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

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    DRC Congo – CMC Mechanics Kinshasa

    Had to spend a few Congolese francs at a Land rover mechanics called CMC in Kinshasa to sort out more wheel bearing problems as well as getting to do a full service on Maggie, the garage is professional and specialises in Landrover’s but expect to pay a premium here compared...

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    Angolan Visa Options

    Angola Visa So many people had told us different stories about obtaining an Angolan visa and the versions change depending on who we spoke to so we were a bit apprehensive about the process.  At the time of writing in 2010, these were the options we were presented with for trying to...

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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...