Day 5 – Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Today we continued North in Botswana from Palapye towards Nata. We had about 340 km to go and decided to start early to avoid riding in the heat.

Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

The temperature rose quickly and luckily the roads towards Francistown were in good condition with the roadworks completed. By 11am I already saw 38 degrees Celsius and secretly I was glad to be in the backup vehicle with the air-conditioning at full blast.

Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Our group handled it well and made good progress stopping for refreshments at a local shebeen.

Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

We also made the mandatory stop at a Boabab tree before reaching Nata lodge in time for a swim and a drive on the Makgadigadi pans. One of the best places to experience an African sunset!

Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 5 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Tomorrow we will make our way to Kasane and one of the highlights of the tour, the sunset cruise and of course Victoria falls.

Jason

2017-05-18T21:48:34+00:00