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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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I am planning a trip from Niger down to South Africa via Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo/Gabon, DRC, Angola/Zambia Namibia/Botswana and South Africa all on public transport having sold my 'bus' in Mali that wouldn't have made it down that far anyway.
I plan to get Angolan and Cameroon visas in Abuja in Nigeria as apparentley this is the best place....I was wondering if anyone knew whether the Cameroon - Congo border is open and passable allowing me to avoid Gabon and another expensive visa.
Also is the idea of going from Kinshasa to Zambia via Ilebo and Lumbumbashi in DRC ridiculous??
I've read of a few people making it last year but think Angola may be a more realistic option....anyone done either recently.
Any advice welcome...
we did the route through cameroon/gabun/congo/cabinda/drc/angola a few weeks ago. here some facts that might help.
Bypassing gabun you might save some money, but transportwise it might be much easier, as there's some kind of public transport going all the way down as far as Ndende. That means you'll get to the congolese boarder from where, if there isn't too much water or too many lorries stuck in the road, you'll be able to hitch a ride at least as far as Nyanga. From there you there's Trucks going to Miamia, Pointe-Noire, Brazza...
What i've heard from poeple who traveled the cameroon/congo-route by bike recently, it seems to be almost impossible by car...so there might be less ways to travel for you there.
When getting an angolan Visa in Abuja, make sure they give you double-entry. They might say no first, but that way you can keep the possibility of going the coastal route through cabinda open - for the same price!
Congo border is open but it like a remote and it impossible at the time of rainy season. But still if you want to carry on then travel south to Sokamba, where you can catch a ferry and then onwords it will be easy for you to reach your place.
Sangmelima to the border is very remote, you'll have have to wait around a lot or pay for a private vehicle. It's fine up to Souanke, but the next 100k are in a terrible terrible state and very muddy. Even the Chinese go to Souanke via Cameroon. You'd have to rent a guy with a bike to carry you.
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