- Tiffany Coates
- The Journeys
- Rogues Gallery
- Contact & Events
- Guest Book
Going on Safari
Submitted by Tiffany on 16 September, 2009 - 12:52
I have searched the town and haven't been able to find any other bike travellers- or even any tourists except two, I was hoping to get info about the potential routes and roads(sandy tracks if I'm honest) ahead and I got some limited words of advice that if I follow the electricity wires to the north west of the town I will eventually reach the next settlement after 100kms.
Which sounds fine to me, but the reality is that the sandy tracks don't follow the wires and so I will at times be out of sight of the main tracks - not a good idea if anything goes wrong and I need help. Though to be honest there is a scarcity of tarffic, in four hours I saw one car and two local bikes as I rode here the other day and that was on the main road from UB.
It's never a good idea to head into the desert alone- especially when you don't even have a GPS.
The two french tourists I met have invited me to join them in their jeep as they do a two to three day safari around the main canyons, sights and sand dunes of the area. Was I precious and saying "Oh no, I need to do this trip on my bike" - was I hell. I have jumped at the chance to be chauffeur-driven for a change.
A bientot as they say in France.