Nairobi, Kenya to Cape Town, South Africa
Guests may opt for a 4-wheel “Safari Style” vehicle in lieu of a motorcycle. Guests are provided the option of securing a vehicle which they may drive themselves, they may share a vehicle with other guests, or they may ride in the 4-wheeled vehicle chauffeured by one of our tour leaders. Riders now have the option to permit non-riding companions or family members to share this unique African experience.
The Out of Affrica Adventure is one of the most unique and all-encompassing African experiences that we offer. Spend 22 days riding 4,300 miles through six Southern African countries – enjoying premium level accommodations, meals, attractions, and support services the entire way. The Adventure begins in Nairobi, Kenya and ends is Cape Town, South Africa – one of the world’s most beautiful cities. A collection of world-class, once-in-a-lifetime African experiences has been incorporated into this amazing journey:
- Two nights in the Serengeti, including a 4×4 safari at the world famous Ngorongoro Crater
- Three nights on the shores of Lake Malawi (Africa’s third largest lake, and the eight largest lake in the world)
- An overnight stay at Victoria Falls, including a tour of the Falls
- Two nights in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, including a game drive by 4×4
- Wildlife cruise on the Chobe River, teeming with elephant, hippo, giraffe, and numerous other wildlife species
- South Africa’s Swartberg Mountains, including the Swartberg Pass
- The final evening in a luxury hotel on Cape Town’s Waterfront
This premium-level Adventure is especially suitable for experienced two-up riders. A comfortable support vehicle will be available for non-riding companions (or “sometimes” riding companions) as well as a trailer for transporting luggage and a spare motorcycle.
At a Glance
Your Out of Africa Adventure
For the first riding day of this tour, we will spend most of the morning riding through Kenya as we head south towards Tanzania. We will also do our first border crossing of the tour before heading in Tanzania.From the border its only a couple of hours riding to the next hotel. Located just outside the town of Karatu over looking Lake Manyara, this is a wonderful hotel to enjoy during your first night in Tanzania. During the ride will will ride along the outskirts of Lake Manyara National Park where we may be able to see elephants, giraffe and bufallo from the bike. We will also get some great photo opportunities of the local Masaai people as they herd their cattle between pastures.
After breakfast we will be met by our local safari guide who will be driving and guiding us through the Serengeti National park for the next three days. The name Serengeti is derived from the Masai language and means ‘Endless plains’. It is one of the top ten wonders of the world, covers an area of 12 000 sq miles. It is home to the various types of large and small animals, and of Africa’s ‘Big 5’ as well as hundreds of different types of trees and plants. It is most well know for the great migration during which almost 2 million herbivores migrate south towards the great plains during October in search of food and water, they then migrate North again in April. We will leave the bikes parked at the hotel and jump into game vehicles to our next hotel inside the Serengeti National park. As soon as we are through the park gates (About an hour from the hotel) you should be on the lookout for wildlife including elephants and buffalo. We will drive along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater as we head towards the Serengeti. During the drive we will stop at Olduvai Gorge where remains of the worlds oldest humans were found. We will enjoy a nice packed lunch on the way to our hotel. After lunch we will enter into the heart of the Serengeti National Park, from now on you should be on the look out for the African Big Five as well as leopards, cheetahs as well as the large herds of Zebra and Wildebeest. Our hotel is located right inside the Serengeti Naitonal park where we will spend two nights enjoying one of the Africa¹s most amazing national parks.
Today you will have the option of two shorter game drives or one full days game drive through the Serengeti. Either way you will not be disappointed as the Serengeti offers absolutely spectacular game
viewing opportunities. We will enjoy amazing views of the migrating herds of Zebra and Wildebeest as well as search for the ever elusive leopards sleeping in the trees.
Today we head back to the hotel just outside of Karatu where we left the bikes but we will drive to the basin of the Ngorogngo Crater. The Crater is almost its own national park with its own bio
diversity. We will enjoy spectaculr views of this UNESCO heritage site as we drive down the side of the volcanic rim before enjoying a picnic lunch inside the crater. On top of the great wild life viewing opportuities inside the carter, we will also get to see huge flocks of pink flaminog that live inside the crater. This will be an absoluteluy spectaculr day.
A nice short easy days riding that will allow us a relaxed and easy start in the morning. Today we will backtrack slightly as we ride through the Lake Manyara reserve to Arusha where we will enjoy a great lunch. From Arusha we will ride to the small town of Moshi where we will spend the night. Moshi is the most popular town from which most hikes start to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. If its a clear day we will ride past the town of Moshi to get some great pictures of Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa).
After leaving the town of Moshi, we may see Mount Kilimanjaro on our left hand side, should it be cloud free then we will stop to get a photo of this rare sight. It is a very nice ride from Moshi to Chalinza, with varying landscapes from seeing Kilimanjaro, to riding through farmlands through a tight mountain
At Chalinza we will turn right on to the A7, this is the main arterial road from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya so we will see a large increase in traffic, especially trucks and busses. We will also go through a lot of small but very busy towns on the sides of the main road. Tonight we will stay in Mikumi National park. We will enter the park on the bikes (Be on the look out for wildlife including buffalo, Zebra, Giraffe and antelope.
The first few miles of today’s riding will take us through the last part of the Mikumi National Park, so be on the look out for wildlife.
We will ride through Udzungwa National Park as well as Sao hill Reserve, we will also ride through the Baobab Forrest just before Iringa which offers some great photo opportunities of some Baobab trees. Tonight we will enjoy a wonderful home made dinner at the coffee lodge in the Mbeya Mountain range.
Today we will enjoy spectacular riding as we head south from Mbeya through the beatuful rolling hills on which the locals grow tea as we head towards Malawi. After crossing into Malawi we will enjoy more incredible riding as we follow the banks of Lake Malawi. Despite the poverty and very basic way of life, Malawi is regarded as the friendliest country in Africa. It does not take long to undersntad why as the locals are extremely frinedly and always happy to see a foreigner on a bike. We will spend the night in Mzuzu.
Day 10 Another great days riding along the shores of Lake Malawi. Today is a great riding day as its very scenic but also very interesting as we will pass through a lot of small towns along the way.
Don’t be shy to stop and spend time talking with locals, Malawi is very safe and an easy place to travel. We will spend two nights on the shores of Lake Malawi
The hotel is a great place to sit back and relax as its literally right on the banks of Lake Malawi and has its own private beach. Of course, you could go out and do more riding should you wish to add some more miles to your tour.
A short but really good days riding as we head towards the border and cross into Zambia. The Malawi/Zambia border crossing is quiet and easy and the hotel is not too far from the border so we will enjoy a nice easy day and get to the hotel early enough to enjoy its facilitles.
Today is one of the longer days riding, but its also a great ride as we head towards Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The riding takes us through very rural parts of Zambia with very little traffic on the road and lots of twisty mountaineous roads. The hotel tonight is a very nice 5 star place.
Another great and easy ride through Zambia as we ride to one of the 7 wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. We will get to the hotel which is located right next to the falls (You can hear them from your room) so that you can go and enjoy walking through the natioanl park offering specatucalr views of the falls.
Today is the shortest riding day of the tour. We will cross from Zambia into Botswana via the Kazangula Ferry which is a great experience on its own as we cross the Zambezi River. We will get to the our hotel in the town of Kasane for lunch. After lunch we will do a sunset boat cruise that offers incredbile game viewing opportunities as well as some absolutuely spectaulcar sunest photographs.
The hotel is a wonderful place to kick back and relax. For those that would like to add to their game viewing experiences you can do the morning game drive into the Chobe National park which is home to the big five. You could also do the boat cruise again in the afternoon (most people enjoy this so much that they want to do it twice).
We have often seen elephants and other wildlife along the road between Kasane and Nata and have often had to stop on the road as elephants cross. This is a great opportunity to get a photo of your bike with elephants in the background.
Today we ride through some very rural parts of Botswana with photo opportunities of small villages along the way. We will stop for a photo opportunity at the Tropic of Capricorn (33 degrees south).
Today we will enjoy some easy riding as we go through some very rural and remote parts of Botswana before crossing the border into South Africa. We will stay in the town of Kimberley, home to the worlds largest hand dug diamond mine. Our hotel is located overlooking the ‘Great Hole’ and also within walking distance of the diamond musuem that explains the history of this part of the world
Today is one of the longest riding days of the tour; however, the entire route is along well-maintained roads, making the distance easier. Prince Albert is a pretty little farming town where we will stay at a Boutique Lodge at the end of the Main Road of town.
Today is the last riding day of the tour as we head to Oudtshoorn (The Ostrich capital of the world) and then along the R62 wine route through the small farming towns of Ladismith, Barrydale and Worcester before the last stretch into the city.
Cape Town is reputed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We’ll end our tour by spending the night at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel on
Cape Town’s Waterfront, one of Cape Towns most luxurious hotels. So it is well worth getting an early start to arrive into Cape Town with some spare time to explore and enjoy the cities largest attraction, the Cape Town Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
After breakfast the tour leaders will arrange for your transfer from the hotel to the airport as you head home with some amazing memories of your spectacular experience in Africa!
Please contact us about low frame and/or low seat options for our bikes.
- Includes BMW F750GS
- Additional charge of $150 for a BMW F850GS
- Additional charge of $500 for a BMW F850GS Adv
- Additional charge of $1,300 for a BMW R1250 GS
- Additional charge of $2,000 for a BMW R1250 GS Adv
- Personal motorcycle: deduct $3,450 from the rider price.
- Late model, low mileage motorcycle
- Upscale accommodations
- A’ la carte dining
- Two Ayres Adventures professional tour leaders
- Airport arrival/departure transfers
- Luggage handling
- Comfortable support vehicle for non-riding companions
- Comprehensive pre-trip planning and assistance
- Customized trip booklet with day-by-day itinerary and attractions
- Two commemorative shirts
- Adventurer Club travel award credit
- All breakfasts
- 21 dinners
- Several lunches
- Game drive in Chobe NP
- Wildlife cruise on Chobe river
- 4×4 safari to Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti game drives
- All park entry fees
- All ferry fees
Deposit per person: $1,600Single room supplement – $2,200
|May 30 - June 20||Out of Africa||22 days||$15,750||$11,750|
|May 31 - June 21||Out of Africa||22 days||$15,750||$11,750|
Cancellation fee and refunds
|FROM DATE OF |
|More than 90 days||50% of deposit
|90 days or fewer but more than 60 days||100% of deposit
|60 days or fewer but more than 45 days||50% of full tour payment
|45 days or fewer||100% of full tour payment
Private Tour Inquiry
We are happy to book any of our motorcycle tour as a private tour. For most tours, we require a minimum of 8 bikes, or 12 participants (riders plus co-riders). We can provide a private motorcycle tour for smaller groups, but a surcharge may apply. We can also customize any of our regular tours for a private group.