The first map below shows the route I took from England-Cape Town. Scroll around and click on the icons to read some of the short updates I made from those waypoints. I had no GPS device with me throughout the journey, but the tracking here is more or less accurate.

My route planning was mostly made up as I went along. I carried Michelin maps for regions and more detailed country maps when I could get them. Time was on my side so I enjoyed seeking out interesting detours and small roads.

This next map links to a 3-week tour I made of Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi during June 2013. The tour started and finished in Mwanza. You can read the first of 2 photo-blog posts I made here.

In December 2013 and January 2014 I spent 5 weeks touring South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. This tour started and finished in Johannesburg. The annotated map below shows the route and the first of 2 photo-blog posts can be seen here.

For two weeks in August 2014 I cycled between Mwanza and Arusha in Tanzania. Not a long tour, and the lack of time meant using a bus to travel back. The blog post can be seen here

During December 2014 and January 2015 I revisited old roads and explored new ones with a tour of Tanzania, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. The map below is produced with data from my GPS so it’s more accurate than those above. The first of several photo-blog posts can be read here.


In June 2015 I left Tanzania and cycled north through Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somaliland, taking a boat across the Gulf of Aden to Oman. This journey continued to the UAE and Abu Dhabi, where I finished in February 2016. The map here contains a break down of kilometres cycled each day, as well as some pictures and comments.