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Offline Mate JC

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Mombasa to Cape town, 15.000 km
« on: November 20, 2012, 10:54:14 pm »
I put my motorbike on the airplane and sent it from Ljubljana, Slovenia to Nairobi, Kenya.

I made warm-up trip to Kilimanjaro and Pangani in Tanzania, then back to Mombasa, Kenya.
3000 km - http://motoafrica.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html

I made my 2nd warm-up trip from Mombasa to Mount Kenya, crossed equator, back to Nairobi, Loitoktok and (after accident) back to Mombasa.
3000 km - http://motoafrica.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

I made long trip down from Mombasa to Cape town, all the way next to Indian ocean.
15.000km - http://motoafrica.blogspot.com/

No GPS, no spare tires, no tools, no problems. September 2011 to April 2012.

Info: matej.rancigaj@gmail.com

Crossing from Tanzania to Mozambique at Rovuma river - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgK7xPmZIvI&feature=plcp
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 11:24:59 pm by Mate JC »

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Re: Mombasa to Cape town, 15.000 km
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 07:37:25 am »
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Re: Mombasa to Cape town, 15.000 km
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 11:01:48 pm »
Hi Mate JC, I always envy people who have enough time to do a trip like that where time is no problem. You must have had fun doing it over a period of 7 months. We had to do our trip in 42 days in order to be back at work again. We also crossed from Tanzania to Mozambique on one of those boats, they told us there is a 20% success rate of making it to the other side. We traveled that sand road from the border to the Indian ocean at night. And is the XT 660 not an unbelievable bike on a trip like this. Next time in SA come and say Hi to the WD's in Joburg.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2012, 11:23:43 pm by schalk vd merwe »
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