The Trip to Africa

In December 2003 I set off from Tangier heading south across the Sahara Desert, with the aim of getting to Ghana. I didn't quite make it that far, but I got across the desert, and I wrote a blog as I went along.

The Desert in Chinguetti

These pages are a compilation of those blog entries, with added pictures, and in chronological order, so they can be read forwards instead of backwards like in the blog.

Being a rather slack and lazy photographer, I didn't take pictures during certain parts of the trip, and so have borrowed pictures from other people who took the same or a similar trip (and probably better photos than I would have took!)

So, thanks to Tom Moreton who went to Morocco with me, Robin Mardeusz who I met and hung out with in Morocco, Joao Leitao who had some great pictures of Mauritania and Senegal from a similar trip that he did around about the same time, and Ali who had some very old photos of Bamako (it hasn't changed that much!)

Read the story...

View the route taken...

The Trip to Africa The Route
Tangier - Casablanca Casablanca - Sidi Ifni Sidi Ifni - Dakhla
Nouadibhou - Atar Atar - Rosso
Rosso - Banjul Banjul - Kidira
Kidira - Bamako