Monday, 29 March 2010

Petrol for Congo

Next time you pull up at the bowser consider the inhabitants of Eastern Rwanda and Congo. Their petrol is shipped overland from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, though hundreds of kilometres of bush into Rwanda and then over the mountains in the Western part of the country, before being driven over the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC is a bit of a trades description misnomer because corruption there is so rife you pay less for a litre of fuel there than you do in Rwanda, or even on the coast.
These HDR shots were snapped at a truck stop on the road to Parc des Vulcans - we were en route to see the mountain gorillas there but the trucks were going further to Congo. Petrol has to be shipped here because Congo has no roads venturing into the interior from the west coast.

No comments:

Post a Comment