West Africa

From December 2017 to March 2018 we were riding 2up in West Africa

On our first motorcycle journey around Africa we had to make a lot of decisions, like where to go, and where not to go. The "not to go" part was hard. On a trip like that, like in any aspect of life, one learns to accept limits. There is never enough time, enough money, or enough stamina to do it all. And that's OK.
We had been hoping ever since to return and explore some of those countries that got away. West Africa, you see, is such a densely populated, intense, diverse place. A week before Christmas we were locked, packed and ready to go there again. This time we would focus on the coastal countries of West Africa that span the Gulf of Guinea, from Senegal to Ghana. Some we would pass twice: first on our way towards East, and then again, making our way back up into Senegal. We wrote a story about this trip, which was featured in Issue 21 of Upshift magazine.
20,000 km / 3 weeks
KTM 1190 Adventure R