Stats and Helpful Info


The following are some stats as well as some info that might be helpful to future travelers:


(Please note that the prices are relevant at the time that we traveled and should therefore be adjusted. The cost of the accommodation does not include some “freebies” like staying at friends or bushcamping, and the amount reflected is per couple per night)


Country :                  Congo (Due to hold ups and car problems these stats were difficult to calculate)


Dates:                        27th May till 15th June 2008


Exchange rate:       R1 = 50 CFA (Known as Cifas)


Number of Nights:19


Distance traveled:  712 kms


Average distance per day:39,6km


Cost of Diesel:        R8 per litre


Average fuel consumption:7,2 kms per litre


Diesel used:                        99 litres


Worst Road/s:         From Kinkala to Mindouli (No question the WORST yet ever!! DO NOT GO THERE)


Best Road/s:           Brazzaville to Oyo


Favourite new destination:Brazzaville


Average cost of accommodation: R545


Number of Bushcamps:   One


Cheapest Acommodation: Hotel Byblos (do not stay there though unless you want to be picked up!)


Most enjoyable:                  Hippocampe