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Old 5 Feb 2011
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west coast heading south

hi folks,

i'm in the gambia at the moment. i lke to follow the coastline on my way to capetown.

does somebody know about getting visas and all other informations for the following countries:

sierra leone
cote d'ivoire

which visas i can at the borders?
or can i get it in the capital of the country before?

do i need a carnet?

any help would be nice.


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Hi Calzino, except for Togo and Benin you always need to get visas beforehand. Look around the forum a little bit and use the search function, there's a lot of information here.
Good luck, Julian
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I just got my Sierra Leone & Guinee visa in Banjul. Sierra Leone: $100 ready the next day (mine is valid for three months, same price for one month).

Guinee: 3500 Dalasi for 3 month multiple. Cheaper for one month single onces. Ready in 10 minutes in Serekunda (close to Banjul)

I got Guinee Bissau (where I am now) in Ziguinchor (Senegal) 10.000 CFA (€16) one month single entry. Also ready in 15 minutes. I've been told it should be just as quick in Gambia (Bakau) but Ziguinchor was more on route for me..

Could luck, have fun !
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Last Februari they didn't issue Benin visa at the border any more, I got it i Accra instead.
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