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)