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.'
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Unfortunately I haven't any experience with Swaziland NPs, but in South Africa we weren't allowed to enter any NPs with wild animals. Botswana officials on the other hand didn't mind whether you're travelling by car or by bike.
I was in southern Africa some 5 years ago, so not sure if this is valid anymore...
But we werent allowed into Kruger Park (they were strict about it, and said if they would, we´d be MEALS ON WHEELS!!!) but we were allowed into Chobe NP in Botswana, just had to put our names on some paper that will release the park authorities from any responsibility. I believe it was something like 80kms, just a straight paved road thru the park, and we saw very few animals, as it was around noon... probably wouldnt ride thru there on sunset.
I also remember riding thru some wildlife area in Swaziland, even took a picture of a warning sign, which says there may be animals coming onto the road. Sorry, I cant remember if it was actually a national park, or even its name.
I remember speaking to one of the safari guides in Kruger Park, who said that when your inside a (4-wheeled) vehicle, even with a very light roof or none at all, the predators cannot "see" you correctly, to identify you as their potential prey. But that´ll be very different, if your sitting on a bike.
I think riding through a game park which has the big five is risky business.
The hlane reserve has lion, rhino, elephant, cheetah etc etc.
I would seriously suggest taking a spare pair of underpants just incase your bike breaks down.
This does go a bit off-topic...... but I had an encounter with 2 elephants in Victoria Falls, in the village on Zimbabwean side. I was riding back to my guesthouse after dark, and first I saw one elephant by the side of the road, eating everything it could reach from the other side of the tall fences of the houses. People were furious, they said there are 2 of them, and they keep coming there every night, and theres nothing they can do to stop them wiping out their gardens. They tried to make loud sounds with cooking equipment, etc., but those animals weight up to 5 tons, so they are not scared.
The one that I´d seen first, was now blocking the road up to the place where I stayed, so (not remembering they said there were 2 of them) I got a brilliant idea to take a "shortcut" through some bushes as I remembered there was a footpath... luckily some local shouted "hey, where the hell you going" as I just realised Im in this totally dark bush-trail, and VERY close, probably some 3-4 meters from the second elephant - which was now getting seemingly angry because I´d come too close with my KLR. I can tell you theyre not to be messed around, when they start to shake their ears and make those short bursts of sound, telling you to take several steps back QUICKLY! I really needed some new underpants after that, even managed to drop the bike into the bottom of a ditch while I tried to make a superquick U-turn... never had such huge powers to just dig it back up from there in a matter of seconds!! Luckily I got away, but if it had attacked me, anything could´ve happened.
Vic Falls is a magic place... I´d strongly recommend to anyone whos travelling in southern Africa, the one place thats more than worth all the hype! But being there at the right time, when the Zambezi´s waters are high, is also important.
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