Archive: Africa tour in English


Togo and Benin on the fast track

Togo and Benin on the fast track Once again, I headed to a special Africa: the center of voodoo culture in Togo and Benin. Both countries are so narrow that I crossed them quickly. Lomé, Togo The capital of Togo, Lomé, had virtually merged with Afloa in Ghana. It was one large city with a […]

Togo und Benin

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Ghana, a different kind of Africa!

Ghana, a different kind of Africa! The first difference to the previous countries: the administrative language was English which was much easier for me. The second big difference: Ghana was mainly Christian and I’d find out if that was an advantage. In all aspects Ghana appeared a problem-free country which was even confirmed by the […]


Burkina Faso, the big unknown

Burkina Faso Who knows something about Burkina Faso? It’s not your typical holiday destination. I’m old enough to remember that it used to be called Upper Volta. And it’s only now that I learnt the reason. Apart from that I hardly knew anything about the place. When I planned my route, I discovered its location. […]

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Mali: The Big Surprise

Mali: The Big Surprise It wasn’t easy to cycle through West Africa during the times of Ebola and Boko Haram. The borders to Côte d’Ivoire remained closed. I didn’t want to fly and the only way to leave Guinea was through Mali. That country had been in the news too often because of Boko Haram. […]


Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry

In the land of cashews and mangoes: Guinea-Bissau and Guinea Conakry I had left behind me already four African countries, a few thousand kilometers, and mainly desert. It was just before the rainy season in Senegal and little green remained. According to other travelers what was ahead would be better and better, and not just […]

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Again Senegal and The Gambia

Senegal – The Gambia – and hopefully Senegal for the last time The bus trip from the Malian border to Dakar was okay and I only missed a few hours’ sleep. I had the weekend ahead of me to decide how to continue my journey. The remainder of the night I stayed in a room […]


Senegal and Gambia

Senegal and Gambia: An Excursion to the border with Mali After two nights I left Dakar. Assuming that I didn’t need to secure any visa, I didn’t have a reason to stay. I much rather be in nature than in town. Unfortunately, as it turned out later, I was wrong. In the early morning breeze, […]

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Through Mauretania to Dakar

Through Mauretania to Dakar “But Mauretania is much too dangerous!” I kept hearing that statement a lot. The German Foreign Office discourages travelers from Western Sahara and Mauretania. I heard very different stories from fellow travelers and from blogs. And here is what I experienced. A day after my accident I was happy to finally […]


A wheel under wheels

A wheel under wheels Unintended experiences with a Moroccan bus driver, policemen, and other bureaucrats. I posted the last blog from Dakhla and had intended to continue the next day, Easter Sunday. As is so often the case, life happened. I was stopped at one of the routine police checkpoints at the exit of Dakhla […]

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The Splendor of Morocco

The Splendor of Morocco I spent already two months on the African continent, in Morocco, a beautiful country On 26th January I arrived on the African continent. First I was in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. I wanted to slowly immerse myself in Africa and Morocco. But then all happened very quickly! In my search […]