Western Sahara Transportation

  • Laayoune
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  • Dakhla
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    Western Sahara
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Western Sahara Transportation

  • The border between Algeria and RASD

    I arrived in a jeep to the border. There was no official control, so I went ahead. I met some Saharawi people and drank tea with them.

  • Rent a car

    Since Western Sahara has a lot of very desolate areas and the public transportation is very poor in these area, it might be a good option to rent a car if you are interested in seeing the landscape in the country. The roads generally are pretty good (as long as you're planning to go all the way to the south or east), and a very good thing: the...

  • Petit Taxi's in Laayoune

    Although Laayoune is not a very big city, it is still way too big to explore the whole city on foot, unless you are a really fanatic person. For example the distance from the old Spanish (lower) town to the modern (Moroccan) city is about two kilometres, pretty steep uphill, and from there to the bazaar is about the same distance.For these...

  • To Laayoune by bus

    If you want to go from Morocco to Western Sahara overland there are only two option you can choose from. There are no trainconnections this far south, so the only possibilities are the bus and a the shared taxi.The cheapest option is to take a shared taxi. These depart from basically every city in the south of the country, but this is a very...

  • Bus, taxi or own car

    We had our own car to cross the country, this was very convenient. En route we saw also some taxis and long distance buses.From Laayoune the connections are rather good. There are the grand blue taxis and buses. The taxis are faster, the buses a bit more comfortable. From Laayoune there are also flights to Dakhla, Agadir, Tan Tan and Casablanca and...

  • Hardly any traffic

    At the long long way of about 900 KM in Western Sahara from Mauritania to Tarfaya we hardly saw any traffic. Especiallay early in the morning at the southern part of the route. The first car we saw, was this truck sprinkling water in the middle of nowhere. We didn't now why. Later in the morning we had some oncoming cars, 4 WDs and campers of...

  • KM 40

    40km to Dakhla you have to stop and give your papers to police cheack point. They just need to have your passport number and name to know you were there. This is for your own protectoin, cos if you somehow disapear in this huge place in western sahara they know you passed here and it will be easier to locate you...maybe...its be talking to the...

  • Dakhla border with Mauritania (Bir...

    I know there are taxis that will take you from Dakhla to the last Police check point in Bir Gandus. They will drop you off in the border as you can see on the picture (taxis are those red mercedes). i also know that a taxi will cost around 100euros, cos you have to pay the taxi driver back to Dakhla. From the border to Dakhla (if you're coming from...

  • Your car

    You can easily go with your car. be careful not to hit a landmine. after the first moroccan police cheackpoint you have 7km with bombed road and sand. as sson as you get to the first mauritanian police checkpoint you have even worse deseert tracks to get to the second police control house and "duane". from there to enter Nouadhibou you'll need a...

  • Ask for a ride on the road!

    If yo ugo to KM 40 after dakhla where the police checks for peoples ID, you can get a ride from tourist going south. many people sleep in dakhla to leave in the morning to mauritanian border. I got a ride to this moroccan point and from here got another different ride. Be careful with rides from local people. there are news that some tourists,...

  • Taxi

    Taxi are quite faster than buses. Some places dont even have buses. Prices here usualy are not over charged.Agadir-Layoune 150dirhamsLauyoune-Dakhla 150dirhams (+-15euros)

  • 4WD

    As you can notice this type of cars are quite useful for this area. Usualy 4WD cars drive south to Mauritania and all the way in Western Sahara, sometimes and illegaly making contact with Algeria. Tindouf stands as the bigest refugee camps in western sahara. Saharawis had to tun when Morocco took power of the country.

  • The Mark IV foot

    In all His wisdom, [insert deity here] provided man with not just one foot, but two! These can be used to get around the desert with reasonable efficiency, especially when carrying a fairly heavy rucksack, like the poor bastard in the picture next to this text!

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