Traffic in Kinshasa is horrible
Most of the time you will spend anywhere from 1 to 4 hours in traffic, sometimes, to do 1 km, sometimes to do 100 km.
You never know.
Motorcycles are the only way to be sure to be early, or dead, at your destination.
Everyone fights for an inch. Courtesy is rare.
The madness never ends.
Your car becomes a jail cell for a whole day if you’re lucky.
If not, you’re in an overcrowded hot sweaty shared taxi bus.
Maybe the brakes don’t work.
Maybe you’re on a motorbike with 3 other people or with your baby. Yes. It’s possible.
Wear a helmet? What for?
It won’t save you from a bad driver!
Stay in your pyjamas.
Your driver is probably wearing flip flops.
Honking non stop
Do you have a headache yet? I do
Why are there 5 lanes?
How many military cars and convoys will overtake you in the opposite lane?
How many will cheat and cut in front of you?
When do you blow up?
When do you say enough is enough?
When you’re home I guess
Is it raining? Is it pouring?
Then you should park your car and wait
Because you’re not going anywhere
Is it 8pm and you’re not even in Kintambo?
Is your home after Ma Campagne?
I don’t think you’ll get home before 11pm
Or are you after Debonhomme? In Limete?
I heard it’s also terrible there
A truck overturned
Not sure when they’ll move it out of the way
Just chill in a bar
Turn off the ignition
Walk away from your worries
Walk away from your car
It’s not going anywhere
At least on Sunday it’s kinda quiet 😉