Last year I did a road trip from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg wondering if I can still do this same trip from Cameroon to Kinshasa Congo.

I don't want to cross any river using any canoe or what so ever the route must total be by land. Any useful information will be appreciated.

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    You know it's going to be difficult, when Google refuses to give driving directions. – Michael Hampton Feb 21 '16 at 15:24
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    Google does give driving directions from Cameroon's capital Yaounde to Brazzaville, from where it's "just" (I've read some travelogues where it seemed quite the experience) a ferry ride to Kinshasa. – Urbana Feb 21 '16 at 17:26
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    @MichaelHampton for certain European countries at least (Bosnia), Bing is far better than Google, giving house to house directions instead of city to city. This may be true in Africa as well. – phoog Feb 22 '16 at 22:06

You can do it!

It will probably take you a couple of days, but there are national "highways" that will take you down through Gabon (passing not far from Libreville - which would definitely be worth making the detour to see!) and all the way across the Republic of the Congo, passing very close to Dolisie (the third biggest city in the RC).

Unfortunately, unless you want to circumvent thousands of miles you will have to cross the Congo river by ferry, which, as davidvc mentioned, is quite the trip indeed!

Make sure all your papers are in order and be ready to tip some highway checkpoints if they start giving you trouble. 5,000 CFA (~$10 US) ought to do the trick. It can be an expensive drive!

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