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Offline BuRP

Any WD's in Luanda / Angola?
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:37:34 pm »
As per the title..... are there any?
If so let it be known, either here or by a PM.
I have some questions regarding the riding scene there as well as the riding scenery....

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Re: Any WD's in Luanda / Angola?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 06:33:39 am »
I think @roxenz was up there for work recently
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Re: Any WD's in Luanda / Angola?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 08:29:48 am »
I think @roxenz was up there for work recently
I don't live in Angola, but I travel there regularly. Mostly up northeast in the Lundas, but have done a few trips to the central area as well.

Around Luanda I don't really have any idea of bike riding routes (tar or dirt). I spend most of my time in-country in the bush in the diamond fields in NE Angola.

Heading out to Dondo and then southeast from there into the mountains, you have good scenery. Large conservation area (but I don't know what they conserve, apart from the forests, since folks sell bushmeat next to the road).

If you follow the EN230 east for a day or so (the only interesting bit is the descent into the Baixa de Cassange "Cassange Basin") you'll get to the Lundas - the diamond region of Angola. You'll be dodging trucks, Landcruisers driving dangerously and motos, many many motos. The novelty wears off quick and it becomes a wearying drive. No real overnighting between Malanje and Saurimo. Several police roadblocks. Being the diamond area, you may need traveling papers. Or if they think you are just another moto, no-one will stop you.

In the northeast there are only a few tar roads. The rest is dirt, variable from dirt highways (except the bigger the road, the worse it is, so these are not really fun), to small roads connecting little towns (these will be fun on a bike), to 2-spoor through the bush to obscure settlements, to footpaths (these also get used by the motos). Of course, only travel on well-used roads/tracks (landmines still a threat).

I think just about anywhere in Angola, there are heaps of dirt roads, often leading through lovely landscapes. If based there, I think one could have endless fun with a dirt bike. It would feel like real exploring. It is a big country though, so some distances will need to be crossed.

Are you based in Luanda, or planning to spend some time there? I have seen a few GS's and the odd KTM in Luanda, but haven't made any riding contacts there. I wouldn't want to commute with a big bike in Luanda's traffic - it's not dangerous per se, but very tight.

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Re: Any WD's in Luanda / Angola?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 02:03:37 pm »
planning to spend some time there?

Cheers Roxenz, maybe yes - hence me enquiring here.
Was hoping there's more in/near Luanda, dayrides or weekend rides, but apparently not.
Oh well, so be it then  :thumleft:
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