Juba to Yaounde by road
Replies: 3 - Last Post: May 11, 2013 12:00 AM Last Post By: Otford1
Apr 2, 2013 6:52 AM
Juba to Yaounde by roadHi all
I'm planning an epic adventure across 22 African countries later this year (check out www.t2tafrica.com to see more about it) but need some advice. The trickiest bit of the route runs from Juba via Obo and Bangassou to Bangui, then on to Cameroon. I'm not worried about Cameroon or even particularly concerned about the Bangui-Cameroon leg, but to be honest I'm very worried about the CAR from the S.Sudan border to Bangui. Banditry and mud are my biggest concerns. Has anyone been anywhere in the eastern CAR lately?
Alternatives I'm looking at include:
1. finding a way from Juba down to the Congo river somewhere near Kisangani in the DRC, and trying for a ferry trip to Bangui
2. the same as above but overlanding through the northern DRC to Bangui from Kisangani
3. heading from Juba north into Sudan and the across into Chad then into northern Cameroon, dodging Darfur and al-Qaeda along the way
So any advice on any of those would also be welcome. I may sound nuts, I probably am, but this is not my first African overland experience, and logic tells me there must be a way through somewhere...
Apr 2, 2013 8:14 AM
Welcome to TT!
I'd suggest to take a look at the HUBB forum as that forum is more specialized than this one in the type of trip you are planning. In any case, I think you'll struggle to find updated info (i.e.: since Dec. 2012 when started the Séléka offensive) about Eastern CAR.
heading from Juba north into Sudan and the across into Chad then into northern Cameroon, dodging Darfur and al-Qaeda along the way
AFAIK, there isn't a (legal) way of going overland from Sudan to Chad without passing through Darfur.
Apr 3, 2013 6:57 AM
2Thanks! After doing some research I'm contemplating another alternative - from Juba via Yei to Kisangani via Garamba National Park (a TT member posted only a month ago that he'd managed this bit without trouble). Then 2-3 weeks on the ferry down the Congo to Brazzaville, and onwards through Rep. Congo and Gabon to Cameroon. Adds a week or so to my trip but the idea of my vehicle riding a boat through the Congo basin rather than trying to drive it through is appealing. Any thoughts on that one?
May 11, 2013 12:00 AM
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