a long description: I can give to you information about the "roads" in Uganda, between the board NIMULE and JUBA; between JUBA and YIROL; between YIROL and SHAMBA. I write now my usual book. I had a lot of books before this time, when I made A LOT OF JOURNEY ON BICYCLE (in East-Africa, Tanganica, Benin, EGYPT. In Togo I drove with a museal Hungarian militaire lorry called CSEPEL (diesel) to Kenya and Zanzibar etc..
The motorcycle DKW is excellent and belongs to me since 40 years. Despite of this we cannot compare with a Zündapp KS 750 or a BMW R 75. Before the time of the museum fire I used this motorcycles. But I lost both in the museum-fire. Especially the Zündapp is the king of all-times (!!!) of the world. Most useful and best motorcycle for tours. But these motorcycles are legends today.
Book or publication: Book planned in 2014.
Route: Uganda (Enteppe -?- ) - South Sudan (Nimule - Juba - by ship from Juba to Yarol - Shambe - ??)
The roads: I am very poor, and my aspect from this is: I sleep in the cheapest place. I eat together with the people only waterless "restaurants".
In Uganda: Before you start you need to shop in Kampala in the Nakasaru-Market. This is near to the starting point, first table fruits. Until Kabale is fruit in the big "cities", but there it is more expensive, comparing with Kampala-market. To the market you need to go in the evening! Near the market: in the house of "CITY LOGDE is the best passion-fruit-dring: since four years I drink this continously: without this you need to drink the globalised drinks like Pepsy Cola, 7Up etc. The passion best after one day: with a little alcohol only. Entebbe/Kampala > Kitanga/Kabale: the road is first class- similar as in Europe. Some part of this road is under construction, near to Mbara it is narrow only. There are a lot of fuel petrol staions. The fuel is not a problem. Sometimes the rain is a problem!! Rainy season: october-januar, and during this time sometimes it is a long, cool rain. Along the road you will find sheds. All villages have a privat (from plastic glass) fuel, but this is more expensives (about 10-30 % compaire the official. In the "towns" Kampala, Masaka, Mbara there is European food. Along the road there are only a few sleeping place for rich and poor people. The security is excellent. You can sleep besides the road in a tent.There is no attack. All houses are open: You are able to sleeping in all (!) privat houses. The road aesthetic is in the middle. But near Kampala is a nice swamp with papirus vegetable of course. From Kampala about 100 km you reach the VICTORIA lake: here you can swim ( I immediately swim in all water: for the good condition against crocodiles, bilharzia, cholera etc.) The Sesse island is exotic, there is no proletar (simply, without style, dweller-slum, corrugated-roof uniform shed)- despite along the Kampala-Kabale road is a lot- but the aesthetic is not terrible. After Mbare beginning the mountains: but there is not vegetables: the negroes eat the threes long time ago, despite the mountains are karst, bare. Animals: only long-horn caws-nothing. With historical motor the road is finished during three day. There are a lot of missions along the road. There you can sleep cheap (only present, gift).
Juba: In Juba the best place is in the Port. There the police is very helpfull, allowed me to sleep in my tent  behind the police building, or in the shore. There is no danger of theft in this case (the policeman bitting immediateli very hard the thievs with whip, lash!). There You can swim in the dirty Nile. Nearby is a good market. There is a public weld-machine with 220 V current. In case you are civilised people there is clean water ( one bathing 2 pound, about half dollar, but the water-people are very good. I was there 3 weeks, but all day I got 2 liter clean water to drink tea and to wash my tooth- without money. The Juba-Nimule road is two days with historical motorcycle. About 200 km. Near Nimule are the ruins of GORDON HOUSE. In Nimule you can swimm in the Nile (carefully: here are a lot of crocodiles, very dangerous!! You need before the swimming to cost to the water an hand-granat, and during the noise you can swim without crocodile attact!! In the Nimule-Hospital (near FULA houses) I made a few interviews with crocodil-attacted men without hand or without legs (!!). This was terrible. You can be able to survive this time in the NIMULE FULAA- Founder (contact: SAMUELJUMA 3901. Gallows Road ANNANDALE.

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Kabale-Nimule: From Kabale the road yet good, but not first range. You need to go to Kitagata one day with old motor. Here you can wash your cloth, because here is a hotspring. You can not swim in the hot water, but there is a nice river. The people are very friendly. Near Fort portal is a museal stabil Motor, about 1 meter steel-wheel. Fort Portal is not a fort: there is nothing. The Queen Elisabeth-Park is one of the few parks, which you can see inside because the road is going in the middle. Both of the sides you can see a lot of animals!! Elephants. I saw only one time a lion. Sometimes I was here with my museal german bicycle (called WANDERER). You need to stop on the bridge of park which is between the two lakes. On the KAZINGA-bridge you can swim between the hypos! That is a big adventure with my guile, dodge, but need some care, the hypo are dangerous. You have to go with the fishermen. When you arrive Murchison Falls vai PaARAA, YSOu need carefull: here is too much the che-che fly. ( only one time was I here with bycicle: this roac was terrible to me: full of my body with biting. The che-che fly speed about 15-20 km/hour, but sitting to Yours bycicle, and during the slow speed travelling biting to You. Despite to the NILE the detour is very nice there is not prolet-huts (sheds), and is there a lot of exotic scenia vegetable. On this road especially after Hoima, You dont afraid from the rain. Here more and more the forest and mountain. The landscape is nice. You need a detour to Kygorobia to the hot salt source - but!!! carefull - here the peoles not friendly, but not enemy true. Keep your weapons in ready! Dont use pistols, because the village is very dense. More best the tier-gas ( pepper-gas , capsaicin, better the chloracetofenon CN), but this is stabnil only 58 celsius, therefore more better the  in the tropic country the CS : this is stabil until 95 celsius (the CR is stabil until 73 celsius this is dibenz 1,4 oxazepin. I using in the tropic area yet an electric-shock: this gave to YOu a big defend: before box You schwitch in the 5-10 longelectic sparks the debyl negroes running away. You need continous smiling, and behaved You not an enemy, but you need to show Yourself which a showman, with poens, tricks grins,jokin, funning) The salt-water is too hot, but good. You cannot swimming here, only washing. The intresting here: the railway parts, which arrived with ship, on the lake. To the salt-production the road is very steep!!
On the KARUMA-FALLS You need passion and gift, because here the policemans are not friendly, but not enemy. If YOu like to see the waterfall, You need stopping long time before, in the villages, because the policemans are nervous, stupid polices. They afraid from the bridge-explodier- mans.
Usually the Uganda-policemen are very friendly. The Ugandan policemen are not your enemy. They will help you. My motorcycle is a stick to the police here - in Uganda is an enterainment to the police. You need insurance. In Uganda in 2014 the fees for insurance ereased drasticly. On the border sometimes thieved You the goverment's people with "road-tax". Arouind GULU the road is terrible. There are a lot of camions. The clay-road is full of dust, any detour, paralell with the main road. Despite there is not too much prolet-house. The border is mild in NIMULE, the board-police are not agressive. They smiled about my motorcycle and equipments
Nimule-JUBA. The road is first range., american-buid asphalt. Need carefull: sometimes on this road killing peoples. The mine - problem is very serious. I worked here during few days with the mines with a panzer-mines- explodierer machine, I have some experience, if You need, I wrighting this. Dont go up to the top of mountain, you need using the old pass. Here is not to much fuel, but in the villages in last case YOu can to shop fuel. Careful! the fuel qualitat  to the bill-system motors sometimes not enough. Sometimes the fuel mixed with "motalco" (from kokonut and other vegetables), but to the non-bill system motors (to the old motors are good). More better tank in Nimule, and after JUBA. Here the landscape is very nice! Along the road isnot fruit neither in the houses. Before JUBA is a very nice mountain. You need to see, but there a lot of chance to the attack!! Your weapon here need in fire-ready, after the road. You need going about 10 km in pass, between enemy peoples. (one times attacted me, because I had a photo, but only a three (!!), without woman and man. But from there was about 100 m a peasent - or rebell - I dont know. The situation was very serious: the man asked my all money and my motorcycle for the photo. He had strong sticks. There coming yet new peasants, with sticks. After I put to the earth my wortheless luggage on the mud, I sayd: I shall turn, staying my motor to the three, because I cannot to find my money catching my motorcycle in the properly position. After  from the three suddenly runned with my reliable motorcycle to the road return. I was lucky, the peasants was stupid during few minutes, which I used. I got few stones, but I runned away. My luggage was not a serious value, only clothes.
Juba is too dangerous - but only at night. In daytime I was there a lot of time, no attack. The North Sudan embassy is normal, but like the money. The visa is too  expensiv for me.

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Earlier and later experiences with motorcycles: In 2004 first tour where??. - In 2012 in Burundi - Ruanda - Tanganica -Uganda (there he left the motorcycle).
2004: The first trip with the same DKW 350 motorcycle.
1974: Only in Hungary.
1981: Hungary - Turkey: BOSPORUS ( closters of BALKAN, from constructions, technologies and aesthetic aspects). The DKW was excellent, but after times I changed to a new system of main axe (with new system of bearing). And I made a new system of sparks (without Bill Gates mentality) with a mechanic collecteur, with a magnet spark-losing instead of ignition-hammer switch. This trip was about three months for photo and descripson. The result of this trip was lost after my castle-and museum fire in 1998.
Publication: Magazin. Huszonhétszer szúrták meg. Zirig Árpád About earlier tours in Africa. with DKW 350.


Kabale-Nimule: From Kabale the road yet good, but not first range. You need to going to KITAGATA-about with old motor one day - here you can washing your clothes, because here is a hotspring. To swim is not maybe in the hot water, but there is a nice river, in this maybe to swim. The people are very friendly, but like the begging. nearly Fort portal is a museal stabil Motor, about 1 meter steel-wheel.Fort Portal is not a fort: there is nothing. The Qeen Eliosabeth-Park is few of the parks, which you can to see inside  (I am poor!!) because the road is going in the middle. Both of the sides You can to see a lot of animals!!Elephants,(I saw only one time lion- but carefull!!!! sometimes the lion eating the stayed peoples!! sometimes I was here with my museal german bycicli (his name WANDERER, and have in the middle a non-bill-system (non Bill Gates spirit) speed changer,gear: this gear-box full with oil), and before me eated a lion few france byciclist from behind the first, after the next - carefull!)) But in this year I was with DKW, and this problem is not important thing. You need to stop in the bridge of park. There is between the two lake. On the bridge (KAZINGA named) you can to swim between the hypo! that is a big adventure with my guile, dodge, but need some care, the hypo is dangerous. You need to going among the fishermans-whoos terrible smell to the hypo knows. That is the trickly, and after swimming you still alive not with flat body in the mud. When You arriving to MURCHISON-falls - to PARAA, YSOu need carefull: here is too much the che-che fly. ( only one time was I here with bycicle: this roac was terrible to me: full of my body with biting. The che-che fly speed about 15-20 km/hour, but sitting to Yours bycicle, and during the slow speed travelling biting to You. Despite to the NILE the detour is very nice there is not prolet-huts (sheds), and is there a lot of exotic scenia vegetable. On this road especially after Hoima, You dont afraid from the rain. Here more and more the forest and mountain. The landscape is nice. You need a detour to Kygorobia to the hot salt source - but!!! carefull - here the peoles not friendly, but not enemy true. Keep your weapons in ready! Dont use pistols, because the village is very dense. More best the tier-gas ( pepper-gas , capsaicin, better the chloracetofenon CN), but this is stabnil only 58 celsius, therefore more better the  in the tropic country the CS : this is stabil until 95 celsius (the CR is stabil until 73 celsius this is dibenz 1,4 oxazepin. I using in the tropic area yet an electric-shock: this gave to YOu a big defend: before box You schwitch in the 5-10 longelectic sparks the debyl negroes running away. You need continous smiling, and behaved You not an enemy, but you need to show Yourself which a showman, with poens, tricks grins,jokin, funning) The salt-water is too hot, but good. You cannot swimming here, only washing. The intresting here: the railway parts, which arrived with ship, on the lake. To the salt-production the road is very steep!!
On the KARUMA-FALLS You need passion and gift, because here the policemans are not friendly, but not enemy. If YOu like to see the waterfall, You need stopping long time before, in the villages, because the policemans are nervous, stupid polices. They afraid from the bridge-explodier- mans.
Usually: the Uganda-policemans are very friendly. Dont compaire this mans wit (  for example ) a German or Hungarian police, whoose need Your money. The Ugandan policeman not enemy, dont afraid the stopping. He will be help to You. In the EU the police is Yours enemy, thieving Your money (of course is any tale) but in Uganda that is not a problem. My motorcycle is a stick to the police here - in Uganda is an entartment to the police. BUT!! You need insuarance. In Uganda in this year ereased drastic the insuarence, but more better, which in Europe.I help with adress, where is the cheapest company. Need carefull! On the border sometimes thieved You the goverment's people with the "road-tax" If You are skill, You can flee about it. ( You need walking- to the border - without motorcycle, after when the barrier opened You need running under. In thisd case cannot thieving the authorityes) Arouind GULU the road is terrible. There is a lot of camion. The clay-road is full of dust, any detour, paralell with the main road. Despite there is not too much prolet-house. The border is mild in NIMULE, the board-police are not agressive. They smiled about my motorcycle and equipments
Nimule-JUBA. The road is first range., american-buid asphalt. Need carefull: sometimes on this road killing peoples. The mine - problem is very serious. I worked here during few days with the mines with a panzer-mines- explodierer machine, I have some experience, if You need, I wrighting this. Dont go up to the top of mountain, you need using the old pass. Here is not to much fuel, but in the villages in last case YOu can to shop fuel. Careful! the fuel qualitat  to the bill-system motors sometimes not enough. Sometimes the fuel mixed with "motalco" (from kokonut and other vegetables), but to the non-bill system motors (to the old motors are good). More better tank in Nimule, and after JUBA. Here the landscape is very nice! Along the road isnot fruit neither in the houses. Before JUBA is a very nice mountain. You need to see, but there a lot of chance to the attack!! Your weapon here need in fire-ready, after the road. You need going about 10 km in pass, between enemy peoples. (one times attacted me, because I had a photo, but only a three (!!), without woman and man. But from there was about 100 m a peasent - or rebell - I dont know. The situation was very serious: the man asked my all money and my motorcycle for the photo. He had strong sticks. There coming yet new peasants, with sticks. After I put to the earth my wortheless luggage on the mud, I sayd: I shall turn, staying my motor to the three, because I cannot to find my money catching my motorcycle in the properly position. After  from the three suddenly runned with my reliable motorcycle to the road return. I was lucky, the peasants was stupid during few minutes, which I used. I got few stones, but I runned away. My luggage was not a serious value, only clothes.
Juba is too dangerous - but only at night. In daytime I was there a lot of time, I dont got attack. The North Sudan embassy is normal, but like the money. The visa is too  expensiv to me. Before is a militar-point there are very friendly and helpfull the peoples. In Juba at night You need to stay in YXour
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Shamba: this is a typical "villages"(only 20  hut) place of the Nile: You interresant, thjat there remaind the old type of boats (and only-exept 1 plastic is there!) This boats are making from the three fuselage with burning, carving, cutting with axel. In shambe no other als fish. There interesant yet the old tank. This oil, mazut (?) tank is about 4 m high, 6 m diameter, made with RIVET (!) not welded.Behind is an old colonial building-without windows,doors. The local people living is hut of course (despite there is the nice colonial builduing slowly in ruinen-but there is no culture)) In Shambe is a militari point. The soldiers after ours affair are very friendly-despite lash-using. All time we greeting each other warm, we speaking long.
Before shoting I wish to them good luck, after the shoting I invited them to a tee, and we celebrated the staing alive. They allowed me to see the big (!) (FLAK) weapon. In SHambe the jetty is good condition. There You can to swimm with low crocodile risk to swim ( I saw only one time on the swimming place cocodile, but few hundert meter away is a lot) If You are skill, there You can be able to see without the heated National Park hypo. The soldiers shoted to You hypo too. (during my time shoted one example, but this runned in the swamp, and after drunk! We try to resarch, but was not succesful). The deep of the Nile nearly the jetty is 4-8 m, therefore You can be able diving. The water is not see-able, is not dirty, but not transparent, is black colour.The most nice hypo-point on the top of old steel-tank. From here you can see around without the terrible disturbing National Park feeling, and the animals are wild, not type of National Park, but really tiers. The birds are wonderfull, especiall the fish- eagle. They flying similar, when I fly my old BÜCKER-YUNGMANN ( 35O HP with turbo, doble ignition,9 cylinder, ALU screw dooble (2) wood wings, textile scale, russian measurements presently) (this is for 2 person modificed)aircraft, and  I am together with my flavoured pilot, who was cicking from the militaire (the reason: non discipline, and this pilot drink a little alcohol (not to much, because in this case he cannot to sit in the properly place, he sit on a barrel, and he catch a broom-shaft, and fly without aircraft.). In shambe You can to shop crocodile head very cheap ( the little crocodil head (around 5o pound, the big is 3-4x 5Opound)The meat is eated by the fishermans, You cannot to shopping (I am poor, I dont try to barging).There is intresting the (I know only German-sprache) the big number of PANZER-FAUST and the big FLAK (sorry that is not  VIERLING type only one tube)  Between Shamba and MYANG is the road terrible, but wonderfull. The road in normal situation in (about this changing!!) 10-20 % under water. The water level is 1O-6O cm. Perheaps a Zündapp crossing, but the normal motorcycle crossing only with mad, clay and plastic covering, and after cleaning.Until saddel is the water-level. Both side is cane, swamp, and people, whose entarteinment to shoting to You!!! (From the SHAMBA camp died 1 three-collect man ( he missed in the swamp), 1  was "only" bitted (the shooting people are poor, and try to save the bullet, and therefore they using stick),2 motorcyclist and injured 1 passenger of cycle, 1 missed in the swamp - about this no information. In MYANG died 25 people . The died all night, in the village fighting. Between Shamba and YIROL is very intresting the big number of shoted cars. But carefull!!! This cars shoted in the most best strategik points- and all time is a chance, there staying new bad peoples. If You like to see the wracks, You need few soldiers (enough the AK machine-gewehr, not need bir wheapon, because the bad peoples have only AK, and not big guns The minimum number 3 soldier!). Better a smoke-granat, so have You no care during the study of lorries. The route better after MYANG, there is not water until YIROL. YIROL is big. there is a good market, but only one place is for fruit ( one ananas/pineaplle is 20 pound-horror price to me!!,. and the mango is similar high price. In Yarol, You can to see womans without bress- clothes, they are in tribe-clothes (carefull with the photo!!!!) Are intresting the tribes-DINKA-mans with his hair-wearing, and spear, is there a lot. If are You heavy situation, You need avoid the UN headquaters ! You lost Yours time because after few hours controll You will be cicking out without the most little word-help!In YIROL YOu can be able to sleep in YOur tent (!) about 1O pound in a "hotel" You need carefull, because the aggregats and TV noise at night is terrible ( the aggregats working with china-made dynamo ( magnet-fulling type, 220 V 40-60 Hz) with 2 piece sliding bear, 2 brush  piece coal, the motor is an 1 cylinder diesel, with two big steel-wheel on the side, the cooling in a barrel with belt-drivedwater-pump)
The road between YIROL and JUBA is sometimes terrible. The travelling time with Land-cruise is 1 day, and after Yours body is a wrack. With old motorcycle is this 3 day.  SOmetime the speed is 10 km/hours, long, long time. Is there a lot of check-point. If the check-point the soldiers are in bad mood, the check is one hour. Sometime the soldiers not friendly, but from me not thieved nothing-only begging. Carefull, because sometime is there shoting (without war too!!!) especially the situation is very bad around Gualiers (this is about 2/3-1/3 route nearly more JUBA. AT night dont go here. The fuel isnot a problem, You can to shop, but better without the "villages-fuel" (this is more expensive, and that is not clean, You can to shop in a bottle of Pepsi-cola (of course down is the remaind Pepsi cola swimming between the fuel, and the bottom)
Continues: Gabor (please message me about the reading!! The text is usefull? My english is terrible!)  


The Nimule survive-point is the follow: a child-house with a lot of house, in a side of mountain (but the place is not nice, the Nile is about 3 km, but with motorcycle 20 minute on the asphalt and after the dirty road: the shore of Nile is very pretty: there is a lot of nice stone. The peoples are friendly: on the shore You can left Yours money, passport dont stealed.) The children-house is too friendly: there you got food. I was  there more then two week. I made generators, solar-panels, roofs etc. I had an own room. To the food I shopped yet some fruit, but the basic food is enough to the survive.
E mail: moezmahir@gmail.com tel: Juma John, 211 956120240 and 1703 342 2313 Juma
The other survive-point in JUBA : on the airport-militaire. Nearly the airport is an militaire point. (about 400 m, return to the city) there you can to stay with your tent, some food I got from the friendly soldiers. They dont thieving. I slept there, they are good fellows,cheaps.
 If You are in a very bad situation (in fighting), the SUPREME-company is the cheapest air(cargo) aircraft: maybe the war is in the future will be stronger. In this case You can be able to send Your motorcycle to KHARTHUM. 1 kg= 10 pound. One person ticket is 900 pound. about 250 dollar. Carefull!! dont pay EURO!!!only Dollar is the properly money! The shipping to RANK is 350 pound, but this is about 2 mounth (2) !!! The Nile is very nice despite.
continous with pictures, but I am afraid from the computer, and I shall to send the pictures after few days. Despite: Two days ago in the hungarian television (name RTL) was with me a report. there was a lot of motorcycles picture about me: movies from the DKW during the tour in Uganda and Sudan.The title of the RTL performance is FOCUS and at evening was  19.3o hour
. Sorry, but the most intresting pictures, about the fightings was erased , because a militaire point was terrible, and dont allowd me to carry the pictures. My SD card was erased before this JUBA point.(From YIROL I arrived with wehicle, return to JUBA)
 continous next time. Please give me a message,if You get my letter. The computer not reliable to wrighting!! Hello: Gabor.

15.06.2015: I arrived from a 3 mounth trip (from Juba to Kahartum) I got  my motorcycle from JUBA return. I paid 800 dollar for the thiev. But now again confisked my motor in the border of Egyipt-Sudan. Now reqest 800 EURO. My motorcycle remaind in Afrika again! My book is ready in hungarien language with about 1000 picture. My route was: Entebbe- Juba (motor i got here)- Khartum- Atbara- Dongola-Wadi Halfa - (without motorcycle) Assuan-Budapest. Hello : Gabor See the face-book! I heated the digital tevhologie, but  Info : zsomorvay@gmail.com

Organization:
23.10.2013 First contact. In sunday I arrive in Uganda (Entebbe) and (after my motorcycle: NZ 350 militaire and civil) later I like to going to SOUTH-SUDAN and after NORTH-SUDAN. I have a lot of books and picture about my tour. I can give You, if You like! My question: Would You help me: from South to North may I running through this distance? There is a lot of problem, but I do not know:? The fighting, the visa, the closed boundary-points etc. When do You like to see me (I hate the computer-sorry). You can to see the hungarian motorcycle-magazin, the name is" WILD", I wrote to here few articles-two month ago. I can read in german, but I do not speak.
03.02.2014 Thank again Yours help, B.T.: Now I arrived to home. The SUDAN-war was terrible, ahead me shoted 4 motorciclyst in SHAMBE (on the NILE). From Juba I went with ship to SHAMBA (I dont reach Karthum, because the rebell closed the Nile) I supposed my flavour DKW- NZ 35o lost on the ship, which stocked on the NILE. But this three mounth was nice with the motorcycle in Uganda and Sudan-only I dont like remember to the war, and the died peoples. I made a lot of picture, and I shall to write a book. In case somebody like to going Sudan, I can to give information about the roads. ( I know the roads between UGANDA-NIMULE- JUBA-YAROL-SHAMBE) My 75years old motorcycle was excellent. Hello: SZIRMAI GABOR.
26.10.2013: Tomorrow morning I shall to start to Africa, therefore I shall to write again later. (Now I have a lot of work about the motorcycle parts, which I carry to Europe, and I need tomorrow morning to carry with me to the airplan- I like my old DKW-sorry. That is of course not a symply running, but continous repairing. But that is the love - since 1972 year(the time of the buying) The love is a mad - I know.
2013.10.27 Bernd Tesch: Dear  Gábor (Szirmai) in Hungary, > from Bernd (Tesch). Good trip to Africa! But make a decision if you want to learn to repair a motorcycle always in Africa. Or if you want to travel and see Africa.
2015.10.18 Bernd Tesch got a new email with two nice fotos from the road Juba > Khartoum by motorcycle.



2014. Ronald Schulz in Europa.

Appr. 01.06.2018 - 31.10.2018 
Ronald Schulz (German, 02th June 1959)
- East- South Africa. Ronald plans a trip appr. five months from Mombasa to Capetown with a BMW R1200GS. If he will ride solo or accompannied is still unclear.
Purpose of your travel: I want to realize my life dream to cross Africa.
Planned route: From Europe to Africa by ??. Africa (Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Burundi - Tanzania - Malawi - Zambia - Botswana - Namibia - South Africa. Approximately 5 months.
Highlights should be: I wanted to realize my life dreams with a many interesting landscaps and people. 
My earlier experiences: I traveled by bike. 1987: Germany - Greece in 3 weeks. 2012: Germany - France in 2 weeks. 2009: Germany - Sicilia in 2 weeks. 2013: Alps 2 weeks.
Organization: 
22.05.2015 First summary
22.05.2015 First request for update and foto
28.03.2015 Last summary


Will be continued. Please send me your Mc-Travel-Information as the block above.

Bye Bernd Tesch in Germany





In this Blocks below informations are missing. Who can help?:

Charlie Money (England) http://www.charliescaper.co.uk
- Plan Transafrica.
With a Cagiva E900 Elefant
charliescaper@eudoramail.com
03.10.2001 1st. information by Grant Johnson: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com
03.10.2001 1st email to them.
??.10.2001 1st answer and contctas




First list with summaries in Internet about "Africa by Motorcycle". I would be grateful if you could help to keep this update ! So far you find many language and grammar mistakes inside because of lack of time. Pardon. Will be corrected and updated with more Travellers in future.

Documentation:
1968 Start of search of Transafrica-Travellers for my own tour with VW-Bus in 1970 / 71.
1970 -76 Finding more and more Africa-travellers and literature
1992-1994 More intensive search of motorcycle-travellers because of my book "Motorrad Abenteuer" in work by phone, fax and personal visits.
1995 - 1997 First tries to find and contact Africa-Motorcycle-Travellers by email.
1998 Start of my website. Not knowing what will come out of it in future.
02.1998: A part of this information you found already under > http://www.berndtesch.de > German or Engl. version > News
28.05.2000: Start of this collection first time in internet under > http://www.berndtesch.de
01.08.2001 Visitor 50.000 on my homepage Andreas Goetzenich.
31.10.2001 138 KB
13.01.2003 178 KB
22.03.2004 201 KB Visitor ca. 94.000
28.03.2005 217 KB. Ca. visitor 109.00
10.11.2005 227 KB Ca. Visitor 120.000
19.01.2006 622 KB
29.03.2008 717 KB Ca. Vistor 155.555
31.03.2009 983 KB 141 Sek, Visitor ca. 169.500.
01.07.2016 Overworked



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