Yesterday the border crossing to Ghana was slightly different than expected… The crossing that I planned to take, and which was marked as a road on my map turned out to be only doable by canoe. Police and customs post were present, only no bridge! And driving through the water was not an option. Eventually I had to drive 200 km to the next border post, almost completely unpaved road and with big holes 🙁
There are 166 different national borders in Africa, but there are fewer and fewer of them open. The western route seems almost impossible. For the time being, I am betting on that the border between Nigeria and Cameroon will be open again in March, or that there will be a workaround by then.