Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    DRC Congo – Medicine Man

    While walking through a district of Kinshasa we found a ‘Medicine Man’ that advertised that he had cures for all sorts of ailments as seen in the attached photos.  below, one of his show pieces was for worms as he has several worms all live in a row and showed...

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    Cameroun to Congo Brazzaville Border Crossing

    After having gone through some tricky muddy terrain to reach the border at Mbalam both Reka and I were rather hoping for some dry scorching sun throughout the morning so that the road into Congo Brazzaville would be easier to travel through but what we weren’t expecting was that the guys...

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    Cameroun – Kimbi Reserve

    During the drive through the ring road we had to enter the Kimbi reserve which a few years ago would have been a nice place to see some wildlife, unfortunately the wildlife were missing (no fences!) when we went through here but the roads itself was a lovely off road...

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    Cameroun – Bamenda

    The ring road I read in Lonely planet that there was a route called the ring road that takes us through the north western highlands better known as the grass fields.  To get there the closest town would be Bamenda which sits over 1000m altitude. The drive to Bamenda from...

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    Cameroun – Limbe

    Limbe Along the Cameroun coast we went to Limbe and managed to camp in a nice new hotel that allowed us to shower there and I ate some great swordfish that night so thanks to the owners of the hotel. Wildlife Reserve We also went to a wildlife reserve in...

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    Cameroun – Yaoundé

    Yaoundé – Patisserie Heaven Heading into the capital was a nice surprise as Yaoundé was a fairly easy city to travel around, for a capital it was very laid back. The best thing of all was the fact that on every street corner there was some kind of patisserie that would...

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    Congo Brazaville – Ferry Crossing at Yengo

    Ferry Nightmare From Ouesso the roads started to get much better and we were heading to Brazzaville our end destination in Congo and all seemed to be going well, when we started to think of the road continued beyond Yengo as the Lonely planet had a road with no bridge...

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    Brazzaville

    Brazzaville I didn’t spend too much time here apart from the fact that we stayed at the Hippocampe a Vietnamese restaurant. Here the the owner allows Overlanders to camp for free (yes Free!).  He had travelled the world and his car park has been a small refuge for many overlanders over...

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    Cameroun – Heading to Border (Congo)

    Muddy Roads Around 200km from the border we were making ok progress, the terrain started to become more dense and less mountainous and more jungle started to appear. We camped in a few evangelical churches and although it was a long journey we were slowly getting closer to the border. ...