Actually, this is how it's NOT done in Congo!
I started my second week in Kinshasa with the door almost closed on this chapter. I arranged to have our container load of stuff shipped to Kananga by Gomair, a local air freight company. Also, I arranged to fly with the cargo on their Saturday flight.
Friday, they came and picked up everything. However, they were delayed by two hours after the driver wedged the truck between to opposite walls. Here is Sunday afternoon in Kinshasa and I'm still here. Neither the cargo or I have left due to a pilot being sick.
Maybe, just maybe, we can fly out on Monday.
Here's another thought. With skyrocket unemployment in Congo and with no other means to travel from within Congo, there should be pilots enough to fill in. BUT, that's not the case. Airline pilots are skilled jobs. There's a lack of highly skilled and technically trained workers in Congo.