Thanks for the kind words!Hi Dan,
I think its safe to say that you are an inspiration for us and all and I will treat your blog as one of the most important resources when I travel down the spine of Africa in 2021-22. Have their been any issues with not having a carnet so far? Are you able to get into Egypt without one now? From wikioverland it how's that Egypt and shipping into/ or out of South Africa are the only times a carnet is required in Africa but I am hoping that there are work-arounds.
I need to keep updating WikiOverland with the details from every country, which I promise to do soon (ish).
You are right, shipping into or out of South Africa makes a Carnet mandatory.
For Egypt, I have found a way to get one from a local fixer there who will meet me at the border with it.
I will write plenty about the whole process when the time comes for sure!
I looked at your route map - the Sinai is very tricky right now, Egypt don't want to let foreigners drive across into Isreal or Jordon. I really want to, but everyone is telling me they'll turn me back. Lots of people take a ferry from Port Sudan into Saudi Arabia (the 3 day transit visa is not hard to get in Sudan), then from there you drive into UAE and catch another ferry to Iran then you're good to go.
But I think both Saudi and Iran a Carnet is mandatory.....