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Under African Skies

Motorcycle ride up Africa from Cape Town to London

Riders: Gareth Morgan, Jo Morgan, Dave Wallace,Brendan Keogh, Tony Armstrong, Paul Swift
Motorcycles: BMW F650 GS Dakar, BMW F650 GS
Distance: 20,756km
Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, France, UK

Trip description: This trip is one of the most challenging we have undertaken and the big hurdle is having to be flexible enough to change motorcycle routes because of the uncertainties at any time over safe passage being possible through Central Africa. We have to be sufficiently flexible to be able to switch from one route to another even within a week, the volatility of the region is that high..

Blogs from the trip


Cape of Good Hope

Well at last on the machines and riding into a howling gale reminiscent of Wellington in a shocker northerly down to the Cape of Good Hope to look at the raging surf and rocks that claimed so many of the early explorers. We couldn’t believe the level of security at the parking area, police everywhere, […]

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Captive in Capetown

Clinging on to the African Continent’s bottom in Capetown waiting for our bikes to be released from Customs so we have the means to ride Up Africa. The shroud of cloud over Table Mountain is as per the “tablecloth” of the tourist brochures and the temperature at the top is as cool and sharp as […]

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Capetown enchantment

We are on the big continent of Africa hanging in Capetown while we find the bikes and await the rest of our team of 6. Totally captivated by the people– open and chatty and in stark contrast to what you expect when you see the electric fences and razor-wire that surrounds their homes. Gareth has […]

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