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North Africa!

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I am posting with a query about travelling across North Africa. I am in the process of putting together a trip from originating in the UK to Egypt. However, I hope to be able to enter North Africa via Morocoo, and travel through Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and enter Egypt. To get back to Europe I am aware that travelling from Egypt into Israel, then onto Jordan and up into Turkey is an option, but complicated. Alternatively I was thinking of getting a ferry from Haifa to Cyprus and on to Turkey and back to Europe. I understand that the Morocan border with Algeria is and will remain closed for the foreseable future, but some people have mentioned going via Mauritania. I am aware of the dangerous aspects of the journey, however, I do feel that the journey is possible and achievable. I would greatly appreciate any views or input/advice that you could provide. I am a British citizen, and am I over 21.
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some people have mentioned going via Mauritania. I am aware of the dangerous aspects of the journey
I doubt you are aware of them all. If this is your first trip to Africa, then hereĀ“s a simple tip: forget that route.
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Have a look here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-shortly-55884

I, too, am hoping to go to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in the future - we'll have to wait and see as to whether the boarder closure changes
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Nice but not

a good plan, unfortunately

The only "open" border to Algerie is In Guezzam, coming south from Niger. But nowadays...

I came through in 2007, and I recently read about two Australians that managed to get through in 2010, and theres probably a few more.

But, there is a big but. I agree with pecha72, forget the Mauri idea

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Give it a go.

We can't all be going through the known and accepted routes

If you cannot cross via Mauritania, you can always cross into Mali, Niger and then back up into Algeria.
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We seem to be having similar discussions on two different threads
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