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After collecting my motorcycle in Soyo, I rode to Luanda. Hunting for a camp spot along the coast, I found a small overgrown track that opened into a huge area hidden from the road.

My chain was in need of a good clean, so I sprayed WD40 and lightly brushed off the grime, before applying chain...

After arriving in Republic of Congo at Dolisie, I spent a few nights in Pointe-Noire and camped at a navy base. It was very laid back with the guys sitting around, watching TV, and drying fish in the sun.

A leaking tap had filled a large pool of water, which no one was using. Perfect for washin...

Over the passed few weeks, I'd fixed my clutch and I'd reached the Republic of Congo border three days before my visa expires.

My rear tyre had little tread left and I'd heard the route into Republic of Congo could be very muddy. So, I changed my rear tyre in Lambéréne to the one that had be...

Having smelt my clutch burning when I was stuck in mud, my goal turned to repairing it and leaving Gabon before my visa expired in about three weeks.

It's very unlikely I'd find the parts in Gabon, so I sourced parts online then spoke to Dad. He was happy to courier the parts to me! I ordered al...

I'd heard of a fantastic place to camp on the RN3 with views into Lopé National Park. En route to the start of RN3, I was in need of a cheap place to stay so I could wash properly. My first find in Ndjolé was way too expensive; however, they suggested trying the hospital. That's where I met Tom,...

After crossing the border into Gabon, the roads swerve through the forest and it's a very scenic route. Thrilling and good fun; however, I had an insatiable thirst for something more adventurous! I joined the RN5 at Bibasse (South of Oyem) heading to Kougouleu.

Slow progress for the first 15...

The morning after devouring snake for supper, I continued to the Gabon border to leave Cameroon. Getting stamped out of Cameroon was easy enough. However, entering Gabon at Woleu Ntem was entirely different.

The immigration police turned me away because I didn't have a hotel reservation despit...

I camped 1 Km from the city centre in Yaounde and it was surprisingly peaceful given its proximity to the city centre. The first evening, a storm moved in and battered my tent. I've got into the habit of not pegging the tent into the ground, which meant great flexibility in the structure permitted l...

After a fantastic experience in Nigeria, I crossed the Cameroon border. The formalities at the border were fine and I rested in the next town for a days, which was Banyo. From there, I rode to Tibati then headed South to the capital, Yaoundé. No petrol stations from Tibati until near Yaoundé,...

I'd heard mixed reports about Nigeria. Some said don't go because of security concerns. Others said the people are fantastic. I didn't know what to expect! Despite the minor moto madness incident, which can occur in any city, my experience of Nigeria was overwhelmingly positive!

Nigeria is large...