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Old 30 Jan 2007
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Nigeria/Cameroon now/next few weeks?

Hiya guys,

I already met a few of you in the same area/time and would just like to give you an update of where I am, if you feel like joining up for a while?

Currently in Jos for 2 days - leaving on 1st Feb.
Then travel down to Calabar in 4 days, expect to get there on the 4th or 5th to apply for Cameroon visa. Then in to Cameroon....

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Bobo

Hi Martin
And any others. Am on a 2002 Dakar, solo, holed up in Bobo 10 days catching up. Great spot. Probably heading down to Benin in a few days, cross to Nigeria at Nikki and across to Calabar for Cam visa. Anyone about?
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Hi Hugh

We (Ian and Jacqueline in the Landrover at Djenne) are stuck in Ouaga recovering from Pneumonia and Malaria.
Might see you on the road

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In Yaounde getting visas

There is probably no-one in the vicinity, but I will be in Yaounde for the next couple of days, getting visas. Staying at the Presby mission - N03°52.780 E011°31.353.

Martin
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Nikki to Abuja

Hi Ian, Jacqueline
Bummer, presume both of you down with one of each. How unlucky - whos taking care of who! Am in Abuja, getting Angolan visa Wed, got Congo one here in fifteen mins! Then down to Calabar and Cameroon... Martin might catch you up at some stage.
Came across Benin border at Nikki. Brilliant fun on 'road' to Kaiama - more like 55 miles of dry(ish) river bed. Wouldnt recommend in 4 wheels, or bicycle. First and 2nd gear whole way. Anyone wanting info on biking it, email me downtheroad at eircom dot net.
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Calabar

Well Martin seems you're still a bit ahead of me. Am in Calabar, waiting on Cam visa probably Monday. Then Cameroon bound. Nice folks at Drill Ranch speak well of you and your efforts.
Hugh
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Hi Martin and all the others we met in Lome!!

We catch you...... The Road from Yaounde to Libreville and Lambarene is most time very good and really new!! We now in Lambarene. If you need a place to stay here ask for the Katholic Mission. It is a very nice place to camp!!Cost 2500 CFA per person and night.

We have to go straight to Namibia . we met a friend there in Windhoek at the 17th March. Than we go back to the Etosha Park.

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Waiting in Calabar

Hi everyone.

I managed to meet up with Felix and Taco in Gabon (along with Steve and Sarah in a Landcruiser) and we are now in Calabar. Train from Dolisie to Brazza is possible, but not to travel with a car. So we went to Calabar across some interesting pistes and are getting info on the Matadi road. Probably not too good for bikes, so probably take the boat to Soyo and continue from there.

I plan to spend a few weeks in Namibia, so probably meet up with some of you there.

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Cabinda....Martin not Callabar...

Hi Martin!

Nice to hear somethong from you... We stay 4 day's after you in Kibangou at the Mission. The polish Priest told to us you go straight to Dolisie-Cabinda!

We took the Piste from Kibangou direkt to Point-Noire.

We have not to much rain it was a really good Piste!!
We see the pictures from your trip at the Homepage from felix...... horrible...afew days later it was without problems to do!!

We start at the 28 in the morning from here to Cabinda 140 Km. What about the Ferry to Soyo... how much kost it? And What about the Route to Matadi?Is it Sand or mudd?

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Sorry,i forget...

We want to stay in Windhoek around the 15 March. It will be nice to meet You again!!!! Than we start to the Etosha Park You like?? A friend come's with aCar...


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Now in Luanda

We went to Dolisie to find out about the trains to Brazza - is possible, but if you are in a car, you cannot travel with it. Steve and Sarah were with us in a Landcruiser, so we decided to go to Cabinda straight from Dolisie, over an interesting piste and very quiet border.

Apparently the road to Boma from Cabinda is tough and muddy with long stretches of water. Felix did not want to risk it, so we investigated boats to Soyo and Luanda. Price is ok - 150usd, but apparently you get stung for some more money leaving the port in Luanda. The boat(s) went on Wednesday, so we decided to look into the option of a plane. We went to the military airport in Cabinda and got a flight the same day to Luanda. This cost 200usd each, but some went to the guy on the gate etc etc. The cost for the bike in the plane is 100usd, so a lot of negotiating can save you money.

We will spend about 1 week to get from Luanda to Namibia...so about 8th March in Etosha....not sure about Windhoek.

Take care if you attempt the piste road to Boma.

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Tsumeb...

Hi Martin!

Since yesterday we stay in Tsumeb /Namibia. Where are you.....?

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Hi Werner,

I am now in Swakopmund and will be for 2 days. I did 2 days in Etosha, then to Khorixas, then 1 day visiting tourist sites via gravel roads and now by the sea, getting my washing done in a launderette!

I am staying at the Swakopmund restcamp, if you are heading this way in the next couple of days. After this, I will go to Windhoek.

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Now Windoek...

Hi Martin!

We stay in Windhoek (i think) till Sunday...
We wait for a friend (he comes on Saturday with a flight) and than we go to the Etosha Park.

We stay in the Chameleon Backpacker's it is a nice place to stay.

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In Windhoek too!

I am at Cardboard box for a few days. We should meet up for a - your place or mine?

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