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Old 02.11.2011, 16:52
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Well, can't we hit Gambia first and then head east on a separate trip?
I know nothing about Gambia that's why I didn't want to divert you from your route...

Is it not dangereous going sub saharan? I don't wanna be kidnapped and be held to ransom
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Old 02.11.2011, 16:54
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I know nothing about Gambia that's why I didn't want to divert you from your route...

Is it not dangereous going sub saharan? I don't wanna be kidnapped and be held to ransom
Nah, I doubt it...plus we'd be cruising at about 175kph..no desert buggy will even bother with us.

Ok, on a more serious note...I don't have the slightest clue, but I'm trying to bait some people who have done something similar before.
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:04
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Nah, I doubt it...plus we'd be cruising at about 175kph..no desert buggy will even bother with us.

Ok, on a more serious note...I don't have the slightest clue, but I'm trying to bait some people who have done something similar before.
I think we these sort of things you need someone who has some local knowledge, I can help with North Africa but wouldn't dare cross the desert it's dangerous for various reasons (political and geographical), and there is no RAC that you could call on if you break down, I'm presuming that you wouldn't be traveling as part of a big crew.

For a starter trip you could try and do Zuerich, Geneva, Nice then go along the med coastal line till you reach Gibraltar, cross over to Morroco and head to Casa Blanca, sell the car for scraps and take the plane back. This is at least a three week trip as you would probably stop in France for a week, Spain for a week and Morroco for a week.
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:06
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I think we these sort of things you need someone who has some local knowledge, I can help with North Africa but wouldn't dare cross the desert it's dangerous for various reasons (political and geographical), and there is no RAC that you could call on if you break down, I'm presuming that you wouldn't be traveling as part of a big crew.

For a starter trip you could try and do Zuerich, Geneva, Nice then go along the med coastal line till you reach Gibraltar, cross over to Morroco and head to Casa Blanca, sell the car for scraps and take the plane back. This is at least a three week trip as you would probably stop in France for a week, Spain for a week and Morroco for a week.
I'd be up for that...hmm, let's see...3 days to Morocco...stay another 3 and then head back? Do we have a plan?
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Old 02.11.2011, 17:13
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I'd be up for that...hmm, let's see...3 days to Morocco...stay another 3 and then head back? Do we have a plan?
Ha ha...

Between the end of March and the 15th of April next year might work
We'll look for a robust bimmer with high mileage in the meantime
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Old 02.11.2011, 18:15
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Re: Drive to Gambia

It is a good plan except for just 2 small flaws

1) You can't enter Morocco with a car - then leave without it - unless you want to be pay 100% import duty.

2) You can't enter Morocco with a car - then leave without it - unless you want to be pay 100% import duty.

I thought it such a big flaw I ought to mention it twice.
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Old 08.11.2011, 17:16
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When would you be planning the trip for? Would you accept a non-driver who has other talents?
Ah well, no answer is also a reply.
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Old 08.11.2011, 17:18
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Ah well, no answer is also a reply.
..oh, I apologize, never saw your post. Why yes, we accept anybody...and I dunno, was thinking of going some time next year.
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Old 08.11.2011, 17:29
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Do u have a sat phone, any off road experience , mechanical knowledge etc?
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Old 08.11.2011, 17:35
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Re: Drive to Gambia

I'm long over due for an adventure. I visiting Africa on my own but unfortunately I got to meet no real people from the country. My stay in the Masai Mara was as exciting as Knowsly safari park in England, the Europeans scorned me as a cock-hungry single and when I left my hotel in the Mombasa region I had staff running after me saying "get a taxi".

I did fulfill my dream of feeling the pounding hoofs through my feet, smell and single mindedness of thousands of animals migrating though. That and flying over Kilimanjaro in a small plane, nearly made the cost and loneliness worthwhile.
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