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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We are travelling through Congo, DRC and Angola in the next couple of weeks. The plan is to travel from Gabon to Point Noire, on to Brazzaville, Kinshasa to Matadi and then straight through Angola to the Namibian border. Can anyone recommend cheap but safe places to stay? Any advice in general? Anything we shouldnt miss?
Cheap places I stayed was police check points that felt ok (If you feel it's allright it'll probably be allright, if you feel it's dodgy, better drive on cause you wan't sleep well anyway), a police driveway, and a mission in Pointe Noir. The missions in DRC where not cheap at all. In Angola I've been camping out in the bush all the time, which is secure as long as no one knows you're there. other places where in villages/communities, where people felt friendly. Asking around for a place to put you tent will generaly result in someone pointing out a suitable place, and something like 'social rules' will make sure you're ok.
I think chances of hitting a mine outside the indicated areas are slim.
When I was riding there I hoped that land mines don't see the difference between a land rover and a cow. So driving and camping where a hird of cows has passed, or where other vehicles drove before you is safe I think.
We have crossed Angola about 2 months ago. Roads South of Luanda are realy bad but the good thing that there are sufficient Katholic Mission along the way. If you do want to bushcamp (because of the mines) you can turn to the missions. We really enjoyed staying with them. In Tomboco and Lobito they were esppecialy friendly. And mostly for free ! But we choose to give donations (Euro 3,- per night) for the poor people who they ussually help out. In Luanda you can stay at the Club Navalle (first Marina on the Peninsula) Als in Point Noir you go to the local Yacht Club where you can stay on the beach but with military guards who watch the boats, and you, 24h/d. In DRC we also went tot the missions and they are not really cheap but if you take the Cabinda route (recommended) then you will only spent 2 nights in DRC (Muanda and maybe Matadi) Count on $10 per night. With all the missions it is not all that difficult but in Angola the missions are only in towns who are a bit bigger (with gas stations, on the map)
Do any other people have concerns about the landmine issue in Angola when bush-camping?
I lived in Angola for three years in the late 80s - early 90s. Landmines were a huge concern then. I don't think there has been much progress made clearing them from 'non-productive land' since then.
Many of the combatants in the 20+ year Angolan conflict used landmines to intimidate the local population, and to try and confine them to their villages. For this reason, mines were sown in forested areas where women went to collect wood, and especially around river crossings and river banks.
I have set off a few mines myself, though fortunately always whilst inside an aircraft or a truck. If you wind up stepping on one, you're really going to be screwed, because health care is not readily available in Angola. The normal procedure for treating mine injuries is to go up the leg to the point where there is no more trauma, and make the amputation there.
I would be very, very wary of 'bush camping' in Angola. Far better, I think, to stick to the populated regions - do your overnighting in a village where there are lots of other people, and where there are unlikely to be residual mines remaining undetected.
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