Overlanding Resources Wanted

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Hi,
I am finally getting around to start looking at getting out to North
Africa either in the Autumn of 2006 or Spring 2007, the latter is the
most likely date.
I'm looking to spend 3-4weeks away and would like to do more
exploration style driving, rather than driving for the sake of driving.
Around Morocco sounds vaguely interesting, although Libyia appeals a
bit more.
I would appreciate any pointers to useful resources that are worth
reading.
Can you recommend any particular websites/lists/forums (I have already
found Chris Scott's site).
Do any of the monthly mags cover trips? - Total Off Road has 2-3 pages
each month dedicated to it, but it is pretty thin.
I am planning on going with a friend Craig (who came to Salisbury
Plain) as passenger and would be looking to either join a group or what
would be more fun would be to get a group together from here, with some
of you old hands providing us newbies with a helping hand;-)
Any takers?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian,
Have a word with Paul Mills. He has been to Libya with a
proffesional tour this year. Paul should be able to tell you if the
trip is straightforward enough for a group of begginers. I know that
Libya is a better place for sand driving. I may well be up for this
but nearer the time.
I don't know who Chris cook is but have you looked at
www.sahara-overland.com, this site gives good information on the
current state of the desert and it's routes.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Morocco is a good choice, not to be underestimated, but not really true
sahara. Libya and Algeria are both difficult because of the rule to have a
guide with you. Tunisia is somewhat overrun with tourists. Have a look at
the Sahara Overland book, and also 5 volumes by Gandini called 'Piste du
Maroc'. They are in French which is fine for me but there are countless
routes on pistes etc. With 3 to 4 weeks you would have a great time in
Maroc. Down towards the algerian border pistes and conditions can be as
diffivcult and dangerous as anywhere in the desert. Its a mere 150-2000k to
help as opposed to 800.
I would love to go again. We're off for 3 months this autumn and may even
just stay in Maroc and Mauritania. I take landscape pictures on large and
medium format cameras and there is nowhere better in Africa... Well actually
there is but it takes much longer to get there.
Jeremy
On 4/6/05 12:55, "Julian Voelcker" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
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On 6/4/05, Julian Voelcker <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Julian,
Here's a good source of information (you can read German, can't you?):
http://www.sahara.ch
Where and for how long you can go in the Sahara dependes on two
factors: fuel and water. Fuel gives you distance, water - time.
Morocco is interesting (the Atlas mountains and trans-Atlas is the
best) and you can go ther with minimum supplies. You have GSM coverage
almost everywhere in Morocco.
Libya, if you want to get a bit adventurous, requires all the
available supplies as distances are much greater and off piste driving
slows down the pace considerably.
You can go without a guide to Tunisia, Morocco, Mauretania, and
further down south. By spring 2007 many things may change, eg. Algeria
and/or Libya may ease travel restrictions.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Clive,
Yes, will do - we are about due for a drink!
Are you referring to beginners on their own or just beginners. I
certainly wouldn't consider going without someone with experience of
the country/people/driving.
That would be cool.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Roman,
Unfortunately not, so will just look at the pictures.
I would be aiming to carry a lot of both!
I'm amazed at the GSM coverage, sounds almost suburban!
I suppose what I need to do is to look at some maps and get an idea of
what you can do/see over a 3-4 week period.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Jeremy,
I guess whilst I am interested in the driving side of things I am probably
more interested in seeing the country side and the history (like the Roman
remains in Libya).
On the driving side, the main thing is to get experience of as many
different types of driving as possible on the basis that in about four years
I want to do a family trip either across some of the countries in southern
Africa (Namibia to Kenya) or do the full trip from the UK down to Cape Town.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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