teamsuperlekker Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
February 20th, 2019 Camping Al Boustane

More like a parking lot in the city, but they do have hot showers!
45 dirham pp with a camping car.

February 11th, 2019 Hidden spot by the lake

Hidden, quiet wild camping spot between mountains and next to lake.

It is so beautiful that this is the second time we overnight here.

The road is wide enough to turn around with even a 12 m long bus.

February 7th, 2019 Near shipwreck

We asked the police and they said it's not a problem to overnight there. Beautiful scenery.

January 28th, 2019 New bridge over The Gambia river

There is a brand new bridge to cross the river. Big rigs still have to use the ferry until they completely finish the construction.
We had to take the ferry and it all took us about 2 and a half hours.

January 26th, 2019 Camping Casamance, Ziguinchor, Senegal

Nice, clean pretty place but not extremely cheap. 7000 per vehicle per night + 3000 per night for electricity.
Rochene is really helpful, you can ask for anything (laundry, car rental, mechanic, etc)
Taxi is 500 to the town.

January 20th, 2019 Not really good camping, corrupt military

We have experienced the opposite:

Proper entrance gate with a smiling military guy. We payed 50 000 pp and got back a bill without even asking for it. He showed us around and checked in later if we need something.
We could also fill up our water tanks (almost 1000 l) from the Chinese stuff of the dam.

The place is the safety zone of the Kinkon Dam with a beautiful big waterfall in it. Safe and quite so we stayed one more night for 50 000 extra.

January 20th, 2019 Senegal - Guinee Conakry border

The same for us: easy and quick process. Coming from Guinea Conakry they made us to wash our hands with fertilizer and asked for the vaccination booklets.

January 20th, 2019 Kounsitel checkpoint

Nothing special, they didn't even stop us.

January 19th, 2019 Hidden spot with sunset above the valley

Nice and hidden spot for overnighting. View between bamboo bushes facing west to the valley.

January 19th, 2019 New bridge instead of ferry

In most of the maps there is a ferry marked at this point but there was already a brand new bridge for us.

The road is almost everywhere brand new, there is a short 30 km piste (also in good conditions) east from this location.

January 17th, 2019 View of chutes de Dittin

As the roads were not so easy to drive we decided to park our bus in Kaala village and explore the waterfall from there. The road is accessible by any car but not really big rig friendly, we had to cross a broken bridge which is not more that 2,25 m wide.

In a 45 minute walk among lianes and over creeks under 100 meter high cliffs you arrive to this stunning viewpoint. From here we just followed some animal tracks down to the river and on the other side of the river there is the path coming from Dittin and goes to the pool of the waterfall.
It all took us 4 hours total.

In the village some drunk people wanted money from us and started to argue. After a while the whole village was there and they found it also ridiculous so we moved our bus a little bit further on the road and the dunk people thought we have left. Everyone else was really welcoming.

January 15th, 2019 Archevêché

We had a room for 30 000 GNF with aircon - apparently this was the only available one to book - but they also have rooms for 15 000. Including breakfast: (and sometimes lunch) Nescafé, tea, bread and margarine.

The rooms are extremely puritan and run down, but it's a safe secured and shady parking place to survive the city.

January 14th, 2019 Currency Exchange

Reliable nice guy. We got a really good exchange rate: 1 Euro = 10 500 GNF

January 12th, 2019 Hotel Firya

Pretty hotel with chalets and chambers, shady garden with outdoor rest areas, but expensive: first they offered us shower and toilet for 30 000 GNF per person. We ended up 15 000 for the four of us but we could only use the outdoor squat toilet where we could shower from a bucket.

Potable water and electricity is only available at certain times of the day and the electricity fluctuates in the whole village.

Easy to park in through the back gate even for our 12 m long bus.

January 6th, 2019 Hotel Beau Sèjour

Although it officially opens in February 2019 we could park in their garden and use the shower of one of the hut's.

It's in a really good location a bit out of the busy town and 3 km from one of the cascades. There is a Boulangerie and a bar across.

January 5th, 2019 Overnighting spot by the river

Hidden quite road with turning possibly at the end by the Bandama River between banana plants and someone's tomato garden. We sleep here on our way to Man.

January 5th, 2019 Wild camping on the beach

Completely hidden from the road where we had our own private beach. Bars and restaurants along the street.

About 3km to west there is a village by the lagoon with friendly, welcoming locals. Definitely worth a visit.

January 5th, 2019 Difficult road

80 km before Manankoro and 80 km after the border it is and extremely difficult piste with enormous wholes and steep sections. For our bus it meant walking speed, 4x4 drive probably 30 km/h

January 4th, 2019 Embassy of Guinea (Conakry)

We must have had the same guy behind the desk because he was joking around all the time. Really helpful staff but it was quite busy (probably because of the holidays) so we got our visa in 2 days.

It costs 50 000 CFA for single entry visa.
We needed a copy of the passports, and a copy of the Ivory Coast visa, and the copy of the yellow fever booklet.

January 3rd, 2019 Hotel La Bahia

We parked in front of the hotel and we could use it's beach and facilities in charge of getting a drink in the bar. The owner loves overlanding himself and he was really friendly and welcoming.

January 1st, 2019 Chez Laura, Jacqueville, Côte D'Ivoire

A little bit run down camping with idyllic beach.
They had shortage of water and no electricity.
10 000 CFA per night per vehicle

December 24th, 2018 Cascade de Man

The cascade pool was officially closed for renovation what we didn't mind, just walked further as is was shown on maps.me. After a couple of hundred meters we found a path on the right and we arrived to the top of the cascade. It is possible to climb down on the right side of the river - not too difficult but not just a walking path either.

The pool is a concrete constitution with pathways and terraces with the view to the cascade. There is also a bar and toilet. For going into the water I'd recommend the other cascade, but this one also worth a visit.

December 24th, 2018 Extremely bad road conditions

Although it's marked as a highway due to industrial traffic it became a piste with enormous wholes.

For our bus it was only possible in walking spend and other cars we not going faster then 25 km/h.

We even turned around and choose an alternative route to Abidjan through Yabayo and Gagnoa. Here the quality was good.

December 23rd, 2018 La Dent de Man

After reading all these comments we decided to take a guide - and he happens to be the same Augustine, who was really friendly and told us a lot of interesting facts. He was not cheap, 20 000 for the group of 8 and we had to pay contribution to the village for keeping the pathways clean: 2000 per person for the La Dent and 1000 for the cascade.

All together it's a really nice hike (about 17 km in 5 -6 hours) ending at the waterfall where you can cool down. The locals were friendly to us - probably thanks to Augustine.

December 21st, 2018 Manankoro border

On the Ivorian side they don't have proper customs or Duane. You get stamped in your passport after multiple check points in about 15 km. Everyone was really chilled and surprised that we drove that difficult road.

Organizing carnet de passage or vignette touristic is possible in Man.

December 12th, 2018 Aroune's place

Aroune was our guide to Iwol village and he offers some food and drinks. There is even possible to sleep in his basic hut.


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