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 :                              DRC

 

Dates:                                    22nd  May to 26th May 2008

 

Exchange rate:                   R1 = 70 DRC francs

 

Number of Nights:                         5

 

Distance traveled:              441 kms

 

Average distance per day:88,2 kms

 

Cost of Diesel:                    R10 per litre

 

Average fuel consumption:9,2kms per litre

 

Diesel used:                                    48 litres

 

Worst Road/s:                     None, just the Drivers!                     

 

Best Road/s:                       All (Though warning that the road between Matadi and Kinshasa is unsafe due to highjackings and  recent muggings as late as March 2008)

 

Favourite new destination: Matadi

 

Average cost of accommodation: R144 per night

 

Number of Bushcamps:               “Camping” at Convent for US$ 20 per night

 

Cheapest Acommodation:          Unknown mosquito hotel 130 kms W of Kinshasa at R120 ! BUT you do not want to stay there

Most enjoyable:                              Leaving Kinshasa