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from Portugal to Dackar in series

I planing to go to Dackar from portugal. We are planing in leaving in the midle of Agost. We will be traveling only in land rovers series (!)

I would like to know what tracks do you recomend and I would like to colect all the information I can about the military problems near mauritania border (frente polizary)

any one with a serie is weelcome!!

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Bernardo,

splendid idea, travelling with a lightweight. Be aware about safety of your belongings in your softtop!!
We are doing the same (crazy) thing with a group of 7 series in july-august.
All the best.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bernardo feio lightweight:
I planing to go to Dackar from portugal. We are planing in leaving in the midle of Agost. We will be traveling only in land rovers series (!)

I would like to know what tracks do you recomend and I would like to colect all the information I can about the military problems near mauritania border (frente polizary)

any one with a serie is weelcome!!

best regards

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hi


Last year we already experience that problem of about safety. we were not robed but we could't leave the jipes more then 10 min!! last year we only went to morocco's . In august we as planning a bigger expedition!! :-))

We thought only doing the trip to Dakar and them ship the jipe back home. Does any one have experience in shipping jipes from Africa to Europe? prices, time, saifty problems,...


you will be leaving in jully? were are you going? also to Dakar?

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Bernardo,

we start in Belgium in july and we have to reach the small village of Bansang (near Georgetown in The Gambia) : we are taking goods for the hospital and school overthere.
No, we don't go to Dakar. We go inland Senegal.

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that was one of our's ideas. and/or material to schools: books paper pens,etc,...

you are planig to go to Senegal and them come back by road to belgium? In how many days are you thinking?

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Yep,

we shoul reach The Gambia in about 4 weeks. We will ship the Landies back to Antwerp and come back ourself by plane (due to lack of time).

We will ship a container with goods for Bansang. It is virtually impossible to take many things in your own 4WD : you need all of the payload a can get.

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hi karel

Were can we find information about the ships and containers. Do you have any idea how much does it cost to ship a land rover
(or a container with land rovers) from dakar(or any other place in Senegal) to portugal? How much will you pay to send them to belgium?

I find out that you already speak with Renato Braz. We are planning this trip together!!! small internet world
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Hi Bernardo,

Here's maybe some interesting link for you about shipping your car
http://www.maersksealand.com/thegambia/ and http://www.gamport.gm/

I realize it's not Dakar but Banjul is only a one day drive once you're there. Also, these people might have useful info on Dakar port as well. I suggest you drop them a line by e-mail.

cheers and keep the conversation going...

Robert



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thanks robert

I will send them a few lines

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Bernardo,

indeed a small world. We will ship the landies back home with a belgium-based company (Banjul-Antwerp).
I don't have any information about shipping to Portugal : but look around on the net (even the yellow pages), you will find enough companies.

Hope to see you and Renato once in Africa or in Portugal : we think of coming to Portugal with a few landies to do some ofroad.

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Hello Bernardo,

Great trip you are going to do with the series landrovers.
Have a look at the following shipping company.
They go from Europe to all in west africa. www.delmas.com
Don't know if they are good but have a look at there website.
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thanks to all

karel, do you have ex dutch 109? my Lightweight is also a ex dutch army vehicle!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bernardo feio lightweight:
thanks to all

karel, do you have ex dutch 109? my Lightweight is also a ex dutch army vehicle!!

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Yep Bernardo,

mine was a ex-dutch army 109 softtop. Now it has a hardtop, 2.5 dieselengine and power steering fitted.

I also drive a discovery 300tdi.

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I have used DELMAS to ship back from West Africa (see http://www.sahara-overland.com/Sfiles/shipping.htm). They did a very good job...

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thanks richards

I wiil give it a try.


Kal

were did you find your 2.5 diesel? I was looking for one to my lw...

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