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Tips for hassle-free border crossing in Africa: At the border

If you’ve done the necessary prep, you should feel confident driving up to the border post. Sure, corruption or criminal elements could destroy the best-laid plans, but those cases are rare fortunately. By Chris Davies

You’ll have a good chance of success if you heed the following:

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Tips for hassle-free border crossing in Africa: Before you leave

Land borders in Africa have an ominous reputation, but they’re usually not as bad as people think. There are notable exceptions – one entry into Egypt cost me five hours and USD170 in unavoidable bribes. But those are the horror stories we tell our friends, whereas most crossings are rather dull and uneventful; just a bit of a hassle and an unwanted, but unfortunately legitimate, drain on the wallet. By Chris Davies

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