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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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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In Abuja now heading south to Cameroon and Gabon. Seems like alot of embassies are now are refusing visas outside of your own country, if i leave Nigeria i will not be able to get a visa back in! and then i will be really stuck! i have searched the Hubb and others have got lucky in Dolisie BUT prefer to leave Nigeria with visa in hand.
Sorry to hear that Abuja didn't work out, that was the more reliable place to get visas for Angola for the past while for travellers heading south.
Not sure if there is any correlation, but the Nigerians also changed their rules at the end of January which makes it harder to get visas en route. For Angolan visas, all a person can really do is try to see if things have changed at the other cities where results have been traditionally less predictable than Abuja.
Last year at this time, I met up with some friends in Matadi who had success in getting their visas there. They had tried briefly in Kinshasa but moved onto Matadi as it seemed to be slightly better place to wait at the time. I'd try Dolisie first and then have Kinshasa and Matadi as the backup plan.
Maybe you'll have luck in finding another place that will issue prior to getting south, but those are the only cities that I have heard of with some possibility of success. If you are really organized, you may want to look into the logistics and process to send your passports back to your home country if all else fails. You can see the application process online by google search, some of the visa service agencies promise quick turnaround time but it isn't cheap and depends on your home country.
Hope it all works out and with luck, Dolisie will become the next go to destination for visas as Abuja used to be for people heading south.
Thanks for the the tips, will keep trying here and then onto Calibar, looks like Ghana, Nigeria and now Angola are making it difficult for visas. Problem now is leaving Nigeria i cannot return and if i cant get the Angola visa i will be stuck in Gabon! Heads up to anyone heading south to get visa before you leave, will update any results
hmmmm..... well thats a dilly of a pickle. i contacted the angola embassy in benin because there is no angolan embassy in australia and they told me to go to abuja.
would be very interested to hear if anyone gets one on the road.
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