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!
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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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Has anybody travelled through Western Sudan and used the Chad border recently. I know the British FCO advice is advising against travel there. are th troubles in El Fasher and Nyala over now and what is the situation with the area around Jebel Mara? What are the rebels up to in the area? Any information would be gratefully recieved
We are aiming to cross from Chad to Sudan in December time. Aware that it is currently closed but have heard that we might be able to get a permit for Sudan, if we turn up at the border. (Keeping an eye on the situation.) Do you have any useful contacts in the Sudanese Embassy or any tips on getting a visa for Sudan? Where did you get your valid sudan visa from? We can't apply in UK as the visa won't be valid by the time we get there, so I was thinking we would have to try in Chad. (Heard horrendous stories of 6 weeks wait for Sudan visas on the border!) Any tips on getting into Sudan easily, would be great!!!
Originally posted by camiel: I was there in December. It was not entirely safe in the border area but we were issued a travel permit coming in from Chad.
I met a German couple in Khartoum in April.
They had come through via Chad in their Magirus Deutz.
Their visas had expired, but they just modified them.
Their opinion and those of one other truck that came through a week later (after the border was supposedly closed) was that the gaurds literate english was very minimal.
We got our Sudanese visa thanks to George, the owner of the Acropole Hotel in Khartoum. He is an extremely friendly gentleman of Greek origin. The deal was that we stayed in his hotel for one night and paid for additional charges. All in all, we ended up paying something like USD 220. Which is a lot better than spending six weeks in N'Djamena.
You give George your personal details. He then makes arrangements with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum after which you go to the embassy in N'Djamena to collect your visa. He needs about a week so if you give him the go-ahead when you leave Niamey, you should be alright.
We met a Swedish couple who had been waiting in vain for six weeks in N'Djamena and they didn't look happy! Personally, I'd rather spend six weeks in Khartoum...
Drop me a line for George's contact details.
Best of luck to you,
[This message has been edited by camiel (edited 21 July 2003).]
Could you please send me the details for George as that definately sounds like a plan B option. I will be trying to get through the border in December/ January time. I would email you but have no address. Thanks a million.
I'm a bit wary to put up email addresses in the open due to spam and the like. You can click on one of the little icons at the top of each message to send email.
I'll mail you George's details.
"Travelling the trade routes via Abeche, we cross the Sudanese border into Western Darfur and drive through remote semi desert to the trading town of Nyala. Possible climb of Jebel Mara (depending on security).
Continue along the trade routes through to the White Nile at Kosti; Khartoum and Omdurman..."
If they dare to put it out in the catalogue, the situation must have gotten more stable?!
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