We have teamed up with our friends at Renedian Adventures to bring you the Wildlife and Waterfalls motorcycle adventure through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The route is 3400km 15 day paved road adventure around the deserts, savannahs and salt pans of mid Africa in search of the Big Five.
What better way of seeing the awe inspiring African vistas than from the saddle of your BMW motorcycle - come and join us on this 15 day ride from Namibia through the Kalahari Desert to Botswana then onto the Okavango Delta through the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans to the Majestic Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe and what better way to savour this than to stay in the famous five star Victoria Falls Hotel.
Botswana offers safari in its purest form as we venture deep into the bush in search of the Big 5 on board our 4x4 truck. Keep your eyes peeled as encounters usually start off with footprints.
Makgahikgai Salt Pans
A salty desert pan is all that is left of this once huge inland ocean which is also the home to the BoaBob tree, one of Africa's symbols.
Ride through roads cut through the arid expanse of red sand dunes that fill the horizon the Kalahari Desert is a haven for the African wildlife as we ride along the trans-Kalahari Corridor.
Big 5 Game Safari
Jump aboard our Jeeps as we take you on a guided big game tour into the National Reserves to experience what it is like living next to wildlife.
The Okavango Delta
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Okavango Delta swampland that evaporates and dries before hitting the salt pans of the Makgadikgadi.
Alleged to have been discovered by Doctor Livingstone Victoria Falls are known as the worlds largest waterfalls, we have two nights at the five star Victoria Falls Hotel.
Day one - Leave the UK for Windhoek, Namibia
Day two: Arrive in Windhoek
Today you can kick back and relax or take in the sights of Windhoek, Namibia's Germanic capital city before trying the first of many African Braai's (BBQ)
Day three: Windhoek to Buitepos 307kms
After an introduction to the motorcycles, we ride east out of Windhoek on the Trans-Kalahari Highway towards the Botswana border. It is a straight road and quiet enough to give us a gradual immersion to riding on the left hand side of the road. We stop to sleep, just before the Botswana border. We spend the afternoon and evening with the area’s indigenous tribe, the San showing us their way of life, games, and dances.
Day four: Buitepos to Ghanzi 230kms
We cross the border into Botswana in the morning and continue into the Kalahari Desert. This is the largest continuous stretch of sand in the world, and we will appreciate the tarmac roads that we’re on as the kilometers pass by.
Day five: Ghanzi to Okavango Bush Camp 285kms
We arrive at Maun by late morning. Maun is the gateway town for the Okavango Delta and has developed quickly in the last few years. The Okavango Delta is the world’s largest inland delta and spreads over 15,000 square kilometers. It is the result of the Okavango River, having no natural outlet so it leaves its waters in the desert, creating a massive wetland wilderness. The only real way to appreciate the immensity of the delta is to see it from above. We drop the bikes in town and hurry to the airport where a private chartered airplane takes us on a scenic flight over the Delta, before landing us at a private airfield where our bush crew will meet us (cost of flight is included). We spend the night in a bush camp – tents, stretcher beds, and linens are provided. After dinner we are off for a night game-drive, seeing animals by spotlight that are normally not observable by the daylight tours.
Day six: Okavango Bush Camp to Maun - day off motorcycles
Early start and a full morning of game viewing, including tea in the bush. We’ll be back in camp by noon for lunch. After lunch we have a three hour drive back to Maun and the beautiful lodge and full en-suite facilities.
Day seven: Maun to Nata 302kms
Easy day on the bikes today. Our eastward route takes us by the 12,000 square kilometer Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and bird sanctuary. We also have time to stop at the Boabob forest for lunch before continuing to our lodge at Nata for the evening, and another spectacular African sundowner.
Day eight: Nata to Victoria Falls
Our route takes us through the main farming areas of Botswana (there is typically plenty of game on these roads so our low mileage for the day will be appreciated when we stop often to capture them on film).We will head 75 kilometers to Victoria Falls in a bus after stowing our bike safely and take the tour of the majestic falls this afternoon.
Day nine: Victoria Falls - day off motorcycles
A free day in Victoria Falls means a few things for you. If you did not get enough photos of the Falls yesterday you can return there, or take advantage of the many tourist options that include bungee jumping off the bridge that connects Zim and Zambia, or perhaps a helicopter flight over the Falls? You could also river raft, or visit our charity in Victoria Falls. We’ve had very positive personal feedback from riders who have walked with lions, and also visited the elephant sanctuary
Day ten: Victoria Falls to Kasane - day off motorcycles
We return from Victoria Falls by noon and get ready for one of the animal highlights of the trip: a sunset scenic river cruise on the Chobe River. Elephants coming to drink at the rivers edge, crocs, hippos, they’re all here.
Day eleven: Kasane to Caprivi Strip 400kms
Today we finish Botswana and cross the border to Namibia. This long panhandle region is called the Caprivi and was added to Namibia (then called South West Africa) by the Germans who wanted access to the Zambezi River. Again, elephants and other animals may cross the road today, so careful driving today. Our lodge tonight is on the banks of the Okavango River which forms the border between Namibia and Angola, being lulled to sleep by hippos.
Day twelve: Caprivi Strip to Rundu
Travel day. We travel south west in the basin of the Kalahari Desert and explore what Northern Namibia has to offer. Lots of busy towns and African tribal villages on the way.
Day thirteen: Rundu to Etosha 420kms
We head to the east gate of Etosha National Park and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Northern Namibia on the way.
Day fourteen: Etosha - day off motorcycles
We’ll explore Etosha National Park today – at one time the world’s largest nature reserve. Motorcycles are not allowed in the park, so we’ll be leaving the bikes at the lodge and use the safari vehicles over the next two days of game viewing. We’ll stay at the East gate for the next two nights.Our last night out for dinner in Etosha suggests a special evening.
Day fifteen: Etosha to Winhoek 427 kms
Our last day allows us to stop in Okahandja, home to the biggest craft market in Namibia. If you are interested in taking souvenirs home this is the time to purchase and put in the support vehicle to bring them to the hotel. By mid-afternoon the bikes are returned, we’re showered and ready for our farewell dinner at the quirky Joe’s Beerhouse, famous for its venison and German dishes like Eisbein.
Day sixteen: Windhoek back home
- £5800 per rider
- £900 single supplement
- £4000 pillion
Tours available for groups or as individuals
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