Stats and Helpful Info

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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