Motorcycle Tours in Africa

There are probably as many misconceptions about Africa as there are independent countries within it (nearly 60). In addition to questions about the riding conditions, language and cultural issues, we’re often asked about safety, comfort, and sanitary conditions too. We have a stock answer: “There are some nasty places in Africa, but we don’t venture near them.”

Riders are invariably impressed with the beauty of the land, the great riding, and the cultural riches of the continent. English is the dominant language and is widely understood in all but small, rural communities. Nothing impresses our guests more than the friendly and welcoming attitude of the African people. A rider once told us that she felt like a visiting dignitary because so many people along the road provided cheerful waves as we rode by.

All of our Africa tours, unless specifically noted, take place on paved roads. Only our African Off-Road and Namibian Splendors Adventures (and some private tours that are specifically designed for off-road riding) require riding off-the-pavement.

In Africa you’ll ride on the left. You may ride with a tour leader during the entire trip if you wish, and we encourage riders who aren’t familiar with riding on the left to do so, at least for the first day or two. Switching sides isn’t particularly difficult once you become accustomed to differences in making turns at intersections and in handling traffic circles.

Despite some of our “jaw dropping” photos that depict wildlife, we avoid riding in areas where we’re likely to encounter predators or aggressive animals. On many of our Adventures we see elephant, giraffe, zebra, kudu and other wildlife crossing the road, but we exercise caution and don’t attempt to approach them. It’s exciting enough just to photograph them!

We think it would be a pity to travel all the way to Africa and not have an opportunity to experience the continent’s wildlife. Nearly all of our African Adventures include planned wildlife experiences, conducted from the safety and comfort of specially equipped Land Rover safari and game viewing vehicles. A policy that distinguishes us from other motorcycle tour companies is that we use upscale game lodges for overnight stays inside popular game reserves. Some companies include day trips into parks such as Kruger, but they may only enter during daylight hours and do not have access to the entire park. Spending several evenings under the stars in the African bush is an indescribable experience that is often the highlight of an African Adventure.

Our customers have found travel in Africa to be surprisingly unique, and incredibly beautiful and adventuresome. Most describe it as the experience of a lifetime!

Dates2015 AdventuresDaysPrice
(USD)
Co-riderNotes
Mar 14 - 27Southern Cross
(Cape Town to Johannesburg)
14$8,975$6,400
Mar 28 - Apr 10Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
14$8,975$6,400
Apr 29 - Jun 2Into Africa (Cape Town to Nairobi)35$27,750$19,500
Jun 6 - 27Out of Africa (Nairobi to Cape Town)22$15,750
$11,750
Sep 12 - 25
Heart of Africa14$9,975$7,500
Sep 26 - Oct 9Southern Cross
(Cape Town to Johannesburg)
14$8,975$6,400
Sep 26 - Oct 9PhotoMoto Africa 14$10,990$8,900A minimum of 12 bookings is required for this tour
Oct 10 - 23Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
14$8,975$6,400
Oct 21 - Nov 1Africa Off-Road12$5,500$3,850

Dates2016 AdventuresDaysPrice
(USD)
Co-riderNotes
Feb 13 - Feb 21Africa Cape Colony Adventure9$4,875$3,395
Mar 12 - Mar 25Southern Cross
(Cape Town to Johannesburg)
14$8,975$6,400
Mar 26 - Apr 8Triple S Southern Cross14$8,975$6,400
Mar 26 - Apr 8Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
14$8,975$6,400
Apr 30 - Jun 3Into Africa (Cape Town to Nairobi)35$27,750$19,500
Jun 7 - Jun 28Out of Africa (Nairobi to Cape Town)22$15,750
$11,750
Sep 10 - Sep 23Heart of Africa14$9,975$7,500
Sep 24 - Oct 7Southern Cross
(Cape Town to Johannesburg)
14$8,975$6,400
Sep 24 - Oct 7PhotoMoto Africa 14$10,990$8,900A minimum of 12 bookings is required for this tour
Oct 8 - Oct 21Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
14$8,975$6,400
Oct 22 - Oct 31African Panorama10$5,275$4,000
Nov 1 - Nov 12Africa Off-Road12$5,500$3,850
Nov 12 - Nov 20Africa Cape Colony Adventure9$4,875$3,395

We have been bitten by the "Ayres Bug", so we will certainly be on another trip very soon!

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I have wanted to write and thank you and Barbara for a truly wonderful vacation.



What makes a great vacation? Superb food, outstanding accommodations, well planned itineraries, new friends who share the same values, new challenges every day all with a sense of security knowing that there is great team (Ayres) behind you. The net result is a truly fun time and a remarkable memory and to Lori and I who went on the Southern Cross trip all this came to pass and more. We have been bitten by the "Ayres Bug "so we will certainly be on another trip very soon.



Thanks to all your wonderful team: John constantly keeping the group's fun in mind and taking care of every little detail and with a great sense of humour, ED who was such a gentleman and pleasure to travel with. Lori especially spent a lot of time with him and talks highly about his thoughtfulness and kind spirit.



I can also say that to anyone who is thinking of taking an Ayres trip but whose companion is not a lover of the "Two Wheels" mode of transport, the companion vehicle is a great way for couples to share some truly memorable trips to some very unique and interesting places. These trips allow a multitude of dinner stories recounting the fun.



Thanks again.



Michael and Lori have done our African Southern Cross Adventure

Michael Collinson
Caledon, Ontario, Canada