Helen and the Tortoise
Cumulus Lite Line 200 for Motorcycle-touring
Leaving Cape Town behind us

Africa: Take 2

That’s right – I went back. Returning to the continent I left almost five years previously.

Now I’ve got a motorbike license. And so, in December 2015, I returned with my Yamaha XT225 trail bike.

It took 15 months to ride from Cape Town to Cairo. Yes, I know, I could have cycled it faster! But I hardly went in a straight line – covering 40,000 kilometres. And I didn’t just ride my bike. It’s good to see and do other stuff and explore areas at different paces. So I went horse-riding and hiking too.


Read my blog posts from the journey…


Some of my favourite photos


Complete list of clothing and equipment