We already started with planning in December 2010, but now, 5 weeks, before we start, it is getting very exciting. We have email-contact with different German companies in DR Congo and, unfortunatly it don’t look very good for us:
Bukavu itself is calm at the moment.
However, there are still some parts of the surroundings that are not so secure,
especially by night. It is not advised to be outside of the city after dusky.
Also some parts of the city should be avoided by night. General situation
is supposed not to improve as the elections are approaching.
But, Bukavu itself (as well as other cities like Goma and Uvira)
is quite calm at the moment.
Here’s where Bukavu is situated in the DR Congo:
So we are on developing Plan B: Our new itinerary leads us still through Namibia, Angola, in Angola up to the Foz de Congo near Sojo and back, than via Uige, Malanje to the Reserva Natural Integral do Luando and to the Parque Nacional da Cameia into the same area, but instead of crossing the border into DR Congo at Dilolo we drive to Zambia and cross there near Ikelenge, where we already have been in 2009, when we visited the fountain of the Sambezi River.
Thats the status at the moment:
Now, today we did read about riots at Mazabuka in Zambia, a town situated between Livingstone and Lusaka, we also have been there in 2009, but we are lucky, we don’t need to drive into this area of Zambia.
But, why the hell must they now start fighting in Zambia?
I think we European won’t never understand such events……
Tomorrow we will visit the Angola Embassy in Cape Town and apply for our visas.
Its getting HOT now!