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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...

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...

After a fantastic experience in Nigeria, I crossed the Cameroon border. The formalities at the border were fine and I rested in the next town for a days, which was Banyo. From there, I rode to Tibati then headed South to the capital, Yaoundé. No petrol stations from Tibati until near Yaoundé,...

Last week, after crossing the border into Benin, I couldn't find a fuel station in Djougou. I resorted to Kpayo, a contraband petrol imported across the porous border from Nigeria that is stored in jars and bottles under direct sunlight at the roadside that have a brown tinge. Three litres shou...

Liver and pasta with spicy sauce in baguette for breakfast. Very spicy and so tasty!

Filled up with Petrol in Banjul, and got chatting to the lady who served me, Haddy. She wanted to marry, and made two things clear. First, she wanted to go to the UK, so asked if she had a motorcycle... she did no...

Atar is about 270 miles north east of Nouakchott. I planned to see the Terjit oasis and Chinguetti where there's a UNESCO world site for libraries containing ancient Quranic texts.

My motorcycle's range doesn't stretch to 270 miles even with my two extra 1L fuel canisters. The fuel stations...

This was my view this morning just north of Tinghir. I camped at the bottom of a bank next to a dried up river.

And, this was my bike as I tried to leave.

The terrain was very challenging and got the better of me. I had removed heavy items to help me lift the bike.

Made new friends with g...