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Old 23 Sep 2005
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Two questions:

Is the highway completed Nouadhibou-NKT?
Another post has said that carnets are required for Mali and Mauritania - which I don't think is correct. What is says on the visa application, and what is actually needed on the ground are frequently different.


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In august this year the road from NDB to NKC was almost ready. Work on the last 15 km was in progress. I suppose the road should be ready by now. The part between the two borderposts - about 5 km - seems to stay a piste for the coming years.
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Gerbert - can you confirm no carnets were needed ?
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In august no carnet was needed for Mauritania. For Mali I do not know, but I suppose you don't need one.
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Two weeks a go there were three unpaved sections bet NDB and NCKT, some with soft sand and some indestructible 190 MB stock on it. The worse near NDB. There were a few kmts of corrugations before NCKTT.

No need of carnet in RIM, but essential in Rosso.

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<Is the highway completed Nouadhibou-NKT?
<Another post has said that carnets are <required for Mali and Mauritania - which I <don't think is correct. What is says on the <visa application, and what is actually <needed on the ground are frequently <different.

good trip

Hi Sam . Just arrived to Dakar. The highway is completed short of 100 metres of passable sand.

No carnet was needed for Mauri ,nor for Senegal just a little hassle at diama but nothin unusual

Carnet is defionitely nor needed for Mali as the embassy in Yoff here has confirmed;

good news is that mauri visa at the border is now 30 euros .and the douanne hut doesnt charge any more for inscribing vehicles

morocco border has moved to a new brand nez facilities south of guergarrat much more convenient.

In the nobodys land beetween the borders they have setup scrapyards so they can buy cars tax-free and dismantle them and then ship the parts hassle free to nouaddibou .clever ,isnt ?

have fun
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