Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Day4 - Leg9 - Bots+Zim - Leaving Vic Falls

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.

Well what a two days blast we had just been through! A Helicopter flight over the falls, A 101m Bungi jump, A Zambizi river raft booze cruise, an authentic Zimbabwean restaurant lunch and a night on the town. Best fun for a long time!! Now it was time to get back on the bikes and head off to Bulawayo, nursing lack of sleep and a hangover.

We were going to be riding past Hwange National Game Park but unfortunately not enough time left to stop over, which was a shame. But as it was we were packing in a huge amount for only 7 days on the road doing a total of 2500km. We now had about 450km to do before dark and time was fleeting, it was about 11:30 and sun sets at about 17:30.

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.

Gathering on the outskirts of Vic Falls to head off to Bulawayo
One last look at those thundering falls and off to get on our bus back to the lodge for the bikes
On the bus - relating stories of the bungi jumping experience
Looking at and buying all the great Curios and artwork the guys make locally
Filling up and last minute touches to the luggage

Meet on the main road leaving town
Really hot in the sun waiting in your gear - and this is the middle of a Zim winter!
Good Old Africa Twin Honda 750
We had a lot of KTM Adventures with us on this ride
What the view was to be for the next 450km or so... right all here - lets go!

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