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hey, cool, have you done the Sahara trip? Fancy meeting up one evening next week perhaps? Whereabouts are you based?
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Tip: DON'T go the fake carnet route.

This has been discussed in the paperwork forum, and has been noted by the people who legitimately provide carnets. The word is that a fake won't make it through Africa. First off - they see hundreds of carnets - even the best fake is easily spotted. The carnets are serial numbered, and a quick fax check to the AIT (frequently done even when they're not particularly suspicious) will uncover a phony. Then it can be confiscation of the vehicle and a spell in an Africa jail.

If you're dumb enough to use one after that bit of information, don't talk about it here! They DO read us.

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Yes the Atlantic route , do asearch on my posts . I live in fulham .
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I agree with Kitmax 100% in that presuming you can bribe your way through Africa is wrong.

The following countries are possible to enter without a Carnet, as far as I can remember the prices are there too for the "laisser-paisser/passavant".

Morrocco, free
Mauritania, UM 1000 ca €3.50 plus tax for the vehicle, 1000 for a car, 2000 for a 4X4, 3000 for a "truck".
Senegal CFA 2500 €3.75 (CFA 5000 out of normal working hours)
Gambia, free (officially)
Guinea Bissau CFA 2500 (can be up to 10000 for a truck)
Guinea Conakry CFA 20,000-30,000 may have changed used to be only available at the embassy
Mali CFA 2000 (usually they want 5000)
Burkina CFA 2500
Niger CFA 2500 (officially, can be a lot more)
Ivory Coast CFA 5000 (officially its 2000 or 2500)
Togo CFA 2000
Benin CFA 2000 (Togo and Benin I cant really remember but this is the price for an African registered 4X4.

Ghana and Nigeria were not requiring carnets for a while last year but this may have changed.
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Dont try it with a forged carnet, if they catch you your in big big trouble and youve got bad cards with your embassy. Only a huge bribe or a big official fine (probably with the loss of the vehicle) will get you out.
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Hi Roop, If you can still meet, I could make my way over to Fulham one evening this week, or anywhere in London even. Let me know and we can organise...


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Yea we could hook up at the Southern Cross Pub, 65 New Kings Rd. SW6 ( Parsons Green end ) on Wednsday 14TH @ 9 pm .
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Hi Roop, Which Wednesday is that? Tomorrow can't do as my Sister is coming to stay. Any-time nxt week O.K, at the Southern Cross?


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WEDN 20/08 SOUTHERN CROSS @ 9PM OK ?
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cool - see you there...


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