Herbie’s Exclave

Due to those bad roads in Congo and Cameroon, we still had to get some things done on Herbie and the camper just as welding broken parts, flushing the gear fluid and getting rid of all the muddy water. However, Herbie’s back on track exploring Africa and we’ve just left Congo by crossing the border to Angola’s exclave, Cabinda.

Originally we were planning to travel through the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) by crossing the Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa, but we got another idea: Entering Angola’s exclave, Cabinda, and trying to find a boat shipping Herbie, the camper and us directly to Luanda, Angola’s capital.

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11 thoughts on “Herbie’s Exclave

  1. Hallo ihr Beiden!
    Scheint ja ihr werdet gerade vom Pech verfolgt… Drück euch die Daumen und bin “virtuell” wieder mit dabei! Alles Gute und gute Reise noch!

    Grüße aus Bayern
    Andi

  2. KIDS GREAT WRITE UPS AND GLAD YOU ARE SAFE EVERY TIME WE READ OF YOUR ADVENTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO VALENTINE’S DAY AND REMEMBERING OUR DATE NIGHT WITH YOU 2 TO THE MOVIES! JUST GOING TO GET MORE DATES AS THEY ARE ON SPECIAL FOR $19.99 FOR 5 KGS……
    LOVE AND MISS YA

    • Dear Sheila and Don!
      We would love to spend Valentine’s Day with you again hehe – we had a blast going out to the movies with you :)! As soon as we are back in the USA we will also stock up on dates and almond butter – for sure! 😉
      Love,
      Zainab

  3. So good to discover your blog! What an amazing trip! As far as I know you already have passed the worst roads on you way to South Africa. Bravo!
    You have a supporter in Madrid.
    Pepe Yanes

  4. Hallo ihr Zwei!
    Ich bin fasziniert von der Tour! Der Käfer macht diesmal auch schon recht viel mit. Aber ihr schlagt euch recht gut, muß ich schon feststellen! Weiter so……
    Ich bin begeistert!
    Also na dann, mal alles Gute für die nächsten Kilometer!!!!
    Gute Fahrt und viele liebe Grüße, aus dem verschneiten Österreich!
    Stefan

  5. Thank’s to a portuguese friend that took a photo of your car yesterday, when he arrived home there in Cabinda and just couldn’t believe in his eyes (he’s also a lover of “old” things), I came to your site and I’m loving it entirely. Hope the best for you and Gute Reise 🙂

    • Dear Cristiano,
      Thanks for your message!
      Indeed we are still here in Cabinda, parking/camping right in the middle of town.
      Maybe your friend knows Antonio Diaz, who we are staying with!?
      All the best from Angola, Domi

    • Hey! We plan to leave out the DR Congo, so we are not informed about any ferry connections to Angola. Right now we are in Cabinda and are going to take a ferry to Luanda (so within Angola). I hope you can find something on the internet! Are you planning to go to Africa next?
      Regards,
      Domi

      • We don’t know where is next, but Africa is a possibility. Good luck! We’ll have lot’s of questions for you later…. 😉

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