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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Because of the elections in august in Angola, all transit visa's were blocked, the only option for tourists is now to get the visa in the home country, and this was no option for our group, now 5 people from different countries, as it would take too long and cost too much.
The election should be over.... But i would still suggest way suggestet from Titbird (sorry for duplicate the informations) -to get the visa in your homecountry.
We got our Multientry Angola visa at the embassy in Sweden. They told me that it was valid for ENTRY within 60 days and then you could stay in the country for 30 days. Ask about twenty times. I really hope that's the case because we would like to exit after the expiry (60 days) date!
Just want to confirm that this was true and with multi its possible to re-enter within 30 days from the date of first entry, even if its later than then expiry date on the visa. But not many had seen a multi visa so a few of them had to call their boss.
The Angola customs didn't recognize our Carnet de Passage at Ruacana. After a couple of hours we had to buy TIP for 550 N$.
is there any 'general consensus' that applying in the first instance for a 5 day transit visa is more successful than going for the 30 day tourist visa?
i am on a bit of a tight schedule. DHL'ing my passport to singapore would preclude me entering lesotho / swaziland (I only have 1 passport).
however I had planned to apply in pretoria / durban / cape town / windhoek.
someone suggests needing the LOI to be addressed to the specific embassy... is this 100% accurate? has anyone had luck at a different embassy / consulate to that which the LOI is addressed?? I don't want to pay for 4 LOI's, assuming Flamingo will in fact provide any.
what sort of time-frames are people getting for visa turn-around? a day? a week? i'd be happy to wait a week if i knew it would be successful. otherwise i'll save a whole bunch of effort, plan up lumbabashi-kinshasa and re-visit the caprivi.
thanks for all the replies & info.
i wonder if providing LOI's could become a 2nd 'job' for an industrious angolan???
We - non-residents in Zambia - arranged our Angolan visa in Lusaka recently. We needed - among others - a bank statement (prints) and a letter from our embassy (Netherlands) in which was requested to be kind to us and issue the visa, but no invitation letter. Visa has to be used within 2 months after the date of issuing. Costed about USD 120 (and this would take 1 week) and we were granted 4 weeks. Hopefully the border officials will allow us entry on the basis of this visa.
It's a single entry by the way; does anyone has experience is changing this into a double entry, e.g. in Luanda? We prefer driving through Cabinda, but that's obviously not possible with our current visa.
Another update: we managed to cross the border at Santa Clara with our visa issued in Lusaka, it took almost 4 hours, but we did not have any serious trouble. They asked for a letter of invitation, which we did not have, but we showed our letter from the Dutch embassy in Lusaka (which we used to get the visa) and they accepted this. Our conclusion: these days it seems to be possible to travel overland through Angola without a visa which is issued in your home country.
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