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Old 10 Jun 2014
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shipping Land Rover Defender from Lomé or Accra to Walvis bay.

Me and my husband are currently planning a journey from Sweden/Germany to Cape Town, along western Africa. Right now we are looking into the possibility to ship our Land Rover from Lomé, Togo or Accra, Ghana to Walvis Bay, Namibia. We will have a carnet and we would like to use a RORO or a container (although the height is 2,5 meters...).
Does anyone have experience regarding shipping cars from Lomé or Accra? Do you have any tips about shipping services?

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Hello & welcome to Horizons Caroline
The Hubb has a shipping section- have you read it?
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Thank you for your response!
I have read several threads about shipping 4x4s on this forum and they had some good tips which I followed up on. But I haven't found the information I'm looking and asking for. Most threads are about shipping motorbikes and I'm looking for someone who shipped a 4x4 the specific routes Lomè-Walvis bay or Accra-Walvis bay. Or perhaps I have missed something? If you do know where I can find this information, please let me know and post a link.

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Have a look at Kapp2cape. It's the travel blog of a friend and they shipped down . Also you can contact Safmarine in Walvis for help/advice

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Thank you Margaret!
I will have a look.

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Steven and Sitha from Belgium shipped their 4x4 truck from Accra to Walvisbaai just over a month ago. You can send them a message on Facebook:


Cheers from Namibia,

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Thank you so much Gee, I just wrote to them.
All the best/ Caroline
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shipping from accra

We shipped our Defender from Accra to Walvis Bay in dec 2011. We would not recommend the agent we used (Mac Dan shipping). We went to the airport where all the shipping agents are and found them there but there are other agents on site. get written quotes they will probably want cash which is king in Ghana.
Expect around us$2500 plus fees in Namibia. Tema port is what you'd expect an African port to be like...but all went well apart from the agent forgetting to get the carnet stamped before the container left!
You can get a high top container but by removing your roof tent you will get in a standard one. Bets if you are there when loading.
In Walvis we used Maritima logistics (Deon +264 64 220007) who was brilliant, he done all the running around and we just turned up with the container waiting for us. The customs lady wasn't worried about the carnet not being stamped out but it took a while on return to uk to get the carnet discharged.
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Hi Caroline,
Can you post your solution and other useful info over here? Particularly if you shipped from Lome.
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Change of plans - shipping from Dakar


I'm sorry for not updating but we arrived in Senegal 5 days ago. Because of the recent outbreak of ebola in Mali, it looks like we will ship the car from Dakar to either Walvis bay, Namibia (first choice) or Cape town, SA. Today we are looking online to find addresses to a couple of shipping agencies and in the next days we need to go to Dakar. We know that Safemarine are shipping from Dakar to Walvis bay via Algeciras, the webpage says it will take 35 days (I'm guessing plus/minus 15 days). Does anyone have experience with shipping Dakar-Walvis? And Delmas is shipping Dakar-Cape town, I'm looking into that.

We are currently staying outside of Dakar at Lac Rose at campement Chez Salim (at the camping) and are enjoying the very nice people and surroundings, can recommend it!

I will post updates about our progress, cross my fingers!
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