Friday, 09 December 2011

Day4 - Leg11 - Bots+Zim - Long way 2 Bulawayo

This is the daily blog from, in particular a short series on the Botswana and Zimbabwe - Giraffe Motorbike tour we attended during July 2011. Check out the original plans and route for the trip here.

450km doesn't sound like a long way, but to do it in half a day, and with a raging hangover suddenly makes it rather a challenge. When I travel I hate deadlines and rushing to reach the destination. I like the journey, and being able to stop and take in the scenery and the pictures, etc. So with this days ride, we were passing through lots of interesting places I'd have stopped at and taken in. We were pushing against time and a setting sun so just had to get on with it. A few of us did sneak a few stops though for a small mini-break.
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.
Tired rest stop during a long ride

Some of the guys zoom past
Also stop to stretch and chat
Vaalie's bike carrying the extra load of an African long haul
Get going again, the shadows are getting long
Quiet straight road, you just have to watch for people and animals wondering out
Stop for a sun setting pic
Last pic of the bikes before we get into Bulawayo

The sun sets on not quite the end of a very long day

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