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Old 18 Jul 2007
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Ferry Jemen-Djibouti

Is it?
May be is ferry Oman-Djibouti?
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Not that i know of.
I'm planning to find a freighter from Djibouti to Yemen myself when i'm in Djibouti city, i think that must be possible, other way around as well.
Anyone who can confirm that?

As for Oman, i think most will cross Yemen as well instead of sailing of from Oman, as it is a lot further away, does that maken sence?
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Thumbs up Where Oman or Yemen?

I am planning to ride from Oman to TZ via Yemen and Djibouti etc at the end of August. I can't work out from your post which way you are going or what you are doing?

Are you in Africa now and want to cross to Yemen? IF so, drop me a line here and I can help you with thinks to do or places to stay in Oman. I worked there for a while now work in TZ.

Ok, wish u good travels and maybe I will pass you somewhere on the road in Yemen.

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Hi Guys,
I am planning to go from Djbouti to Yemen on some type of boat near the end of October.

I am in Dar es Salaam now. If I find any information out, I will post it here for everybody as well.

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Al een paar jaar oud

On this site (schmalspurnomaden.at - "Auf der Achse des Bösen") are a few contacts. Perhaps you can use these.

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I am planning to ride from Oman to TZ via Yemen and Djibouti etc at the end of August. I can't work out from your post which way you are going or what you are doing?

Are you in Africa now and want to cross to Yemen? IF so, drop me a line here and I can help you with thinks to do or places to stay in Oman. I worked there for a while now work in TZ.

Ok, wish u good travels and maybe I will pass you somewhere on the road in Yemen.

Cheers
Dingo

Hi

My name is Masoud and living in Oman and I Planning to travel from Oman Yemen, Djibout, Ethiopia, Kenya and TZ on feb 2010 can you help Infomation through those countries eg shipping from yem to dji. accomodation where to stay and who can help me on the road and ext

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Hi Massoud,


did you find anymore informations? I am actually on my way already and planned to cross Yemen in April to Djibouti.

May be we can catch up together.

Bye from Greece Jan
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JanM,
Let us know of the crossing went, at what price, and also some security information on Yemen.
Thanks!

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hello,
I know of a guy (almost did so myself too) who put his toyota landcruiser onto a wooden Dhow (many ply the waters) from Djibouti to Yemen (they also go to Oman).

This cost him $500 for the actual passage of the 4x4 plus another $500 or so for port fees, use of cranes in both ports and helpers on either end.

If you have a motorbike, these figures will obviously be much lower and even lower if you go from Berbera in Somaliland (as I did in the 80s). Nowadays though, Somalia is not too great a place to be, neither is the Gulf of Aden tbf!

Be warned though, the waters here can be choppy at times and shipping insurance is unheard of. Given that, the Dhow captains are very knowledgable people and of course, they don't want to lose their cargo either, so they go when the weather is good. All in all, it is an amazing way to travel, don't pass on it if you get to do so!
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this might be of interested

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...at-yemen-48376
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Anthony NZ,
so you have done the crossing from Somaliland too then?
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Well actually no, I had planed on doing it,
Went back to Somaliland last year and was planning on heading over to Yemen on a boat with my DR200, when I was sitting in Berbera for few days waiting for a ship, I realized how dam hot it is , we talking August here, and it was only few days away from Ramadan. So I thought do I really want to go and explore yemen and oman in their summer time as well Ramadan. So I decide to head back to Ethiopia and go up through Sudan to Egypt. Next time maybe


Just a reminder your need a Yemen visa before hand. Nairobi hands them out with no problems. Don’t know about embassy in Addis ,
Having been to Djibouti BUT NOT to the port, I think it would be a little bit easier to leave from berbera as its an informal port, and i found people to be much more helping then in Djibouti, but obviously it has more a security problem . Each to there own.
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For those who still venture into Yemen, enjoy the boat trip while you can: Construction begins on Yemen-Djibouti Bridge
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Anthony_NZ - So what is the procedure to get into somaliland these days, last I heard, they had declared themselves as being autonomous? Visas, carnets??

beddhist - Shame about the bridge if the boat trip appeals to you, but a bridge certainly will make life easier if you wanna skip Egypt out (carnet costs), no longer will be have to ferry over to Saudi from Sudan but we can just ride over!

If you really want some boating adventure, I recommend asking around in Dubai, there are Dhows there going all over the show! I almost got my 4x4 loaded onto one heading to SriLanka. (sadly, for 1 reason or the other, I never got to do so, I headed north to Iraq at the time). Though I reckon port security is very tight there and I dunno if you could do that nowadays
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