You need to allow two hours minimum to cross borders between Western Sahara and Mauri and between Mauri and Sénégal. Other than that, the roads are straight and smooth with a speed limit of 100 kph. Many people go faster than this, but even with 100 kph speed you will average 90+ kph (plus stops).
I have a blog at There and Back Again
which describes my trip.
- Legzira beach camping (between Mirleft and Sidi Ifni): N29 26.750 W10 07.008
- Gouffre d'Akhfenir (sea arch), just north of Akhfenir: N28 06.420 W12 02.280
- Le Roi Bedouin campsite (between Tarfaya and Layoune): N27 27.763 W13 03.934
There are some great wild camping locations on the way onto the Dahkla peninsula at N23 54.211 W15 47.322 and N23 49.868 W15 51.885
In Noukchott I used Auberge Sahara, though it's non too clean: N18 06.158 W15 59.830
Just before Rosso at N16 30.905 W15 48.785 take the piste towards N16 30.628 W15 49.174 for Diama which is about 70 miles on dirt. Keur Massene Lodge is a possible stopping point en route at N16 33.240 W16 14.223
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Last edited by Tim Cullis; 20 Apr 2008 at 16:22.