From Iraq to Iran, by foot:
Very easy crossing.
Iraqside: Phonecall was made, I was stamped out. Done.
Iranside: I waited 15 min until the guard let me enter into the immigrationhall. Vaccinations were quickly checked, the immigrationofficers were very friendly and as well stamped me in quickly, just had to show my e-visaprintout
BE CAREFUL: After the bordercontrolls I got harrassed by hundreds of taxidrivers. I changed my money on the spot, and lost count of the confusing iranian currency. All those guys saw, that I got heavily scammed and nobody cared. (I got 10$ equivalent instead of 100$) I noticed it afterwards and went back. The police was really helpfull and reorganized the missing money in "their way"
|Stumble Inn Backpackers||
Staff not very friendly, abolution clean, rest of standard ok, hangoutarea is outside - therfore cold in the morning and evening
|Nama Bike Camp||
Just stopped over for a cool drink, very relaxed and funny people! Had a nice chatt
lovely guesthouse with luxurious challets, a way underpriced in my opinion..so nice and clean! and karen is a super friendly woman as well.
Unfriendly lady at the reception, I arrived in the late afternoon with my bicycle. As it was weekend they charged 400 for a campsite. I told her I couldnt afford it and if I can just pitch my tent beside the receptionhouse for less money, as I would need to cycle to Clanwilliam then (it was already getting dark).
Now 150 Rand, but totally worth it - such a clean room with hot shower, fridge, coffee, watercooker, toilett and Leticia and her husband are superfriendly! :)
|Lüderitz Backpacker Lodge||
very cozy, 150 for a dorm bed
clean, kitchen available
hannes is a very friendly guy
|Campspot in Cage close to antenna||
Perfect for cyclists: Green cage close to antenna, no security guy around and the fenced area is not properly dense..some wholes in the fence. A maintainance worker told me its no problem to sleep here. You can close the green cage with your bikelocker but are perfectly save from animals in the night. Maintainance guy told me sometimes Lions come to the area
tar to katunguru online the first few kilometers
|Kazinga channel beach||
Very informative and professional guode, saw crocodile, elephants, hippos and bufallos - now it is necessary to pay the park entrancefee of 40$!!!
road good from here to kihihi with bicycle
|Entebbe Backpackers Camp||
Staff very friendly, hosts (three brothers) not friendly and even stingy(they wanted to charge me using the kitchen for one time) and reckless(they play loud music almost every night)
passed in dry season, all river crossings either with bridges or have beton at the ground
|Reteti Elephant Sanctuary||
20$ pp entry for the Sanctuary
Didnt used both services
small road leading from here to Wamba
|Customs border Ethiopia||
Free Rapid Test at one stop border post available, no pcr test necessary in both directions (entering ethiopia or kenya)