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Getting to Cape Town

I need a bit of advice.

I am considering an overland journey from Ireland to Cape Town this summer. However, due to conflicts and political unrest it looks as if getting into Egypt with a jeep is nigh on impossible. Going through Turkey/Syria/Jordan is out as is Sicily/Tunisia/Libya. Also, the ferry service from Iskendrun in Turkey to Damettia in Egypt seems to have vanished. Taking a ferry from Cyprus to Israel and then overlanding it to Egypt looked promising except the Sudanese will not allow you in if you have Israeli stamps in your passport.

I cannot commit to the trip without knowing for certain I can get from Europe to Egypt as there is great cost involved before setting off.

Does anyone know of a sure fire way of getting a toyota hilux and an Irishman from Europe to Egypt?

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Bren.
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The east route is possible:




[4x4tripping: Howto cross or avoid egypt summary by 4x4]

Also the west route is possible. For the west you find a list of travelers here: Trans-Africa: Gerade Unterwegs...

On both paths are people on their way currently, too with 4x4.

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