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1 month 2 weeks ago #653127 by Harrison J
That would be awesome to drive across Africa.  One day!


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653128 by Stella Marize
One day! 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653193 by Hassner
Be prepared to pay bribes at borders just to get across. Suddenly you need “papers” not stated by authorities...
A friend did a photographic book, Cape to Cairo. He decided not to pay bribes. He waited up to three days to cross one border. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653219 by JaneK
WTH seriously?  How much are bribes normally?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653224 by Hassner
Pinkie, not every border.
Prices might differ.
My info is from too many years ago, but know it is still going. 
I can not imagine it to be more than 20-40 Pounds, but that is a lot of money locally. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653236 by JaneK

Hassner wrote: Pinkie, not every border.
Prices might differ.
My info is from too many years ago, but know it is still going. 
I can not imagine it to be more than 20-40 Pounds, but that is a lot of money locally. 


Are these police or military requesting this $$?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653248 by Hassner
Any usable local and US currency.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653267 by Ian Stone
Dang, no kidding.  I'm guessing these people are armed too?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653276 by April Saunders
Most probably. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653362 by Chuck Liley
Dang, how many of those checkpoints do you have to drive through?  And do they base the bribe on how nice of a car or truck you drive?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653370 by JaneK
WOW that is nuts.  I would be scared driving through those.  Sounds like you never know what sort of person you will get.  


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653393 by Hassner

Chuck Liley wrote: Dang, how many of those checkpoints do you have to drive through?  And do they base the bribe on how nice of a car or truck you drive?


Chuck, they are not armed, they are just that pesty officials that tells you you do not have all your documents to cross the border. You know you have them all. They quote for eg. different documents that is missing, so you get the point that it is money that is missing. 

And without that “document”, you can not get your passport stamped. So all a patient person will do, is play stupid and go a few times a day till they get the message that there will be no bribe paid. If you are in a hurry, then all you can do is pay.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653415 by Chuck Liley
WOW so are they pocketing the $$ or they put in in a jar and splitting at the end of the day?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653425 by Hassner
I have no idea. I have never been on the other side of the counter. It is only a few border posts, not all of them though. The ones I use between South Africa and Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana are fine. It is further up in Africa... 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #653430 by Shiela Simons
Happens everywhere..


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