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09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

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14 Odense - Zurich

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27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

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60 Cascaix - Bilbao

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64 South Africa Trip

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66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

18. March 2011

The day after arriving in Etosha, I got up before daybreak to go on a safari in the park.  The entrance gate is just a few kilometres from the lodge, so it didn't take long before we sighted the first animals. 

I was a bit skeptical about Etosha, after having been on safaris in Kenya and in Botswana, but I must admit, that it was a great experience. Saw giraffes, lions and even a couple of leopards.

I spend an extra night in the Lodge, but the next day I realized why I perhaps had been upgraded. Workmen worked most of the day grinding away concrete on the walk paths, making a lot of noise.

I had taken a few pictures to have a memory of the empty airfield at the Kigula Lodge, but on Wednesday afternoon, 7 small planes landed. It was a group of mainly English pilots on a tour of Africa. They were unfortunately staying at another lodge, so I didn't get to talk to them a lot.

But on Thursday morning I wanted to beat them to Ondangwa, where they were going to take fuel as well, so I was up for an early start. Landing in Ondangwa and getting fuel and getting through immigration was easy, and soon I was on my way to Luanda in Angola.

I had for weeks tried to make sure, I could get fuel in Luanda, and after quite some time, I got in touch with this guy called Bruno, getting his contact details through the pprune web forum. He had mailed me a confirmation on the availability of a barrel of avgas at a cost of $600 and a handling fee of $150.

But on landing in Luanda mr. Bruno was nowhere to be found. Nobody knew of him or his company. So after waiting by the plane in vain for about an hour, I decided to walk across to the terminal and through immigration, so I could get to a hotel. I managed to get a taxi with a "broken meter" to take me to the 385$ per night Alvalade hotel, about a 1.5 km away, for 30$.

For the price of $385, I got a standard room, with the view - and the noise - of the hotels air-condition plant. I had a room service hamburger, with a small coke, at the cost of $40.

The next morning I was pretty desperate to solve my problem about getting fuel. It was a dammed situation I was in, because I had trusted this Bruno guy. I actually had an extra ferry tank, so I could have moved on, if I had known, that no fuel was available.

So I got on the Internet and searched for handling agents in Luanda, and sent emails around. In a very short time, I had a reply from Nuno from "Bestfly". He wrote ho could help me. So I asked at the hotel reception for a taxi to the airport Ð but after waiting for 50 minutes in the hotel lobby, I doubted that one would turn up. The hotel staff was pretty indifferent Ð after all it was raining, so they probably knew, that the chance of getting a taxi was pretty slim!

So I turned to the Europecar counter at the hotel, and they agreed to take me to the airport Ð at the cost of 80 USA $!

I was at the airport at 10am, but it was 6 pm before BestFly turned up with a barrel of what was supposed to be Avgas, and I was presented with a bill of 1.250 us $ for the 200 liters Ð or 6.25$ per liter. Nuno had told me the price would be between 4$ and 4.5$.

On opening the barrel with no markings at all, it turned out, it was in fact jet fuel. That was a rather depressing discovery, to put it mildly. However, but after another hour or so, they did come up with a barrel of avgas.

There was no pump available, so for the first time I had good use of my "goatThroat" pump, that fits into the barrel opening, and worked by pumping air into the barrel, forcing fuel into a hose and up in the wing tanks. It worked perfectly.

But it was far too late for me to take off Friday, so I returned to the hotel, to get an early start today. After an hour getting through the formalities ,I was off to Sao Tome Ð I was so happy to get out of Luanda!

Now Sao Tome is not a destination, you can get a TAF or METAR for, I tried - but the METAR available, was from sometime in February?

I had to pass some really nasty thunderstorms on the way, and about half way, I could not see a way around or through the CB's, so I decided to fly under them, and descended from F120 to 1500 feet to creep under.

But I arrived safely in Sao Tome - it took a while before I could raise the approach/tower on the radio. As it turned out, Jeppesen had a wrong frequency for the approach.

On arrival, there were no formalities, nobody to check passport etc. So I got a ride to the Santana resort with the local champ in navigating the potholes with the accelerator nailed to the floor!