From North too Cameroon
We are a couple planning to drive from Copenhagen (Denmark) to Douala (Cameroon) in an old heavy-duty truck.
Even we have been reading all relevant post in this forum, Chris Scott’s books/homepage and what we have been able to find, but we are still thinking about the route to take.
Our priorities are:
1) Get as little bureaucracy trouble as possible (borders, guides…).
2) Get as much adventure, scenery and contact to local people as possible.
We have thought of 2 routes (any other suggestions?).
1) Going through Libya (possibly coming from Tunisia), Chat and down Cameroon from the North.
2) Going through Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chat and down Cameroon from the North.
Ad1) After reading at this forum it seems a lot of hazel to go through Libya. It seems very expensive to hire a guide and uncomfortable to be forced to have a person with you all the time. Is there any way to get around this? Like hiring a truck driver to drive for you? Or just being a truck driver yourself to drive the truck to Cameroon and thereby not being a tourist?
Ad2) One country/border more, it seems a more well travelled route and not as beautiful. Is it easy to get trough the borders? Is it a lot off trouble to get in to Chat and around Lake Chat? We don’t need a Carnet de Passage?
Which ferry is preferable? We are looking for the cheapest that take trucks.
Any additional information and suggestions are welcome, thanks!!
Ana and Brian