Sama Tours


36 Day Kilimanjaro to Cape  Town Tour


36 Days

Epic Adventure Through 6 African Countries

South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and Tanzania 

At a Glance

Dates: 01 July- 03 August 2024 | July 2025

Start: Cape Town, South Africa End: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Mileage: +-8,000km

Countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

Daily Distance

Daily Distance: 200- 660 km (Avg of 500km)

Road Surfaces: 95% Tar, 5% Good hard packed Gravel

Rest Day: 21 Riding days, 11 Rest/Safari days

Difficulty: Intermediate

Petrol: Not Included

Accomodation: 3-4 Star Lodges, Hotels, Bungalows

36 Day Tour: This tour from Kilimanjaro to Cape Town is set to be an amazing adventure!

This epic adventure tour will take you on an 8,500km ride from Kilimanjaro all the way to Cape Town at the Southern Most Tip of Africa- Along the way you will ride through 6 African Countries including:  Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho.

Route Summary

The tour starts off with  a magical Island stay on the Spice Island of  Zanzibar, we then ride the foothills of Kilimanjaro, enjoy a 3 Day Safari into Ngorogoro, and Serengeti National Parks, and ride down through the eastern highlands of Tanzania all the way to Lake Malawi.

After Exploring the Lake from North to South we visit South Luangwa National Park in Zambia to see the elusive leopard in the wild, marvel at the breathtaking Victoria Falls, cruise down the Chobe River on a Big 5 Safari, visit the ancient Salt Pans of Botswana and ride bikers paradise in South Africa, enjoying an epic safari into Kruger National Park

Our next stop is Mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho, known as the Alps of Africa where you will get to enjoy a beer at the highest Pub in Africa! Next up, we ride the world famous Garden Route, full of epic mountain passes, followed by a safari into Addo Elephant National ParkOn our last couple of days we ride all the way to the Southern Most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas and enjoy over 200 km’s of breathtaking sea cliff roads all the way into Cape Town.

This is the Ultimate Motorcycle adventure!

Day 0
Arrive in Zanzibar, Tanzania- Bonus Night
Day 1
Zanzibar Relax Day
Day 2
Day Tour of Stone Town and Flight to Kilimanjaro
Day 3
Arusha to Karatu
Day 4
Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater (Day 1)
Day 5
 Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater (Day 2)
Day 6
 Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater (Day 3)
Day 7
Karatu to Dodoma
Day 8
Dodoma to Iringa
Day 9
Iringa to Mbeya Coffee Farm
Day 10
Mbeya Coffee Farm to Koronga, Malawi
Day 11
Korona to Lake Ngala Lodge
Day 12
Rest Day Lake Malawi
Day 13
Ngala to South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Day 14
Rest Day with Safaris into South Luangwa
Day 15
South Luangwa to Chipata
Day 16
Chipata to Lusaka
Day 17
Lusaka to Victoria Falls, Zambia
Day 18
Victoria Falls Rest Day and Helicopter flight
Day 19
Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park, Botswana
Day 20
Chobe to Makgadigadi Pans Nata
Day 21
Nata to Tuli Block
Day 22
Tuli Block to Magoebaskloof, South Africa
Day 23
Magoebaskloof- Panorama Route- Hazyview
Day 24
Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
Day 25
Hazyview to Clarens
Day 26
Clarens- Drakensberg- Sani Pass
Day 27
Rest Day and 4 x 4 trip up Sani Pass
Day 28
Sani Pass to East London
Day 29
East London to Addo Elephant Park
Day 30
Addo to Tsitsikamma
Day 31
Tsitsikamma- Knysna- Oudtshoorn
Day 32
Oudtshoorn Rest Day
Day 33
Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas
Day 34
Cape Agulhas to Cape Winelands
Day 35
Cape Winelands- Cape Point- Cape Town
Day 36
End of Tour

Day 0- Arrive in Zanzibar
Welcome to Tanzania. You can arrive at the Zanzibar International Airport at any time today as the official start of the tour is only the next day. A representative from Sama Tours will be waiting at the airport to take you to your hotel in the North of Zanzibar. Relax and enjoy the colorful culture and white sandy beaches of the “Spice Island”

Welcome to Paradise

Day 01- Welcome Dinner and Beach day
Highlights: Relaxation in Zanzibar
We believe that the best way to get over jet lag and a long haul flight is to relax in paradise. Today you are free to do just that. Why not book yourself a spa treatment or just relax on a sun lounger, drink in hand with beautiful ocean views. For the more energetic there are lots of optional activities on offer including Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village tours or Motorcycle rental, and more. Tonight you will meet your fellow bike travelers at our official Welcome Dinner (Meals Included: B,D)

Zanzibar in a tropical paradise with world-class diving

Day 2- Tour of Stone Town and Flight to Kilimanjaro
Highlights: Stone Town Tour
This morning we are up bright and early to make our way to Stone Town. We enjoy a tour through the narrow winding streets of Zanzibar’s capital, taking the time to visit the spice markets and learn about Zanzibar’s history. If time allows we will enjoy a rooftop Lunch, before boarding a flight to Kilimanjaro. Look out for views of the highest mountain in AFRICA as our plane lands in Arusha. (B,L,D)

Enjoy a tour of the Exotic Stone Town

Day 3- Arusha to Karatu (+- 250km)
Highlights: Tanzanian Safari Circuit
Today is our first day on the motorcycles. After an early breakfast and a short orientation, we depart for Karatu, right in the heart of Tanzania’s Safari Circuit. Karatu is situated on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater and surrounded by National Parks and Wildlife. We enjoy a night in a wonderful African Lodge as we prepare for our up-coming Safari  (Meals Included: B, L, D )

Only 8,500km to go to Cape Town

Day 4 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (0-250km)
Highlights: Africa’s Best Wildlife experience
Today we are up bright and early to start our 3 day/2 Night Safari into the spectacular Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks. The Serengeti is world-renowned for its large lion population and its one of the best places in Africa to view a pride of Lion in the wild. Approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found here. There are several diverse habitats, including riverine forests, swamps, kopjes, grasslands, and woodlands. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos are some of the commonly found large mammals in the region. Tonight, we sleep in a luxurious camp in the middle of the wild plains- fall asleep to the sound of lions roaring in the distance. (B,L,D)

Prepare yourself for an amazing East African Safari

Day 5 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (DAY 2)
Highlights: Wildlife and Masai Village visit

Up with the sun, we once again have a full day to explore the wild plains of the Serengeti. Mid-morning we arrive back at Camp to have a delicious “Bush” brunch. Today we visit a traditional Masai homestead to see how the indigenous people of the Serengeti live in harmony with the wild animals who share their land. You will get to meet the locals and see their fascinating Jumping Dance. In the late afternoon we will venture out of camp again to enjoy another Game Drive to see nocturnal animals in their natural Habitat. (B,L,D)

Masai Jumping Dance (Adamu)

Day 6– Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 3)
Highlights: Ngorongoro Crater

Today is a major highlight of the Safari as we drive down into Ngorongoro Crater. This caldera is 610 meters deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers. 25,000 large mammals live within this crater, making for unbelievable wildlife viewing in a confined area. After an amazing morning of wildlife viewing, we head back to our lodge, where our motorcycles are waiting for the next leg of this exciting motorcycle adventure! (B,L,D)

A friendly elephant comes to say hello

Day 7 Karatu to Dodoma (+-410km)
Highlights: Riding Tanzania
Today we ride South to Tanzania’s official capital city- Dodoma. Our hotel is situated in the midst of the hustle and bustle- a welcome oasis with a pool, bar, and restaurant (B, L, D)

Local Masai in Tanzania

Day 8 Dodoma to Iringa (+-266km)
Highlights: Scenic Mountain passes

Today’s ride is very scenic and as we ride up and over several beautiful mountain ranges and enjoy the scenery of rural Tanzania. In the early afternoon we will arrive at the “Old Farm House” this is an Iconic stop on the African overland route. We spend the night on a working farm that is run by a local family who will amaze you with their hospitality and home-cooked food. (B,L,D)

Southern Highlands on Tanzania

Day 9  Iringa to Mbeya Coffee Farm (+- 162km)
Highlights: Mbeya Coffee Farm

Today we travel further South through to the edge of the Great East African Rift Valley, where we spend the night on a working coffee farm! Here the farm comes alive in June and July when it is harvesting time.  We will arrive in the late afternoon- but there should still be time to enjoy a coffee tour and taste the Untengule coffee. (B,L,D)

Coffee Cherry’s being Handpicked

Day 10- Mbeya to Koronga, Malawi (+- 500 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi

After an early breakfast, we ride way down through the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and into Malawi where we will get our first glimpse of Lake Malawi- “The Lake of Stars” the third largest lake in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world. The tropical waters are reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than those of any other body of fresh water on Earth, making it a top diver location. Tonight we spend our first night in Malawi right on the Lakeshore with views of the beautiful Azure waters (Meals Included B, L, D)

Lake Malawi Fisherman getting ready for some night fishing

Day 11- Koronga to Ngala Beach Resort (+- 300 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi

Today we enjoy more riding through Malawi as we head south along the lake to Ngala Beach. There are bicycles everywhere and you will see the friendly Malawian people going about their daily lives, selling fresh produce at the market, and displaying their daily catch. You will see thousands of kids walking to school. We should arrive early and you can spend the afternoon enjoying lake activities- take out a paddle ski for free, play a game of beach volleyball, enjoy the local birdlife or enjoy a lake swim/ cruise on the Temba Tumba  (Meals Included B, L, D)

Ngala Beach Lodge

Day 12- Rest Day Ngala (+- 0-50 km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi

Enjoy a rest day on the shores of this beautiful lake. There are many water-based activities to partake in, including diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, or a day trip on an African Sail Boat (dhow.) There is also fishing available, or you could buy a Chambo fish, (unique to the lake) and get the Chef at our lodge to barbeque it for you…YUM!  During the day we also go on a tour of the local fishing village, an eye-opening experience. This truly is a magical place! (Meals included: B, D)

Lake Malawi- the Lake of stars!

Day 13- Ngala to South Luangwa National Park, Zambia (+-500km)
Highlights: Welcome to Zambia

Today we make our way into Zambia and up to: South Luangwa National Park- an icon in Zambia. We sleep at a wildlife camp on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia. South Luangwa National Park is a world-famous safari destination and offers some of the best wildlife viewings in Africa!  Our Lodge is situated right in the wild and we often have elephants walking right through the camp! (B,L,D)

South Luangwa National Park

Day 14- Rest Day and Safari Luangwa National Park
Highlights: Incredible Wildlife at Luangwa

We have the whole day free to relax and enjoy this unique African wilderness. We enjoy an early morning game safari or game walk into South Luangwa Park. Luangwa has a very dense population of Leopards. With one leopard per 4km squared, your chances of seeing this elusive wild cat are really good!  Back at the lodge, we have the rest of the day free to relax. In the late afternoon, there is another optional safari into the park   (B, L, D)

South Luangwa has the highest concentration of Leopards in Africa

Day 15- South Luangwa to Chipata (+-136km)
Highlights: Wildlife Safari
We don’t have far to ride today so we enjoy leisurely breakfast before making our way through the Zambian countryside to Chipata. Enjoy meeting the local Zambians as they travel along the route on their trusty bicycles. We often stop here to give out soccer balls to the local kids who absolutely love seeing the motorcycles (B,L,D)

Local Zambians

Day 16- Chipata to Lusaka (+- 575 km)
Highlights: Riding Zambia

We are officially halfway through the tour. You will already have seen so much, with even more to look forward too. We depart Chipata early and ride through Zambia to our lodge for the night which is situated in Zambia’s buzzing metropolis and capital city, Lusaka.  (Meals included: B,L,D)

Ox Wagon Zambia

Day 17- Lusaka to Victoria Falls, Livingstone (+- 478 km)
Highlights: Victoria Falls

Today is a major highlight of the trip. It is a long ride through Zambia- but at the end of the day you will be rewarded with views of the awe-Inspiring Victoria Falls (Known to locals as “the Smoke the Thunders”) In the late afternoon we will arrive at our resort hotel, located right on the edge of the Falls. If we arrive early enough you can enjoy a stroll along the pathways surrounding the falls, sharing the amazing views of tumbling water with inquisitive baboons playing in the spray from the falls (Meals included: B, L, D)

Victoria Falls- the Smoke that Thunders!

Day 18- Rest Day Victoria Falls
Highlights: Victoria Falls Rest Day, Helicopter Flight

You have the whole day free to enjoy all the activities that Victoria Falls has on offer. Included in the tour is a Helicopter flight over the falls (This is known as The Flight of Angels and is the best way to see the Falls). Other optional activities include: canoeing down the Zambezi, riding elephants, or enjoying river rafting on the mighty Zambezi. There are also tours available where you can swim either above or below the tumbling waters of the falls! (Meals: B, D)

The Flight of Angels- included in Tour Price

Day 19- Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park (+- 100 km)
Highlights: Sunset Boat Safari in Chobe National Park

It is a short ride from Zambia into Botswana where we will get to Chobe National Park in the early afternoon. Our Luxury African Lodge is situated right on the Chobe River. This afternoon we embark on a Boat Safari- this is the only place in the world where you can enjoy a BIG 5 Safari by boat. On the boat cruise, you will literally see 1000’s of elephants playing in the reeds and mud pools. If you are lucky you might even see Elephants swimming across the river. Hippos and crocodiles are also an exciting sighting- get your cameras ready (Meals included: B, L, D)

Big 5 Boat Safari on the Chobe River

Day 20- Chobe National Park to Makgadigadi Salt Pans (+- 330km)
Highlights: Afternoon Safari onto the Makgadigadi Salt Pans

Botswana is probably the wildest country that we ride through. There are no fences around Nature Reserves and as we ride south through the country, we are likely to see Elephants feeding on the side of the road!! We will arrive in Nata in the late afternoon and embark on a Safari out on to the Makgadigadi Salt Pans. It is interesting to see the beautiful salt pans that form part of the largest Salt Pan in the world. (Meals included: B, L, D)

Elephant spotted on the road in Botswana

Day 21- Makgadigadi Salt Pans to the Tuli Block (+- 450km)
Highlights: Tuli Block, African Dances

Heading further South, we make our way down to the Botswana/South Africa border. Tonight, we sleep on the Limpopo River (Full of Crocodiles and Hippos) and enjoy a dinner in the beautiful African Boma. Fall asleep listening to the great sounds of the African night- Lions roaring in the distance.  (Meals included: B, L, D

Botswana Dancers

Day 22- Tuli Block  to Magoebaskloof, South Africa (+- 317km)
Highlights: Magoebaskloof Mountain heaven

It is a short ride to the South African border. You will see that South Africa is very much a “1st world, 3rd world country” with great quality roads and good infrastructure. We make our way to Magoebaskloof, a little misty town up in the mountains. There is a lot to do at the hotel. You can take a walk to the waterfall, spotting birds and Samango Monkeys along the way or you can chill out at the Phoenix and Fireman Pub! (Meals Included: B, L, D)

Magoebaskloof Mountains

Day 23- Magoebaskloof to Hazyview via the Panorama Route (+- 250km)
Highlights: Twisty Roads, Waterfalls, Magical Views Sites

Today we make our way down into Mpumalanga (an area known to Local Bikers as “Motorcycle Paradise”) the roads here are beautiful and curvy, and there are so many great viewpoints, rock formations, and waterfalls along the way. The route includes stops at Bourkes luck potholes, The Three Rondavels, and Gods Window. We will arrive in Hazyview in the Late Afternoon.  (Meals: B, L, D)

Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga

Day 24- Hazyview Rest Day and Half Day Safari into Kruger National Park
Highlights: Kruger National Park
Today we will bid goodbye to the motorcycles and board a game viewing Safari vehicle which will transport us into the Kruger National Park. This world-famous wildlife reserve is home to the BIG 5 and is roughly the size of a small country. The vastness of the park allows ample opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat. We will have the whole morning to spot lions, elephants, birds, and many different species of animals. In the Afternoon there is an optional motorcycle ride over the Famous “Long Tom Pass”- a must for anyone who likes to ride twisties!!! (Meals: B, L)

Safari into Kruger National Park

Day 25- Hazyview to Clarens (+-600km)
Highlights: Golden Gate National Park

Today is a long ride through the interior of South Africa. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Clarens. This is a small arty town on the outskirts of Golden Gate National Park surrounded by beautiful sandstone cliffs. Clarens is an artist’s paradise: poets, painters, and sculptures’ from all over the world come to Clarens to witness its famous GOLDEN Sunsets. Spend the late afternoon wandering around the craft shops and have dinner in one of the numerous restaurants in town. Clarens also has its very own brewery where you can taste some local beers and ciders (Meals Included: B, L, D)

Golden Gate National Park

Day 26- Clarens to Sani Pass Hotel (+-435km)
Highlights: Drakensberg Mountains, Rolling green hills

Today’s ride is unbelievably scenic. We ride down through the Golden Gate National Park. This park is made up of sandstone cliffs, with scenic rock formations. Watch out for Antelope and vervet monkeys crossing the road- you’re in the wild here! We spend the rest of the day riding through the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and arrive at the Sani Pass Hotel in the late afternoon.. (Meals included: B, L, D)

The Beautiful Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 27- Rest Day  Sani Pass (0-50km)
Highlights: The infamous Sani Pass  and a 4 x 4 Tour

Today we have a rest day at the Sani Pass hotel. We have included a 4 x 4 trip up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho (A small mountainous country completely surrounded by South Africa). For those that are very experienced at Dirt Riding- you will be able to do this tour on their motorcycles, but for those that are not too confident and wives/nonriding partners, a 4 x 4 escort will be arranged. Sani Pass is a very technical ride with hairpin bends, rocky sections, and vertical drop-offs. Once in Lesotho (Passport required), we will enjoy a visit to a Local Lesotho Village where you can taste some local beer and later we enjoy a meal at the “Highest Pub in Africa” before returning to the Sani Pass Hotel for the Night. (Meals: B,L,D)

Sani Pass

Day 28- Sani Pass to East London (450 km)
Highlights: Cintsa Beach
Leaving the rolling hills of the Drakensberg behind, we make our way through the Eastern Cape To our lodge just outside of East London. Tonight, we sleep right on one of the most beautiful surfing beaches in the country. We enjoy an amazing meal and fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing below us.  (Meals: B,L,D)

Cintsa Beach

Day 29- East London to Addo Elephant National Park (+- 400 km)
Highlights: Addo Elephant National Park
Today we make our way through the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape, stopping in to see the Giant Pineapple in Bathurst. In the early afternoon, we will arrive at the Addo Elephant National Park- home to Africa’s famous BIG 5. Later we will embark on a sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle. Addo is famous for its large herds of elephants (Meals: B, L, D)

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 30- Addo to Tsitsikamma (+- 250 km)
Highlights: Garden Route National Park

Today we follow the coastal route to the start of the famous Garden Route. We ride into the Tsitsi¬kamma National Park and sleep in wooden cabins overlooking Storms River Mouth. You will have the whole afternoon free to explore this beautiful National Park. Storms River is the start of our famous “Otter Trail” and you can walk part of the hike down to the breath-taking suspension bridges between the sea cliffs. Enjoy an evening spent in this very unique camp overlooking the Indian Ocean. (B,L,D)

Suspension bridges @ Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 31- Tsitsikamma- Knysna- Oudtshoorn  (+- 260km)
Highlights: Knysna Heads, Garden Route Mountain Passes

Today we ride the world-famous Garden Route. Our firsts top is the spectacular Bloukrans Gorge. Bloukrans is home to the world Highest Bungee Jump (216 Meters of pure Adrenalin). Next up we ride into Knysna and marvel at the beautiful Knysna Heads. From here, riders can either take the dirt or tar route to Oudtshoorn. Both options include unbelievable views and the spectacular mountain roads that the Garden Route is known for. We will arrive in Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of South Africa, in the late afternoon. This will be our home for the next two nights. (B,L,D)

Riding breathtaking mountain passes

Day 32- Oudtshoorn Rest Day
Highlights:  Ostrich farms, Cango Caves and spectacular mountain passes

Today is a rest day- but there is so much to see and do. We will have a guided tour of the Cango Caves with its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites and a tour of a working Ostrich farm, where you will get to feed, touch and hug Ostriches. For those that would like to do some more exciting dirt riding there will be an optional ride over the famous Swartberg Pass. This is a bucket list ride for Adventure Bikers the world over. This Afternoon, relax and enjoy the warm Karoo Hospitality that this area is known for. This evening we will be treated to a traditional Ostrich Braai (BBQ) that will tantalize your taste buds. (B, D)

Feeding Ostriches in the Garden Route

Day 33- Oudtshoorn to  Cape Agulhas (350km)
Highlights: Route 62, Folding Mountain Passes, The Southern Most Tip of Africa

Today we ride Route 62. The road winds through the Swartberg Mountains and beautiful foothills in their valleys. We make our way down to Cape Agulhas- the Southernmost tip of Africa at 34° S and 20° E. Here the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic ocean meet the warm Indian ocean, creating a turbulent mixture of untamed beauty. There is always a party at Cape Agulhas, as we celebrate reaching the most southern point of Africa- there are great photo opportuni¬ties at the Southernmost tip! (B,L,D)

Cape Agulhas- the Southern Most Tip of Africa

Day 34- Cape Agulhas- Hermanus- Cape Winelands
Highlights: Cape Winelands and Franschoek Mountains

Today we make our way to Cape Winelands. En- Route we will stoop in at Hermanus, the whale watching capital of South Africa, and also at Bettys Bay where we will get up close to penguins living on the beach. The Cape Winelands is a beautiful landscape of vineyards, mountains, and fruit farms. The riding is also world-class with some exciting mountain passes. Tonight we will sleep in the heart of the Winelands and enjoy some local wine tasting. (B,L,D)

The Breathtaking Cape Winelands

Day 35- Cape Winelands- Cape Point- Cape Town (+- 300 km)
Highlights: Explore the beautiful coastal roads and attractions of Cape Town

Today we make our way to Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City. Today is the highlight of the trip as there are beautiful coastal views with twisting roads cut into the sea cliffs virtually all the way. We start the day with a ride to the “Simonstown”- a working navy base. After that, we make our way to Cape Point- the most South-westerly point of Africa (with views of the Cape Peninsula). Next up we ride the famous Chapman’s peak drive past False Bay and then head over Signal hill into Cape Town, where we celebrate the end of an amazing tour at one of Cape Town’s best restaurants. What a ride!  (Meals included B, L, D)

Riding Miles of Coastal Roads

Day 35- End of Tour (+- 0-50 km)
Sadly, your tour of South Africa has come to an end. We guarantee that you will take home loads of awesome photographs and fond memories of Southern Africa and the warm people you have met. Transfers will be arranged to the airport.

Cape Town is such a beautiful city and is really worth staying for a few extra nights after the tour- there is so much to see and do including Cable Car Rides up Table Mountain, Robben Island trips to see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 26 years and wine tasting tours to sample our famous South African wines.

2024 Pricing

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Price Includes:

36  Days Motorcycle Rental
36 Nights’ Accommodation in 3-4 Star Lodges, hotels or Beach Bungalows
36 Breakfasts, 29 Lunches, and 35 Dinners
Tour Guide on a Motorcycle
Back up vehicle to carry Luggage and a spare motorcycle
Qualified Paramedic accompanying the group in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and BotswanaActivities are included as follows:
3 Day, 2 Night Safari into Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park– Tented camps
One way flight from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro
Walking Tour of Stone Town, Zanzibar
Tour of Malawian Fishing Village
2 x Safaris into South Luangwa National Park
Entrance to Victoria Falls View Site
Helicopter Flight Victoria Falls (The Flight of Angels)
Safari into Chobe National Park by boat
Makgadigadi Salt Pan Game Drive
Safari into Kruger National Park
4 x 4 Tour up Sani Pass into Lesotho
Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Ostrich Farm Visit
Cango Caves tour
Tour Of Cape Point Peninsula
Wine Tasting in Franschhoek
Transfers From Zanzibar International Airport and to the Cape Town International Airport
Bottled Water, Tea, coffee and Snacks
Detailed Guide Book
Map of Southern Africa
Sama T-shirt
All Taxes
Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance (Less Excess)
Tour Price does Include:

Petrol (Your local Payment will cover this)
Cross border and Visa fees (Your local Payment will cover this)
Domestic and International flights
Items of a personal nature
All items not mentioned in “Price includes”
All meals and drinks other than those specified in “Price includes”
All Entrance fees other than those specified in “Price includes”
Plus a local Payment:
Local Payment per Rider:  $1 350
Local Payment Pillion $390

What is the local Payment?
After years of traveling through Southern Africa- we found that our clients don’t like Hidden Costs. Therefore we have tried to make our tours as all-inclusive as possible. We include 90% of the meals, all the accommodation, and enough activities and safaris to create lifetime memories.
Unfortunately, when you have to deal with 6 or more border crossings, you end up paying a lot of money for cross border fees and Visa’s which need to be paid for in cash. In most countries petrol can also only be paid for in cash, so we decided not to include the petrol and cross border fees in the tour price, as we have found its better for everybody to carry a small amount of money on them, than for our tour guides to carry around suitcases full of cash.

This local payment is the cash you should have on hand to cover the costs of the border crossings, visas, petrol, and the 1 Dinner and 7 Lunches that we have not included in the tour price.
There is no need to bring the full amount with you on the first day and hand it to the tour guide- you can draw it out of ATM’s and swop money as you go along on the tour. You will get a guide of how much is needed for each country and border crossing and the tour guide will point out atm’s and “Bureau de change’s” en-route


The F 750 GS is easy to handle and masters even rough terrain admirably.

853cc | 57 kW (77 hp) at 7,500 rpm |

Seat Height: 815mm
Low Version: 760mm
Low Seat: 790mm

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The F 850 GS is ready for everything that may come its way. In particular on alternating terrain, it offers you safety and comfort with a variety of features – and plenty of riding enjoyment.

853cc | 70 kW (95 hp) at 8,250 rpm

Seat Height: 860mm
Low Version: 805mm
Low Seat: 835mm

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Fast curve changes, gravel shooting up, endless tours: With the R 1250 GS, you decide what your adventure will look like. Its continuously optimised technology and extensive equipment will take you safely, dynamically and comfortably over any route.

1254cc |100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Seat Height: 850/870 mm
Low Version: 800/820mm
Low seat: 820/840mm

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The R 1250 GS Adventure is at home in the world. No destination is too far for it, no underground is alien to it. On the road, off-road and back again. Even if you don’t know what terrain to expect along the way, you can rely on your bike down to the smallest detail. With the R 1250 GS Adventure, you can now enjoy long distances even more intensely. Comfortably and safely. Always ready for a few extra miles – and miles with that little extra.

1254cc |100 kW (136 HP) at 7,750 rpm

Seat Height: 890/910mm

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This tour includes 33 Nights of 3-4 Star Accomodation

Every night you will have your own Private room with an ensuite bathroom. You can choose to share with your partner or another rider on the tour. Otherwise you can select our “Single Supplement” to get your own room throughout the tour.

All Accommodation has been handpicked by Sama Tours- we only use high-standard accommodation in good locations. We love African Lodges, Boutique Hotels and BnB’s, or places that have a good atmosphere, exceptional staff, and all the modern amenities. 


Tour Difficulty


This tour is an “Expedition” and has some challenging aspects. We recommend only doing this tour if you are a seasoned rider. Conditions in Malawi and Tanzania can be rough with lots of traffic, potholes, and livestock on the road. You need to be a confident rider. We recommend being bike-fit as there are some longer days in the saddle (up to 8 hours of Riding) needed to cover over 8,000km Through Africa. However, rest days are scheduled regularly to give the tour a good balance. The border crossings can also be long and frustrating, so patience is key.

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