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Hi Roman et al,
Having spent the last year and a bit planning my SA move to very little avail, I'm sort of rebelling against plans at the moment, but there is a skeleton plan in place for Mali.
Essentially, this is a 'time off work' trip - i.e. a dash to Mauri, a more leisurely trip across Mauri to Mali and then a dash back. I'm inspired to do it by two British guys I met a few years ago on the Morocco/Mauritania border - they were in a camel trophy land rover and had just bribed their way North across the border (this is before it was open both ways), having got sick of Mauritania (which is an easy thing to do). Anyway, they'd gone from Gibraltar to Nouadhibou in about 3 days flat (including the convoy day you had to do back then) and were heading back to go snowboarding in the Alps on the way home.
Once in Mauri, it's Nouadhibou - Choum - Atar - Chinguetti as I've never been to 'the crater' before. Then either Nema or Timbedra to Nara, and then on to Timbuktu.
At the moment we are working on three weeks in Mauri/Mali, with about 5 days each side for getting there and back (ferry to Santander as my mate lives in Devon).
We are presently just two guys and one cruiser - but if anyone fancies it, we'd love to hear from them!! Hoping to leave just after Christmas this year.
Anyway - those are all the details I have thus far!
Cheers - Andy
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 25 July 2005 11:00
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] (re)intro and some questions
On 7/25/05, aclbell <[Email address removed]> wrote:
about 6 months

Hello Andy,
Welcome back!
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On 7/25/05, aclbell <[Email address removed]> wrote:
vail, I'm sort of rebelling against plans at the moment, but there is a skeleton plan in place for Mali.
e leisurely trip across Mauri to Mali and then a dash back. I'm inspired to do it by two British guys I met a few years ago on the Morocco/Mauritania border - they were in a camel trophy land rover and had just bribed their way North across the border (this is before it was open both ways), having got sick of Mauritania (which is an easy thing to do). Anyway, they'd gone from Gibraltar to Nouadhibou in about 3 days flat (including the convoy day you had to do back then) and were heading back to go snowboarding in the Alps on the way home.
been to 'the crater' before. Then either Nema or Timbedra to Nara, and then on to Timbuktu.
ays each side for getting there and back (ferry to Santander as my mate lives in Devon).
, we'd love to hear from them!! Hoping to leave just after Christmas this year.
Andy
Good plan (it it works ;-)
I also planned a trip last year to Algeria despite all odds but it
turned out the odds were all there was and nothing else to hang on
to. That's why I decided to give Algeria a miss for a while and am
going to Morocco, Mauri, Mali & Senegal:
down along the coast, across the border to Mauri, then to Ben Amira,
Titjika, Nega Pass, Ayoun, next to Nara, Djenne, Bamako, Kayes, then
to St Louis in Senegal and back along the Atlantic Route to Tangier.
Leaving UK on Xmas day, returning about a month later.
How does that sound to you?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman, - thanks for the mail. The route sounds great - again, quite
a distance for 4 weeks - but I think that's part of the fun (although
I'd probably be roundly condemned by many overland types for saying
that). Staying toward the west of Mali is maybe a good idea
logistically, and the trip to Senegal should be nice as St Louis is a
real change after the desert.
I haven't been keeping up with the vagaries of the Senegal's border
laws, but last year they weren't letting any cars over 10 (?) years old
in. DO you know if this has been lifted?
Anyway, our itineraries are scarily similar, so if you are up for it we
need to make a plan to see about hooking up for at least part of the
time. Are you driving through France or taking the Santander ferry?
I'm still undecided about that.
Cheers for now,
Andy
95 FJZ80 VX
97 HDJ80 GX
Andy
Good plan (it it works ;-)
I also planned a trip last year to Algeria despite all odds but it
turned out the odds were all there was and nothing else to hang on
to. That's why I decided to give Algeria a miss for a while and am
going to Morocco, Mauri, Mali & Senegal:
down along the coast, across the border to Mauri, then to Ben Amira,
Titjika, Nega Pass, Ayoun, next to Nara, Djenne, Bamako, Kayes, then
to St Louis in Senegal and back along the Atlantic Route to Tangier.
Leaving UK on Xmas day, returning about a month later.
How does that sound to you?
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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On 7/26/05, aclbell <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Andy
I think you still need a special permit to drive into Senegal a
vehicle older than five years. Someone's looking into in now.
I'll be driving through France then cross the Meds from Sete to Tangiers.
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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