Alisa’s personal note about this tour: I had the great fortune of working on a conservation project trapping leopards for two dry seasons in Namibia…and I absolutely fell in love with this part of the world. The confluence of cultures, the up-close-and-personal animal encounters, imagery that beckons you back to travel to this very special part of the world over and over again. With the end of my project coming to a close, I asked Rene @ Renedian Adventures (a fellow world traveler) where I could get a bike and ride before I left Mother Africa. Rene was actually in Windhoek with a tour group and invited me to ride with them a few days. It was pure magic. Knowing motorcycling, and being familiar with Africa, I ended up working on local logistics for Renedian for a few years and talking about their trips at USA trade shows. In 2018 I partnered with Renedian and we led a sold-out group of lady motorcyclists on this spectacular itinerary. If you’ve always wanted to go on safari, and you’ve got to see the world on two wheels, this is the champagne list trip you must make every effort to be a part of. I can’t wait to share this part of the world with you.
Women’s Motorcycle Tour Highlights Are:
- 99% paved roads
- A scenic flight and an overnight excursion into the Okavango Delta
- Optional activities in Victoria Falls include walking with lions, an elephant back safari, fishing for tiger fish, the Devil Pool, or world-class whitewater rafting
- A sunset cruise in the Chobe National Park
- Two nights at the 5-star Victoria Falls Hotel in Zimbabwe
- Two nights at Etosha National Park
- Riding in the Trans-Kalahari Corridor
- Visiting the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
- Visiting the Baobab forest
- Six exciting outings for game viewing
This women’s motorcycle safari includes:
- Your motorcycle (either a lowered BMW F750GS, BMW F750GS or BMW F850GS)
- 14 nights accommodations
- All dinners and breakfasts
- Most lunches
- Motorcycle Guides
- Guide in chase truck
- Trailer with spare bike
- Park entrance fees
- All game drives
- All tolls
- Airport transfers
(You pay for your own flights and accommodations before or after the tour.)
Trip Difficulty: This trip is 99% paved and is ideal for all riders with more than 10,000 miles of accumulated riding. Although the road construction is reasonable, it is common to see grazing farm animals beside the highway in Botswana, so care is needed. The paved national highways have a speed limit of 60-70 m.p.h. and riders should be relaxed and comfortable riding the stated speed limit on these roads where practical, including under windy conditions. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road which is not a problem for experienced riders, but maybe confusing for newer riders.
Tour Price is CAD$10,495 ($7,313.46 USD as of 3-25-2020)
This price is for shared accommodations, defined as 2 people sharing one room. ‘Twin Rooms’ have two separate beds. ‘Double Rooms’ have one big bed for two people. Couples can request Double Rooms, but be aware that Twin Rooms are more typical in Africa, and we cannot guarantee Double Rooms for all nights.
The non-refundable deposit on this trip is $1000 USD collected by Women’s Motorcycle Tours at the time of booking. The tour is priced in Canadian dollars, which gives us Americans a great advantage. Final payment will be made to Renedian Adventures via wire transfer and is due May 1, 2021. We will provide that information upon registration.
Trip Insurance is highly suggested.
Upgrades and Options on Motorcycle Safari:
BMW R1250 GS Bigger Bike (better for 2-up riding): Add CAD$ 900 ($627 USD as of 3-25-2020)
Solo Room: Add CAD $1,595 ($1,112 USD as of 3-25-2020)
Pre-Tour Excursion to the Sossusvlei Salt Pans:
Optional 4 day/4 night Excursion by Van to Sossusvlei Dunes
Pre-Tour (July 30 – August 2, 2021): CAD$995 ($694 USD as of 3-25-2020)
Solo room on Dunes excursion: Add CAD$250 ($175 USD as of 3-25-2020)