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Old 18 Oct 2007
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Getting a Motorbike Lisence in Namibia?

I am traveling through Africa with my boyfriend on a motorbike. He has a license but I don't but I would like to get one. Would you happen to know how long it would take me to get a motorbike license in Namibia, and how difficult it would be? I am a US citizen with just an auto license.
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Motorbike licence in Namibia

I would like to respectfully suggest that you get the licence in USA; then request an international licence from your local
Automobile Association (or whatever it is called in USA). The process simply takes too long in Nam and I am not sure whether they will allow a foreigner (we used to call you " aliens"!) to sit for a licence just like that. Get further details from you motoring association or contact the Namibian embassy in Washington, DC. They MAY have better information. Check out A A OF NAMIBIA. Tel :, (061) 22-4201. Fax : (061) 22-2446. . Postal Address :, P.O. Box 61 Windhoek ...

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Also note that in Namibia you drive on the left side of the road!
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Hey Jola,
Think it was you guys that stayed with us in Hazyview with Rob and Amy? if it was, send us and e-mail and let us know how the adventure is unfolding.
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It is them Martin!! Jola, Any luck with the licence? Got sick of hitting the back of Brad's helmet hey??? or should I say Brad got sick of you hitting his helmet.

I still think you should use my Velcro idea!
Stay well, ride safe and enjoy Namibia
(I hope you get in contact with the American/Polish couple in Namibia at the moment!)
Always Amy
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Martin? Amy?

I don't know either of you. Who are you?
Just kidding. Yup that's me. Well we just made it to Cape Town, yiippi. We had our record day of 704 km getting in with crazy winds in Cape Town knocking down trees, flipping cars over and dead birds all around. I might be getting a lisence mailed to me from Zambia and yes it's time for my own bike......

we just bought tickets to South America for end of Nov....so we're excited to see a new continent (as long as they let our Africa Twin in), but was great meeting you guys.

Jola
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jola,
A Big congratulations on achieving an amazing trip across Southern Africa ( I take my hat off to you for pillioning the whole way!) So your own bike hey? I bet Brad's getting more grey hairs just thinking about it

Was Nambia's expectation up to standard?

Stay well you two, Always Amy
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Great stuff, now what bike are you going to get? are you buying one in SA? you missed out on a great deal with a XR250 Baja a few months ago....by the way Amy, it cost them R40.00 to fix up the oil pipe, spoke to Trevor today and she's being loved tremendously. well Brad and Jola, you guys have a safe and exciting trip in South America, will follow your site.
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250-600?

Hey there,
Thanks for the Congrats Amy, and Brad is not getting more hair, unfortunalty, but he is losing more hair. he he. Namibia was nice, with a lot of beutiful spots, but the parks just went up double in price, so they were asking R600.00 just for the two of us to camp in front of the park in that poophole. They are crazy. So it was just WAY overpriced and nice, but not as spectacular as I had imagined, but we also did not spend that much time there.

Yah, Martin Im thinking of a Honda 250 or something a little bigger.... Everyone keeps recommending the 250. What ya think Amy...and with the shipping costs I'm just hoping to get one in South America, but most likely not until Chile, cuz otherwise it sounds like a pain in Brazil and Argentina.
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250 all the way

Hey Jola!!
250's are great but it really depends on what the roads are like and what roads you'll take, I think you could actually handle something a bit bigger.
the 250 started to struggle a little when we were on Tarmac,, but I was trying to keep up with two Africa twins!!!

Get one in South America, I think BA is the place to get them but I'm not sure.. as they are supposedly much cheaper!!! and you can sell it afterwards. let me know what you do!!!
Can't believe they doubled the prices.....
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