Originally Posted by Sam Rutherford
It's a very African solution. If you don't have a carnet then you're 'stuffed'.
But if you do have a carnet, then they don't use it, but issue you a Senegalese document in it's place.
So, your carnet never gets stamped, but you do need it...
Travel safe, Sam.
Can confirm the above
WITHOUT a CARNET you are stuffed.
The current situation as of 1.11.2012 is as follows>
the crossing at Rosso from the Mauritanian side is 14500 ougia
On the senegal side it is 10000 cfa
The Senegalese DO NOT accept the Carnet but WILL NOT issue a passavant without it. If you do not have it then you will need an escort to Dakar which can be astronomical, it was suggested to me the price is around 150 000 cfa....but you will be directed to discuss it with the station chief.
At Diama the going price for the passavant without the escort is 200 euro through the station chief Zargan.
In our case we obtained a passavant for 5000 cfa on the back of an old expired Carnet page with the assistance of a local fixer. Our regular assistant in these matters is a Mauritanian by the name of Ifra, a relaxed sensible guy in the midst of all this craziness. Importantly he speaks english.
Also do not forget the insurance.......without it you face a grande infraction and loads of hassle.
Sorry for making things more muddier
Last edited by Chris Scott; 5 Nov 2012 at 13:28.
Reason: Copied from Sahara forum