Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > sub-Saharan Africa
sub-Saharan Africa Topics specific to sub-Saharan Africa. (Includes all countries South of 17 degrees latitude)
Photo by Ellen Delis, Lagunas Ojos del Campo, Antofalla, Catamarca

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!

Photo by Ellen Delis,
Lagunas Ojos del Campo,
Antofalla, Catamarca

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 17 Jan 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: On the road somewhere in Africa
Posts: 104
Insurance, road tax in Nairobi

We've just taken a last minute decision to move our truck from Nairobi into Tanzania and have got tickets for Monday morning. We don't have a lot of time so need to get a move on once there.
One of the first jobs on Tuesday will be to get insurance and road tax - anyone know of an insurance office in the Karen area - and where do I need to get the road tax?


Reply With Quote
Old 17 Jan 2015
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 5
Hello Ian,
For roadtax for Kenya you can get at TimesTower. Coördinaten S 1 17 25 E36 49 26. This is in the city centre. And there is a traffic jam.
You need a copy of your carnet But only from a blank page with all the details But no import/export stamp. In the building you go not insiders the main door. You can pass to the richt thrue a footpath to an other entrance. You got to the richt all the way to teller 1to 4. There you get a formback and have to pay $50 at the Nationale bank. Als there. When you payd you have to make a copy of the recept. All 3. Cpoies can be made outsider to the richt at the petrolstation. Then back to teller 1 and collectie the roadtax sticker.
Ohhhhhh, there will be big quese in the building. So be prepareren to along waitingtime. Atleast it will Take a few ours.
For the Comesa you can get it at the CIC General insurance at CIC plaza on Mararoad. You also have to buy a 1 month insurance with the comesa. For a LandCruiser it wat about 8000 ksh. Can pay by creditcard.

Hope you can management to do so.
Kind regards and safe Journey.
Reply With Quote
Old 17 Jan 2015
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: On the road somewhere in Africa
Posts: 104
Thanks Tom, looks like I now know what I will be doing on Tuesday then!

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Balkans Insurance - Here's the story, with details & sample documents PanEuropean Trip Paperwork 30 8 Jul 2023 06:19
Selling US registered bike in Argentina/Chile? Bazmataz SOUTH AMERICA 27 19 Jan 2016 22:54
Right Around Africa JoRust Ride Tales 58 7 Dec 2014 14:20
Ridng all the way to Machu Picchu Daveed SOUTH AMERICA 23 26 Sep 2013 02:15
A Gringo in Colombia Ride4Adventure Ride Tales 13 20 Apr 2012 02:15



Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.


Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!

Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.

Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:59.