Day 4 – Heart of Africa Motorcycle Tour

Some days you ride in front, responsible for your clients and some days you drive the backup vehicle providing any necessary logistical support.

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Today was my day in the backup truck. After leaving Kampala, we travelled further on our journey around Lake Victoria. The first stop was the crossing of the Equator to the Southern Hemisphere. A nice coffee stop and some great photo opportunities.

Group photo at equator

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Filling fuel in Uganda

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Equator

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

We enjoyed the Ugandan countryside with rolling hills, and busy little villages and towns. Along the road you see many of the local big horn cattle, still used as a sign of wealth and used for dowry.

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

We had lunch at the Igonga cultural sight before doing the last 100 miles on beautiful new roads. A far cry from the old potholed ridden roads.

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

We reached the lodge overlooking Lake Bunyoni in time for a sundowner and a dinner with a beautiful view.

Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures
Heart of Africa, Day 4, Motorcycle Tour by Ayres Adventures

Tomorrow we cross into Rwanda. A border crossing in Africa is like a lucky packet. You just never know what you will experience.

Jason

2017-05-18T21:48:35-05:00