Domaine Les Paletuviers
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... boys of 12 and younger selling drinks and biscuits.
In the end we had to wait for 9 hours
and then the we were asked for a bribe to get on the ferry as we were
so big. They missed out on that, but we found we were a bit lucky
since the commercial trucks were not being allowed on at all and
there were over 100. Each of the 3 ferries can only take 2 fully
loaded trucks! Once we got on the ferry they wanted ...
Heading back to the Ghana Embassy for
our visa. In all we have had to wait 12 days for the carnet and
visa's here. We took a different route back from the lake and went
round the other side of it. This led to several small villages where
the people seemed to be living one on top of the other, but they all
... Senegal – The Gambia
See Overlanding Notes for Senegal.
The Gambia – Casamance
We crossed at Soma. This was incredibly easy. The Gambian Immigration, Police and Customs are all in the town itself, by the junction of the South Bank road and the Trans-Gambia Highway. You need to make sure that they stamp your carnet de passage in the correct place. We had to pay ...
... We learned how the new Top Dog of Senegal, whom they call Macky Sall, is quite ferocious towards other Top Dogs who do not want to eat from the same dog bowl as him. Apparently, he has not helped Toubakouta which hangs on in there in a state of 'cat-astrophe', which, for once, the feline has no responsibility for. The humans can only get their dosh and dinner from fishing (for real, not paper fish) and a little tourism. ...
... the land. We went through here, and there in front of us was the 'egret island’ which we’d been told about. Just as we arrived, the sun was setting behind us and the black kites were beginning to roost in the trees alongside the river bank. And then, one by one, the first birds started to arrive.....then more and more, just over our heads and coming from all directions. Egrets, cormorants and ibis in their hundreds just kept swooping in ...