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When the going gets rough: the Fatou Djalon mountains of Guinea

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The Fouta Djalon Mountains
After all the carnival festivities, which culminated in the big parade yesterday, the city is very quiet early in the morning at 7.30. I’m heading for the Fouta Djalon mountains, together with my German friends Max, Martin and Philipp in their beautiful Mitsubishi 4×4 campervan. The first part towards Guda is pretty easy. Some checkpoints, but…

Day 35…Douala- I am outta here!

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HI Guys,
No route today unless you want a map from the bar to my room to the pool.
I managed the monumental task of getting my bike around a country. Yes it is a cause for celebration tonight, where ever you are have a beer on the success.
Today at 1:30pm the airline loaded my steed and shipped it…

Douala…Day 32- Douala and one month on the road.

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Hi Guys,
My route for the last couple of days. Today one month ago I left JHB.

When I left Yaounde I realised that my job on the valve clearances wasn’t quite up to BMW spec. The engine was so noisy that over all the traffic and hooting I could hear the engine cluncking away! I pulled up to a…

Day 28… Oyem to Yaounde- Chillin in the big city.

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HI Guys,
My route over the last couple of days.

I am settled in nicely in Yaounde while sorting out some visas and getting some washing done. I found a nice routine to keep myself busy. Coffee in the morning, some errands during the day, lunch at a small restaurant, hotel room to miss the midday heat, dinner at small…

Day 23… Mouila to Oyem – Deep in the Gabon Jungle

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Day 23
My Route over the last 2 days since leaving Mouila…

Well after my 1 week stop over at Mouila, I am back on the road. After today I am feeling 100% again. I am sipping on my first beer in a long while and savouring the splendid taste of the bubbles… Its so good once it touches your…

Day 17…Dolisie to Mouila and some Malaria

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Bonjour,
I have been out of it the last 2 days. I have been on the road little over 2 weeks and I have allready contracted Malaria. I am healing slowly.
My route

I left Dolisie rather casually, first stopping at the internet café and then the garage. Please understand I am no slacker I was up at 6am, against…

Climbing Mt Cameroon

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We quickly made our way north in Cameroon to Yaoundé, perhaps one of the most chaotic cities in Africa. The traffic is absolutely crazy and the people very loud. Cameroon is also the most corrupt country we visited, meaning that we often got stopped by the police asking for bribes, although we usually just waved them away and drove through the checkpoints. In…

Flies in the jungle

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The road to Gabon from Congo is very rough. A road is being contructed to connect the two countries, and the huge trucks used in the work are leaving deep trenches in the sand. These trenches were deep enough to mean that the Land Rover’s differential was digging a middle-lane between the tracks, regularly causing us to get stuck because…

They came, they saw, they were conquered!

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Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th May 2012.
Lekoni Canyon.
Rolling sandy green hills followed us out of Franceville. We had to get our passports and carnet stamped out of Gabon, even though we didn’t’ plan to enter the Congo until the next day. The police and douane offices were a few hundred metres from one another and the official…

Roadside Stops

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Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May 2012.
Lope, Franceville.
As soon as we woke the next morning we wrapped in our towels and padded down to the creek for a last dip in the refreshing gurgle. It felt such a lovely start to the day. Then we packed up under a sprinkle of rain and started heading east. Our plan…

DRC visas in the bag!

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Friday 25th May 2012.
Libreville.
In Libreville we had a little time to kill before returning to the DRC embassy at 1pm so we stopped at the huge Geant Cekado Supermarket to stock up on supplies. We were all mesmerised for a while, the range in there was amazing and better than many supermarkets in England or Australia. The tall…

Reverence for Life

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Wednesday 23rd to Thursday 24th May 2012.
Lambarene.

The next morning Luke and I woke to the most peculiar rocking of the car. We couldn’t see anything outside the windows and couldn’t hear Dad or Dan anywhere nearby. We started to panic, thinking it was someone inside the car, though we were quite confused at what they could be doing in…

Gabon-Bon

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Sweet, sweet Gabon, how we loved your roads: smooth, new and awesome! Gabon was one huge surprise for us. Reading other travellers accounts of this place did not paint it in a favourable light. Unfriendly people, especially if you couldn’t speak French, bad roads, poor facilities and amenities, the list of grievances went on. And…

Cameroon

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The roads entering Cameroon, if you can call them that, were an absolute mess. The 30km of rutted mud tracks from Ekong to Etu took us 3 hours and this was the dry season. It would have been completely impassable in the wet. The road improved marginally as we continued to Bamenda in the western…