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Old 23 Jun 2008
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morocco to mauritania with 4x4

has anybody travelled from layounne [ morocco] to bir mogrein [mauritania]
recently........... is it safe
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Hello Maurice,

the border between Galtat Zemmour and Bir Mogrein is closed. The only way to enter Mauretania is going down the Atlantik-route and enter Mauritania north of Nouadhibou at Guerguarat. Than passing the No-Mans-Land. Attention! Landmines.

More informations about the landmine-situation You will find here:

www.desert-info.ch :: Forum anzeigen - Minenarchiv (+)

The first to postings are for You most interesting.

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thank you for your help
we did the atlantic route in january 2007 3 old boys 3 young boys and 3 discoverys from dublin to banjul

january 2009 we go to atar


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Hi Maurice.
I think I met you in the Gambia. Were you staying at Crocodile John's. Green Discovery?
How did you go on getting through the Senegal border. Did you have a carnet or like us offer a sweetner to the customs man.
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hi richard

we used good old cash .............. what have you been at

we went back to see john in gambia and brought my 15 year old son for trip in 2007
in 2008 we drove down to see paris dakar in south maroc but it was called off
this jan it is mauratania in our 300tdi disco its 3rd trip to africa
we will be 3 disco 3 old boys and 3 teens

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Hi Maurice
We missed last year but are traveling down to Timbuctou and then maybe to The Gambia with a 200tdi Disco (which I have to convert to LHD) and another car. I may sell the Disco in The Gambia and fly home or drive back. No fixed plan yet. John hasn't got the place in Fajara any more but the new people have smartened the place up so I've heard. I flew over last November with my better half and stayed round the corner at Franciscos.
I will be setting off from UK on Jan 7th and picking Roger up in France where he lives now near Bordeaux probably in MC about 11th or 12th January.
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best of luck with trip

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