Wednesday, June 23, 2010

“The Worst Road in Africa”

Unfortunately the photo’s here don’t really do this 2km track the justice it deserves, as it looks no worse than a farm track in these pictures. But let me assure you that when you need to attempt this piece of road both before and after going anywhere it get a little tiresome, especially at 1:30am in the morning.

I don’t think we have made a successful traverse of this stretch of dirt without either grounding the bottom of the hire car somewhere along the way, having stones & rocks ricochet off the underside, or having the infamous African Thorn Bush gouge long scratches into the paintwork. And even after we get to the top of the track, we still have 5kms of bone shaking gravel road before we get anywhere near what you would consider a real road.

I think we accepted that we would be claiming on the car insurance from the very first trip along the “Worst Road in Africa”, and if we make it through 29 days without getting a puncture or something important rattling off the car, we would have done very well.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the infamous road pictures.
    That is what travel is all about.