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Five Most Dangerous/ Scariest Roads In Africa. (pics, Video) by toptennaija: 10:20am On Sep 15, 2020
Africa is not a country. Its a continent. a very large one.

And there are a lot of road networks and transnational highways which connects one country to the other.

While on some roads, you'll have the best driving experience of your life. and on the other, you'll have an experience which you won't forget easily.

But before we consider this topmost-list, it might be handy to ponder what makes these roads dangerous and why we would be willing to agree that a cited road is indeed especially treacherous and worthy of keeping a steel wise grip on the steering wheel.

Is it the fear of wild animals snatching you from your car? or terrorists who want to kill and extort you?

Or tiny mountaineous roads, which rocks could slide on unexpectedly?.

Lets take a look at the Five Most Dangerous Roads In Africa.


1. Kismayo to Bardera City Road. Somalia

Located between the al-Shabaab stronghold of Kismayo town between the Lower Jubba and gedo region. is unofficially one of the most dangerous roads in Africa.
The 518 kilometer road between the two cities would normally take ten hours on a standard paved highway, but in Somalia, it takes three days and thats during the dry season.

The tiny one laned Road has narrow and steep passages, and uneven earth which confront travelers at every turn, which causes accidents sometimes blocking the road.

Some areas of the road are so steep and upaved that the drivdriver has to tell the passenger to exit the vehicle. Then the driver maneuvers the car up or down the steep route.
Sometimes the cars flip over, especially when the vehicle is too heavy or the car enters a deep pot hole.

During the rainy seasons much of the road is completely inaccessible or very hazardous.
There are no less than 50 illegal checkpoints manned by local bandits, and al-Shabaab miltiants which control vast swaths of the region.
waiting to extort or rob you.

As if the treachrous road militants weren't enough, travelers must also deal with wild animals on the route, particularly lions, who have attacked the passengers stopped along the road or even while transiting in open vehicles.

Some of the vehicles used are not buses but are cars that have no cover on top. People fear the lions may jump and take away people if the car
is moving at a slow speed as have happened many times before.

Some local drivers now equip themself with guns not to fight the local militants on the way but to protect themselves from wild animals.

2.
M13 Highway South Africa.

The M13, also called the tyger valley, is a metropolitan route in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The route starts in the Durban Central Business District.
This beautiful paved highway gives drivers a nice experience, until After Pinetown, the route then goes up Field's Hill.

A 3km one and half gradient road. This is where the horror comes alive.
This section is notorious for heavy vehicle accidents that can close an entire carriageway of the road.

With steep turns and curves on the hilly road, the speed limit on this road should be less than 30 km/h but accidents are unpredictable.

The road was famous in 2013, after an articulated truck drove through a red light at high speed, killing 24 people and injuring at least 80.

The truck which brakes had failed, was descending down the hill and approaching an intersection.

Several vehicles (including taxis full of home-bound commuters) began advancing and were struck side-on. moments laters, the truck speeding down Fields Hill Rammed into them.

The driver maintained that the brakes had failed, as it descended the notorious hill.

During rainy seasons, the roads are closed, due to mudslides and huge rocks that fall from the mountainside as a result of the wet conditions in the city.


3.The Kwahu To Nkawkaw Descent Ghana.

The Kwahu Mountain Route.
Ghana.

This road would make you feel like you're on the hill riders show.

The Kwahu Mountain is a popular site for paragliders.

But Don't let the stunning views distract you though, as there is only a low concrete barrier between you and the steep mountain drop.

The narrow road, was constructed by the gannian government to ease passing through. Imagine how it was before
the road was paved.

The road's sharp bends and blind corners that cling to the cliff side make it as deadly as it is beautiful.

As one bad decision on the wheels could send you dropping down the mountain. Nevertheless, people still drive on this road on a daily basis.

Nevertheless, people still drive on this road on a daily basis.


Pic 1- Kismayo to bardera
Pic 3- Kwahu Mountain Route

Re: Five Most Dangerous/ Scariest Roads In Africa. (pics, Video) by toptennaija: 10:27am On Sep 15, 2020
4.Luxor Al Hurghada Road. Egypt.

Driving in the night might be a little scary. what if its not only the road thats trying to kill you? but everything on and around it.

The 188 mile long Luxor Al Hurghada Road which connects the southern egypt city of luxor to hurghada is a beautiful stretch of highway. but don't looseguard, when night falls accidents are dime a dozen due to everryone driving with their lights off.
They do this because bandits and terrorists around the area would notice the car lights and shoot at the driver.

The road normally would take five hours but its a chilling five hours journey with your heart in your mouths.

Because if you drive with your lights off, you're putting yurself and others at risk, but if you dont. terrorists might take a shot at you and you might end up dead or wounded anyway.

The violent attacks along this road are dangerous enough by themselves. And if the bandits don’t get you, the terrorists probably will.

On 17 November 1997, there were 62 German tourists shot and killed. But not to scare you, the road is much safer to drive on than before as the
government has stepped up security in the area.

Re: Five Most Dangerous/ Scariest Roads In Africa. (pics, Video) by toptennaija: 10:29am On Sep 15, 2020
5.Gamboru To Cameroun Border Route.

The trans-saharan road which connects northeastern nigeria to neighbouring cameroon is a market town in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, near the Cameroon border.
It is the administrative centre of Ngala local government area.

Between May 4 - 9, 2014, Boko Haram attacked the border town and killed at least 300 civilians.
It was revealed that the insurgents, armed with RPG'S, blew up the only bridge linking Gamboru with the rest of the country and also
the immigration outposts of both Cameroon and Nigeria was destroyed.

The only option left for people travelling to and from Gamboru is to go through a 900km 360 drive near Bama Local Government Area of the state into Cameroun and later enter Gamboru from another Camerounian village.

Those who dare to maneveur the destroyed road are always in risk of getting shot or kidnapped by the terrorists who would make example of them.

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Re: Five Most Dangerous/ Scariest Roads In Africa. (pics, Video) by toptennaija: 10:33am On Sep 15, 2020
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