Africa Overland Nightly Stops - Talaru
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AFRICA OVERLAND 1996/97

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Any trip that covers such a vast area in this time frame will mean that little time is spent in any one place for too long. Our schedule only allowed a few days at the most in the main towns, and other places were merely transit points. One of the characteristics of overland travel in Africa is that the unexpected can happen. Our itinerary was changed a few times to allow for local political conditions. We ended up spending a few weeks in the same place sometimes, and got to know the town and people very well indeed!

 

The list below shows where each night was spent. Once into the more unstable areas in Central Africa you can see a bit of backtracking happening.

DAY BY DAY

 

AUGUST 1996 – ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN
24TH – LONDON TO BOULOUGNE
25TH – BOULOUGNE TO NTH OF TOURS
26TH – TOURS TO BORDEAUX
27TH – BORDEAUX TO SPAIN (ROUGH CAMP IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR VITTORIA)
28TH – VITTORIA TO MADRID
29TH – MADRID
30TH – MADRID TO VALDEPANEAS
31ST – VALDEPANEAS TO ALGICERAS

SEPTEMBER 1996 – SPAIN, MOROCCO, MAURITANIA, MALI
1ST – ALGICERAS TO STH OF CEUTA
2ND – STH OF CEUTA TO RABAT
3RD – RABAT TO FES
4TH – FES
5TH – FES
6TH – ROUGH CAMP (NTH OF TODRA GORGE)
7TH – TODRA GORGE
8TH – MARRAKECH
9TH – MARRAKECH
10TH – ESSAOUERA
11TH – AGADIR
12TH – TAN TAN
13TH – CAP BOJADAR
14TH – DAKHLA
15TH – DAKHLA
16TH – ROUGH CAMP (NTH OF NOUADIBOU
17TH – NOUADIBOUH
18TH – NOUADIBOUH
19TH – NOUADIBOUH
20TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF NOUADIBOUH
21ST – ROUGH CAMP (B/W NOUADIBOU & NOUAKCHOTT
22ND – NOUAKCHOTT
23RD – NOUAKCHOTT
24TH – NOUAKCHOTT
25TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF NOUAKCHOTT)
26TH – ALEG
27TH – KIFFA
28TH – AYOUN EL ATROS
29TH – NARA
30TH – BAMAKO

OCTOBER 1996 – MALI, BURKINA FASO, NIGER, NIGERIA, CAMEROON
1ST – BAMAKO
2ND – SEGOU
3RD – BANKASS
4TH – DOGON REGION
5TH – ROUGH CAMP (BURKINA FASO BORDER)
6TH – ROUGH CAMP (NTH OF OUAGADOUGOU)
7TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF OUAGADOUGOU)
8TH – ROUGH CAMP
9TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF NIAMEY)
10TH – GARIN
11TH – KANO
12TH – KANO
13TH – KANO
14TH – KANO
15TH – ROUGH CAMP
16TH – YANKARI
17TH – ROUGH CAMP
18TH – ROUGH CAMP
19TH – BOULA IBIB
20TH – ROUGH CAMP (NEAR N’GOUONDERE)
21ST – ROUGH CAMP (NEAR MEIGANGA)
22ND – GAROUA BOULAI
23RD T0 31ST – GAROUA BOULAI

NOVEMBER 1996 – CAMEROON, C.A.R.
1ST – GAROUA BOULAI
2ND – ROUGH CAMP (NTH OF BERTOUA)
3RD – ROUGH CAMP
4TH – OBALA
5TH – OBALA
6TH – ROUGH CAMP (NEAR YAOUNDE
7TH – BERTOUA
8TH – ROUGH CAMP (NEAR BERBERATI)
9TH – DZANGA SANCHA
10TH – DZANGA SANCHA
11TH – DZANGA SANCHA
12TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF BERBERATI)
13TH – ROUGH CAMP (NEAR BAORO)
14TH – ROUGH CAMP (BOALI)
15TH – BANGUI
16TH TO 30TH – BANGUI

DECEMBER 1996 – C.A.R, CAMEROON, KENYA, TANZANIA, KENYA, UGANDA, KENYA
1ST – ROUGH CAMP
2ND – BABOUA (CAMEROON BORDER)
3RD – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF GAROUA BOULAI)
4TH – ROUGH CAMP (STH OF BERTOUA)
5TH – OBALA
6TH – NTH OF DOUALA
7TH – NAIROBI
9TH – NAIROBI
10TH – ARUSHA
11TH – KARETU (NGORONGORO CRATER)
12TH – KARETU
13TH – SERENGETI
14TH – SERENGETI
15TH – MUSOMA
16TH – KISUMU
17TH – KAMPALA
18TH – KAMPALA
19TH – ELDORET
20TH – NANYUKI
21ST – SWEET WATER PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
22ND – NAIROBI
23RD TO 27TH – NAIROBI
28TH – LAKE NAIVASHA
29TH – LAKE NAIVASHA
30TH – NAIROBI
31ST – NAIROBI

JANUARY 1997 – KENYA, ETHIOPIA, EGYPT
1ST – NYERI
2ND – ROUGH CAMP
3RD – MARSABIT
4TH – MARSABIT
5TH – MOYALE
6TH – YABELO
7TH – WENDO GENET
8TH – LAKE LANGANO
9TH – ADDIS ABABA
10TH – ADDIS ABABA
11TH – SODERE SPRINGS
12TH – ADDIS ABABA
13TH – BAHIR DAR
14TH – BAHIR DAR
15TH – GONDER
16TH – ADDIS ABABA
17TH – CAIRO
18TH – CAIRO
19TH – CAIRO
20TH – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LUXOR
21ST – LUXOR
22ND – LUXOR
23RD – ASWAN
24TH – ASWAN
25TH – FELLUCA ON THE NILE
26TH – FELLUCA ON THE NILE
27TH – HURGADAH
28TH – HURGADAH
29TH – HURGADAH
30TH – HURGADAH
31ST – CAIRO

FEBRUARY 1997 – EGYPT TO ENGLAND
1ST – OVERNIGHT BUS TO NUWEIBA
2ND – NUWEIBA
3RD – NUWEIBA
4TH – ROUGH CAMP (SINAI)
5TH – STH OF SUEZ
6TH – CAIRO
7TH – CAIRO
8TH – FLY TO LONDON