Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Day2 - Leg6 - Bots+Zim - Fire ahoy

This is the daily blog from Africa4Adventure.com, in particular a short series on the Botswana and Zimbabwe - Giraffe tour we attended during July 2011. Check out the plans and route for the trip here.
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.


Another 50km down the road we came upon a massive bush fire quite far away from the side of the road. It was notably large judging by the fact that it took us about 15 mins from when we saw the smoke to when we got to the fire itself doing about ~120km/h.

One always feels sorry for all the animals large and small that can't get away from it fast enough. It's natures way though and a fire like this regenerates the bush incredibly when the summer rains come.

Awesome but uncomfortable sight
Started by seeing some smoke in the distance (behind tree)
Difficult to explain - we watched this grow bigger as we approached it for about 20km (15 mins)
Someones picture of the same thing
Strange African bush beauty in whatever comes its way
The smoke was big and darkened the sky
Everyone stopped to get a picture of this scene
Back on the open road again - with animals left and right
Not too many of these road signs in the world!

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