LEWI BLAKE

my plan to
cycle across africa (2023)

location

Africa

distance

21,000+km

When

February 2023

unpaved

80%

countries

13+

In February 2023, I’ll be setting out on a journey that I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid, crossing the entire continent of Africa!

I’ll be riding a bicycle with all my possessions through over 13 different countries across deserts, along rivers and through jungles.

My goal is to discover the most remote parts of Africa and share them with you!

This journey both scares and excites me and I hope you will follow along with me.

The Route

Bikepacking Africa Route 2023

I’ll be starting in Cape Town, South Africa and heading North. At this stage the destination is Egypt but may change.

The first half of my route shouldn’t change too much from the image on the left. I plan to cycle through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

At the heart of Africa is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is probably the country that I’m most excited about exploring.

I will travel part of the country by boat along the Congo River and cycle to the Central African Repulic.

Due to the unstable conditions and civil wars ever present in Africa, my journey from here isn’t set in stone. 

Once I’ve passed through the DRC, I will either head NE to Egypt or head West and make my way along the coast towards Morocco.

 

Capturing the journey

Documenting my journey and sharing it with everyone is very important to me. I’ll be sharing posts that are hopefully not only inspiring but also helpful to people thinking of taking a similar trip through Africa.

I’ve invested in over $5000 worth of camera equipment and will be documenting my journey across Africa in 3 different ways.

previous cycling trips

Here are some photos from some of my previous bikepacking trips through Kyrgyzstan and South America.

These are the type of remote places I like travelling to on a bicycle. I hope to travel to even more remote places in Africa, and I hope you’ll join me for the journey.

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