The Long Way Down Road Trip Itinerary

Long Way Down Driving Itinerary from Morocco to Cape Town

The Long Way Down Road Trip Itinerary

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South Africa, Namibia

Morocco

Western Sahara

Mauritania

Senegal

Mali

Burkina Faso

Niger

Chad

Ethiopia

Sudan

Kenya

Uganda

Rwanda

Tanzania

Malawi

Zambia

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92 days

24140 km

  • Explore the vibrant markets and heritage in Marrakech, Morocco.
  • Visit the iconic Victoria Falls in Zambia.
  • Journey through the vast desert landscapes of Western Sahara and Mauritania.
  • Experience the rich history and music in Bamako, Mali.
  • Conclude the adventure in the scenic Cape Town, South Africa.
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Author Bio

Charley Boorman and Ewan McgregorUnited Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom

After their trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-5 Enter Africa through Tangier, explore the vibrant markets of Marrakech, and experienced the cultural heritage. 576 Marrakech
Day 6-8 Traverse vast desert landscapes en route to Nouakchott in Mauritania. 2558 Western Sahara
Day 9-13 Drive through Nouakchott, explore the desert near Atar, and visit Nouadhibou. 1254 Nouakchott
Day 14-18 Experience diverse culture, urban areas, and coastal landscapes in Dakar. 524 Dakar
Day 19-23 Explore the rich history in Kayes and enjoy the vibrant music scene in Bamako. 1301 Bamako
Day 24-27 Experience the unique culture and landscapes of Burkina Faso. 864 Burkina Faso
Day 28-32 Travel through arid landscapes and visit the capital, Niamey. 534 Niamey
Day 33-37 Pass through vast desert expanses and visit N'Djamena. 1697 N'Djamena
Day 38-42 Drive through desert terrain and visit Khartoum, where the Blue Nile and White Nile converge. 2365 Khartoum
Day 43-47 Explore historical and cultural sites in Addis Ababa and venture through varied landscapes. 1404 Addis Ababa
Day 48-52 Venture into the landscapes of the Great Rift Valley and explore Nairobi. 1561 Nairobi
Day 53-57 Explore national parks, natural beauty, and visit Kampala. 660 Kampala
Day 58-62 Pass through Kigali, noting the country's recovery and stunning scenery. 511 Kigali
Day 63-67 Visit Arusha, explore the Serengeti National Park, and venture to the Ngorongoro Crater. 915 Ngorongoro Crater
Day 68-71 Travel along the shores of Lake Malawi. 1327 Lake Malawi
Day 72-76 Experience the Zambezi River, visit Victoria Falls, and explore Lusaka. 1747 Lusaka
Day 77-81 Explore the Namib Desert, visit the coastal town of Swakopmund, and venture to Windhoek. 1876 Windhoek
Day 82-92 Conclude the journey in Cape Town, possibly taking the Garden Route and enjoy the diverse landscapes and culture. 1479 Cape Town

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