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I am intending to take a caravan from the UK to Egypt down to Malawi with a family of four. Is there anyone who has ever done this? I will be taking only the major routes and roads, can this be done? which ports can I use for the ferries, which borders are currently closed closed.
 
I am intending to take a caravan from the UK to Egypt down to Malawi with a family of four. Is there anyone who has ever done this? I will be taking only the major routes and roads, can this be done? which ports can I use for the ferries, which borders are currently closed closed.
  
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:Unless something has changed recently the most common problem I know of is getting into [[Sudan]] from [[Egypt]]. The border is often closed, and it's pretty remote and transportation-less. Also the Sudanese visa can be difficult to obtain... probably easier getting it in the UK. What route are you planning to take south of Sudan? You can't cross at this time straight into [[Uganda]], and it's pretty dangerous in that part of Uganda anyhow. Northern [[Kenya]] doesn't have the best reputation either, but there's definitely a small stream of travelers taking that route. Planning to go through Ethiopia? I don't know much about that, but there may be more info in the various country articles about border crossings. From Kenya it should be smooth sailing... you could head straight down into Tanzania ([[Zanzibar]] makes a nice sidetrip) and across to Malawi... or swing around Lake Victoria through Uganda and [[Rwanda]] to get to Tanzania, if you're up for more of an adventure... Western Tanzania is pretty off the beaten path and more than a little roadless. But makes for an interesting journey. If you're looking to do a safari at some point, you'll have opportunities in Kenya and Tanzania... but another interesting option is to do one launching from Malawi... [http://www.kiboko-safaris.com/ Kiboko Camp] (and maybe some others) run roundtrip safaris from [[Lilongwe]] to [[South Luangwa National Park]] in [[Zambia]], which is lovely and less crowded than it's more famous counterparts. If you can give more specifics on the route you would ''like'' to take then maybe I can give you more info, especially from Kenya south, as that's the trip I just did. &ndash; [[User:Cacahuate|<font color="green">cacahuate</font>]]  <sup><small>[[User talk:Cacahuate|<font color="blue">talk</font>]]</small></sup> 02:50, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
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I do not think these blobs of Spanish rock should be listed as ODs so I have taken them out.
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*[[Ceuta]] - [[Spain|Spanish]] enclave bordering Morocco
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*[[Melilla]] - Spanish enclave bordering Morocco
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I will knock together a list of ODs for the region. --[[User:Burmesedays|Burmesedays]] 00:54, 18 March 2010 (EDT)

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I am intending to take a caravan from the UK to Egypt down to Malawi with a family of four. Is there anyone who has ever done this? I will be taking only the major routes and roads, can this be done? which ports can I use for the ferries, which borders are currently closed closed.

thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 84.9.196.236 (talkcontribs)

Unless something has changed recently the most common problem I know of is getting into Sudan from Egypt. The border is often closed, and it's pretty remote and transportation-less. Also the Sudanese visa can be difficult to obtain... probably easier getting it in the UK. What route are you planning to take south of Sudan? You can't cross at this time straight into Uganda, and it's pretty dangerous in that part of Uganda anyhow. Northern Kenya doesn't have the best reputation either, but there's definitely a small stream of travelers taking that route. Planning to go through Ethiopia? I don't know much about that, but there may be more info in the various country articles about border crossings. From Kenya it should be smooth sailing... you could head straight down into Tanzania (Zanzibar makes a nice sidetrip) and across to Malawi... or swing around Lake Victoria through Uganda and Rwanda to get to Tanzania, if you're up for more of an adventure... Western Tanzania is pretty off the beaten path and more than a little roadless. But makes for an interesting journey. If you're looking to do a safari at some point, you'll have opportunities in Kenya and Tanzania... but another interesting option is to do one launching from Malawi... Kiboko Camp (and maybe some others) run roundtrip safaris from Lilongwe to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, which is lovely and less crowded than it's more famous counterparts. If you can give more specifics on the route you would like to take then maybe I can give you more info, especially from Kenya south, as that's the trip I just did. – cacahuate talk 02:50, 21 April 2007 (EDT)

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I do not think these blobs of Spanish rock should be listed as ODs so I have taken them out.

I will knock together a list of ODs for the region. --Burmesedays 00:54, 18 March 2010 (EDT)

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