adventure motorcycle tours Africa
 

HEART OF AFRICA TOUR (South Africa, Zimbabwe & Mozambique)

 
BMW GS motorcycle tours South Africa Zimbabwe Zambia Namibia Mozambique Botswana
BMW GS motorcycle adventure South Africa Zimbabwe Zambia Namibia Mozambique Botswana
     

This 16 days extra-ordinary motorcycle adventure is not your average tour to Africa. With carefully chosen destinations that are not yet accessible by the masses and hand picked and carefully selected lodges, this tour provides an excellent opportunity to see what Africa is all about and experience this great continent first hand.

 

From South Africa's modern cities with thriving arts and dining scenes to the remoteness and wild life of Zimbabwe, and from the mightiest of water falls - Victoria Falls - to the pristine and relaxed beaches of Mozambique, you will enjoy every new experience this tour offers.

 

On this tour you will experience the astounding diversity and beautiful landscapes of South Africa. You will enjoy a safari scene that is unparalleled, stunning natural beauty, world-class birdlife and locals whose kindness make any trip unforgettable in Zimbabwe. In this beautiful and under rated country, you will also stand in awe of one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls and if you are lucky enough you can spot the Big Five in its national parks.

 

You will also experience colonial-style architecture and a long coastline of pristine beaches with swaying palms in the forgotten paradise of Mozambique with all its traditions, cultures, vibes and opportunities for adventure.

 

This tour begins and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa and offers travel through 3 of the most welcoming Southern African countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. You will cross 3 international borders on this tour including the most busy border in the continent which itself is an experience of its own.

 

The tour runs primarily on tar roads with about 5% to 10% of the route on gravel roads. While many roads are in very good conditions, but roads in remote areas could be in very bad shape with lots of potholes. The tours starts with a full day of off-road training offered by a BMW certified instructor to ensure the familiarity of each rider with their motorcycles and their ability to ride in most conditions.
 


 TOUR LEGEND

   
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Level
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Duration
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Motorcycle(s)
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Accommodation
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Guide

Support
Experienced 16 Days
15 Nights
BMW F700 GS
BMW R 1200 GS
Comfort Lodges
+ Guesthouses
English Speaking Chase vehicle
+ Driver

 

 

 D1 / Arrival to Johannesburg

 

Arrival to Johannesburg, check-in at hotel, attend the tour orientation session and meeting your fellow riders.

 D2 / Off-road training
 Distance: 80 km

 

Meet your motorcycle, and attend a full day of off-road training offered by a BMW certified instructor to enhance your ability of riding under many different conditions.

 D3 / Johannesburg to Musina
 
Distance: 530 km

 

Ride from Johannesburg up north to Polokwane to have lunch, then to the northernmost town in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Musina and spend the night in a lovely guesthouse before crossing the border into Zimbabwe.

 D4 / Musina to Bulawayo
 
Distance: 340 km

 

An early start to cross Beit Bridge border, the most busy border in Africa into Zimbabwe, and a ride to the beautiful city of Bulawayo passing by the edge of Matopo national park.

 D5 / Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
 
Distance: 440 km

 

Ride up further north and pass by Hwange national park (the third largest national park in Africa) on your way to the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site.

 D6 / Rest day in Victoria Falls
 
Distance: 0 km

 

Enjoy your first day of rest on this tour in this great destination with a huge number of activities that could make your day memorable. Your top attraction is a visit to Victoria Falls, while other activities you could do are bungee jumping, helicopter flights, river rafting or a boat cruise.

 D7 / Victoria Falls to Gweru
 
Distance: 540 km

 

After reaching the most northern part of the tour, head southeast to Gweru and lodge in a private national park where you can enjoy the wild life, and lion and elephant watching.

 D8 / Gweru to Manica
 
Distance: 460 km

 

After spending some great time in Zimbabwe it is now time for another border crossing at the end of the riding day into Mozambique, and another stay in a private national reserve where you could witness elephants, Zebras and other wild life just outside your room..

 D9 / Manica to Vilanculos
 
Distance: 480 km

 

Ride from Manica to Vilanculos through some great mountain passes and great gravel roads. Arrive to the pristine and turquoise beaches of the Indian ocean and enjoy a relaxed night right across the beach in this great destination.

 D10 / Rest day in Vilanculos
 
Distance: 0 km

 

Enjoy your rest day in Vilanculos, this soulful laid back town on the shore of the Indian ocean where you can enjoy the beach, or just a walk around town.

 D11 / Vilanculos to Inhambane
 
Distance: 290 km

 

Ride to one of the oldest settlements along the coast and explore this charming town with its faded colonial-style architecture and mixture of Arabic, Indian and African influences. Do multiple stops at local fruit stands by the side of the road and enjoy fresh fruits that were freshly cut off trees.

 D12 / Inhambane to Praia Do Bilene
 
Distance: 360 km

 

Continue on the coast of the Indian ocean to Praia Do Bilene, a small resort town sits on the large Uembje Lagoon, which is separated from the open sea by a narrow, sandy spit and dunes and enjoy your last day and stop in Mozambique.

 D13 / Praia Do Bilene to Hazyview
 
Distance: 390 km

 

Make your last border crossing as you return to South Africa and overnight in this little town that spreads out along Route 40 with no real centre. Hazyview is close to Kruger national.

 D14 / Rest day in Vilanculos
 
Distance: 0 km

 

Enjoy your last rest day on this tour and use it to go on a Safari to Kruger National Park, the best safari destination in South Africa. If you are lucky enough, you can witness all big 5, and a lot of other rare species.

 D15 / Hazyview to Johannesburg
 
Distance: 400 km

 

After spending some exciting time in the past two weeks, ride your last leg of this tour from Hazyview to Johannesburg where you pay farewell to your motorcycle and spend your last night in this bustling big city.

 D16 / Departure from Johannesburg

 

After a relaxing breakfast at your lodge/hotel, pay farewell to your fellow riders, and have a safe trip home

 

 

 TOUR SCHEDULES / RATES

Rider

Pillion

Passenger

 
 11 - 26 May 2019 USD 7,200 USD 5,450 USD 6,200 Book Now

 9 - 24 November 2019

USD 7,250

USD 5,500

USD 6,250

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 8 - 23 May 2020 USD 7,700 USD 5,950 USD 6,700 Book Now
 13 - 28 November 2020 USD 7,750 USD 6,000 USD 6,750 Book Now

* prices are subject to slightly change based on current ZAR , Z$ and MZN to USD exchange rates.

* Security deposit / insurance excess: USD 2,750 per motorcycle


INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE:

  • - Late model BMW F 700 GS motorcycle rental.

  • - Accommodation for 15 nights in hand picked lodges and guesthouses based on double room occupancy.

  • - Breakfast and dinners at lodges/guesthouses.

  • - Refueling during the entire tour.

  • - Road tolls (where applicable).

  • - Professional tour leader/guide on a motorcycle.

  • - Support and mechanical services.

  • - Support vehicle.

  • - Official t-shirts.

  • - Vehicle border crossing fees.

  • - Training course for one day by an official BMW instructor.

  • - Cost of any special permits for the entire route.

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OTHER AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 
Upgrade to BMW F800 GS  motorcycle + USD 400

Upgrade to BMW 1200 GS  motorcycle

+ USD 750

Upgrade to single room in lodges and guesthouses

+ USD 800


 
     
motorcycle adventure tours Africa
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