There is another road which leads via Abu Simbel to Sudan. You can use it by public transport to visit Abu Simbel. Near to the border there a big traffic signs cross the street which indicates: left to Abu Simbel, straight to Wadi Halfa. The road condition is fairly good but it is forbidden for private (foreign) vehicles, even to visit Abu Simbel (which is worth the trip btw). I've heard if you are on the way up and got clear papers with an egyptian visa and ask the first post politely, you might use this road to enter Egypt. But this worked two times in the past and there is no guarantee that it will work again.
The arabic countries also differ between arabs and non-arabs. There are a lot of borders in the sahara easy to cross for arabs, but closed for non-arabs.
A few years ago it was quiet "common" for transafricans to enter Sudan from Libya. This border was closed from the libyan side, anybody in Sudan cared about that when you arrived there. But since you need a guide in Libya this seems to be impossible.
I don't know what you exactly want to know. Would you like just understand the fact, so I would say: Just accept it. There will be much more unlogical things happen on your journey.
Or would you like to work out an alternative. Than you have to think about the consequences (like jail in egypt).
In Africa I never would say it is impossible, but as I mentioned above, you are visiting the home of someone else. So, go there talk with the people and then let your heart decide.
Last edited by slep_afrika; 22 Jan 2008 at 10:46.
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