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Morocco Overland: From the Atlas to the Sahara - 4WD, Motorcycle, Van, Mountain Bike

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anyone travelling through morocco going south

hi anyone,
we're in southern spain, crossing over to morocco soon. we're looking for someone who could take our 2 spare motorbike tyres on the way south. is anyone in a van or 4WD, who could take them for us down to mauretania?
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trouble in western sahara

you had better check the news reports of rioting in laayoune with anything from 1 to 45 dead after a refugee camp was emptied by Morocan army units thursday,a thread on another forum has a pair of quad riders stuck south of the area ,no petrol
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Hello, I'm driving a very small Suzuki 2WD to the south, and right now I'm staying in Rabat waiting for Mauritanian Visa... But now they're having holidays and seems like I have to wait here until next Monday or Tuesday.

My car is not so big but good enough for 2 tires. You're welcome to join me if you're interested. I'm planning to go through Mauritania and all the way to Ghana.

Currently staying at Hotel Splendid (N33°58.830 W006°49.852) in central Rabat. It's quite inexpensive (125DH) and they have paid parking (20DH/night) in front of the entrance. They have free WiFi too.
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Please confirm location of Hotel Splendid, I had thought it to be 8 Rue Ghazza, N34 degrees 1.260 min, W6 degrees 50.218 min.

I am planning trip for next year or so and would be grateful of confirmation.

Good Luck in Ghana which I have known for 46 years.

Peter
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tyres

hello omnipot,
many thanks! I'm still in tarifa waiting for the tyres but we found already a german guy in a VW van who'd take my tyres down to south morocco.
many thanks again

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OMG! I'm sorry for the mistake! The GPS point was for Mauritanian Embassy! Let me make correction. You can confirm this location with Google search.

Hotel Splendid: N34°01.252 W006°50.213
Mauritanian Embassy: N33°58.830 W006°49.85

Here's also Google Map link for "Hotel Splendid" in Rabat. The location is exactly correct. (If you have Lonely Planet Morocco, it's shown on their map too)

[url=http://www.google.co.jp/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=ja&geocode=&q=splendid&sll= 34.019835,-6.836436&sspn=0.008946,0.014999&brcurrent=3,0x0:0x 0,0&ie=UTF8&hq=splendid&hnear=&ll=34.021062,-6.837015&spn=0.008946,0.014999&z=16]splendid - Google
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many thanks

omnipot,
many thanks again. we'll get the tyres next week and ride to rabat straight away then. have a nice journey.
cheers
darius
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Mauritanian Visa Info

Hi Darius, Good to hear that you've found someone to go with!
#I was lucky to get a Mauri visa on Friday, so today I moved to Marrakech:-)

When you go to Rabat, Hotel Splendid and Mauritanian Embassy is just 4.5km away, just go straight a big road called Avenue Mohammad V.

The Mauri Embassy opens 9:00am. If you go early in the morning, you'll have chance to get your visa within the same day. If not, be patient...

You need passport, a copy of passport, 340DH, 2 photos. (There's a photo booth at the supermarket just 3min walk from the embassy. 20DH)
The visa is valid for 1 month, from the date you applied.... (If you want longer visa, you have to pay more.)

Good luck for you too! Hope to see you somewhere on the road!
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hey omnipot,
are ther any longer visas issued at the mauri embassy? 1 months isnt enough for us...
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