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Egypt to Mombassa

Whoops - posted the last request on the wrong board! Sorry....

Question is still the same, although since I posted the request yesterday I have spent another fruitless day at the Sudanese embassy. It is pandemonium there and I can't tell you how soul destroying it is to see other travellers who applied more recently than me getting their visa while there is no news at all about mine, although believe me I do feel happy for them!

I have also read about Susan and Grant's experience of flying their bike from Cairo to Nairobi, and apart from the hassles involved, I don't really have the best part of $2000 to burn.

So my only option (apart from the Sudanese visa) would be a seafreight option - so any ideas anyone has, probably to Mombassa would be greatly appreciated.

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The problem with shipping by sea from Egypt to Mombasa, is that you are combining two of the worst experiences we have heard of or experienced. Getting out of Egypt with a vehicle is a major hassle (see our item on the Shipping page on flying from Cairo to Nairobi). The fact that it was airfreight didn't make it any more hassle, probably less, it was Egyptian Customs that were the problem.

And sea shipping into Mombasa is also a major hassle (see Solon's item on the same page on shipping into Mombasa from the UK, wherein they took almost a month longer to get their vehicle than anticipated). Unfortunately we have no good reports of shipping into anywhere other than Europe and North America.

See Ollie's reply to your original post. I agree with his response, which is to consider shipping from Aqaba, Jordan, instead. You can get to Aqaba by ferry from Nuweiba in the south Sinai if you don't want to travel through Israel.
http://www.touregypt.net/ferries.htm

Some contacts in Aqaba:
http://www.1stjordan.net/jordan/ship.html

If you are shipping by sea from either of these countries, I would suggest contacting P&O Nedlloyd for their agents, as they should be reliable.
http://www.ponl.com

Also check the contacts Ollie gave us on the shipping page, several of which seem to be quite good sized firms:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...AqabaToKarachi

It does seem like you're between a rock and a hard place on this one, though. Good luck and keep in touch.

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Got a positive response from Continental Shipping Line (which is a US company with offices in Jordan) re shipping from Aqaba to Mombasa. Don't know prices or details yet, but here are the Jordan contact details from their website. www.cslusa.com

Continental Shipping Line - Jordan
Shmeisani, Aref Anabtawi Street - Oposite to Housing Bank Building lbn Sina for Medical. Al - dawagreh Bldg, 1st Floor, Flat 2
PO Box 923179 Amman 11192 Jordan.
Tel: 00962-6-5650761
Fax: 00962-6-5650762
E-mail: cslamm@go.com.jo


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"Good Day,

Sorry , there is no RORO service from AQABA to Mombasa But there is Container service and rates as folows:

US$ 1050/20' PLUS WAR RISK USD 125/20'
US$ 1750/40' PLUS WAR RISK USD 250/40'.

- Weekly service.
- Transit time: 3 weeks.
- valid till dec 30,2001.
- The above rates include only ocean frt.

Warmest and Best Regards,
Salim Sayegh
Continental Shipping Line - Jordan
Shmeisani, Opposite to Housing Bank Building,
Behind Al Jazi Shipping,Al Dawaghreh Building,
1st floor, Flat 2.
P O Box 923179 Amman 11192 Jordan
Tel: 962-6-5650761,Fax: 962-6-5650762
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