Bissau to Conakry Border - Buruntuma
I'm way behind on these so apologies. They take a while to do and I can only do it when we have a good connection. I also missed the photos on the Cassamance to Bissau so theres nothing to post. My DashCam through a wobbly, as we say in the UK.
Easy border with some bad roads involved. First rule is to ignore iOverlander its WRONG ! We manged to sign and stamp out of Guinea Bissau twice because of this. The first points in Piche are not there (its not in Gabu either). There is nowhere to stamp out in Piche. We tried ! The a little farther along that road is another point where you can do it all. I presume Piche is the place if you want to do it via the river crossing??? Anyhow continue all the way to Buruntuma and do it all there. This is only Bissau Exit as the Conakry entry is past that on some super rubbish piste. Axle twisting bad piste.
Its a super easy crossing with the only problem was them not knowing what to do with the carnet and not understaning you didn't have a passevant/laissez passers. I think if you do have one of those they the cofusion would be less. Either way it was easy. No charges.
After youv'e done both and hopefully got only one exit stamp where we got two they lower the rope and you are across to the Guinea - Conakry side. The last bit of piste before the border is terrible and then the part after for some kilometers is also the same. Be prepared for this. Its not that long but takes time. If articulated trucks can do it so can you. The distance is not large but from Bissau to Koundara took us 10 hours including a small stop for lunch.
Arriving at Conakry these a rope across the "track" and the guys in the hut will ask you to drive past once you've stopped at it. Normal process. They do'nt need to see anything. Park infront of Customs or as directed and give him your Carnet. At this pioint I was told to go over, quite a way to the immigration place on the left. Its a walk or about 100 meters. The photos below show it was we drove past. Once we got stamped into Conakry I went back to the truck and was handed my Carnet by the waiting guy. He came out to give it me. All easy and no charges.
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