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.'
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We left our car at Sunrise Beach Resort ( :: Sunrise Beach Resort :: ) which is about 7km south of Dar. There is a secure area by the reception, and it was around 3-4000 TZS per day if I recall correctly. The beach and camping are pretty good too. To get into town, there are mini-buses to Kigamboni ferry from which the city is a quick ride.
Kipepeo, Mikadi and Sunrise are all within a few km of each other at South Beach. Best take a quick look at all three and choose. Kipepeo has free internet, Mikada the cheapest long term parking. I haven't stayed at Sunrise though it looked the nicest from outside. They are all very used to overlanders leaving their cars and offer a daily rate.
I'd probably plump for Mikadi. The management are decent and they have some good links with local taxi drivers/tuk tuks. There is a published list of rates for particular journeys, a half day rate, daily rate etc. We took a tuk tuk for the day to go off and source some parts and it sure beat grappling with the traffic in a Land Rover.
Watch out for the one way road the previous poster mentioned. T4A will direct you up it and there is usually a policeman waiting to collect! Just a few hundred meters from the city ferry across to south beach the road you are on alongside the sea becomes a one way street and you have to turn off to the left. It's hard to spot.
We also recommend Mikadi. Just make sure you camp away from the overland truck travelers. The owners are great and can book the ferry tickets for you as well. You just go to the counter at the terminal to pay & pick up your tickets. No price increase for the service. Food at the bar is good as well. Just disregard all the warning signs.
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