ukcezar Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
December 21st, 2018 Panda Rest Camp

Terrible staff, did not allow us to pitch tent in a good spot, did no agree to any requests, no decision makes at the campsite, dirty swimming pool. Eventually did not stat here.

December 21st, 2018 Zinga Backpackers

This place seem to be more a building site than a campsite. There was no water for our entire stay, we were the only people at the site so zero atmosphere, matress in our chalet was so bad that we had feelining we slept on the floor. No wi fi even we were told there is wi fi. Owner only said there is no water once we paid him money.

December 15th, 2018 Wildlife Camp

This is BEST camp site we attended so far in East Africa. 10 USD per person to camp and for that you get designed place to camp with hut roof over the spot, power point next to you barbeque spot just for you, swimming pool, bar and hot water in showers, common areas for relaxing and eating. I attached pics for prices of other accomodation on the site and games prices. BEST thing about this place is you get to see wild life, we saw family of elephants, hippos and monkeys

December 14th, 2018 Dean's Hill View Lodge

Stayed here for 2 nights. Dorma 100 kwacha, rooms 250, we negotiatwd room for 200 for double. No wi fi, very comfy beds, rather clean rooms, very friendly staff, lots of space to camp or park rig etc. Totally recommwnded, we took good rest here.

December 13th, 2018 St Peter's Church - Rest stop

Dorms 4 000 per bed. Place located in church premises so totally safe with watch man over night. No wi fi, no hot water, no breakfast. There is a kitchen to use, quite clean.

December 12th, 2018 Dedza Pottery

We only stopped for coffee here but place seem to very well organized. Look on attached picture for accomodation prices. lots of space to camp and awesome restaurant.

December 10th, 2018 Butterfly Space

Tragedy - it is the only word that comes to my mind aftet one night stay. Place seem to have its best days behind. Outdoor area not clean. We stayed in dorms, no electricity, beds not cleaned for long time, dust all over the place, drunk locals at the bar. Parking space available (with watch man) but far from the camp and not gated. Come here only for goos food or if you are looking for cheap place. Much better and civilized place is next door at Moyaka Village.

December 6th, 2018 Hasty tasty too

TOTALLY over prices by double. Seems owner realized Mzungus stop here, looked like we received more expensive menu. We dinned next door for local prices.

November 28th, 2018 Free Point Pub and Restaurant

Confirmed, best food we found for long time. Worth visiting.

November 12th, 2018 Hotel Chez Lando

wtf?! 90 usd a night for overlanders? I bet it was cool

November 9th, 2018 QENP Game viewing for free

Confirmed, totally worth it. We saw about 30 hippos and family of elephants.

November 7th, 2018 Kalitusi Backpackers

To clarify, 30USD is not a cottage but bandas - this is price for 2.

November 6th, 2018 Jospa hotel

Nice clean basic hotel, no hot water in our room, no wifi. They let us their kitchen to cook our food. small double 25 000, large double 35 000. Big gated and secured parking.

October 31st, 2018 KTM Nairobi

Probably best workshop in region, good quality service for price, tyres very expensive however. Good place for KTM and other bikes

October 20th, 2018 Wim's Holland House

Probably best place to stay in Etiopia for overlanders. Rooms are basic but good value for price. 2 in the room for 250 birr and 200 for single occupancy. Good food but slighty higher price. Internet in restaurant area and more expensive price. The guy running place is wonderful and helpful. Place is fenced off you can park 3-4 rigs, lots of motorcycles and there is a space for barbeque. Also pit for repairs. You can leave your vehicle for extended period of time. Hotel is located in sort of city center.

October 15th, 2018 Moyale border Customs

Customs ARE OPEN on saturday 8am to 12:00pm (4 hours) on ethiopian site - assume that Kenyan is open too. look for office on ground floor

October 13th, 2018 Koket Borena hotel

good clean place but dont take room with shared bathrooms!!! Weak internet, lots of parking space, gated and secured. Good breakfast. we paid 400 birr for double room.

June 27th, 2018 Scammers - Rial Money Exchange

Guy on the picture ( attached), approached tourists offering stay at his home. He approached us by Couchsurfing, sent us lots of messages. We intended to stay 2 nights, after 1st night stay he made up a story that he is in need for USD dollar and can exchange offering 60% value of free market - we refused. Following day at 6pm he asked us to leave his place. Also on the first night there were 2 more couch surfers - same story, questions about exchange for very bad exchange rate - they left. Avoid this guy or others.

June 11th, 2018 Mahak Ciklet

Visited this workshop today. Amazing place, Mr Raza and rest of the teams are great mechanics. Came to the shop to rebuild my rear brake pads but they had new spares , which was great (Triumph Tiger 955i), not easy spares to find for Triumph in this part of the world). They also helped me to restore flatness on the brake disc. Amazing job quality. All spoken in English (contacted Raza on below number, GPS is also accurate)

Service does not end on that, We were offered full lunch and tea as a gift! I These guys are just amazing., they really are. Definitely do recommend them. Also we have seen many parts for big bikes, oils and other liquids, which is rare in Iran.
Afshin, thank you for taking us for a tea and driving to the moto clothes shop :-)

May 31st, 2018 Turkey Iran Border Crossing

Bording Crossing between Turkey and Iran. I cross to Iran with green card but I am sure they sell insurance locally if required. Very small crossing, staff at both sides are very friendly, it took us less than an hour to drive out to Iran. Carnet required. Road on Iranian side is not as bad as google maps may show, nearest town is Khoy 40km away.

May 31st, 2018 Darya guesthouse and Amin guesthouse

Paid 550 000 per night for 2 and motorcycle, very spacious parking, quite narrow backstreets to get to the hotel though. hotel is very basic but you pay for what you get. staff is very polite.

May 26th, 2018 magical ridge over red valley

This is best wild camping spot we found - ever. Its perfect to be surrounded by morning Cappadocia ballons and far enough not to hear the tourists. Drive up to end of the road for best spot.
For tap water, drive back to the main road turn left round security gate to Panaromic View Point, there is running water behind souvenirs stalls.

May 31st, 2016 Immigration Brazil

Managed to cross here to Brasilwithout cancelling\asked about TIP. Motorcycle sold in Bolivia. Going home....

May 23rd, 2016 Hostel El Carretero

35 bobs per person, much cheaper than anything else, Yard inside where you can park number of motorbikes (drive through the door), payable parking for cars nearby. Not the cleanest but cheapest, big kitchen, friendly staff. good place.

May 23rd, 2016 Salt Hotel

200 Bobs per person per night. 5 bobs for toilet for visitors, there is roofed area to sit down with your own food during the day. 50 meters away there is the famous Dakar Monument.

May 20th, 2016 Hostal Marjor

a bit suprised about previous comments, place was very clean? negotiated to 40 bobs per person. Internet OK, staff friendly, later check out available

May 20th, 2016 Start/end Of The Death Road-

Downhill direction. Riding through Bolivian Death Road was my dream. Reality? Complete waste of time. As of 2016 this is a serviced road, meaning you will not find here any adventurous parts, there are 2 bends worth stopping to take a picture, you still have to work hard to take picture so it looks "edgy". Most of the road is flat and there is a lot bushes so almost no place to take pictures. The road is now main destination for cyclists, you will be passing groups of 10-15 cyclists every 15 minutes.
Tickets: They charge you 25 Bobs to enter per person, 10km futher there is another gate (!) where there want to charge you another 25 Bobs(even though on your original ticket there is part to rip off and pass it to staff- just to check in) - we drove around barrier without paying. When we finished all boring drive there was 3rd gate lady said that first ticket we purchased is not valid and we have to prese t ticket from 2nd check point (guess to make sure we doubled paid). I kindly asked her to lift barrier, otherwise I am going to throw her off the cliff, we drove through final gate without getting ripped off. We drove from USA to Bolivia on this journey, I experienced rides to local shops more than The Bolivian Death Road

May 20th, 2016 lavamatico

Laundry still exist. Very nice owner (laundry automitic however). industrial size washing machines, washing liquids for sale

May 14th, 2016 Yunguyo/Copacabana Border Crossing, Bolivian side

To confirm, no insurance agency for either country here, 2 ladies selling currency, 1 staff at Aduana. crossing open until 8pm. No hostel at the crossing.

May 6th, 2016 Sol Latino

This place is a payable squat, be warned or enjoy- depending pn your preference, hot showers but dont take off your flip-flops, there is kitchen and common area but constantly overcrowded. We were once asked to come back to our dorm later as a hippy couple were making love currently, hope it was not on our bed!!! Friendly and respectful staff.