Bir Gandus Travel Guide

  • photos of western sahara
    photos of western sahara
    by johnsakura
  • photos of western sahara
    photos of western sahara
    by johnsakura
  • photos of western sahara
    photos of western sahara
    by johnsakura

Bir Gandus Transportation

  • Get a ride from tourists

    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,...

  • Private 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...

  • Taxi to/from Dakhla

    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...


Bir Gandus Local Customs

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    La derniere duane Marocaine

    by johnsakura Written Sep 18, 2004

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    The last costumes of morocco

    what you see on the picture is in fact the last morocan authorities building. you can actually notice the wall that separates the protected are of western sahara from the region with land mines.
    this region is ful lof people trafiking and smuglering stuff like weapons, people, drugs and fruits.

    from now on no more nice guys!

    western sahara morocco

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Bir Gandus Warnings and Dangers

  • Dont give rides to stragers!!

    police in morocco advert that in western sahara you shouldnt give rides to local people in your car. there are reports of many people getting robbed while giving rides to nice local people. you have to understand this is a very problematic region full of bandits.year 2003 a french girl gave a ride to a moroccan guy which came with her to no mans...

  • watch for robbers

    after passing police check point and you actually go out of morocco, towards the no man land between the moroccan securitty wall and mauritanian police checkpoint, you have to be careful with people trying to kill you, rob you or just to guide you in exchange of some money, which in the middle of the trajectory can go higher (the amount of money...

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Bir Gandus Tourist Traps

  • no petrol stations

    from dakhla to bir guendouz (aprox. 400km) you only have one petrol station that sometimes can be out of gasoline or diesel.this is located i think 80 or 180 (hehehe sorry about the 100km difference) from bir guendouz!!

  • Border closes from 6pm to 8:30am

    Border closes from 6pm to 8:30am If you come here you have to make sure you dont pass these times. the border in north morocco never closes but this one here has this special schedule. when i was coming from mauritania to morocco (western sahara) for the first time i had to sleep on the mauritnian side cos the border here was closed. and it didnt...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bir Gandus General

  • WHat to do in the border?

    To go out of morocco territory is like this: first you arrive in bir guendouz, the last police check point of morocco down south in western sahara. you have to leave your car closed and go stamp your passports on the first house on your left side. on the house of the left side is the first door on your left (which mights also changed for the left...

  • no more money

    it was normal to the police to ask people coming with their veicule for some money. i still got that when coming the first time, but when coming back again nobody asked, and then coming with my own car, nothing happend also. usualy police officer would ask you for 100DH (10 euros) for the entrance of the car in the police complex before the...

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