Shipping to Africa
Shipping my Land Cruiser
My Land Cruiser was shipped from London to Mombasa.
I used Wise Moves Shipping in London and highly recommend them (my friend Bruce used them to get his LC to Africa, Mike S is using them to ship his stuff from London back to SA and I’m using them for my London to Aus move too).
They were the only company prepared to deal with me as I had a roof top tent which made the vehicle too high for a normal container – so guess what, we took it off and placed it in front of the vehicle – who would have thought! The company also deal with getting the hazardous goods certificate which you need as the vehicle is carrying diesel and oil etc. You can’t ship any additional oils, gas canisters etc – all this can be bought on arrival in Africa. My Land Cruiser was loaded up into a container in Acton, West London, and it took 6 weeks for it to get to Mombasa.
Multiple Solutions (contact Kennedy) handled the customs on Mombasa side – this is all arranged by Wise Moves in London, but you will be dealing with them by email too.
Both these companies did a sterling job and the process was straightforward and hassle free.
£1730 to ship the Land Cruiser in a 20 foot container
£175 Marine Insurance (vehicle and goods valued at £5000)
£97.10 UK customs happened to open up my container for inspection and this was the additional charge for checking the container.
$1350 Mombasa Port (port charges, destination shipping charges, clearing fees, foreign permit, re-position of empty container) – payable once vehicle comes into port
Total Shipping Costs £2883