Route info for Kinshasa to Lubumbashi
Originally Posted by Terrafirma
We are just behind you (both on Motorbikes) sitting in Brazzaville also with Angola visa problems. Are you planing to put your bike on the train from Kananga to Lubumbashi?
We are also considering the Lubumbashi route...
I would strongly suggest putting your bikes on the train - every bit helps on that route!
Make sure you get a visa for longer than 30 days in Brazzaville - everytime I cross DRC I take longer than a month and then have to negotiate to let me leave the country without paying a fortune.
Beware of the Kasumbalesa border - almost as bad as Rosso!
Take lots of money - no ATM's between Kin and Lubumbashi!
Hotels cost hundreds of dollars and the DGM (Direction General de Migration) eat up money in the form of bribes and passport pages in the form of stamps!
The evil ANR (FBI) will find you and want to "register" you for 50 dollars each time! Katanga is the worst!
Let me know if you need GPS routes (I can't remember if you copied them from me when we were in Mauritania together?)
You can find a pic here: http://bit.ly/pyIpuA
and I will attach the gdb file also. (I lost some of the info, but the first 600km is no problem)
GDB file won't attach - moderators - please increase your file size for GDB from 500kb to at least 2MB - DRC tracks are hectic!
Morten, I will send you an email of the file.
Try get personal phone number of someone at your embassy in Kinshasa - that is, if you're not keen on paying the DGM, ANR and Gendarme every day!
Say hi to Dom!