Bonn Cotonou | Sahara West Africa 2001-2002

An Expedition from Bonn via Southern Europe led to Morocco, West-Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gamibia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Niger, Algeria, Tunesia back to Germany via Genova. It took almost 4 months and about 20.000 km crossing Sahara twice and  travelling solo most of the time.

Route through Westafrica Sahara
Route through Westafrica and Sahara
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Sahara Camp Fort Bou Jerif | Morocco
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St. Exupery Memorial in Villa Cisneros | West-Sahara
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National Road N1 Aligning Atlantic Ocean at Low Tide | Mauritania
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Crossing Gambia River | Gambia
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BaoBab | Senegal
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Niger River | Guinea
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Niger River Village | Guinea
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National Road | Mali
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Famous Mosque of Djenne | Mali
Remaining West African Elephants | Burkina Faso
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Former Slave Trading Post Cape Coast | Ghana
Other Traffic to Accra | Ghana
Former Prussian Slave Trading Post Princess Town | Ghana
Rain Forest Skywalk | Ghana
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Rain Forest Meets Atlantic Ocean | Ghana
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Camp Brenu Beach | Ghana
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…and “Chez Alice” in Lomé | Togo
Wonderful Beach Camp at Grand Popo | Benin
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Cotonou | Benin
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UNESCO World Heritage Palace Abomey | Benin
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Bush Fires all over West Afrika
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Cotton Harvest in West Afrika
Farm in Benin | West Africa
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Lots of Rhinos in National Park WW | West Africa
Savannah Look
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Remaining Giraffes in West Africa | Niger
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Desert View across Niger from Grand Hotel du Niger in Niamey | Niger
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Camp and Laundry at Niger River | Niger
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Fresh and Washwater Retrieval form Niger | Niger
Famous Hotel de l’Äir in Agadez | Niger
Camping Mostache in Arlit | Niger
Camp Mostache in Arlit | Niger
Begging for Water and Food in the Middle of Sahara | Niger
Adjusting Tire Pressure due to Sahara Dunes
Adjusting Tire Pressure on N1 for Dune Passes | Niger
Some Globetrotters may end here due to Technical Problems
Globetrotters May End Travelling due to Several Types of Problems
...but others continue
…Others Continue
...find good directions...
Trans-Sahara-Highway N1 Agadez-Tamanrasset | Niger
...Landing in beneath Imhagren at Tamanrasset | Algeria
Camping beneath Imhagren Volcano Tamanrasset | Algeria
And watch Sun rising above Hoggar | Algeria
Watching Sun Rise across Hoggar | Algeria
Enjoying Hoggar during Sinlight | Algeria
Overviewing Hoggar during Daylight | Algeria
Sanddunes close to Amguid | Algeria
Sanddunes close to Amguid | Algeria
Unscheduled Maintenance in the Desert
Unexpected 2-Day-Maintenance in the Sand Desert without any Asistance or Traffic but with enough water and food in the truck | Algeria
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And again for one Week in the Gravel Desert without meeting anybody | Algeria
Finally Reaching some Road... Uff
Reaching N3 to Hassi Messaoud after 1000 km 10 Days  later | Algeria
Relaxing
Relaxing at Hassi Belguebour | Algeria
...and Celebrating
Well Done: Cheers!
...close to Oil City Hassi Messaoud| Algeria
Camping close to Oil City Hassi Messaoud | Algeria
Returning to Genova from Tunis | Tunisia
Returning HOME via Genova from Tunis | Tunisia

During the trip a beginning, severe frame and total cabin bearings breakage plus shearing spring hanger occurred and were provisionally repaired on-site. Professional repair was done after returning home. For more information please see:

www.rahmenbruch.com

German for frame breakage…