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After a small tumble a few days before, Jaakko and I stopped at the Tropic of Capricorn for the obligatory photo!

Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn. Namibia.Obligatory photo at Tropic of Capricorn with @its_moodo! Namibia.

After a brief stopover in Keetmanshoop for Jaakko to kick his cold, we headed to Fish River Canyon. Passing Naute Dam, Jaakko had pulled over and waved me down before a r...

A cold but brief coastal ride from Hentie's Bay and I arrived in Swakopmund to meet Evan and Jaakko for a beer or two, brai, and motorcycle maintenance.

Evan and Jaakko showed me how to bleed my brakes. Straight forward to do, but new to me. I'm keen to learn everything required to maintain and se...

Riding in Angola was a blast, but after a week of camping and a crossing into Namibia, it was time to rest. Two nights in Ongwediwa was perfect. Another reason was to rest was to fix some gear. For example, a puncture in my camping mattress meant I would wake to a deflated mattress every morni...

Whilst in Luanda, Bruno and Wolfram had very kindly helped me plan a route through Angola. They've travelled Angola extensively so they know the best places!

First stop was Kalandula Falls. The East side of the waterfall has a hotel with a fantastic view. The hotel was closed with some construc...

After collecting my motorcycle in Soyo, I rode to Luanda. Hunting for a camp spot along the coast, I found a small overgrown track that opened into a huge area hidden from the road.

My chain was in need of a good clean, so I sprayed WD40 and lightly brushed off the grime, before applying chain...

After arriving in Republic of Congo at Dolisie, I spent a few nights in Pointe-Noire and camped at a navy base. It was very laid back with the guys sitting around, watching TV, and drying fish in the sun.

A leaking tap had filled a large pool of water, which no one was using. Perfect for washin...

Over the passed few weeks, I'd fixed my clutch and I'd reached the Republic of Congo border three days before my visa expires.

My rear tyre had little tread left and I'd heard the route into Republic of Congo could be very muddy. So, I changed my rear tyre in Lambéréne to the one that had be...

Having smelt my clutch burning when I was stuck in mud, my goal turned to repairing it and leaving Gabon before my visa expired in about three weeks.

It's very unlikely I'd find the parts in Gabon, so I sourced parts online then spoke to Dad. He was happy to courier the parts to me! I ordered al...

I'd heard of a fantastic place to camp on the RN3 with views into Lopé National Park. En route to the start of RN3, I was in need of a cheap place to stay so I could wash properly. My first find in Ndjolé was way too expensive; however, they suggested trying the hospital. That's where I met Tom,...

After crossing the border into Gabon, the roads swerve through the forest and it's a very scenic route. Thrilling and good fun; however, I had an insatiable thirst for something more adventurous! I joined the RN5 at Bibasse (South of Oyem) heading to Kougouleu.

Slow progress for the first 15...