Motorcycle Safari “BOTSWANA EXPLORER”
Camping & Lodging
Name: Motorcycle Tour “Botswana Explorer”
Type: Camping / Lodging
Destinations: Victoria Fals, Chobe, Makghadighadi Pans, Moremi Game Reserve
Days: 9 days – 8 nights
Rates: On Request
Running From: 15 March to 30 November
This tour will make you live a wonderful motorcycle experience in Botswana, a unique and unforgettable Country that is a dream for many travellers and moto-tourists. A trail that combines the joy of a motorcycle tour and the emotions of game viewing in Botswana national parks and exploration of real wilderness trails.
The unique characteristic of this Safari is to include several different ways to live your African adventure: On top of the motorcycle routes, that mainly take place on tarmac roads to allow everybody to enjoy the beauty of this travel experience, you will enjoy 4×4 safaris, Boat river safaris on the Chobe river, a short Walking Safari in Livingstone trekking the last remaining white rhinos and even a Quad bike adventure in the Makghadighadi desert. All to allow participants to taste what it means to live a real African Adventure! Moreover, you will experience the beauty of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven wanders of the world, and the possibility to spend a whole day on the Okavango Delta
Motorcycles and assistance included in the organization:
We will be using our “Big five” motorcycles, reliable Honda Transalp 600cc completely refurbished and properly equipped for on- and off-road stretches.
The group will be led by a motorcycle-riding professional guide and will be followed by a 4×4 support vehicle that will offer assistance, carry all luggage and camping gear, as well as motorcycle passengers who might decide to “take it easy” for a day or two.
The tour starts in Livingstone and participants can decide if they want to conclude their tour in Maun or go back to Livingstone by motorcycle at no additional cost.
Day 1: Livingstone
Upon arrival at Livingstone international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to a good level guesthouse centrally located. Check-in and delivery of the motorcycles. Time available for relaxing. Dinner not included.
Day 2 :Livingstone – Batoka Gorge –Victoria Falls – Mosi-oa-Tunya N.P.
In the morning we will ride to the Victoria Falls for a guided tour of the Falls on the Zambian side. At the end on the tour, we will ride a gravel and dust stretch through the villages to reach a spectacular viewpoint on the Batoka gorge to have lunch in a lodge.
Rturn to Livingstone after lunch and Rhino Game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where we will try to spot some of the last remaining white rhinos in Zambia. Dinner not included and night in the lodge.
Day 3: Chobe National Park
Departure at 06.45 to reach Kazungula (Botswana border) riding on a tarmac road (65km) that crosses the Mosi-oa-tunya N.P. After crossing the border, we will ride up to Kasane and board a wonderful Boat Safari on the Chobe River. Return to Kasane for lunch and afternoon Game Drive in the park on a Safari vehicle. at sunset, we will reach our campsite inside the National Park, in an unfenced area with no electricity nor running water (wild camping). Dinner prepared by our chef on the campfire and night camping
Day 4: Chobe – Gweta
After breakfast, a short game drive will bring us out of the Park and we will find our motorcycles, to proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road to Gweta. Check in is at Planet Baobab in en-suite chalet. In the afternoon is possible to take the motorcycle for a tour of the surrounding areas or join a Baobab nature walk, followed by a sundowner drink. dinner at the lodge and night lodging.
Day 5: Makgadigadi Pan
We will leave the motorcycles at the lodge today, for a different type of off-road adventure! At first, we will drive to Gweta to learn more about the village and the local traditions, then we will get on Quad bikes to cross the salted Makgadigadi Pan desert. Dinner around the fire and night under the stars.
Day 6: Gweta – Maun
In the morning we will have breakfast and return to the lodge. Here we will climb on our bikes once more for another 350km of tarmac road to Maun. Arrival by lunchtime and check in at our accommodation. Afternoon available for relax and dinner in Maun.
Day 7: Moremi Game Reserve
We will ride for the approximate 80km of mixed road (tarmac, gravel and dust) that separates Maun from the southern Gate of the Moremi Game Reserve. once at the gate, we will leave the motorcycles and continue on a safari vehicle for breathtaking day inside the National Park. night will be spent camping in an unfenced area (wild camping). All meals prepared by our accompanying chef and night around the fire.
Day 8: Moremi – Maun
We will continue to explore the Moremi Game Reserve until lunchtime, when we will start our way back to Maun. After finding our motorcycles at the South Gate, we will return to our accommodation and have a farewell dinner to Botswana.
Day 9: end of tour
Breakfast and return of the motorcycles. Airport transfer in time for your international flight. End of arrangements
• All accommodations detailed in the program
• All meals detailed in the program
• Vehicles, fuel, driver, cook and certified guide
• All camping gear (excluding towels and pillows)
• All Park entry fees
• All game viewing activities detailed in the program
• International flights
• Alcoholic beverages
• Activities not done by African View Tours and Safaris and not included in the program
• Travel insurances
• Personal expenses
• Anything not specified under “inclusions”
Departure from Livingstone and Ends in either Man (day 9) or in Livingstone (day 10)