Always choose the alternative route overland... that was my motto for my trans-Africa trip in 2005. Easier said than done! Well, here's a trip report from Radio Baobab who did just that...
I recently blogged about The Lost Routes in Africa - those routes that are slowly being forgotten and where once the the preferred route during an overland expedition. It's very rare that current overlanders head near those routes... until recently that is!
Introducing Frederik & Josephine from Radio Baobab. This couple completed the South to North-West crossing of the DRC. They crossed the border in Congo and headed North-West from Lubumbashi to Kinshasa.
You can read all about this unique crossing on Expedition Portal or The Horizons Unlimited website.
Additional Reading: (A must read for any overlander heading to the Congo)