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Adventure Big Five ABF

Botswana   |  Namibia   |  South Africa   |  Zimbabwe

From wild flowers to the deserts, from the wildlife paradise to one of the mightiest waterfalls!

If you dream of Africa, what does your imagination show you? Do you see elephants showering in dust and hippos wading in shallow pools? Do you see a barren, moon-like desert landscape that miraculously covers itself with flowers each spring? Or do you dream of a sea of giant sand dunes, stretching from horizon to horizon? Whatever your African dreams are, you are likely to see them on this motorcycle tour.

Just listening the highlights will fill up most of this space: Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City”, one of the world’s most beautiful cities and home of the famous Chapman‘s Peak; the wildflower season in the Northern Cape province; Fish River Canyon, second largest canyon in the world; and the Namib Desert, one of the driest places and one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. At its heart lies the Sossusvlei, a place of exceptional beauty which words simply cannot describe; the town of Swakopmund, where German colonial heritage is visible at every corner; Windhoek, Namibia’s bustling yet relaxed capital city; the Kalahari Desert, a harsh land full of thorn trees and home to the San people, one of the world’s oldest cultures; the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland river delta, that transforms a part of the Kalahari Desert into a paradise; Chobe National Park, one of the best game parks in Africa; and last but certainly not least – Victoria Falls, one of the mightiest waterfalls on earth and a sight to behold.

So what’s your dream now? Maybe you should quit dreaming and come on this motorcycle tour!

Adventure Big Five

Start/Finish: Cape Town / Victoria Falls
Nearest airport: Cape Town / Victoria Falls or Victoria Falls / Cape Town
Duration: 17 days vacation, 14 riding days
1 day Excursion
Route: Total distance: 4035 km, 2507 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable hotels and safari lodges.
Rest day: Namib-Naukluft National Park
Highlights: Cape Town , Wildflower Season, Fish River Canyon , Namib Desert, Kalahari Desert, Okavango-Delta, Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls
Minimum number of participants: 8

Adventure Big Five

17 days vacation
14 day riding route
1 day Excursion

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town
Day 2: Cape Town - Clanwilliam
Day 3: Clanwilliam - Springbok
Day 4: Springbok - Fish River Canyon
Day 5: Fish River Canyon - Keetmanshoop
Day 6: Keetmanshoop - Mariental
Day 7: Mariental - Namib-Naukluft National Park
Day 8: Namib-Naukluft National Park
Day 9: Namib-Naukluft National Park - Swakopmund
Day 10: Swakopmund - Windhoek
Day 11: Windhoek - Ghanzi
Day 12: Ghanzi - Maun
Day 13: Maun (Okavango Delta)
Day 14: Maun - Nata
Day 15: Nata - Kasane
Day 16: Excursion Kasane - Victoria Falls (Visit of the Victoria Falls)
Day 17: Departure from Victoria Falls

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. This is the route for the tour that starts in Cape Town. If you choose to begin your journey at Victoria Falls, the itinerary will be reversed. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 8.510,-$ 9.400,-$ 10.140,-
BMW F 800 GS
$ 8.700,-$ 9.780,-$ 10.520,-
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 8.790,-$ 9.960,-$ 10.700,-
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
$ 8.940,-$ 10.250,-$ 10.990,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW F 700 GS
$ 8.510,- *$ 9.400,- *$ 10.140,- *
BMW F 800 GS
$ 8.700,- *$ 9.780,- *$ 10.520,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
$ 8.790,- *$ 9.960,- *$ 10.700,- *
BMW R 1200 GS Adventure
$ 8.940,- *$ 10.250,- *$ 10.990,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at!

Prices start at $ 8.510,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 2


Abenteuer Big Five

Meine erste Tour mit Edelweiss Bike Travel war ein Geschenk an mich selbst zu meinem 40. Geburtstag. Unsere Gruppe hatte sich das erste Mal in Kapstadt getroffen, dort, wo das Abenteuer begann. Jeder Tag war etwas Besonderes, aufregend und abenteuerlich und wir durften die volle Schönheit Afrikas erleben, seine Landschaft, die Tierwelt und natürlich seine Bevölkerung. Auf einer Motorradtour durch Afrika würde man auch das ein oder andere ungeplante Erlebnis erwarten – doch mit Edelweiss lief alles wie am Schnürchen. Dank Edelweiss und seinen hervorragenden Tour Guides zaubert sich stets ein Lächeln auf meine Lippen, wenn ich voller Sehnsucht an die unzähligen schönen Momente bei dieser Tour denke. Würde ich wieder eine Reise mit Edelweiss buchen? Sofort, wenn ich nur die Gelegenheit bekäme.

Peter Collins, Irland

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Tour dates

10.08. - 26.08.2017
Cape Town - Victoria Falls
27.08. - 12.09.2017
Victoria Falls - Cape Town
09.08. - 25.08.2018
26.08. - 11.09.2018
Riding hours per day:
7 to 9 h 
Route grading:
Back-up van
Remote areas
Hygiene / Health care system
Luggage transport
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