SAMA MOTORCYCLE TOURS
33 Day Cape to Kilimanjaro Tour

SOUTHERN AFRICA

33 Day epic Motorcycle Adventure through 6 African countries

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

The Cape to Kilimanjaro tour is an unrivaled motorcycle adventure that is not offered commercially by any other motorcycle touring company in Southern Africa.

The tour covers 8,000km, travels through 6 African countries, visits several of the best wildlife parks in the world and Iconic destinations such as Victoria Falls, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar Island and the foothills of Kilimanjaro

33 Day Motorcycle Tour Kilimanjaro
QUICK ITINERARY

Day 0: Arrive in South Africa
Transfer to your hotel in Cape Town- Welcome to Africa!

Day 1: Cape Town- Cape Point- Cape Agulhas
Ride over 200km of coastal roads, visiting Cape Point, Chapmans peak and Simons town along the way

Day 2: Cape Agulhas to Citrusdal
Enjoy some more great riding followed by a soak in Natural Hot Springs at "The Baths"

Day 3: Citrusdal to Springbok
Ride into the Northern Cape and sleep in a "one horse town" in the Desert

Day 4: Sprinkbok to Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Ride exciting Gravel roads to the 3rd Largest Canyon in the world- Fish River Canyon

Day 5: Fish River Canyon Rest Day
Hike, Bike or relax at Canyon lodge surrounded by beautiful boulders and desert landscapes

Day 6: Fish River Canyon to Lake Oanob
Spend the evening on a natural lake surrounded by African Game

Day 7: Lake Oanob to Swakopmund
Ride North to the Golden Sand dunes of the Skeleton Coast and  Swakopmund 

Day 8: Rest Day Swakopmund
Quad biking, Hot Air ballooning, optional rides- there is so much to do in Namibia's Adventure Capital

Day 9: Swakopmund to Etosha National Park
Ride the North of Namibia to the Etosha Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 10: Etosha Pans Rest Day
Enjoy a BIG 5 Safari into the park followed by an afternoon relaxing in style at our African Lodge

Day 11: Etosha to Okavango Delta
Ride Through Namibia's Caprivi Strip and sleep in the Okavango Panhandle

Day 12: Okavango Rest Day
Enjoy an African Canoe trip on the Delta, spotting hippos and crocodiles

Day 13: Okavango to Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
Ride to the "Widest Waterfall in the world" at Victoria Falls- your home for the next 3 nights

Day 14: Victoria Falls Rest Day
Rest day to explore the falls- Fly above, swim below or walk along the edge of the falls- the options are endless

Day 15: Day trip to Chobe National Park, Botswana
Enjoy a Game Drive into the Reserve and Cruise along the Chobe River, this is elephant paradise!

Day 16: Victoria Falls to Lusaka, Zambia
Ride through Zambian Country Side

Day 17: Lusaka to Chipata
The more North you ride  the wilder it gets. The roads are busy and lined with people

Day 18: Chipata to South Luangwa National Park
Get ready to see Leopards in the wild on a once in a lifetime safari into Luangwa NP

Day 19: South Luangwa Rest Day
Enjoy a full day of relaxation and amazing wildlife viewing

Day 20: South Luangwa to Lake Malawi
We finally arrive on the shores of the 3rd largest lake in Africa, known as the Lake of Stars

Day 21: Lake Malawi  Rest Day
Enjoy a fishing village tour, relax  on the beach, snorkel or scuba dive and feast on local seafood

Day 22: Lake Malawi to Karonga
Journey to the Northern Tip of Lake Malawi

Day 23: Karonga to Mbeya Coffee Farm, Tanzania
Time to enjoy the best coffee in Africa with stunning views of the coffee plantation

Day 24: Mbeya to Iringa
Enjoy another stay on a beautiful working farm in Rural Tanzania

Day 25: Iringa to Dodoma
Ride the Eastern Highland of Tanzania to the capital city of Dodoma

Day 26: Dodoma to Karatu
Today we reach our African Lodge on the edge of Ngorogoro Crater

Day 27:Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 1)
Swop two wheels for four and enjoy a safari into the famous Serengeti National Park

Day 28: Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 2)
Another day of wildlife activities followed by a tour of a Masai Village

Day 29: Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 3)
Today we journey down into Ngorogoro Crater- one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa

Day 30: Karatu to Arusha (Kilimanjaro)
Ride to Arusha at the Base of African Largest mountain- Kilimanjaro

Day 31: Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Fly  to the Spice Island of Zanzibar, enjoy a walking tour of magical Stone Town

Day 32: Rest Day Zanzibar
Enjoy Beach activities, have a massage, enjoy or snorkelling or go diving. Tonight we celebrate the end of an amazing tour

Day 33: End of Tour
Transfer to Airport will be arranged. You may however wish to book a few more nights in beach paradise

Add on Tours: You can also book an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro, or spend a few days in Nairobi visiting the Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is another exciting option. Please contact us for more information on these add on tours.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 0: Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa. Today is a bonus night, so you can arrive anytime as the tour only officially the next day. Cape Town is such a beautiful city with so much to see and do that we are sure you would enjoy a couple of extra days in the city before the tour starts to ride the cable car up Table Mountain, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years or go wine tasting in the Cape Winelands. Your hotel for the night is situated at the V&A Waterfront and tonight we enjoy a  tour briefing and fill out all the paperwork followed by a welcome dinner (D)


Table Mountain, Cape Town

Day 01- Cape Town- Cape Point – Cape Agulhas (+-352km)
Highlights: Cape Point, Chapman's Peak, Bettys Bay Penguins, Coastal Roads, Cape Agulhas.

We start off our tour of Africa with one of the most scenic rides you will ever take- over Chapman's peak all the way to Cape Point Peninsula. From here we ride coastal roads all the way through Simons Town to Betty's Bay where we stop to see African penguins chilling on the beach. Next up we journey to the Southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas! This is the symbolic starting point for our trip all the way up to Kilimanjaro .(Meals included: B,L,D)


The Southern Most Point of Africa

Day 02- Cape Agulhas to Ceres (+-300km)
Highlights: Cape Winelands, Hot Springs

Today we make our way up through the beautiful wine lands of Cape Town and into the Cederberg mountains to Ceres. En-route we will stop in the gorgeous small town of Franschoek (French Corner) in the Cape Winelands for Lunch. Tonight, the resort we are staying at has numerous hot pools to choose from all fed from the local springs--- a great way to relax after a long day of motorcycle riding! (Meals: B,L,D)

Enjoy a hot soak in natural hot springs

Day 03- Ceres to Springbok (+-500km)
Highlights: Riding Namaqualand

The scenery changes drastically as we make our way even further north through the Northern Cape towards Namibia. Tonight, we sleep in Springbok, a one-horse town right in the center of the Namaqualand flower region- unfortunately there are no wild flowers in July, however Springbok is known for its peace and tranquility- tonight we will be staying at a Lodge- where you are guaranteed to “Find the magic in Namaqualand….” Because Springbok is literally in the middle of nowhere, the stargazing is phenomenal, so relax and enjoy the constellations. (B,L,D)


Magical Namaqualand

Day 04- Springbok to Fish River Canyon (+-320km)
Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Namibia’s Wild Southern Region

Today we make our way to Africa’s largest canyon- “The Fish River Canyon”. This canyon is 160km long and up to 27 km wide and 550m deep in some places. The views over this canyon will take your breath away! Tonight, we sleep in the desert at a beautiful lodge designed around the natural boulder formations in the area. Welcome to the wild west! (B,L,D)


Good Gravel Roads in Namibia

Day 05 - Fish River Canyon Rest Day (0-50km)
Highlights: Fish River Canyon, Canon Lodge

Today we enjoy a rest day at the Fish River Canyon. We take our bikes on a wonderful ride through the desert to see the Fish River Canyon in all its glory. You have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy all the optional activities in the Park including hikes, donkey rides and much more. (Meals: B,D)

Fish River Canyon Viewsite

Day 06- Fish River Canyon to Lake Oanob (+-550km)
Highlights: Lake Oanob

We make our way up through Namibia to Lake Oanob. Our Lodge for the evening is built on the banks of the very scenic Oanob Dam. Majestic mountains are set on fire by spectacular sunsets. From your patio, you can see the reflections of the moon and stars on the lake. 6,200 ha of unspoiled nature provides the perfect haven for an abundance of free roaming game. Relax and unwind in this beautiful setting.  (Meals: B,L,D)


Lake Oanob

Day 07- Lake Oanob to Swakopmund (+-458km)
Highlights: Swakopmund, Sand Dunes, Germany colonial architecture

Leaving early, we travel through Namibia to Swakopmund, situated on the ATLANTIC Ocean. As we get closer to Swakopmund, arid desert turns into Beautiful gigantic Golden Sand Dunes. Swakopmund is famous for Sand Dunes, adventure activities, great waves and German Hospitality. This will be our home for the next two nights. There are many great restaurants to choose from close to our hotel. (Meals: B,L)

Desert Landscapes of Namibia

Day 08- Swakopmund Rest Day (+-60km)
Highlights: Dune 6, Quad biking, Sand Dunes

We have a rest day in Swakopmund to enjoy all the adventure activities on offer. As part of the tour we have included a Quad bike safari into the sand dunes- an amazing activity that is sure to get your heart pumping. Other optional activities include: Sky diving, Hot Air Ballooning, sand boarding and boat tripping to see the resident seals. You may also just enjoy to relax on the beach and enjoy some local Seafood (Meals: B)


Quad Bike Safari in the Namib Desert

Day 09- Swakopmund to Etosha National Park (+-600km)
Highlights: Wildlife of the Namib Desert

Today we make our way further North to Etosha National Park. Etosha is an amazing park and wildlife viewing here is some of the best in Africa. Because Etosha is situated on a salt pan that is so dry- the wildlife tends to crowd around the very limited water resources, making for great animal sightings. We stay in a Luxury Lodge for the next two nights, enjoying wildlife viewing, scrumptious meals and spa treatments. (Meals: B, L, D)

Etosha Wildlife

Day 10- Etosha Rest Day and Safari (+ 0-60km)
Highlights: Etosha Wildlife Safari

Today we swop our motorcycles for a safari vehicle and spend the morning within Etosha National Park. Look out for Lions, Leopards, Elephant and the majestic Gemsbok- an antelope native to desert climates. The Waterholes form oasis’s in the desert that come alive with animal activity during the day as thirsty animals come down to drink. Don’t forget your cameras- Safaris here are out of this world! You can spend the rest of the Afternoon at our Luxury Lodge- lounge at the pool or get pampered at the African Spa (Meals: B, D)

Mokuti Lodge

Day 11- Etosha to Okavango, Caprivi Strip (+ 566km)
Highlights: Caprivi Strip and Okavango Delta Panhandle

Today is a lovely ride through the Namibian countryside- watch out for elephants and other wildlife! After a scrumptious breakfast, we continue east onto the Caprivi Strip where we spend the next couple of nights on the Okavango Panhandle. This area is a paradise of flooded plains and swamps, teeming with wildlife. Relax on the deck overlooking the river and enjoy an unforgettable African Sunset while being serenaded by Hippos and African Fish Eagles. (Meals: B,L, D)


Okavango Sunset

Day 12- Okavango Rest Day (+- 0-60km)
Highlights: Okavango panhandle Trip

You have the entire day free to relax and enjoy this beautiful river setting. Today you will enjoy an Okavango panhandle trip-where you get into a Mokorokoro (African Canoe) and make your way down the Okavango river in search of hippos, crocodiles and elephants- with a bit of help from a local guide/poler who expertly navigates the canoe through the waterways. (Meals: B, D)


Mokorokoro Safari on the Okavango

Day 13- Okavango to Victoria Falls, Zambia (+- 550km)
Highlights: Victoria Falls

Riding through the Caprivi strip, we make our way into Zambia. As we drive along this beautiful road you will be able to view African homesteads and lush African bush. Here, life is simple and sweet. The border crossing between Namibia and Zambia is a breeze and in the late afternoon we will arrive at our resort hotel – right on the edge of Victoria Falls- “the smoke that thunders” (Meals: B, L, D)


Victoria Falls- the smoke that thunders!

Day 14- Victoria Falls Rest Day (0-60km)
Highlights: Victoria Falls, Helicopter Flight

You have the whole day free to enjoy all the activities that Victoria Falls has on offer. Included in the tour price 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)


Views from the Flight of Angels- included in Tour Price

Day 15- Rest Day Victoria Falls- Day Trip into Chobe National Park (0-60km)
Highlights: Chobe National Park, boat cruise and game drive

Leaving the motorcycles behind- we travel across to Botswana to enjoy a safari into Chobe National Park. The elephant viewing here is the best in Africa. You will literally see thousands of elephants as you float down the Chobe river in custom built river safari boats. You will also get up close and personal with hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and other animals that come down to the river to drink. We enjoy a delicious lunch at a lodge in Chobe before returning to Livingstone in the late afternoon. (B,L,D)


Boat safari on the Chobe River

Day 16- Victoria Falls to Lusaka (+-478km)
Highlights: Riding Zambia

Today we make our way through the beautiful Zambian country side to our trendy hotel which is situated Lusaka- Zambia’s buzzing metropolis and capital city (Meals: B,L,D)

Ox Wagon- Zambia

Day 17- Lusaka to Chipata (+- 575km)
Highlights: Zambian way of life

Today is a very scenic ride through the Zambian highlands. Although it is scenic it is also very long and we only arrive at our hotel in Chipata in the late afternoon. Along the way, we pass thousands of Zambian people going about their daily business- trading chickens and coal piled up high on their bicycles. (B,L,D)

You see Crazy Loads on Bicycles in Africa

Day 18- Chipata to South Luangwa NP (+-136km)
Highlights: South Luangwa National Park

Today we make our way a short distance north to the 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 viewing in Africa!  Our Lodge is situated right in the wild and we often have elephants walking right through the camp! (B,D)


South Luangwa National Park

Day 19- Luangwa NP Safari and Rest Day
Highlights: South Luangwa National Park

Today we have the whole day free to relax and enjoy the wildlife. We have 2 Safaris booked- one in the early morning and one sunset drive. South Luangwa is famous for its Leopard Sightings. There is a high concentration of Leopards here with 1 Leopard per 4 square kilometers, so seeing these majestic cats is almost guaranteed!(B,L,D)

Leopards are often seen in South Luangwa Park

Day 20- South Luangwa to Ngala, Lake Malawi (+-550km)
Highlights: Water based activities, Chambo fish, Fishing Village Tour

Today is a great highlight of the trip as we finally reach Lake Malawi, 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 freshwater on Earth, making it a top diver location. Ngala beach is an African beach paradise and our hotel overlooks the peaceful waters of the lake. Enjoy a sundowner while watching African Dhows sail in with the day’s fishing (B,L,D)


Boat ride on Lake Malawi

Day 21- Rest Ngala Beach Lodge (+- 0-50km)
Highlights: Ngala Beach

Enjoy a rest day on the shores of this beautiful lake. There are many water based activities to partake in, including: diving, snorkelling, windsurfing or a day trip on a 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 to the local fishing village – an eye opening experience. This truly is a magical place! (B,D)


Ngala Beach Lodge

Day 22- Ngala Beach to Karongo (+- 376km)
Highlights: Lake Malawi

Today we enjoy more riding through Malawi. There are bicycles everywhere and you will see the friendly Malawian people going about their daily lives, selling fresh produce at the market, displaying their daily catch and thousands of kids walking to school. Tonight we spend a last night on on the breathtaking Lake Malawi (B,L,D)


Lake Malawi fisherman getting ready for some night fishing

Day 23- Karonga to Mbeya, Tanzania (+-162km)
Highlights: Untengule Coffee Farm

Today, we bid Malawi and the friendly Malawian people a fond farewell  as we make our way further north to cross the Malawi/Tazanian border into Tanzania and travel 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)


Southern Highlands of Tanzania

Day 24 - Mbeya to Iringa, Tanzania (+- 340km)
Highlights: Riding Tanzania, Farm Stay

Tanzania is home to Kilimanjaro (The highest Mountain in Africa and the second highest mountain in the world) as well as some of the best Safari Parks in the world. Today we ride up into Tanzania’s Scenic Southern Highlands and spend our night on a farm in rural Tanzania. (B,L,D)


Rustic African Accommodation

Day 25 - Iringa to Dodoma (+- 266km)
Highlights: Riding Tanzania

Today's ride is very scenic and as ride up and over several beautiful mountain passes, enjoying the scenery of rural Tanzania. Tonight, we sleep in Tanzania’s official capital city- Dodoma. Our hotel is situated is the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city- a welcome oasis with a pool, bar and restaurant (B,L,D)


Local kids love the bikes!

Day 26 – Dodoma to Karatu (+- 410km)
Highlights: Tanzanian Safari Circuit

Heading further north through Tanzania, we arrive in Karatu- Right in the heart of the Safari Circuit. Karatu is situated on the edge of Ngorogoro 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 (B,L,D)


Our Lodge in Karatu, on the edge of the Safari Circuit

Day 27 – 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 prides in the wild. Approximately 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found there. This high diversity is a function of 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 28– Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (DAY 2) (0-250km)
Highlights: Wildlife and Masai Village visit

Up and with sun, we once again have a full day to explore the wild plains of the Serengeti. We will arrive back at Camp mid morning to have a delicious bush brunch. Today we also visit a traditional Masai homestead to see they way 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 Juming Dance (Adumu)

Day 29 – Safari into Serengeti and Ngorogoro (Day 3) (0-250km)
Highlights: Ngorogoro Crater

Today is a major highlight of the Safari as we drive down into Ngorongoro Crater. This caldera is 610 metres deep and its floor covers 260 sqaure 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 our final few days of riding! (B,L,D)

An Incredible Day of Wildlife Viewing

Day 30 – Karatu to Moshi
Highlights: Kilimanjaro Views (Weather Permitting)

Today we make our way across Tanzania to Moshi at the foot of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. We enjoy a ride through the Kilimanjaro Foothills and arrive at our lodge in the early afternoon. Tonight we celebrate the end of our motorcycle journey with a Tanzanian Feast- dinner will be served with more than twenty assorted Tanzanian dishes, which you can wash down with some local brew, while we are entertained by traditional drumming and Dancing.(B,L,D)

Kilimanjaro in all its glory!

Day 31 – Fly to Zanzibar (0-50km)
Highlights: Zanzibar, Stone Town, Beaches, Scuba Diving, Island Life, Spice Tours

Welcome to Paradise. This morning we take a flight to "Spice Island" (approx. 1 hour) On arrival in Stone Town you will have the opportunity to look around, and see the local spice markets, beautiful Arabic Architecture and boutique shops on a city tour. In the early afternoon, we will have a transfer to our resort in Nungwe- on the northern tip of Zanzibar. The Sama Team has never seen water this blue before!! You have two nights to enjoy this wonderful beach resort. There are many different restaurants and cocktail bars to choose from (B)

Azure waters await you in Zanzibar

Day 32 - Zanzibar Rest Day
(+- 0-20km) Highlights: Zanzibar, Island Life

You have a whole day free to explore this beautiful island. If you would like to go scuba diving or take an African Dhow snorkeling trip – today is the best time to do it. Other optional activities include: Spa Treatments, Spice Plantation Tours, Swimming with Dolphins, Visiting the Monkey Sanctuary. Otherwise you may just enjoy to spend the day relaxing on the beach. It is also possible to rental a small dirt bike (<250cc) and explore the island on two wheels. (Meals included B)

Local fisherman- Bringing in the days catch

Day 33 – End of Tour
All good thing must come to an and!. Transfers wills be arranged to the airport.

You may however wish to extend your stay in Zanzibar and spend more time relaxing on its beautiful beaches- after all you have earned it after riding 8000km from Cape Town to Kilimanjaro! (B)

DATES

2020 Dates:
28 June- 31 July 2020

2021 Dates:
27 June - 30 July 2021

PRICING

2020 Pricing (Quoted in US$)

  • Riding 1up sharing on an F700GS:  US$18,690
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F750GS:  US$19,470
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F800GS: US$18,980
  • Riding 1up sharing on an F850GS: US$19,790
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS: US$ 19,790
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS: US$ 20,800
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1200GS ADV: US$ 20,470
  • Riding 1up sharing on an R1250GS ADV: US$ 20,860
  • To bring a pillion, add: US$ 11,290
  • For Single supplement, add: US$ 1,490
  • Prices quoted in US DOLLARS

Price includes:

  • 33 Days Motorcycle Rental
  • 33 Nights’ Accommodation in 3-4 Star Lodges, hotels or Beach Bungalows
  • 33 Breakfasts, 21 Lunches and 29 Dinners
  • Tour Guide on a Motorcycle
  • Back up vehicle to carry Luggage and a spare motorcycle with Driver
  • Qualified Paramedic Accompanying the group
  • Activities are included follows:
    • Tour Of Cape Point Peninsula
    • Entrance to Fish River Canyon
    • Quad biking in Swakopmund
    • Safari into Etosha National Park
    • Mokorokoro Safari on Okavango Panhandle
    • Entrance to Victoria Falls View Site
    • Helicopter Flight Victoria Falls (The Flight of Angels)
    • Safari into Chobe National Park
    • Safari in South Luangwa National Park
    • Tour of Malawian Fishing Village
    • One way flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
    • Walking Tour of Stone Town
    • 3 Day, 2 Night Safari into Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti National Park- Luxury Tented camps
  • Transfers From Cape Town International Airport and to Zanzibar International Airport in Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Bottled Water, Tea, coffee and Snacks
  • Detailed Guide Book
  • Map of Southern Africa
  • Sama T-shirt

This price does not 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"

 

Local Payment:
Local Payment for Couple: $2 500
Local Payment for Single Person: $1 750

What is the local Payment?
After years of travelling 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 life time 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 include the petrol and cross border fees in the tour price. 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 4 Dinners and 12 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. Please note that in Africa Mastercard ois much more widley accepted than Visa Card- so try to bring a Mastercard credit card or debit card with you.

You will get a guide of how much is needed for each country and border crossing and the tourguide will point out atm’s and “Bureau de change’s” en-route

TOUR DIFFICULTY?

              

90% of this tour takes place on tarmac roads. The dirt roads are good hard-packed dirt. However, there are some long riding days and long border crossing. Some areas we visit are very rural and the roads sometimes have lots of potholes and other hazards. Need to be a confident rider.
This tour takes places 50% on tar roads and 50% on dirt roads. You need to be an experienced rider both on and off the pavement and have completed at least an intermediate riding course on a big Adventure bike- or have a lot of experience riding adventure bikes in your own country
This ride is suitable for most motorcyclists. 99% of the ride is on good tarmac roads. There are also some exciting off road options on good hard packed gravel roads. Daily distances are relatively short ( >450km) , there are rest days scheduled regularly and there are no long border crossings.
PICTURES OF THE CAPE TO KILLIMANJARO TOUR

TOUR INFO AT A GLANCE

DATES
28 June – 31 July 2020
27 June – 30 July 2021

START:
Cape Town, South Africa

END:
Zanzibar, Tanzania

MILEAGE:
+-8000km

DAILY DISTANCES:
200- 660 km (Avg of 500km)

REST DAYS
21 Riding Days, 11 Rest/Safari Days

COUNTRIES VISITED:
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania

ROAD SURFACES
92% Tar, 8% off-road (Hard Packed Gravel)

DIFFICULTY:
Medium

ACCOMMODATION:
3-4 Star, Lodges, Hotels, Beach Bungalows and Luxury Safari Tents

MEALS INCLUDED:
33 Breakfasts, 25 Lunches and 31 Dinners

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