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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I have been in the park 3 times, and have to say it is a mixed affair.
I always based myself at the Simenti Lodge, which is being improved all the time, there are now some very nice rooms. And lots of space for camping. And a very nice swimming pool to cool off in after that dusty ride into the park! Also has a restaurant, but if camping you might want to buy food in Tambaconda or Kedougou before you get there.
If you go during the dry season, your chances of seeing more animals is much better (I was there in March and for West Africa the quantity of animals was impressive).....but in October time (wet) its not so good.
The road to Simenti from the entrance is a good dirt road, but lots of low hanging trees. You have to pay for every 24hours for each person, per 24 hours for the vehicle, and a guide is mandatory at 5000cfa per day.
Colvin Locke runs the Simenti Lodge (originally from Ipswich area!), and he is being courted by certain international organisations to monitor conservation projects in Congo. He is a great guy, married to a Senegalese lady, and very knowledgable about wildlife and the park in general.
One interesting fact about the park is that baboons hang around in troops of such large numbers that scientists are doing regular studies about why this occurs......Niokolo Koba has the largest troops recorded anywhere in the world (apparently).......when the road was blocked by a troop I was left in no doubt this was the case, I estimate well over 100 baboons.
I've been there in 2004 around april. During rainy season I was told the park isnt accessible.
Was very dry, and as of vegetation not much to see. Did see some animals, but it didnt compare to the parks I visited in South Africa.
The drive from Kaolack to Tambacounda was not very comfortable, very high temperatures, bad roads and a constant strong wind blowing sand
We stayed in Simenti. Prices were high, but what can be expected for some western accomodation in the middle of nowhere.
We had an aircon room, but the airco made so much noise, it was hard to get to sleep.
The temperature was higher then I've had experienced so far in Senegal, also much more humid. Everything you touched was warmer than you body temperature, not nice.
The food at Simenti wasnt very good, several guests got the runners... Stay clear from their non cooked foods. They pump their water straight from the river. Its bloody hot and I doubt it's filtered let alone cleaned.
We got mixed information about the existance of lions and elephants in the park. Have seen baboons, some deer, swines, hippos, crocs and all kinds of monkeys and tons of termite hills.
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