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

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    Angola – Lunbango

    Day 4 We drove more inland towards Lubango and once again the landscape changes but the consistent factor is the beauty of the country.  In the morning we spotted a couple of cyclists that looked like long distance travellers, when we met up with them they had also been travelling...

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    Angola – Benguela

    Visa Day 3 (of 5) Sadly on a 5 day transit visa we had to keep moving so there was no chance to check out anymore of Luanda!  On our way out we saw a woman grilling some chicken on the street and so for breakfast we bought some peri...

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    Namibia – Border Crossing from Angola

    Border The border on a Friday afternoon was busy but was not the kind of headache inducing offices that I have encountered before, you are asked to simply fill in one page of information as to what your purpose is and some personal information and then one of a few...

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    Angola – Luanda

    Day 2 On the way to Luanda near Ambriz, we met an army guy who was patiently waiting at the roadside and his car was lodged in a ditch off the side of the road.  When we asked him what happened he told us that a large Chinese driven truck...

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    DRC Congo – Border to Angola

    The road to the Angolan Border There are a few border entries to Angola that you can do if you are lucky enough to obtain a visa: 1. Ferry from Pointe Noire –> Cabinda –> Soyo 2. By road at Matadi 3. By road through Songololo (which is just before Matadi). We...

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    Angola – Luvo Border

      Border At the Luvo border we had to wait 30 min for the official to finish his breakfast and turn up at his desk but after that the official papers were stamped so we though and we proceeded to leave the border post, at the gate that allowed us...

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    DRC Congo – Kinshasa

    Kinshasa After the stress of getting through the port from both Brazzaville and now Kinshasa I was very surprised to see a fairly relaxed entry into the city as I read Kinshasa would be hectic and frenetic but within 10 minutes we had reached the main blvd 30 Janv which...

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    Congo Brazzaville – Souanke to Ouesso

    Souanke  In Souanke we managed to find a presbryatarian church where the pastor allowed us to camp for free (thanks Pastor!), we had access to a shower and that’s all you need for a decent nights sleep. The next day we set off for Sembe a town only 80km away...

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    Congo Brazzaville – Lefini Reserve

      Lefini Reserve After driving through Gambona then Ngo the villages started to become more frequent and we had seen on the map that there was a large reserve called Lefini but without any info as to what was in the reserve we drove until we found the entrance, this...

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    Ferry Crossing (Brazzaville to Kinshasa)

    Ferry Crossing (Brazzaville to Kinshasa) – Le Corrupt Trying to cross into the next country DRC Congo we had heard that ferry crossings from Brazzaville to across the Congo river to DRC Congo could be notorious for being ripped of by someone during the crossing…they were right! While in Brazzaville we...