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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It is almost impossible to get into Kenya without a carnet. They only issue C500-forms nowadays which require you to execute a bond. You can either deposit the bond (of about 1.5 times the value of the car) at a bank in Kenya or buy a bond-insurance at an insurance company at 5% of the bond-value. All of this needs to be done by a clearing agent.
In our case the Kenyan Revenue Authority valued our car at 170.000 Ksh and put the bond to 270.000 Ksh (tax-value). 5% means 13,500 Ksh, which is about USD 190.
Pretty expensive, espcially if you go to Ethiopia and back through Kenya paying for another bond!!!
We now opt for trying to buy a carnet in South Africa, but have to see if we can manage as we are in Tanzania.
While perhaps not legally possible, it is physically possible. When we entered from Ethiopia in January 2003, we were driving along the eastern shore of lake Turkana. There's no proper border crossing here so noboby to stamp your carnet. You just don't want to be caught by the Ethiopian police like us.
Once in Nairobi, we went to immigrations and got our Kenya visas no probs, no bribes. On the way out to Tanzania, we simply skipped the customes office and only got our passports stamped by the police.
Drop me a line if you want more info,
Hey, its not able to imagine Kenya without a carnet. So, I think immigrations and got our Kenya visas no probs, no bribes. On the way out to Tanzania, we simply skipped the customes office and only got our passports stamped by the police.
For any further information you can contact me any time
we are travelling from Cape Town northbound. We came down the west side of Africa one and a half years ago on our motorbikes and now it's time to head east and 'back north'.
We were wondering if it's possible to enter Kenya from Tanzania without a carnet (we are thinking of going RSA - MOZ - Tanzania - Kenya ... and then onward)?
Are there any recent experiences? Especially on motorbikes?
Why am I asking: we would prefer to renew our carnets only when we get to Kenya, because we are very slow travellers and one year is such a short time ;-) - and we'll have to do some paperwork anyways when we get to Nairobi - talking about sending our passports back to Europe for the Ethiopia visas and stuff ...
Pice of cake border crossing from Tanzania to Kenya
I'm glad to see you two back on the road,we had fantastic time in hippocampe. gintonic. Phost nazdrowie!
Back in 2012,it was so easy to cross,get your visa stamp and keep going don't stop at customs.
Down the road Few km,there is police check point,just go around them I went trough the bush LOL.do the same when you cross to Ethiopia.
Hi Roman, so good to hear from you! We're almost back on the road, leaving Cape Town by the end of September.
Thanks for your very helpful tips, they sound very 'Romnek'-style :-D (going through the bush and such ;-) )! We still fondly remember our time in Brazzaville and talk quite often about you and our time together. Chris (Cape Town) says hi as well!
In the meantime we've organized for our carnets, though, as a friend of ours vistited Cape Town and delivered them to us. We just had to renew them, so the money was still in the bank anyways ;-) - we were just not sure if a simple renewal would be possible after our old ones had expired almost two years ago. But it worked just nicely.
Hope you're doing fine and wishing you all the best,
cheers from Cape Town, Sabine & Hpe
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