You'll have no problems as far as the senegalise border. the new rd betwen Nouackchott and Nouadhibou (spelling?) is very good. Once in Senegal they aren't as good, also the police in senegal were the worst on our trip, absolute nightmare,especially in St Louis, even though we were a charity (running 2 lanndcruisers).
Probably the worst stretch of rd is the last stretch runnning down to diama barrage. It is very potholed with big corrugations and washouts, my mate bent a wheel here, which takes some doing on a landcruiser, I'm amazed he didn't take his axle off! fortunately this bad stretch doesn't last too long. I would still rather take this route than rosso! the roads can be very potholed and when we did it 3 years ago in the PDC a lot of the cars bent rims, but this year in the 'cruisers it was just a bit uncomfortable. the rd down to and around Banjul are pretty good, south of there I can't help you as that is a far as we went.
with a bit of care though you shouldn't do any damage to your vehicles on this stretch, we were on a tight timescale and running old H60s and they survived, and we had already done 1000 miles of piste driving.
1990 Landcruiser H60. Full rebuild completed 2014
2012 Hilux, mountain top and bedrug with GG AT2s
Last edited by moggy 1968; 17 Sep 2006 at 11:41.