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Cycling from South Africa to North...which route...etc!

Hello friends in warm Showers!
I sailed from Singapore to Mauritius and from there to south Africa bringing my bicycle along with me intending to cycle all the way to north Africa and into Europe eventually one day...
This is my first time in this continent and with a bicycle!
I would appreciate opinions as to which route would be ... more 'bike-friendly', easier to get accommodation along the way, .... 'safer'... etc etc...
I know there are many things to consider when one is going to 'move around' like this from country to country (one major one may even getting visas on crossing borders and if possible!) intending to reach Marocco 'one day'...
So, any thoughts on this 'possible undertaking' will be welcomed!
Thank you friends and looking forward to read your messages!
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try to contact my Dutch friend

Hi Friend,

Pls, try to get in touch with Robin Mantel
He is biking now from Europe to S.Africa, he should be around south of France or Spain

have a very nice trip

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Hello Georges!

Hello Georges!
I thought i had replied to you but apparently not...! Sorry...!
Thank you for the info... I already contacted Robin...
I am sending you a message in your account!
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Western route

Look into cycling the west (atlantic) side of Africa to Morrocco. Problems in South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt to make it safe. Most riders go for the western route. A lot of information on Internet.

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Thank you Johannes for the

Thank you Johannes for the info!
Yes that seems to be a better route and that's what i was looking at from the beginning in order to end up in Morocco!
However, I am going to 'explore' the southern part of Africa by buses first to get a feeling of the place and then i will 'see' what will follow...!
Are you cycling these days or resting?
Wishing you ... joy in Life!
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"Most riders go for the

"Most riders go for the western route."

Could I ask where you got that information from? Cairo-Cape Town is a pretty popular route, and it is rather straightforward in terms of the road and the visas needed (or not). Going from Morocco down the western side of Africa (or in the other direction) is a pretty challenging expedition that requires a lot of visas, more time, and more reliable gear due to the lack of tarmac in parts.

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Most riders go for the western route

.... But just to Mauretania, Senegal or Gambia. The instable countries are more in the South. Nigeria, the Congos are a few of these countries.