The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Hi all, with my friends, we are planning a trip from Tanzania to Namibia. The period is august 2008.
At the moment, the most likely idea is approximately like this:
Dar Es Salaam
Mikumi National Park
Niyka National Park and/or Vwaza Game Reserve
Liwonde NP (we'll see lots of parks, it's a little far from our road, would you go anyway?)
South Luangwa NP
Nxai Pan NP
Now we are collecting the more information as possible. We are especially interested in:
- interesting places and good accomodations (camping or budget lodges/hotel)
- suggested fuel distance
- road conditions
- what about to be in the parks with the motorbikes??? Where to leave them safe?
- unadvisable/unsafe places
- any suggestions you think useful
Finally: how many km do you think we can plan to ride every day (except for parks safaris) on that roads, driving all day long but very relaxed? (with the needed pauses to take pictures, enjoy the landscape, talk with people, someone to smoke cigarettes, everyone to piss in relax )
PS: we ride KTM Adv990 and 950S, Adv 640, GS1200, Africa Twin and, maybe, the new GS800.
Surfer, thank you very much for your suggestions, I'll save them!
About our budget... no limits, of course! Obviously it's not true, "no limits" is a dream! We have limits, but if we'll be able to spare some money during the trip, we'll can spend something more for a night in a good place.
Is Victoria falls hotel so expensive?
In Botswana you might not be allowed into the Game Reserves with a bike, so you'll have to rent a car or 4x4 there.
As for Nam - if time allows, take the road north of the Etosha Pan to Opuwo then go due south to Sesriem. Sand and gravel roads. Carry on to Uis Myn, visiting Twyfelfontein (Bushman rock engravings) and/or Brandberg (bushman rock paintings) Spitzkoppe (hiking and climbing).
Swakopmund is just north of Walvis Bay, but much more interesting.
Thank you again, Vaufi.
You confirm my doubt about the problem to enter motorbikes in the parks. I was thinking to leave bikes in Maun and rent a 4x4 as you suggest.
Sossusvlei is yet in our plan, if time allows. About the northern Namibia, you suggest beautiful places, and I know this as I was there in 2006, still with a motorbike (rented, that time). We visited all the area between Windhoek, Etosha NP, Epupa Falls and Walvis Bay (so also Brandberg, Swakopmund and so on). Great places!
Vaufi, as this is the 2nd suggestion you give me, if you come in Italy I'll be happy to offer you an... italian !
Thank you Thaba, I added Cape MC Lear to the trip, but Mount Mulanje is far from our itinerary.
At the moment, the most important information I need about Tanzania is the name of a good, reliable and fast customs clearance agency. If you know one, I could be grateful to you for longtime!
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