unleaded in Mauritania
Originally Posted by kingkurt
I have decided today that as we are driving as far as Dakhlar in Western Sahara we might as well go across into Mauritania for a week mostly to visit the 'Eye of the Sahara' (as long as we can get visas in Rabat that is)
But, My car takes unleaded and I cannot see any reference to any Unleaded fuel sold anywhere there and I dont think I will be able to bring any across the border in the two 20 ltr cans we have
Any info would be greatly appreciated
The rules at the W.S./no men land/ Mauritania border are quite flexible.
Last year we had a couple of full cans of diesel on the roof.
There are to ways of dealing with officers:
1. If you have time, just smile a lot and pretend that you don't know a single word in French. They will eventually have to let you through.
2. If you don't have time, you can solve the problem by giving "a gift".
Unfortunately 99 percent of wesern travellers choose the second way therefore every single officer will probably like to say "hallo" and then after having a small friendly chitchat he will eventually get to the point.
If you like adventure, choose the second way
AFAIK unleaded is not the most popular type of fuel in Mauritania. On some fuel stations (especially in backcountry) you will find only diesel. On others, petrol (I suppose: leaded) is sold from cans.
If you decide to bring unleaded from W.S. to "The Eye of the Sahara" (and back?)you would need lots of it.
Alternatively you can dismount your catalytic converter or buy Mercedes 190D