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ianbaker 7 Sep 2006 11:53

Advice needed please, Libya/Sudan/Egypt
Hi all

Have seen the latest news on the Sudan, and it looks like it is getting worse. Is it still "safe" to travel through.

These are my options:
Libya, into the Sudan and bypass Egypt. This means that I save a fortune on carnet fees, but looks to be quite a serious route and I will be skirting the top of Darfur, well, not skirting it but relatively close. Possibly too close for comfort (?)
Libya into Egypt and then the Sudan, the standard route. So I pay the huge fees for the carnet but go through the safer part of the Sudan.
Are Libya's borders still pretty much closed except at the main tourist/commercial entries?

The thing is, is this standard route any safer now adays? Seems that aid workers are being harrassed. Any reports of travellers getting into any difficulty at all on this strectch?

Might just be nerves as its getting nearer to the setting date.

Any advice, views?

**** BTW - Grant, not sure if this is the correct forum for this? Hope so.

Sophie-Bart 7 Sep 2006 12:07

Maybe beter to post this topic/your question in the sahara-travel-forum

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