Europe to Nigeria with dog!
Hi. We are planning on overlanding to Nigeria via Morocco early next year. We have been offered a possible job in Nigeria and wanted to bring our Jack Russell dog with us in the Land Rover. We have had a preliminary "ok" from all the usual west route countries (she has a pet passport) but I wanted to know if anyone has any advice/experience with travel with a dog. Particularly regarding border crossing.
we are travelling thu asia next year with two pouches and i reckon its going to be a night mare but we are going anyway.
a book that might interest you is Globe Trotting Pets by david J forsythe published by Island Publishing isbn 0-9724156-0-2
if you cant find it email me and give me a list of countries and ill tell u what it says the regulations are as it covers virtually the world by nation
Hope this helps
We went from France to South Africa last year using the West Route. We met a french-swiss couple Urs and Elza (still) travelling through Africa with their big dog Bayo. They've got a website : http://www.eleex.info
You can ask them your questions
Good luck for your trip
01/01/04 <-> 31/01/05 : Overland trip through Africa and Australia
my girlfriend and I have just done the same thing, without the dog. We had jobs in Nigeria, so we drove down in our old Range Rover. We spent about a year there.
1. If you're going to be in Lagos, it's an incredibly unhealthy environment and your dog will suffer with the heat and humidity - it's unrelenting - let alone the disease's the other dogs have.
2. Is your Land Rover right hand drive? If so, it's illegal to have it in the country. We thought it was just the police trying to extort money (it normally is) but a solicitor friend found out it's true. It's not too much of a problem, but you will get hassle at the *many* police check points and they'll threaten to impound your car - which can always be settled with 500 or so Naira (two pounds). I've just noticed that it says you're in Italy, so you may have a left hand drive.
Not directly relevant to your question, but it may help.
If you have any questions, then send me an email.
[This message has been edited by BenW (edited 25 August 2005).]
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