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Dogo 21 Feb 2012 00:38

Ghana, Togo & Benin
 
Fellow Riders,
planning a tour departing Accra in Ghana, into Togo, Benin and back to Accra.
Any peace of info or advise regarding Carnet, Visas, border crossings, or anything you'd think important, would be very welcome.
Thanking you all in advance,
Nice Rides!

MountainMan 21 Feb 2012 01:19

No carnet needed. Visas for Togo and Benin can be picked up ahead of time easily or transit visa available at the border. Borders are straightforward from an African perspective. Pick up your brown card insurance.

Matt Roach 21 Feb 2012 01:44

Make sure you have your yellow fever vaccination card. The Ghanaian border guards have a habit of asking for it, and extracting "payments" if you don't.

bernd s 21 Feb 2012 06:35

Hi,
assuming you already have a multiple entry visa for Ghana it will be a nice round trip.
If you have to apply for a new one you may ace a problem to return. Ghana sems to be very restrictive about the visas only on the country of origin issue.

regards
Bernd

Dogo 21 Feb 2012 22:29

''Brown card insurance''?
 
[QUOTE: (...) Pick up your brown card insurance.[/QUOTE]

Mr Mountain Man,

what do you mean by 'brown card insurance'?

Thank you all for your replys.

MountainMan 22 Feb 2012 00:13

Basically it's third party insurance that covers a bunch of west African nations. Useful as you don't have to buy separate insurance for every country. Double check to make sure that the countries you will be travelling will be covered and then buy it in the first appropriate country.

BROWN CARD

inyang 22 Feb 2012 23:21

The brown card is accepted all across West Africa.

Crossing the main borders may be a bit tiring, use smaller border crossings if you can.

The main ones are all on/near the Atlantic the coast and carry like 90%+ of the traffic across the three countries.

Zombie025 24 Feb 2012 13:28

Hi, when are you going? I'm traveling next week from Abuja to Accra by bike, maybe we see on the road... Greetings

Dogo 6 Mar 2012 22:14

Hi Zombie,

planning on going in Oct / Nov, before the Harmattan.
Wish you a safe ride!

Thank you all for your replys.

Titbird 7 Mar 2012 14:28

@Zombie025,

If you read this, we are in Tema (next to Accra now, with about 6 bikers from different countries in Home Page for Leonardo Travellers Inn in Tema New town, Ghana now, most of us waiting to ship to Namibia, drop by to have abeer!

Peter King 9 Mar 2012 17:44

Leorardo Travellers Inn, Tema
 
I'm interested to see details, we have a bungalow in Community Three, Tema (I was with Ghana Air Force many years ago and my wife Susie is Ghanian).

Just now in UK but hoping for six weeks in Tema later this year, when I will like to look up this hotel. Looking on GE and from my memory, since it's
opposite the Navy Base, I'm guessing at 5.64868N 0.02139E.

Enjoy your time there.

Peter

danny_fitz 5 Apr 2012 12:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by inyang (Post 368572)
The brown card is accepted all across West Africa.

Crossing the main borders may be a bit tiring, use smaller border crossings if you can.

The main ones are all on/near the Atlantic the coast and carry like 90%+ of the traffic across the three countries.

Is there a definitive list of what counties are covered by the Brown Card insurance scheme


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