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!

Dates2017 AdventuresDaysPrice
March 11 - 24Southern Cross (Cape Town to Johannesburg)14$8,975$6,400
March 25 - April 7Call of the Wild (Johannesburg to Windhoek)14$8,975$6,400
April 29 - June 2Into Africa (Cape Town to Nairobi)35$27,750$19,500
June 6 - 27Out of Africa (Nairobi to Cape Town)22$15,750
September 9 - 22Heart of Africa14$9,975$7,500
September 23 - October 6Southern Cross (Cape Town to Johannesburg)14$8,975$6,400
October 7 - 20Call of the Wild (Johannesburg to Windhoek)14$8,975$6,400

Dates2018 AdventuresDaysPrice
March 10 - 23Southern Cross (Cape Town to Johannesburg)14$8,975$6,400
March 24 - April 6Call of the Wild (Johannesburg to Windhoek)14$8,975$6,400
April 28 - June 1Into Africa (Cape Town to Nairobi)35$27,750$19,500Private Tour
June 5 - 26Out of Africa (Nairobi to Cape Town)22$15,750
September 8 - 21Heart of Africa14$9,975$7,500
September 22 - October 5Southern Cross (Cape Town to Johannesburg)14$8,975$6,400
October 6 - 19Call of the Wild (Johannesburg to Windhoek)14$8,975$6,400

The Southern Cross Tour was everything it claimed to be and much more

I just returned from South Africa and my first Ayres Adventure with a dozen customers. I've nothing but praise for the entire team. The Southern Cross Tour was everything it claimed to be and much more. From the bikes to the lodging to the dining it was all fabulous. Our two guides insured it was an incredible two weeks and represented what I feel is a fantastic value for the money. I will be selecting our next tour very soon!

Bob and Suzanne's Adventures include:
African Southern Cross Adventure

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