Info from DRC
First... we paid 50000cfa in Yaounde for Gabon visa. We applied Monday and we received it on Wednesday. Very easy w. no supporting papers.
Now the news!!!
We got RC and DRC visas in Abuja and exited Gabon using Mouila - Ndende - Dolsie road (tarmac all the way to Ndende and good laterite piste from Ndende to Dolsie ... really slippery on wet). We stopped in Dolsie and asked about the visa at the Angolan Consulate. The 7day transit visa was available there in 24 to 48h for 100$ single and 200$ double entry (if you want to cross Cabinda). They suggested also that is possible in Matadi (like the embassy in Abuja and Libreville) and we continued. We took the road from Madingou - Boko-Songho - Luozi (ferry theoretically 4 times a day, 12000FC for 4x4, free for people and bikes
) - Kimpese - Matadi which was really difficult w. a heavy bike w. used tires not to mention the fact that it rained all the time. We started Wednesday and we arrived in Matadi Monday morning. For our big surprise the Angolan Consulate in Matadi is closed from 20th of Nov. and it will reopen after 15th of Jan. Same for Muanda Consulate. After a week lost in Matadi we continued to Kinshasa (the city we wanted to avoid taking the piste to Luozi) to be turned down at the Angolan Embassy here. They said from June they stopped issuing visas to overlanders and the angolans borders are closed unless you have a visa in your country.
We're thinking of 2 solution (we are 2 cars + 1 bike):
- try to get the transit visa in Dolsie but we can risk be turned down at the angolan border
- be really adventurous and try to reach Lubumbashi by road.
We'll let you know how thing develops.