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The Call of the Wild Adventure is the second component of our African Trilogy with the greatest focus on observing Africa’s wildlife. This is the only African motorcycle tour that combines motorcycle touring with luxury game lodges to offer an “in-depth” experience with the continent’s incredible wildlife. The Adventure begins in Sandton, South Africa (suburban Johannesburg) and continues through Botswana and Namibia, with a side trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia. The trip ends in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek.

Features of the trip include:

  • Nearly all accommodations in luxury game lodges (several 5-Star lodges and hotels) in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. (All accommodations, including luxury tented lodges, include full private “ensuite” bath facilities)

  • Numerous game drives in 4-wheeled safari vehicles to see Africa’s “Big Five” (lion, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, and elephant) – as well as a wide variety of other wildlife

  • A free day in Kasane, Botswana, providing ample time for a day trip to Victoria Falls in Zambia. The stay also includes a river cruise on the Chobe River and opportunites to do game drives in Chobe National Park

  • Three nights at a luxury lodge in Namibia’s famed Etosha National Park, where guests may use their own 4-wheeled vehicles to go on their own daily game drives.

Jamie Elvidge, editor of Motorcycle Escape Magazine described the Call of the Wild as “the coolest way to ride a motorcycle from one safari to another.”

Interested in a longer trip? You can stay precede this tour with our Southern Cross Adventure, which takes place immediately before Call of the Wild.

At a Glance
Your Call of the Wild Adventure

Arrival in Johannesburg. Transfer to hotel in Sandton, motorcycle handover, kickoff meeting and our first dinner together! Riders arriving early can tour Soweto or enjoy the upscale shopping, restaurants and cafes at the nearby Mandela Square.

Sandton to South Africa’s Waterburg Mountains (~ 370 km, 229 miles).

Very pleasant riding through the South African countryside.

Highlights: Arrival at a 5-Star Game Lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. After arriving at the gate, motorcycle will be parked and riders will take a 45-minute drive by 4×4 safari vehicle to the lodge. Arrive at the lodge in time for “high tea” prior to a late afternon game drive.

Free Day in the Welgevonden Game Reserve

You will have the option to join an early morning game drive to enjoy great wildlife sightings as well as a coffee stop in the middle of the bush. After the game drive you can enjoy the
swimming pool, spa and a wonderful lunch at the edge before we head out on the afternoon game drive. During the afternoon game drive we will enjoy sunset drinks out in the bush before heading back to the lodge after dark whilst searching for nocturnal animals.
Highlights: Some of the best game viewing opportnites in South Africa, in a luxury game lodge serving incredible South African fare.

Waterburg to Palapye, Botswana (~ 318 km, 197 miles).

A short ride to Palapye permits us to do a final morning game drive and a great brunch before our noon departure from Welgevonden. Highlights: Border crossing into Botswana.

Palypye to Nata (~ 361 km, 224 miles).

Ride good two-lane paved highways through rural Botswana Highlights: Very rural areas, many picturesque native villages within sight of the highway, possible elephant sightings and other wildlife on the highway.

Nata to Kasane (~ 294 km, 182 miles).

We will arrive at the lodge in time for you to enjoy a great lunch on the banks of the Chobe River after which we will enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on the Chobe River which offers spectacular and close up animal sightings.

Free Day in Kasane.

Today you have the option of enjoying an early morning game drive in the Chobe National park in an open safari vehicle followed by doing the boat cruise again later in the afternoon. The other option is a day trip to see Vitoria Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. At the falls you have the option to go on a guided walk around the falls, lunch in Zimbabwe or for the more adventurous there is the option of taking a helicopter flight over the falls, zip lining over the canyon or bungy jumping in front of Victoria Falls.
Highlights: Game drive in Chobe National Park, River cruise on Chobe River, dining under the stars at Chobe Safari Lodge.

Kasane to Bagani, Namibia (~ 466 km, 289 miles).

We will ride through the Chobe National Park (on a paved road) during which you may get some great animal sightings from the bike. Today we will cross into Namibia and ride along the Caprivi strip where we will stop for a picnic lunch before getting to our luxurious lodge where we will stay for the next two nights.

Free Day in Bagani, at the Okavango Delta.

Highlights: Options include a boat cruise on the Okavango River with sightings of hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife. Arrange to go on a game drive to the nearby game reserve. If relaxation is your choice then Divava Lodge is a great place to simply kick back and relax with a day at the spa.

Bagani to Etosha National Park ( ~ 712 km, 441 miles).

A long day, but a very good highway across the Caprivi Strip and on to Etosha. Highlights: Interesting stops for crafts and souvenirs. Leave motorcycles and pick up 4×4 vehicles for two days of self-directed game viewing in Etosha National Park.

Free Days in Etosha National Park.

Highlights: Spend two nights in one of the most popular game parks on the African continent. After the many game drives that you’ve participated in during previous days on the trip, you’ll be ready to take the wheel of your 4×4 and explore Etosha National Park at your leisure. The lodge is located within sight of the Etosha gate, making it easy to visit the park as often as you’d like.

Etosha National Park to Windhoek ( ~ 460 km, 285 miles).

Highlights: Enjoy an easy ride to Windhoek, with several interesting shopping stops and opportunities along the way. Stay in the luxurious Windhoek Country Club and Casino, and celebrate our final dinner together in one of Windhoek most popular and trendy restaurants. Select from a menu that includes popular African game dishes.

Departure from Windhoek .

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, the tour leaders will arrange your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Total – 2,981 km.

The route is entirely paved, primarily straight roads. A major feature of this Adventure is the extensive wildlife viewing that takes place during the many game drives and river cruise in the major game parks, especially in Botswana and Namibia. Many game sightings will also occur from the seat of the motorcycle on Botswana’s and Namibia’s national highways.



  • Deduct $550 for BMW G310R
  • Includes BMW F700GS
  • Additional charge of $200 for BMW F800GS
  • Additional charge of $600 for BMW F800GS Adv
  • Additional charge of $1,100 for a BMW R1200GS LC
  • Additional charge of $1,100 for a Honda Africa Twin
  • Additional charge of $1,800 for a BMW R1200GS Adv LC
  • Additional charge of $550 for BMW R1200R LC
  • Additional charge of $1,000 for BMW R1200RT LC
  • Additional charge of $1,600 for BMW K1600GT
  • Additional charge of $1,900 for BMW K1600GTL
  • Own motorcycle: deduct $1,800 from the rider price.

  • Single room supplement – $1425.
  • Meals: All breakfasts and 12 dinners

2017 Schedule
Date2017 AdventuresDaysPrice

Mar 25 - Apr 7Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
Oct 7 - Oct 20Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
2018 Schedule
Date2018 AdventuresDaysPrice

Mar 24 - Apr 6Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)
Oct 6 - Oct 19Call of the Wild
(Johannesburg to Windhoek)