This is no joke! In the next days, Herbie, the camper and we will go aboard an airplane by the Angolan Military (“Força Aérea Nacional”, FAN). The aircraft will be an “Ilyushin IL-76” or similar. Hopefully everything will work out and we’ll all have a safe flight!
Actually we came to Cabinda, the exclave of Angola, in order to bypass the Congo River and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) by taking a ship to Luanda. And as we just have single entry visas for Angola, the exclave was a kind of dead end for us. So, the only possibility for us to travel on, was to find a way to get to the mainland of Angola. But due to a huge hassle caused by the local shipping agency (Zamba, Lda.) and various ocean carriers, that played along for almost two weeks, we eventually decided to ask the Angolan Military Air Force for help.