Monday, 28 November 2011

Day4 - Leg1 - Bots+Zim - Vic Falls Helicopter

This is the daily blog from, 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.

Who's idea was it to get up at 5am after going to bed at 2am? Oh yes, we planned this over lunch the day before. So amazingly everyone made it onto the bus and down to the heliport, some still pickled, others rather hungover. But this was going to be no ordinary day for most of us. We start off with a helicopter ride over the falls and then off to do a bungi jump off the Vic Falls 101m bridge into the gorge. We were about to see from the air, just how high this would be. After all that, a nice motobike ride down to Bulawayo some 400km away.

We were the first to arrive as the heliport opened
Surprisingly all of us made it to the 5:30am meeting point
An African Air/Heliport
Map of the Falls explaining what we'll see
The first four head out to board the chopper
All on-board and ready to roll
The cloud in the background is the plume of moisture from the Vic Falls thundering over
Chopper arriving back

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