Day 8 – Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

440km, 8 motorcycles, one back-up vehicle, 12 people, one border crossing!

Sounds like a mouthfull and it is. We started the first 60km passing through the Chobe National park. Saw some more elephants, you just don’t get tired of watching these gentle giants.

Start of the day

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Chobe park entrance

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

You turn your back of a second….

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

…and the elephants sneak across the road behind you.

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Dave checking out the Boabab

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

First view of Namibia

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Beautiful Boabab

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Leaving Botswana was easy, but the Namibia border post had some power issues and all the road permits for the vehicles were written by hand… and there’s no hurry in Africa.

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

The temperature quickly rose and we saw 40 degrees Celsius for long periods at a time. The group rode well and hydrated at every stop we made.

Yes… a good 40 deg Celsius

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Gail L Brinson: “This is what 106 looks like. But it’s a dry heat!!!”

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Bit of a dust devil

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Posing kids… always smiling

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Hitching a ride to avoid the thick sand

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

We stopped just after 4pm at Divava lodge, overlooking the Okavango river which ultimately creates the Okavango delta in Botswana.

Beautiful rooms at Divava lodge

Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour
Day 8 - Call of the Wild Motorcycle Tour

Tomorrow we have some time to relax, pamper the bodies with massages or next to the pool, some tiger fishing and another evening cruise on the river.

Jason

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