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There seems to be an alternative to the ferry.

Wüstenschiff • Thema anzeigen - Alternative zur Überfahrt Lake Nasser
Maybe you use google translate for details..

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But the ferry seems to work too ;-)

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road wont be open before 2013

hi all
the last news i got regarding the road from Aswan to Wadi halfa is that the road wont be open before January 2013 ,the road is all complete and they made every thing just need to get the employees and open it
but doctor Morsi the president of Egypt decided to open it later so every one think it was one of his projects not the ex prise dent project
damn i hate politics and politicians ,
so no one count on the road ,in the close future ,
yes the ferry is an adventure it self but i took it 4 times so far and it not fair to do 399 km in one week with lots of $$$ to spend
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How much is the ferry for a person + small bike from Wadi Halfa to Aswan ? Currently in Gondar/Ethiopia, going to be there in approximately 2 weeks. Which weekdays is it departing ?

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Links to the Nile Navigation Co website.

The prices

The departure day
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delayed until January 2013

Despite the recent meetings and lofty words, implementation of the new promises made by Egypt and Sudan is already facing challenges. The opening of the first road linking the new countries, which was scheduled for earlier this month, has been delayed until January. Sudanese officials attributed the delays to administrative issues related to customs and security on the Egyptian side of the border.

Egypt and Sudan on road to repair old relationship - The National
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As I posted earlier, in this thread or another. It was always going to be next year.... I have good sources ;-p
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A request for whoever happens to take this road first: please keep an eye out on the checkpoints and supply points along the way.

I'd love to do this on bicycle, but the distance between resupply points (for water primarily) will be the limiting factor.
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"I'd love to do this on bicycle, but the distance between resupply points (for water primarily) will be the limiting factor"

I assumed the new road was effectively just the bit between Abu Simbel and Wadi Halfa. There is a junction a few km from Abu Simbel clearly sign posted Abu Simbel one way and Wadi Halfa the other (of course there is also a road block).

If so, it's can only be 50/60km from there to Wadi Halfa. There are definitely reprovisioning options along the road as far as Abu Simbel (230km from Aswan).
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There were reports that the border will "definitely" open in January...the much-wanted President of Sudan travelled to Egypt a few weeks ago for a meeting with the new President of Egypt to discuss this border crossing. Any further reports, anyone?
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hopefully will start my trip end of November 2012 doing my best now to see if im able to take the road and will keep you all updated about what is going on ,
if i will take it will make a video clip with all details ,on each damn meter of it
just wish me all the luck on earth that i can take it

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Omar I'm waiting for your update, I go on a trip in early March
(I hate crowded ferries
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Me too!
And I'm disabled, so I can't easily travel without my Land Rover in these countries.
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Omar I'm waiting for your update, I go on a trip in early March
(I hate crowded ferries
hi there
well if you never have been into that ferry between Egypt and Sudan
its a great experience wont be able to find it else where and it is a part of the adventure ,
at night you will never see so much bright stars while you are sailing the lake crossing the Nubian desert
its worth it , but if you have been few times on it (like me ) so i prefer to take a road specially it will save me at least 6 days ,
but all in all its a great experience
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Me too!
And I'm disabled, so I can't easily travel without my Land Rover in these countries.
RR.
hi Roro good luck with your sweet landy ,just a small advice

Land cruiser is the best ,all cars will may break down during the trip
good point with Toyota that it can be fixed any where ,and parts available even in Small villages
travel safe and keep it up
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I'm travelling with Land Rover since 1977 every year around Africa (including deep Sahara) and Middle east without getting stuck anywhere, so forget about Toyota, more expensive and eating more petrol (about this last point it's not a question of price but a question of autonomy).


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