Planet Ride interview today Guillaume, Specialist Partner Burkina Faso and Togo on motorcycle and moped. Long established in West Africa, Guillaume is an adventurer and a motorcycle enthusiast. He shares with us his vision of travel and his passion for Africa.
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
Your Name: Guillaume
Proposed Countries: Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali
Opening date of your agency: in 1999
Why did you choose this country to settle?
Passionate since childhood for this continent conducive to adventure, raids, meetings and open spaces
Does your agency have a particularity compared to other agencies of the territory?
We are the only one in Burkina Faso offering adventure tourism, in contact with the population
What is your story? How did you come to offer motorized trips?
Motorcycle enthusiast since childhood, I can not imagine discovering Africa without a motorbike, which is the best way to get away from it all, to take some itineraries passing by small forgotten tracks … The meeting with Gilles, adventurer and biker, led us to go up in the agency a motorcycle activity … and since a good number of groups have crisscrossed our African countries!
On which machine do travelers travel when they travel with you and Planet Ride?
On Suzuki 350 DR-SE motorcycles. It is the best choice for Africa: reliable, pleasant and robust.
For you, what makes a trip to your destinations a must?
An immersion in an authentic Africa, in complete freedom (thanks to the bike), far from Western clichés. Africa is also extraordinary meetings …
For you, what is the real difference between a simple trip and a motorized trip?
The freedom offered by the 2 wheels is for me incomparable.
What is the biggest advantage to a motorized trip in the countries you propose?
Black Africa is unique. What you will see here does not exist anywhere else!
What is your favorite place?
The Dogon Country and its mythical cliff in Mali
Find this photo on Flickr
What is your best memory of Ride?
To venture in Senufo country, in Burkina, in the middle of the villages.
A little word to future Planet Riders?
We are waiting for you for a unique raid full of meetings, to the rhythm of Africa. Beware of amalgam: the regions concerned are perfectly safe! Africa is a huge continent, certainly with problems but not to generalize: You can leave the peace of mind in countries like Burkina, where you travel with confidence.