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 :                              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