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Western Africa, Morocco to Gambia

Hi every one, we are after as much information as possible for a trip we are doing in 2009 in a camper van from Blackpool to Banjul. We are travelling through France, Spain, & Portugal, Then on to Africa, Morrocco, Western Sahara / Mauritania, Senagal, & finally The Gambia. We would welcome any travel advice, roads, stopovers, avoidances, In fact ANY INFORMATION particulaly for the African leg. Many Thanks Sandy
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Hi Sandy

SO MUCH relevant info on this forum, on paperwork stuff like visas, carnets, ICE, borders, medical stuff, insurance etc etc etc. As you have a little while yet before setting off, perhaps it would be useful to put aside some regular time for doing some methodical searches (I've found it easier to just copy/paste relevant stuff into a Word doc.).
As regards Morocco, you'll find some very useful stuff here (Tim Cullin /on UKGSer.com)

Morocco GS Knowledgebase

In a month or so I'm planning taking the same route you describe .... but on 2 wheels not 4! However catching the ferry to Spain though, the thought of riding down French motorways in winter just does not appeal!

If you want to PM me your email address and I'll be more than happy to pass on anything relevant/useful once I return.

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Many thanks Mike I cannot PM you just yet as i need to have posted 8 times , Once i have i will E-Mail you my address. All information greatfully recieved. Have a Julbrew for me. Regards Sandy
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i did that trip last year in a 4x4 and ive got an excel spreadsheet of the gps points for camping etc..theres also some info on the website let me know if you need to know anything

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i did that trip last year in a 4x4 and ive got an excel spreadsheet of the gps points for camping etc..theres also some info on the website let me know if you need to know anything

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Can I be a bit cheeky? ......... any chance you could let me have a copy of your GPS points? I'd be very grateful.
I'll PM you my email addy.

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i did that trip last year in a 4x4 and ive got an excel spreadsheet of the gps points for camping etc..theres also some info on the website let me know if you need to know anything

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Thanks Jeff I shall E-Mail you my details, Many Thanks Sandy
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We did the route down to Dakhla last year in October with two oldtimer-bikes. Super costs (no unleaded available) about 60 cent per liter in the Western Sahara. People are freindly and helpful. In the cities you´ll always find cheap accomodation. We hadn´t a single problem at all. It was a great trip.

More infos you also find at Yesterdays


Best wishes from germany for your trip.

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