The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

Beach side camping, Pointe-Noire 10

Pointe-Noire, Congo

The highway to Pointe-Noire winds it’s way up and over a genuine mountain pass – at times steep enough for 2nd gear in the Jeep. Technically the road is two lanes in each direction,...

Sunset seen from my campsite in Gaps' compound 1

To Dolice

I re-trace my steps North out of Brazzaville, aiming for the new highway that connects the capital to Pointe-Noire on the coast. The new road has only been open for five months, which is...

Filling the Jeep with the extremely expensive gas 5

Brazzaville, Congo

From the minute I drive into Hippocampe, I start asking around for gas. The owner places a huge order for diesel every now and again, and he is pretty sure the company would have...

Transferring gas with a local vehicle 11

To Brazzaville

I move South, retracing my steps on the main highway running the length of The Congo. I continually stop and ask at gas stations, and all are completely empty. About half way to Brazzaville...

"You don't want the last gallon" 5

Northern Congo

The Congo, Cameroon and Central African Republic all meet in a triangle border, and share some of the most remote and unexplored jungle in all of Africa. Each country has declared a National Park...

Entering the Congo, on the best road imaginable 16

Into Congo

I backtrack to the Immigration / Military Post just before Lekoni, where the friendly guy there remembers me from a few days prior, and is more than happy to stamp out my passport with...

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