Desert Race to Bamako

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Dates 6 Jan '12 to 28 Jan '12

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 7,000 - 10,000 SEK (SEK Sweden Kronor)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Desert Race to Bamako

There will be a race from the UK to Bamako in Mali, starting on the 26th of december 2011, and I need a partner (preferably a girl, just because we can be awesome and we would be the only girl team as far as I know).
It takes about three weeks. The entry fee is 375 UK pounds, and I believe the petrol cost will be about 6000-8000 SEK in total. We also need to get a car, that will be donated in Bamako, and we could get away with 4000 SEK for an old four wheel driven.

Read more: http://www.dakarchallenge.co.uk/challenge/timbuktu+challenge/

Please make sure you know about the risks, there won't be any insurance covering the trip in Mauritania and there are land mines in some areas. The risk of kidnapping is not as high as it used to be, but there is still a slight risk. No tourists were kidnapped in 2010 though.

Desert Race to Bamako

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Monica
Monica I have a partner, and we have a car. Now all we need is to get some fundrasing started so we can make it all the way down. Finally!
3 years ago
Ian [EagerExistence]
Ian [EagerExistence] damn, i would have loved to come. good luck!
3 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Great idea Monica, sounds like an exhilarating trip. I remember the Paris-Dakar Rally got re-located to South America a few years ago because it was too dangerous going through West Africa. I've always wanted to do it since I saw the Charley Boorman documentary on doing the Dakar race on a motorbike. Not sure if I can do this year though...
3 years ago
Monica
Monica Well if plans change and you can come with, just let me know :)
3 years ago
Todd
Todd Hey Monica, I remember you had another hitchhiking trip to Western Africa that fell through. This looks even more adventurous! Good luck; I'll post your trip on our Facebook page too.
3 years ago
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Monica Monica
Sweden
 

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Lauren Todd Ian [EagerExistence]

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  • Sahara

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  • Overland & Safari