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Burkina Faso

Sahara Crossing (West)

Munich to Nigeria

Drove 10.000km from Germany to Nigeria via Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, West Sahara, Mauretania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana. Got all the visas at the border (except Nigeria). No carnet needed (except Ghana, went without car). Unbeaurocratic trip. Pure freedom. Enjoying the beauty of Northern Africa.

Our best Hotels on the way:

Le Métropole Monaco *****
Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne *****
Gran Hotel La Florida, Barcelona *****
Marbella Club *****
Sofitel Palais Jamai, Fez *****
Mercure Ouarzazate ****
La Mamounia, Marrakech *****
Sofitel Agadir *****
Novotel Nouakchott, Mauretania ****
Kempinski El Farouk, Bamako ****
Le Kambary, Dogonland, Mali **
Grand Hotel du Niger, Niamey ****
Novotel Cotonou ****
Mercure Sarakawa, Lomé ***
Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra ****

Tarifa-Tanger Ferry

Tarifa-Tanger Ferry

Fez - View from Sofitel Palais Jamai

Fez - View from Sofitel Palais Jamai

Morocco, Erfoud

Morocco, Erfoud

Morocco, Sand Dunes

Morocco, Sand Dunes

Morocco, Friend Craig at Gorges du Todra

Morocco, Friend Craig at Gorges du Todra

Morocco, Ait Benhaddou

Morocco, Ait Benhaddou

Morocco, Tizi n' Test - Terrible Mountain Pass

Morocco, Tizi n' Test - Terrible Mountain Pass

Westsahara

Westsahara

Mauretania, Route de l'Espoir

Mauretania, Route de l'Espoir

Mauretania, With Craig in Ayoun al Atrous

Mauretania, With Craig in Ayoun al Atrous

Mali, Gas Station

Mali, Gas Station

Mali, Bamako, Hotel Kempinski Farouk, View on the Niger

Mali, Bamako, Hotel Kempinski Farouk, View on the Niger

Timbuktu, Mud Mosque

Timbuktu, Mud Mosque

Timbuktu, Touareg Friend

Timbuktu, Touareg Friend

Niger River near Timbuktu

Niger River near Timbuktu

Mali, near Burkina Faso border, Dogon Masque Dance

Mali, near Burkina Faso border, Dogon Masque Dance

Local Ladies near Burkina - Niger border at Dori

Local Ladies near Burkina - Niger border at Dori

Benin - Togo Border

Benin - Togo Border

Togo, Fetish Market in Lomé

Togo, Fetish Market in Lomé

More Fetishes in the Voodoo Capital

More Fetishes in the Voodoo Capital

Lagos Sheraton

Lagos Sheraton

Meeting a friend (Werner Baldessarini) at Niamey Airport, Niger

Meeting a friend (Werner Baldessarini) at Niamey Airport, Niger

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Trip Report by our American travel buddy and good friend Craig

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Our Favourite Songs in West Africa (bought the CD in Tangier):

Don Omar - Dale don Dale. (Link to youtube) Click here ...

Aventura - Obsesion. (Link to youtube) Click here ...

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