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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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After immigration, proceed to customs, who directs you to “Interpol”, plain clothes police who check vehicle chassis and engine numbers against the carnet. Return to customs to have carnet stamped and duties paid. At each stage, a section of the gate pass (a slip of paper) is stamped, and hand in the completed slip to the policeman at the boon to exit.
Exit point (to Botswana): Kazungula at GPS: S17.81446 E25.264555
Process straightforward – less than 10 minutes.
The country is on USD. Barclays ATMs accept international visa cards
No availability issues encountered
Makuti: Petrol USD 1.52/litre, Diesel USD 1.40/ litre
Harare: Petrol USD 1.43/litre, Diesel USD 1.30/ litre
Bulawayo: Petrol USD 1.45/litre, Diesel USD 1.32/ litre
Harare, Small World Backpackers at GPS: S17.803182 E31.029633
Great Zimbabwe, Norma Jeane's Lake View Resort at GPS: S20.251335 E31.001712
Chimanimani, Chimanimani Hotel at GPS: S19.805 E32.872502
Great Zimbabwe, Norma Jeane's Lake View Resort at GPS: S20.251335 E31.001712
Bulawayo, Municipal Camping & Caravan site at GPS: S20.15828 E28.593625
Vic Falls, Victoria Falls Lodge & Restcamp at GPS: S17.925938 E25.838795
Toyota Bulawayo (at GPS: S20.158467 E28.581283) – very helpful.
PanelCraft at 24 Chatham Rd, Belmont, Bulawayo,
GPS: S20.174468 E28.577656 is a good body shop
Econet is widely used. Mobile internet using prepaid data bundles costs are around 10MB per USD.
Internet access needs to be activated at an econet shop/customer care. Internet settings are:
username: <leave blank>
password: <leave blank>
The Bulawayo Club, Bulawayo at GPS: S20.154574 E28.581326 has accommodation/restaurant and bar set in a nice colonial building.
26 on Park restaurant, Bulawayo at GPS: S20.154575 E28.597842 has excellent food set in an impressive colonial building and garden.
Garden Restaurant, Bulawayo at GPS S 20.163762 E28.595266 has good food and open 7 days a week.
Natural History Museum, Bulawayo at GPS: S20.155855 E28.596447 has a comprehensive collection of wildlife that have seen the hands of the taxidermist
Barclays Bank, Masvingo GPS: S20.073887 E30.833373
Fuel station (Petraf) Makuti at GPS: S16.311003 E29.245323 is the first reliable fuel stop after crossing the border from Zambia at Kariba Dam
Small World Backpackers & Camping 25 Ridge Rd, Harare is at GPS: S17.803060, E 31.029513 is incorrectly marked on both Google Maps and T4A v11.05
Very good tar network around most of the country. The gravel track into Mana Pools is heavily corrugated. Several roads have tolls of $1
We're currently in Zim having crossed from Mozambique at the Nyamapanda Border. The procedure is pretty much the same as you mention for the Kariba border, although you only see "Interpol" right at the end of the formalities.
The road from the border to Harare is a bit bumpy, but very scenic and generally in good shape with good tar all the way.
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