Photos of DR Congo – a change of plan

Having finally arrived in Kananga and taken a few days to rest (well, have a few beers) I cycled towards Mbuji Mayi. It should have taken 2 days, but when I stopped at Lac Mukamba there was a change of plan.

With the Catholic Mission unwilling for me to camp there, I was about to leave when I hit some good luck. So for the last three weeks it’s been good times with good company.

I thought Lac Mukamba was beautiful, but Lac Fwa with it’s clear waters is something else. From there we took the rough roads to Lusambo by 4×4. Lusambo is the old administrative town of the region and is now just a large village full of crumbling colonial buildings surrounded by maize. Taking the Sankuru river downstream for some more relaxing days before returning to the Lake and eventually on to Mbuji Mayi.

In town I’ve been staying with the lovely Maman Marie-Louise, who for the last thirty years has devoted her life to looking after children abandoned to the streets.

Check the photos and I’ll write all about it when I can. Unfortunately my laptop after many knocks and bumps has given up… it’s not congo-proof it seems!

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6 Responses to “ Photos of DR Congo – a change of plan ”

  1. Helen. What a joy to hear from you again. Those pics are truly amazing. I ,too, have travelled in a dugout canoe but on the Tana River. Your creative juices have been working well with that Canon. I’ve got to look at the map yet to see just where you are but the bike seems okay. Only too pleased to hear you managed some travel in a 4 x 4. Norfolk is a bit chilly at the moment with northerly winds and rain. looking forward to hearing about your adventures in the congo.
    Best wishes. Clive.

  2. Nice to see your still around Mrs, and still having fun, I wonder if any laptop is Congo proof:O) just be happy your bike is(still) Congo proof.


  3. Great pix, Helen. Really looking forward to reading stories about your DRC adventures!

  4. Cool. Amazing pics. Looks really like Africa – have to go there next trip…

    Cheers from Yunnan (a week from Laos. Laos!? So tame… wish I was in Congo :-))


  5. Hey Helen! Thought you got lost or finally found Paradise! Great to see you surfaced again and the new pics! Awesome as always… leaving me green with envy! Funfa always asking how you are. Have fun!

  6. Hey Helen!
    It’s now a month since we last heard from you. Yes I remember the laptop has given up.Being a selfish sort of person I would like to hear from you because I am worried. The Congo is not all nice and cosy. There are some evil people about, much like other places I suppose. With all the best wishes there are. Enjoy yourself but do it safely.

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