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Hello Cameroon...
Debbie writes... It is inevitable that something will go wrong - and it did, with me! Trying to get the mattress out the rooftop tent, I lost my balance on the ladder and grabbed the corner edge of the tent. Holding my entire weight (??) on my left hand, the metal edge cut deep into the palm of my hand. I soon realised it was deep when the guys agreed that I needed stitches.

A trip to the Nigerian Peoples Clinic, I was prepared for general anaesthetic - "to co-operate" - and a few minutes later was coming around under the watchful eye of a nurse who kept saying "Sorry hey"! 


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Martin writes... Crossing the border was very easy. On the Nigerian side, we were questioned by Immigration with questions ranging from what we thought of Nigeria, how we found the people and why we did not the 'Cattle Farm'. We did not go there after hearing it was Nigeria's biggest tourist attraction.

Debbie's tent  wounds

Zillions of sand-fly bites

Cameroon Jungle

Wet season starts...

We had feared that the rainy season would damper our attempts to get across Cameroon... so when it poured with rain on our first day, and Ben got stuck in the mud, we realized that our fears of the rainy season were justified.


Wood transport

The road from the border (Otu) to Mamfe was only 60km long but it took us 5 hours to cover the distance.  We eventually arrived at a valley where 5 cars had come to a halt in the mud. Ben attempted to bypass the one car stuck at the bottom of the hill ... only to land up in a ditch. It took seven locals from the nearby village, plus a few quid, to pull the Range Rover out the mud and change the tyre (which had come off the rim).

Thick slimy mud

Ben & Chris stuck

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