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WHERE DO YOU CAMP? Apart from Flamingo Lodge and Tundavala Wild Camping we camped in the wild. Live the Journey has special permission from local sobas (chiefs) to use the wild campsites. Contact Flamingo Lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book with Dionisio Manso from Tundavala Wild Camping on +244 93 712 9952 (send a Whatsapp message) or email to email@example.com. MUST I BE ABLE TO SPEAK PORTUGUESE? No, but it will make communicating a lot easier if at least one person in the group has a basic grasp of Portuguese. We encountered almost no one who could speak English fluently and everything is written in Portuguese. DO I NEED A VISA? Yes. You have to personally apply at the consulate in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town. Your application must include two passport photos, an invitation or hotel booking in Angola, a yellow fever vaccination card, and a bank statement. For more information visit www.angolanembassy.org. WHAT DID YOU DRIVE? Every vehicle in the group was a proper 4x4 with diff lock. Although most of the route is tar, there are entire sections where a 4x4 is necessary. Your vehicle needs to be equipped with recovery gear and everything you need for bush camping: tents, food and water for drinking and showering. HOW MUCH FUEL DO I NEED? Carry enough with you for a reach of 1000 km in 4x4 conditions. ARE THERE LOTS OF FUEL STATIONS? Yes, but only in towns and cities, which are far apart on this route. Petrol in Portuguese is gasolina and diesel is gasoléo. Make sure you ask for the right one when you fill up. WHERE CAN I BOOK? Contact Live the Journey at www.livethejourney.co.za, firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 863 6400 (Cape Town). The next tour is from 3–13 March 2018.