The all important and most useful of information. The rough guide we are using is one month per country.We head off on the 12th or so of July and our planned route is:

Leg 1

Ireland, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo & Benin.

Leg 2

Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Moçambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia & South Africa.

And back to Mali in December / January for the Festival in the Desert in Timbuktu.

And some where along the line my very good mate Fido is getting married and it may be in Bali or Dubrovnik. So a nice little break from traveling will be welcome come May next year….

We do have some contacts along the road so we wont be roughing it all of the way. Plus I think that from time to time a stay in a decent hotel with clean sheets and a hot bath will be called for.
( After all I did not save for two years to rough it ALL the way !!! )

We also hope to volunteer in East or Southern Africa preferably in Botswana…Hopefully Jeanne’s contact in VSI can help us out here with a placement.

The excitement is really starting to build now…!!!