Paperwork? Africa trip, down the west coast and up the east
ok guys, there is a lot of info on HUBB about paperwork and where it may or may not be needed. The problem is that the information doesn't always match up. I'm hoping someone will have some up to date info that might help me.
Basically I am travelling from Morocco to South Africa, down the west coast, then up the East coast to Egypt. I'm riding a UK registered 2002 Honda Transalp, already spent the last 4 months travelling around Europe and I'm currently waiting in the south of Spain arranging any documents I may need.
Firstly the Carnet: I have seen people on here who have successfully done the west coast without the Carnet and have paid some fee on some borders. I have worked out that it will cost around £2500 for my Carnet if I do an indemnity. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what figure I might end up paying in border fees?
Also, if I dont get a carnet and I am asked for one, what are my options?
Secondly, the IDP: After looking online it would seem I need an IDP to enter Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin, Angola, South Africa and Egypt. Is this something that I seriously need? and What happens if I dont have one?
I had a problem trying to enter Turkey a couple of months ago when they asked me for a 'yellow paper'. It would seem this was a Carnet. They turned me away, I wouldn't want this to happen while I'm somewhere half way down Africa.
I'm hoping I will be ok travelling with:
My UK Passport
UK photo driving license
UK DVLA vehicle registration document
Visa (I will collect on my way to each country)
IDP (If needed)
Carnet (If needed)
Am I missing anything important?
Last edited by Tgon65; 1 Nov 2011 at 11:57.