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Mauritania

Mauritania

​We set off at first light from Dakhla, aiming to get to the border early. As we passed further south, there was a noticeable increase in both police and military presence and there were multiple stops at police check points to hand over our fisches – a...
Desert Roads

Desert Roads

​After two nights in Marrakesh, we headed into the desert and then on to Western Sahara. Whilst travelling south, we drove through some truly spectacular scenery, starting with mountainous terrain, which would abruptly stop and lead us into the flat, desolate...
Zagora, Morocco

Zagora, Morocco

We packed up camp, with a final offer of espresso’s for the road from our French friends across the way before we left. As always wishing us bon voyage with safe and happy travels. They were so hospitable and we left feeling humbled by their...
Fort Bou Jerif

Fort Bou Jerif

Unser Weg zum Fort Bou Jerif und dem wundervollen Campingplatz! Das Fort (Befestigungsanlage)liegt am Ufer des Assaka Flusses und wurde im Jahr 1935 während der letzten “Pacification” (Befriedung) von den Franzosen erbaut. Ungefähr 200 Männer lebten hier...
Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

Well, I really can’t believe how Christmas has snuck up on us this year!  It is amazing to think that this time last year we were in Western Sahara – Dakhla to be precise.  We were enjoying the sun and warmth, and savouring the freedom of our life changing decision to...
Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Getting the visa for Mauritania was a bit of a pain as it meant to drive back north to the clean and more orderly but quite boring capital Rabat. After queuing up for quite a while at a kind of hole in a wall in front of the Mauritanian embassy we acquired the...
Along the Skeleton Coast

Along the Skeleton Coast

We finally reached the sea!  The vast Atlantic Ocean.  We had descended  about 900m over more than 100 km from the plateau to Henties Bay, a charming seaside town.  It seemed to be mainly retired people living there, and holiday homes for those living further afield,...
Mauritania

Mauritania

Nouakchott, Mauritania Our stay in Mauritania can be summed up as: WINDY – Mauritania was still as windy as we had experienced the last few days in Dakhla.  Never fear – at some point this wind must surely die down.  Camping, cooking and living outside the vehicle is...
Budget update

Budget update

We are about to leave Western Sahara and cross into Mauritania.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Morocco and Western Sahara, but look forward to heading southwards.  Before we leave Western Sahara, though, I thought I’d add another budget update. Our daily...
Wow, that was close…

Wow, that was close…

Christmas Lunch is served! Wow, that was a close call… we almost ended up becoming residents of Dakhla! After checking out all the camp sites at Dakhla we chose to stay at Camping Moussafir. Not because it has the best views, but because it has electricity – important...
It’s all about dreams

It’s all about dreams

Dakhla, Western Sahara Finally – we have a few days to catch-up with ourselves after the long dash through Western Sahara.  We wanted to be close-ish to the border (a mere 300km away) for Christmas, so that we can cross into Mauritania shortly afterwards.  We have met...
…and flats

…and flats

Such a contrast to reach the flats of Western Sahara. We left Icht and headed towards Tan-Tan on the tar.  Although we had originally planned to drive the pistes from Assa to Smara, local opinion was divided on whether the military would turn us back or not.  In the...
IDEA

IDEA

Hello everyone and welcome to our travel blog:) Here, we are going to keep you updated about our Africa Overland Trip, share with you our photos and adventures:) FIRSTLY THERE WAS AN IDEA….. Why we decided to drive by van to Africa?? – Well, two and half years...