Overland Golden Contact for Egypt


Overland Vehicle and Tourist support regarding entering & leaving Aswan port and Egypt

We recommend these Egyptian Agents
Mr Mohamed Abouda
Amir (Mohamed’s cousin)
They deliver an incredible professional service around arranging all the paperwork, traffic checks, licenses, customs etc. you need to get vehicles into and out of Egypt seamlessly. Their fees are well worth the headache and time of trying to learn this complicated system.
Mohamed Abouda
+20 1225111968 or +20 1225111968
Email: nilfeluka@hotmail.com
Website: http://ferryaswanwadihalfa.wordpress.com
Mohamed stays on Elephantine Island, and also delivers a range of Nile activities ranging from:
Sunset cruises on the Nile with Nubian dinners in traditional homes
Abu symbol trips
Fishing trips on Lake Nasser
Money exchange
And much more

Things to Know, Have, Need to do

Currency: (2013)
$1 gets you approx. 7EP Egyptian Pounds
800SP (Sudanese Pounds) gets you approx. = 1000EP

Aswan-Wadi Halfa Dam Ferry Fees
1st Class approx. = 510EP (Euro60/person)
2nd Class approx. = 370EP
Barge prices to transport cars approx. = 2250EP/vehicle
Traffic Court and Customs approx. = 400EP (Euro46)
Mohamed’s and Amir’s charge = $150
PS The Ferry’s departure dates change from April 2013. They leave Aswan on Sunday afternoons (not Mondays) and leave Wadi Halfa on

Aqaba-Nuweiba Entry Port Fees
Make sure that you have around 1500 Egypt pounds with you before arriving in Nuweiba for the necessary port charges, files, customs, motor license, insurance, and vehicle plates.
It takes around an hour and a half to cross and if driving off the ferry, drive through the group of guys wanting to show you the way and make your way straight for immigration (it’s a area with many out door wooden shops and green corrugated roof structure). You’ll see a row of impounded Syrian cars parked. Park there and find your self a Tourist Police Officer with a dark blue jumper and a few golden pips on their shoulder. These guys know the ropes and are helpful and will take you through the process, step by step amongst the chaos. They know the system and how the game is played.

The break down is something like this
260 Egypt Pounds (EP) – motor insurance
50EP filing
300-400EP Customs,
100-200EP car license
100EP vehicle plates
Approx. 300-400EP for back-handers].
If you are traveling with two vehicles, and both are registered in one person’s name, make sure you have a letter from your Motor club saying that a member of the traveling group is able to drive which ever appropriate car!

Duty Free
Make sure you pick up your duty free alcohol and cigarettes within two days of arrival into Aswan; otherwise they will not sell to you.
Take your passport with you for purchases.
It’s been a law for the last three years or so.

SEE http://www.exploreafrica.com – 4×4 Treks – East Africa Overland Trails

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2 Responses to Overland Golden Contact for Egypt

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    • Interesting concept and well presented, but it may be difficult to apply it to Overland 4×4 vehicles where people travel for numerous months, even years. I struggled to find cover to go through Africa!

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