Kédougou

Lena left me, exhausted after yesterday’s trip.

I inquire to go to the park of Niokolo Koba. “It’s not the right season, the tracks are closed for maintenance, you will not see much …”

So I left Tambacounda (Tam Ba Coun Da!)

 

Direction Kedougou, near the Guinean border. Burns are everywhere

 

What causes a slaughter in the rollers of Abyssinia

 

To sell charcoal or wood

 

The road is perfect. Unusual transports remind me that we are in Africa …

 

Road signs as well…

 

The vegetation becomes denser

 

With, from time to time, a water point

Otherwise, the earth gives way to laterite

 

A lot of laterite …

 

Because 85 kilometers from Kédougou, the road is not finished!

So when we meet a truck

 

That gives that

 

But when another has just come before, it complicates things

 

So I meet the truck

 

And then I see that

 

You did not see anything? Neither did I. Cautious people drive in low beam. One in four cars and one truck in 20 (I assure you, I counted!)

And the Malian trucks are overtaking !

And this for 27 kilometers. 33 degrees outside, 39 in the closed cockpit. 90 minutes … acrobatic!

 

Arrival in Kedougou, on the Gambia River

 

 

Of course, the car carries some stigma…

 

Otherwise I realized that the Senegalese are doing well in the game of international aid. These panels are popping up everywhere. From China, France, Russia, the European Community, Bangladesh …

 

Tomorrow, Fouta Djalon, mountainous massif of Guinea

The last word to the Guinean guide met in Kedougou

“With a good 4 × 4, it should be okay”

 

Inch Allah! (as my grandmother did not say)

 

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