Blog 66 by Mick: Day 4 on the Dirt – A Congo Copper’s Welcome to Kananga Day 4 of off road riding (+ 2 rest days) 204km Luiza to Kananga   Our progress through the DRC, showing the first full day in the country from Lubumbashi to Kolwezi on the tar, then Day 1 on the…

Blog 65 by Mick: Day 3 on the Dirt – Closing in on a bit of Civilisation Day 3 of off road riding 223km Camp 2 to Luiza   Map of our days action, from our roadside camp #2, through the town of Kapanga, across the Lulua River and to the town of Luiza 223km to the…

Blog 64 by Tan: Day 2 on the Dirt – Mudholes for Bush Pigs Day 2 of proper (i.e. off road) riding 220km Camp 1 in the forest… to some other place Our day’s route So after our first night camping we were up at the crack of dawn, and were afforded just enough time to…

Blog 63 by Tan: Day 1 on the Dirt – A Crash Course on the Congo Day 1 of proper (i.e. off road) riding 340km Kolwezi to… some place   The day’s ride. 340kms. Killed it.   After all the hype, and the hypertension about hitting the dirt, the first day’s ride wasn’t too bad at…

Blog 62 by Tan: The Route The crossing of Democratic Republic of Congo has taken on legendary status in African overlanding circles. By far the most well known Lubumbashi-Kinshasa crossing was done in a 4WD by a gutsy Belgian couple back in 2010. Tell you what, if our DRC report doesn’t do it for you, this…

Blog 61 by Tan: DRC – To the End of the Tar Our last day in Zambia started off in the typical fashion; cruisey and behind a schedule we never expected to stick to anyway. After a final treat of a laid back breakfast and a bunch of gas bagging with people curious of us and…

Blog 60 by Mick: Preparation, or is it Procrastination? We met our friendly detective, the ‘good cop’ half of the dynamic duo, a few minutes after sunrise, which was a few minutes before his shift started. We had concluded our negotiations with the hotel owners and collected the settlement cash late in the afternoon the previous…

Blog 59 by Tan: The Curious Case of the Bowlegged Bandit Talk about being kicked while you are down! To us it was immediately obvious; the robbery had all the hallmarks of an inside job and figured if we played things right we might be in with a chance of being reunited with at least some…

Blog 58 by Tan: A Reunion, A Concussion and a Case of Collusion Finding ourselves visiting with Caleb and Joanna was a fantastic and unexpected treat. As the diligent blog followers among you may recall, meeting this family was a pure matter of chance. And one that makes me realise my mum may have been wrong…

Blog 57 by Mick: Africa’s new “Hell Road” We had already gotten our passports stamped in Omorate when we left for Kenya. The day previous, we had gone in to town without luggage but still pretty burdened by the idea of crossing the bridge over the Omo River. When we had done this trip 7 weeks…