Carnet for North West Africa
Chris Scott (Hi Chris!) mentioned in Sahara Overland (p. 28) that carnets are no longer required in Saharan Africa. If this is indeed the case, it would be a load off my mind and, more importantly, off my bank balance.
The countries I am hoping to visit are:
I have contacted AA Ireland and Britain, but they did not give a definitive answer.ADAC in Germany say that Benin through Mauritania (in the above list) officially require carnets, but that in practice you "could" enter without one. I'd rather find out for definite, instead of having long discussions with customs officials half way across Africa :-)
Can anyone definitively say which of these countries demand a carnet (and what the source of their information is)?
Thanks for the advice.