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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Yes, Accra seems like a good option. USD 54 for a 3-month single entry, hand in application on Monday or Thursday, visa next day. We're handing in ours this afternoon so I'll let you know if we get it tomorrow!
got my Nigeria visa in Accra. Handed all the forms in, then got knocked back because they wanted a reference. Friendly local bar man agreed, back to the embassy. Knocked back again because I didn't have proof of 'means of travel'. Back the next day with bike docs and they let me have the visa.
Arrived at the northern border (was heading to Chad) and the border guards cancelled the $54 visa and gave me 7 days! Utterly unamused.
sorry we are not British, but a good place to get your visa for Nigeria is Libreville/Gabon.
We had a faxed invitation, carnets, 15000 CFA (30 Usd) each and got the visa next day. very friendly and helpful. we are German and Swiss and I know it can be different with a British passport.
Entering Nigeria, the imigration officer also wanted to reduce the visa - but I just said that the embassy issued it for one month and that we need one month. he tried to make a problem because it was a buisness visa, but again I said the embassy stuff knows what they are doing and that we had an invitation from a bike club, it worked again and we could enter for one month without paying a cent or a neira.
Accra is the best place !
Also there were rumors about higher prices for UK passports it was on the contrary!
Uk passport 54$ while me as a Dutch had to pay 56$!
The visa I got was transit and the length could be up to 21 days depending on your smile and request!
and Indeed Calabar is the better place to issue a visa to Cameroon!!!!
another good place to get your Nigerian visa is The Gambia. We got it there without any problems at the end of last year. Only possible disadvantage is that it takes three days.
For how long the visa is valid seems to be determined at the border and is not mentioned on the visa itself. We entered somewhere in the middle of the Westside of Nigeria (can't remember the name of the borderpost right now) and all officials were very friendly there. The female custom officer even gave my girlfriend a big hug and called her sister, while the immigration guy just asked us how long we would like to stay, and granted us the requested month without any problems.
Good luck with the visa,
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