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Benin – Nigeria

- Benin border: easy, laisser passer 6.000 CFA
- Nigeria border: Carnet requested
- Crossed into Nigeria some 200 km north of Cotonou at Ketou: Remote, easy, then 130 km to Abeokuta, some serious potholes, 52 checkpoints on 100km, no corruption, most of them were friendly, had to stop many times, no fun,
- Abeokuta to Benin City: many potholes and checkpoints, they ask for money, just don’t pay
- One only finds fuel in big cities, long queues but foreigners are treated preferentially
- Benin City to Ikom: Many potholes, 80 km before Ikom: 30 km of bad piste, corrupt police, hundreds of checkpoints
- Ekok to Mamfe: Horrible piste, it took me 3 hours for 70 km, one of the most difficult pistes of Africa
Have a safe trip
Albert

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Thanks Albert, that's handy information. Please keep posting as you go!

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