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Mauretania early December, then the rest of west africa

We are a family of four (kids 3 and 6 years old) driving from Sweden to South Africa through the Westafrican route in a Nissan Patrol with roof top tent. Start mid October 2016 (5 weeks ago) and preliminary finish end of July 2017.

We are currently in Morocco. We are planning to cross Mauretania in about 10-14 Days and are looking for someone to drive convay with.

After that we will spend the next months working out way east and then south through Senegal, Bissau, Guinea...=> Cameroon (maybe in March 2017)...=> South Africa (July 2017). Anyone crossing our path with some storys to tell will be given food and :-)

/Jörgen

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You're all more than welcome to join us in Abengourou, Cote d'Ivoire ... I should be back early January if that fits with your plans!
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Abengourou in January

Hi CREER,

Thanks for you reply! We are not sure about when we will come to Cote d'Ivoire, but to be realistic it will probably not be before early January:-).

Who are you and are you staying in Abengourou or moving in some direction?Regardless we would love to join you!

I am not sure about our internet connections further on, but we have a tracker (https://share.delorme.com/JorgenMarken password Afrika2016/17) and a blogg (www.familjpaaventyr.com)
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Jorgen,

I will be leaving in 2 weeks on a similar route from the UK and finishing in s. Africa. In June. At some point I'll catch up and we can have a and swap stories.

I'll drop you a pm with my contact details.

James
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Thanks James! I have sent you an Email.
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Mauretania ??

Hi Jorgen,

Hope the travels are going well? I am planning to be in Morocco Mid Jan on my bike solo. wondering how you found it, any trouble traveling Western Sahara, Mauritania at all?

any tips welcome from all

will be my first time in africa!

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Our experiance with Morocco

Hi Fred,

Our experiance with Morocco is great. Absolutly no fear of stealing or violence. Campgrounds everywhere and we had no problems when bushcamping.

Food is not a Morocco strong side, you fast get tired of Tadjine. People outside the touristic areas are very friendly and we got invited to peoples home on several occations.

No troubles intering or driving through western Sahara. Bring a lot of fiches though. If you want to go offroad, it might be best to follow tracks to avoid any tisk of land mines.

We have not entered Mouretania yet, will get back to you regarding that.

/Jörgen
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thank!

Jörgen,

Thanks mate. look forward to hearing more when poss!

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We will also be heading towards south africa in the new year but traveling quickly to southern senegal after christmas and hoping to be in Ghana by late January. We are in a large white Vario .
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Passed through Mauritania a few weeks ago, easy visa at border , used Hamid the fixer , did a great job. Be aware there was no petrol available between Nouadibou and Nouakchott so carry enough. No hassle in Mauritania for us . Got Mali visa and Senegal insurance in Nouakchott . Border at Diama was rubbish , lots of hassle . All part of the adventure ! Senegal< mali and Burkina Faso all great . Road condition excellent . Now in Ghana , probably my new favourite African country.
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Would be glad to meet you

Hey folks,

I'm Luca, going from Germany to SA on my '91 Honda Transalp. I'm in Tantan at the moment, will be in Dakhla in 2 days. Would love to meet up with you guys in case you're still around.
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Short update.

No problem what so ever with Mauretania. More poor people than Morocko sure, but no threats or feelings of insecurity. We actually stayed an extra day because we meet a nice lokal guy who showed us around (no, he did not want any money or anything, exept to change the outside view of his country).

Now in Senegal. Nice country with better roads and more happy looking people:-) Christmas will be spent in Guinea Bissau.
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