I eventually cycled 26’600 KM in 24 countries, a little bit more than the 15’000 KM planned before departure, with Google Maps straight lines …
The truth is that, upon departure, I didn’t know how I would make it to South Africa: I made my decision of going through Nigeria once in West Africa, and I wasn’t sure about going tough DR Congo or Angola. Fortunately, getting a visa for Angola, notoriously closed to tourists until recently, in Brazzaville, opened the rest of the Atlantic coast.
In total, I have ridden 34% in Africa away from the tar (7809 km), and some roads have been a real challenge. Luckily, the little hope I had that they were indeed going somewhere always came true.
To find blog stories per location, check the Journal, which displays all the posts placed on a map.
Stats-geek cyclists can find a detailed record of each leg, with the budget associated for food, accommodation, etc, on the Log tab of the Stats page.