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Old 3 Feb 2004
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Me too !!!

I will be driving from Gambia to Gabon , via Mali , Burkina , Ghana , Togo ,Benim , Ningeria , Cameroon ,(and if time and money allows , all the way down to capetown ) .

I start my trip in April , So I will be at Nigeria /Cameroon about late April / May .

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i travelled that stretch in 2002. no problem! if cameroon - gabon is closed you can go into northern congo (brazza).

they're constructing a new road from ouesso to brazza, if it's not finished you can take a boad from ouesso or pokola.

details are on my website: http://www.contrast.cx/travel
http://www.contrast.cx/diary
(choose 2002, then sept)

for specific questions and contacts just write: steven@contrast.cx

cheers,
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hello, just came back from tour through SA,namib, angola,DRC, cabinda, pointe noire. so far no problem, just bad roads and here and there bribes. i have a detailed report on roads and visas that i could send as attachemet if somebody would like.

so far so good

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Hi, About to embark on same route, probably via Niger to get the Nigeria leg as short as possible.
We're in Togo now, If there's anyone else in the neighbourhood with the same intentions, please post here or email to wlukeh at orange dot fr
Ed, your road info could be useful, send it on please.
Thanks to all
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We are also thinking of doing the same route and are now in Daklha heading to Nouakchott. We met up with Rob and Natasha (a Dutch couple) who are also planing the same route. We would like to meet up, swap ideas and perhaps travel together for some parts. Get in touch.



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Hi, if you're in Dakhla I think we'll get there a little before you; unless you have a Kleinschmitt behind the wheel; in which case you're too fast for us
We'll let you know what happens.
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we are still on route to cross down the west coast;at the mo we are in limbe,tomorrow going up to yaounde to try and get the mountain of visas out the way; we will be in cameroun for anougher two weeks then on to gabon ;so if you are any where in the region drrop us a line ;cheers vicky
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We're in Gambia at the moment and are on the way to SA. Heading across to Mali, B Faso in the next 2 weeks.
Our plan is to head through southern Chad, CAR and southern Sudan into northern Uganda. Not without its problems but may be possible! If not will be heading down the west coast route and keen to link up with others for the DRC/Congo section. We should be in Cameroon in 4-6 weeks...
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Hi !! I am in Dakar , sorting out the mali visa.. Will fly to gambia (SUKUTA )in a few days , where my (Suzuki 4x4) car should still be awaiting me .
Planning to drive the same route....

Definitely worth meeting for a couple s... Are you in Camping Sukuta ?


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Hi,
We're now in Ouagadougou, waiting for Niger visa and planning to leave on Tuesday morning. We were in Sukuta for 5 days, good place!
We'll be in Chad for about a week as before attempting the CAR/S Sudan route,
Let me know where you are, would be good to meet: andrewshawyer@hotmail.com
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Our group of four in two 4x4s is heading for Yaounde, cameroon tomorrow. We're planning to head for Gabon on April 2-3. If anyone is interested in meeting up, we'd like some company!

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We (Bas and Ellie) are on a short break from our overland trip but will continue from Conakry on april 9th. We're planning on doing the west route (Guinee-Mali-Burkina-Ghana-Togo-Benin-Nigeria-Cameroon-Gabon-Congo Br-DRC-Angola-Namibia etc. If anyone is interested in driving together for part of the stretch...we certainly are. Check our website at www.overlanders.net for up to date info on where we are and to get in touch.

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We heard on CNN last night about a coup attempt in DRC. More info is available on the CNN website. We are planning to contact the US and British embassies in Kinshasa tomorrow to try to figure out if the border is still open or not. I will try to post here if we learn anything useful.
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In the same group as Witt. We had a long conversation with the DRC ambassador this morning while getting visas. She didnt think the coup attempt would be a problem for travellers. She thinks it is political infighting and wont escalate. Maybe a rosy view, but she seemed pretty jaded, so I tent to believe her.
The US embassy in Yaounde was useless. We knew more about the situation than they did, so no help there. The British High Comission was a little better informed, but not much.
We are heading towards Libreville in the next couple of days, so will update with any more news when we get there.
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We are in Point Noire at the moment and have joined up with Wit and Graham from AfricaOverland.org. We left Gabon having spent four days at the border of Bakoumba, people have not come through within seven years. The Congo side is efficient and friendly, the roads started off pretty muddy but as you continue they get better. All the police checks and army checks went ahead without people asking for Cadeaux or money. People seem to be generally pleased to see tourists again. We will be moving onto Cabinda soon and keep the site posted. Until then www.popadd.com/ksv2africa
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