The plan is ever evolving and as it is Africa, things may change along the way. However the route is essentially structured into 4 stages over 3 months, using 4 different modes of transport.
- Fly from Johannesburg via Cairo on Tuesday 7 January 2014, arriving in Khartoum on the 8th. The next two days will be spent meeting, greeting and preparing with the Tour d’Afrique team for the long ride ahead.
- The Tour d’Afrique officially begins on the 10 January and will follow 3 stages:
- Khartoum (Sudan) – Gondar (Ethiopia): 2,215 km, 17 days riding, 3 days rest
- Gondar – Addis Ababa: 1,625 km, 15 days riding, 3 days rest
- Addis Ababa – Nairobi (Kenya): 1,687 km, 15 days riding, 2 days rest
- Unfortunately my cycle tour will end in Nairobi. I will get on a plane to Livingstone, Zambia, where I will pick up a car and drive across through Zambia, Botswana and the Caprivi Strip to Namibia. A separate itinerary for this leg will be attached. I am quite excited for this part of the trip, as it will include some of the most beautiful parts of Africa, getting in a few of the sights and reserves, including Vic Falls, Chobe and Etosha nature reserves.
- The 4th and final leg is yet to be finalized however I was hoping to catch a cargo ship from Luderitz to Cape Town. I haven’t had any luck with securing a place on a ship as yet, however the back up plan is to hop on a train down to Uppington or Luderitz. Either way I hope to make it to Cape Town on the 22 th March