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Waterfalls and Wildlife Safari

Waterfalls and Wildlife Motorcycle Safari Highlights:

  • 99% paved roads
  • Scenic flight and an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta
  • Sunset cruise in the Chobe National Park
  • Two nights at  the 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
  • Two nights at Etosha National Park
  • Riding the Trans-Kalahari Corridor
  • Visiting the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Visiting the Baobab forest
  • Seven exciting outings for game viewing
  • 3400 km/2100 miles

Read Waterfalls and Wildlife ride review by Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

 

Renedian African Tours - Waterfalls and Wildlife

 

Tour Summary:

 

Tour Price : CAD$9175 *(2017) Tour Dates: Tour Status:
Duration: 15 Days – 3,400 kms 2017 July 16 to July 30 Full (waiting list available)
Road Conditions: 99% paved 2017 August 1 to August 15 Full (waiting list available)
2017 August 18 to September 1 2 Bikes Available

 * Prices to be confirmed on January 1, 2018 2018 July 14 to  July 28 OPEN
2018 July 31 to August 14 OPEN
2018 August 17 to August 31 OPEN

 

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Includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All dinners and breakfasts
  • Most lunches
  • Guide on motorcycle
  • Guide in chase truck
  • Trailer with spare bike
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Tolls
  • Airport transfers
  • full list here

Prices for 2017:

Note: Our prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD$).

CAD$9175 with BMW F700/GS

  • Lowered F700/GS bikes available for solo riders only
  • BMW F800/GS add CAD$450
  • BMW R1200/GSW add CAD$995
  • Pillion (passenger) add CAD$6,475
  • Single Room Supplement add CAD$1,495

Trip Difficulty: This trip is 99% paved and ideal for 2-up riding. Although the road construction is reasonable, it is common to graze farm animals beside the highway in Botswana, so care is needed. Tarmac national highways have a speed limit of 100 or 120 kph and riders should be relaxed and comfortable riding the speed limit on these roads where practical, including under windy conditions. Driving is on the left.

Waterfalls and Wildlife Motorcycle Safari Itinerary:

 

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[Day 1]

No riding. Accommodation in Windhoek.

Guests of Renedian Adventures arrive in Windhoek and are transferred to our lodge by shuttle. After a day of sightseeing of the capital of Namibia Safari Guides will go over our itinerary of the safari, local rules, and customs, as we dig-in to our first (but not last!) Namibian braai (“BBQ”).

[Day 2]

307 kms tarmac. Accommodation near Buitepos.

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 3]

230 kms tarmac. Accommodation near Ghanzi.

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 4]

285 kms. Accommodation in tented safari camp in Okavango Delta.

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 on hour-long scenic flight over the Delta, before landing us at a private airfield where our bush crew will meet us. 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 5]

No riding. Accommodation in Maun.

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 6]

302 kms tarmac. Accommodation in Nata.

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 7]

303 kms tarmac. Accommodation in Kasane.

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) to the shore of the Chobe River. 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 8]

No riding. Accommodation in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

We will leave the bikes and get into a mini-van which takes us 75 kilometers into Zimbabwe. The border is also eventful—and slow. We have the afternoon to visit the world-famous Victoria Falls. A free morning 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? We’ve had very positive personal feedback from riders who have walked with lions, and also visited the elephant sanctuary.

[Day 9]

400 kms tarmac. Accommodation in Caprivi Strip.

We return from Victoria Falls by noon and hop on the bikes. 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.

[Day 10]

400 kms tarmac.  Accommodation near 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 11] 

420 kms tarmac. Accommodation near Etosha National Park. 

We head west to the east gate of  Etosha National Park and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Northern Namibia on the way..

[Day 12]

No riding. Accommodation bordering Etosha.

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 South Gate for the next two nights.

[Day 13]

Game Drives. Accommodation bordering Etosha.

Up with the sun for a quick breakfast and out all day on the camera hunt for animals. Our last night out for dinner in Etosha suggests a special evening.

[Day 14]

427 kms tarmac. Accommodation in Windhoek.

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 15]

Fly out.

Your last massive breakfast and panic to trade photos with your fellow riders before the shuttle for the airport comes to whisk you back home. We have had riders who wanted to stay and tour further in Namibia, or ride back to Cape Town. If you are interested in staying later, we can help arrange everything for you – just ask!,


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