Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > sub-Saharan Africa

sub-Saharan Africa Topics specific to sub-Saharan Africa. (Includes all countries South of 17 degrees latitude)
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 16 Feb 2011
Patthebouc's Avatar
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montreal,Canada
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronnie79 View Post
Has anybody some good news? Or is it still not possible to obtain an Ethiopian visa coming from the south except in Harare?
Hi Ronnie,any news on how to get the Ethiopian visa,we are 2 Canadians and 1 American heading that way from Johannesburg around May 2011.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 9 Sep 2011
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UAE
Posts: 13
I am travelling from South to North and have only heard other overlanders stories so far. Apparenty all a nightmare and people either flying to their home countries to get a visa or DHLing their passports home.

I am currently in Rwanda and if anyone has been from south through the border please let us know.

Lastly does it make a difference if you have a SA passport??

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 26 Jun 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5
Unsuccessful!

June 26, 2014

Elliott (Australian) and I (Canadian) are currently in Nairobi and have been trying to get a visa to enter Ethiopia and so far we have been unsuccessful. They had taken all of our information and started the process but when we returned a few days later that said that it was not possible. Currently there are 3 other couples (Canadian, Australian, and Netherlands) who are also experiencing this same problem.

We have three options:
1. Mail our passports with the other required documents to an ethiopian embassy in our home country and then have them send it back or,
2. Fly into Addis Ababa where you can get a visa on arrival if you are on their approved list which you can find at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MoFA or,
3. Go through South Sudan :-/

However we are travelling via motorcycle so flying is not an option for us. We had met people who succeeded in getting a visa only a few weeks earlier but for some reason something has changed and we were unable to. We think it is because of the shooting that happened on the coast in Kenya a few weeks ago.

Anyways hope this update helps. Cheers and safe travels!

CapeTownNorth.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 6 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
any news?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CapeTownNorth View Post
June 26, 2014

Elliott (Australian) and I (Canadian) are currently in Nairobi and have been trying to get a visa to enter Ethiopia and so far we have been unsuccessful. They had taken all of our information and started the process but when we returned a few days later that said that it was not possible. Currently there are 3 other couples (Canadian, Australian, and Netherlands) who are also experiencing this same problem.

We have three options:
1. Mail our passports with the other required documents to an ethiopian embassy in our home country and then have them send it back or,
2. Fly into Addis Ababa where you can get a visa on arrival if you are on their approved list which you can find at Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MoFA or,
3. Go through South Sudan :-/

However we are travelling via motorcycle so flying is not an option for us. We had met people who succeeded in getting a visa only a few weeks earlier but for some reason something has changed and we were unable to. We think it is because of the shooting that happened on the coast in Kenya a few weeks ago.

Anyways hope this update helps. Cheers and safe travels!

CapeTownNorth.com.au
Hi,

Any new developments? I am heading that way in a couple of months, so appreciate any updates/solutions.

Cheers from Namibia,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 6 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Posts: 124
visa for Ethiopia in Harare, Zimbabwe

Hi,

in 2010 the Ethiopian embassies in Kampala and Nairobi didn't issued visas anymore. The only embassy to get visa from was the one in Harare, Zimbabwe. I knew that so I went there for a visa. I could get a 6 months visa without problems. Keep in mind that the validity of the visa starts at the day of issuance and you have to leave the country before the visa expires.

Have a good trip
__________________
Voorbij de horizon / beyond the horizon: www.wonderfultravels.nl
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 7 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by martheijnens View Post
Hi,

in 2010 the Ethiopian embassies in Kampala and Nairobi didn't issued visas anymore. The only embassy to get visa from was the one in Harare, Zimbabwe. I knew that so I went there for a visa. I could get a 6 months visa without problems. Keep in mind that the validity of the visa starts at the day of issuance and you have to leave the country before the visa expires.

Have a good trip
Hi Mart,

Thanks for the tip!

Cheers,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 7 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Stockton-on-Tees England
Posts: 121
Where are you now in Namibia?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 7 Jul 2014
Super Moderator
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bellingham, WA, USA
Posts: 2,016
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thimba View Post
Hi Mart,

Thanks for the tip!

Cheers,

Gee
As I understand it, the Zimbabwe consulate has stopped issuing Ethiopia visas as well. Best proceed with caution and a backup plan rather than rely on 4-year-old information. Of course, I'm happy to be told otherwise.

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 8 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsgemini View Post
Where are you now in Namibia?
Hi Margaret,

After traveling all around Namibia for nearly 5 weeks with my daughter (up to Epupa and down to Fish River Canyon), I am back in Windhoek waiting for my wife to join me on Saturday for another 4 weeks. Two months in Namibia: who's complaining
Then to Cape Town and up the East coast, back to Holland.

Cheers,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 8 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by markharf View Post
As I understand it, the Zimbabwe consulate has stopped issuing Ethiopia visas as well. Best proceed with caution and a backup plan rather than rely on 4-year-old information. Of course, I'm happy to be told otherwise.

Mark
Thanks Mark,

I think the best thing to do is to apply in Holland (well, Belgium) using my 2nd passport.

Cheers,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 9 Jul 2014
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5
Update

I'm not to sure about getting an Ethiopian Visa in Harare since I have not tried therefor I have no information on that. However all the people we have met here in Nairobi have all had to send their passports to their home countries to get an Ethiopian Visa unless you are flying into Ethiopia which then you can get a Visa On Arrival if you are on the approved list. This option however is not available to us Overlanders since we need to cross the boarder via land. We have met 7 other couples within the last 3 weeks and we all had to send our passports home. Anyways hope this helps.

CapeTownNorth.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 9 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
Hi,

Thanks for the extra info!

Cheers,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 16 Jul 2014
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thimba View Post
Hi,

Any new developments? I am heading that way in a couple of months, so appreciate any updates/solutions.

Cheers from Namibia,

Gee
I have made contact with a reliable source in Ethiopia via Lonely Planet and he insists that they only issue visas if you fly into Bole and definitely not at Land borders anymore.
One thing he is not sure of is if this is a temp restriction ... or not, but to safeguard against being turned back from the border it seems the way to proceed is to obtain an Ethiopian visa from the embassy in SA.

Cheers
Reg

Gee
When are you heading out. A friend and I are heading toward Namibia around end December then proceeding up North. Not absolutely sure of the route yet as there seems to be many costs and obstacles at the moment so will have to make a call as we go.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 16 Jul 2014
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: somewhere in africa
Posts: 199
Quote:
Originally Posted by lAbArYnth View Post

Gee
When are you heading out. A friend and I are heading toward Namibia around end December then proceeding up North. Not absolutely sure of the route yet as there seems to be many costs and obstacles at the moment so will have to make a call as we go.
Hi,

I'm traveling back to holland along the East coast, from August. If you want any info about the West route just send me an email. I drove from Morocco to Namibia (through the Guineas, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, etc. and had no real problems.

Cheers,

Gee
__________________
Travels with Thimba
Facebook
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 16 Jul 2014
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thimba View Post
Hi,

I'm traveling back to holland along the East coast, from August. If you want any info about the West route just send me an email. I drove from Morocco to Namibia (through the Guineas, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, etc. and had no real problems.

Cheers,

Gee
Excellent!!! Thanx

Just thought I would include a link here regards the new ruling for South African citizen looking to obtain Kenya visa at land border.
This is not possible anymore
This rule kicked in from 1st July. Not make for happy reading.
SA travellers need visa for Kenya from July 1
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pakistan visas..whats going wrong.. futronix Southern Asia 4 22 Nov 2004 18:52
Sudan & Ethiopian Visas Chasser Sahara Travel Forum 1 27 Feb 2003 14:27
Ethiopian visa in Sudan? gerbert van der aa Sahara Travel Forum 1 4 Feb 2003 14:58
Ethiopian Visa ron reitz sub-Saharan Africa 2 27 Dec 2002 20:55
Ethiopian Visa in Cairo ChrisK Trip Paperwork 0 14 Nov 2002 22:25

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

Latvia to Australia, an inspirational 5 month journey full of unexpected adventures!

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.

 

Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:56.