Have your own Long Way Down with me next August / Sept 2013 and have the ride of a lifetime from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and onward into east Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and SA. This is our annual trip and its getting better and better! Mica, from the USA was one of about 25 who joined our Cape Town to Victoria Falls trip last year and with nice helmet cam and digital camera, he’s crafted some pretty cool pieces and also ran a trip blog.You can check out the video here http://youtu.be/p4GTmh91tRE and the blog account here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725446. Another couple of riders created youtube bits – here are a few:
John and Val – Photo Montage http://youtu.be/ITJvz8dKh1w
Hope you like them guys. Thanks for doing them – I think we’ll all remember that trip for a long long time! I’m en route now for the 2012 trip – I’m sure there will be equally amazing tales to tell in the coming weeks…
We enjoyed the life on the road and stayed in some awesome lodges – sometimes way out in the desert or on the banks of the Zambezi river and some right in the swamps – surrounded by crocodile and hippo.
The wildlife is always amazing. We were chased last year for a whole evening by bull elephants so we were pretty excited to be back in that area – the Caprivi strip! Again we visited ‘Joe’ the Crocodile Dundee of Zambia – were we were given a great opportunity to hold some baby crocs and stroke a 15ft man-eater! Yes, I did say stroke!
Working with our partners “Moto Aventures“, a highly experienced motorcycle adventure company (Su and Jon) we all had an absolutely amazing time and now we are bringing you the chance to ride this epic adventure again. Cape Town to Victoria Falls – or from Victoria Falls onward into East Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique, before heading inland back into South Africa – or join us for both at a discount!
The trip starts in August and will cover around 5,000 kilometres and 3 countries, in 16 days through Africa’s most amazing countryside. Across open plains, through dense bush-land, rain forest and barren desert – this is a truly awesome journey, the first leg ending in Zambia in September.
The second leg starts just a few days after and heads across to the east coast of Africa covering, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean and then south back into South Africa. The trip uses BMW bikes – a combination of GS 1200 Adventures, standard GS 1200′s and an option for the GS 650. Nobbly tyres by way of the awesome Mitas E10 and Garmin Zumo GPS’s and we’re off. We will also have room for partners or family who would rather be in one of the support vehicles. This means that they can get ahead of the riders and laze at the pool till the riders get in.
If you want to come – dont worry if you think it’s too hard – it’s certainly not an enduro – it’s sometimes challenging, but well within the reach of most riders. As part of the price we also include a two day off road course prior to the trip with the famous Dakar legend himself Simon Pavey. A great way to build your bike skills and meet other members of the trip – and Charley, Billy and Simon of course.