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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East Africa Motorcycle Purchase and Paperwork Logistics
Long time follower first time poster on the hubb! A friend and I are in the midst of planning an epic road trip from Zimbabwe to Nairobi. Our expected itinerary is: Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda Uganda, and Kenya. We have spent a lot of time combing the boards and googling the question below. We have found conflicting reports on some of our logistics questions and would love to get your input regarding the current on-the-ground situation. Below are a few of our questions we would love your input on:
1. We are looking to purchase or rent (one-way rental?) bikes in South Africa or Zimbabwe. What is a reasonable budget to pick up a decent dual sport, enduro, or dirt bike such as the Honda Baja 250? We are on a tight budget so we are looking to get a low-cost bike that will get us across the finish line in Kenya. Where should we look in Zimbabwe or South Africa for a bike like this?
2. If we buy in South Africa, it looks like we'll need a traffic register number, which is tough to get on a tourist visa. Would it be a viable option to buy the bikes in the name of a family member who lives in SA and already has a register number -- or will crossing borders on bikes owned by someone else cause too many problems? Will a notarized letter be sufficient documentation?
4. Is it feasible to sell a SA or Zimbabwe registered bike in Kenya (or Tanzania or Rwanda)? Does anyone have any info about taxes, paperwork, etc.? If selling isn't feasible, is shipping them back to South Africa (where a friend could sell them) feasible?
4. Is it possible to do this trip without a carnet? From our research it looks like everywhere except Uganda and Kenya should be no problem. Has anyone had success in doing all of east Africa without a carnet? How did you enter Uganda and Kenya? Are temporary import permits costs reasonable in east africa?
5. If we must get a carnet what are the logistics of buying the bike in South Africa and selling the bike in Kenya. Can you sell the bike and carnet to another rider doing the oppisite trip. Can they get the carnet bond back upon delivery and sale in South Africa.
6. Is it possible to ship a bike from Kenya to South Africa at a reasonable cost? Is this is a common procedure for overlanders?
Welcome! Lotsa questions there, feel free to search the site more using google (site: horizonsunlimited.com "search words") and you'll get a lot of flavour of the discussions which is quite useful to find out more background info as well as the answers you are seeking.
In general, South Africa is probably the best place to buy or rent from as the largest economy in the region they will have the most selection.
You can look around for how easy it is to sell or drop a bike in Kenya, but in general it isn't that easy and the best/cheapest way is to resell or return in the originating country.
You don't need a carnet to ride an SA bike to Kenya.
It's very easy to buy an SA bike as a foreigner, you just need an address.
One thing you may want to post in the bike wanted section is looking for two SA bikes in Kenya. If you luck out, two travellers have ridden their bikes there and want to sell them to someone who might ride them back to SA.
Thanks for the information. The Hubb has been a great resrouce for use planning our trip. We would love to hear some more suggestions from the Southern Africa contingent. Has anybody recently done the trip?
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