The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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Sahara Travel ForumTopics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
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I am just bout to head accross to Tanger from Spain. Last night we spoke to a Scot who had just got back from a trip with Kudu. They had ridden down to Dakar and he told me that he thinks the Mauritanian border is about to close to all non-Africans. Can anyone confirm whether this is wrong or not? He also said that they met a guy who had been robbed 3 times in one day by border guards and beggars at the Maritania/W Sahara border. Is this common. Which roads should we be taking/ignoring and which is the best place to cross Morrocco-western Sahara-Mauritania-Senegal. He also mentioned Roso is a terrible place to cross!
we spent October in Mauritania and friends just left Mauri two days ago to Mali.
I don’t think there is a big probability that they will close the boarder to Non Africans.
Do you talk about theft or cheating at the boarder?
We and a couple of friends had no problems at all if you consider the semi official 3000 Ouguiya custom fee as realistic. The procedures are pretty straight forward for an African boarder but you are never sure that somebody will not take the chance. Generally they guys got quite a good instinct who is an easy prey.
There was some talk of the boarder closing to French nationals on the French Saharian’s forum (Le site de rencontre des Sahariens,) a week or so ago but it has been so far been dismissed on that forum as a rumour due to people crossing the boarder freely up until a few days ago.
The only legal (and safe!) place to cross from Western Sahara to Mauritania remains firmly at Guerguarat / Nouadhibou.
Never heard of anyone being robbed at the boarder. Ripped off by all and sundry in a thousand different scams yes, but not actually robbed yet
Going into Senegal – Rosso has a bad reputation and Diama is a bit quieter. Personally I don’t think either are particularly bad – just very “West African” - with humour, patience and smiling negotiation its an entertaining day out… OK maybe I’m a little warped but neither are worth losing sleep over.
I crossed mauritania a few days ago.
There are a huge number of police on the roads- check points galore so have heaps of 'fiches'
Also army guys have been pulled in to patrol - you recognise them as they have new uniforms.
Hassle endlessly for money 'cadeaux' - whatever you do, don't pay as it sets a really bad precedent. They all ask, some more bullish than others.
Kiffa was a very uncomfortable passage- one policeman took our 3 passports, commandered an vehicle and drove off- I had to stick to him like glue- Not a good time was had in a military building with some 'official' in a djellaba and a cheich covering virtually his whole face fiddled endlessly with passports- despite requests, no information or identifcation was given aside from 'new procedure'.
Then another mad dash accross town to the 'director's ' house- a private abode where the said 'director' was in bed! ... WTF?? passports were held there and eventually written into and signed and stamped -very tense moments were experienced and most officials were quite bullish- verging on agressive.
Money requests 'pour aider le passage' were constant.
We were glad to see the minefield crossing again
remain calm, be polite but be assertive and stand your ground- they smell 'weak' people a mile off...and opportunity then knocks...
It is true that most of people willing to visit Mouritania are not allowed to enter this country.Some 2 landies from France were not allowed to enter Mouritania this week according to a friend of mine who guided them today Monday in the region of Merzouga.But to confirm this myslef,I canot .Hope you 'll get some more info about this subject.
Just been to the embassy in Rabat and have applied for our visas which arrive tomorrow. I asked about the situation at the border and as far as the officials here are concerned the border is open with no restrictions.
Once we are through i will confirm how everything went for you, inshallah!
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