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Old 24 Jun 2006
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Cabinda

Hello,
is there a DRCongo consulate in Cabinda,just in case the ferry Cabinda-Soyo-Luanda for any reasons in the next autumn will not run?
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I don't know about consulates I'm afraid but I have good info on ferries which may put your mind at rest. You can get boats from Point noire to Soyo which are cargo vessels run by Panalpina. They can take 4x4s no problem and that means if you have reason to think there may be a problem with boats from Cabinda you can take this option.

If you are heading south through the region why not get a DRC visa in Yaoundi in Cameroon rather than waiting for Cabinda so you have all bases covered. Hope that helps a bit anyway.
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Congo visas

If you are coming from the North you can get visas for both Congos in Yaaunde, Cameroon. We got visas there early June 2006 (Swedish & Brazilian Passports). Next day service CFA50,000. An additional CFA5,000 gets you same day service. Both embassies quite accommodating. Good Luck. Hansthebiker.
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Thank you Lee5500 for the news about the cargo vessels from Pont Noire to Soyo.I made some research on Internet but I was unable to find info on schedule price and conditions.We will travel next autumn like on foot passenger,do you think they will accept us on board without car/bike?Do you have any idea of cost?I read on the HUBB that the price for the ferry Cabinda-Luanda was in 2005 for passenger 60 Dollar after bargaining.
We will definitevly miss RDC both to avoid another expensive visa and because I reckon that after the general election there will be unrest also on the area around Matadi on Bas Congo.
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