My actual route.
Approximately 14,000km total, 11,000km cycled.
That’s a lot of pain and heat! And I’m sure plenty of enjoyment too!
Looking at the map it’s just a few centimeter before you are going to touch British soil again. Have you already called home to ask to put the kettle on?
Yup almost there now, take a left just before Zanzibar, left after the lake, right into congo then follow the coast up a little. About an inch on the map and only 25,000km to go:)
I last night decided to cycle South Africa to Kenya and found your blog this morning. I see that you cycled almost the same route that I am hoping to take (with the exception of the Zimbabwe / Mozambique section). So I will have a read of your blog to see what I can learn.
Hello Shane. What a great trip, thank you for sharing your experience, which is quite a value for me 🙂
I am thinking about going on another ride in Africa, this time from Lusaka to Windhuek. At the moment I am trying to figure out if it is a wise decision to go from Lusaka to Nafue NP and then somehow to Victoria Falls. From your trip report I can read that it is a nice and wild experience, something I am really looking for. But at the same time it comes with a big detour.
Would you recommend Nafue NP to somebody that will later on come through Botswana and Namibia with all their NPs?
I would appreciate your reply very much!
My only experience of Kafue was to ride right through it on the main road. Though I did briefly see some Cheetahs from the road apart from that amazing moment the ride itself was nothing special, the views the same as most of Botswana and the Caprivi. The constant attacks of Tse-Tse flies were not nice either. From gate to gate its about 135km so unless you stay at one of the camps its quite a long ride too (I camped at both the gates).Wild camping in the park isn’t really a good idea I think (though I was planning that until I saw the cheetahs)
It would be much more logical to Visit Hwange or go through Chobe NP instead (not sure if you are allowed to cycle through either because of all the Elephants….) A detour to Victoria falls via Mana pools park in Zim might be a nice alternative too if you have enough time…
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