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On an old Yamaha XT 500

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You can find here some stories, pictures and facts of my trip from The Netherlands to South Africa. This trip took me 1.5 year, I spent 50.000 km's on an old motor-cycle and used some luck.

This was the best thing I ever did and I like to share it with you.

This site isn't made for winning the "most fanciful home page price". The purpose of this site is only that you'll get an idea of how I experienced that beautiful continent. That very different continent. Unknown by a lot of people. With all her troubles and all her beauty. There is not a single day that I don't think of Africa and the African people.

Welcome to a special continent, called Africa.

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For some general info about Africa, I invite you to go the general info of Africa. And if you like to know how much I spilled (tyres) and killed (chickens) please jump to my personal facts.

Below you'll find a map of Africa. You can click on the images to enlarge them. You'll find also a description together with the pictures. In the future I'll add some pictures or I'll exchange them. I did my best to keep the pictures small as possible with still a reasonable quality.
The blue spots bdot do show you a part translated from my diary or just a story. The yellow marked spots ydot are not ready yet.

The 21 countries I travelled from the North to the South in Africa are: Spain (enclave), Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zare, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Transkei (I count this as a country) and Namibia.

Image map of Africa


Index of the pictures:

Algerian oases
Trans - Saharan Route de Hoggar
Two bike(r)s in an empty desert
Driving a Mercedes, in the desert
African market
African repair shop
Writing my diary in the church
A mother
The Zare River
Main road of Zare
This is the only North-East road in Zare
Repair the bridge yourself please
Crossing the Equator in Uganda
Nearly killed by an angry hippo
Crossing the Equator in Kenya
The first beer I liked again after I got malaria
The children of Africa.
New South African friends
African hut
Jambo, Jumbo
Victoria Waterfalls
The Roundavels in Pretoria
Cape L'Agulhas
Finish of the rally Paris - Cape Town
Namibia camping
Fish River Canyon


Index of the blue (diary/story) spots:

Leaving Europe.
Hello Africa!
The crossing of the border between the Central African Republic and Zare.
Tiwi beach.
Slurfje (Little trunk).
A letter to friends.
The most Southern point of Africa!

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See the reactions in my old Guestbook (Part 3).

I like to thank everybody in Part 1 and Part 2 for their contribution.

You are welcome to mail to Arold Reinders: Contactformulier

This page was last changed at 16 July 1997 with the last minor change at January 2007. With special thanks to Joop, for lending me his scanner.