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World Tour // Africa: Cape Town - Dar es Salaam 1CD

Botswana   |  Malawi   |  Namibia   |  South Africa   |  Tanzania   |  Zambia

Africa – the birthplace of mankind! We will spend our first few days in Cape Town. Table Mountain, the Waterfront, its Townships and vineyards cast a spell on us that is hard to break.

But soon it is time to head out, as we leave from the southernmost point of this section, the Cape of Good Hope. The Mediterranean climate of the Cape soon gives way to the arid scenery of the hinterland as two days riding take us into Namibia. The gigantic Fish River Canyon brings back memories of the Grand Canyon, and the indescribable desert landscapes of the Namib Naukluft Park will take our breath away as we make our way to the former German town of Swakopmund.

We wave goodbye to the Atlantic coast and start our crossing of the African continent. Ahead lay the giant salt pans of the Kalahari, a name full mystery and adventure! This arid bush savannah covers most of Botswana and will be our constant companion all the way to the Okavango delta and the Victoria Falls.

The pleasure of barrelling down dusty tracks is interspersed with plenty of chances to play in the water. We head for Malawi via Lusaka (the capital city of Zambia) and Chipata. Senga Bay awaits with a chance to wash off the desert dust with some R&R on its beautiful beaches. But we still have a long way to go before we hit the Indian Ocean!

But first: Safari! A chance to see the “Big Five” in their natural habitat. We leave Malawi heading north and ride a loop through Tanzania. Our motorcycles will take us to Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Kilimanjaro National Park to name a few of the fantastic parks and reserves. It‘s not far anymore until we reach the Indian Ocean but before we put our feet in the white sand we once more explore the mountains of Lushoto and navigate our bikes through the Usambara Mountains and then finish our trip after 38 fantastic expedition days.

Special Challenges

  • Africa is a wild continent and sparsely settled. Some of our riding days are very long.
  • Very high temperatures are to be expected.
  • Don’t trust the roads, even when on tarmac. Potholes, gravel, animals and people can appear without notice.
  • Isolated and challenging gravel tracks. Dirt, dust and sandy sections are all part of everyday riding in Africa.
  • This is Africa! There are wild animals out here!

Your expedition vehicle

To participate in the Edelweiss World Tour sections you will need to bring your own bike. If you prefer to join with a rental motorcycle we can send you an offer on request!

Sarah and Gerhard from the World Tour Management will be available for you for any questions or concerns at expedition@edelweissbike.com!

Start/Finish: Cape Town / Dar es Salaam
Nearest airport: Cape Town / Dar es Salaam
Duration: 38 days vacation, 36 riding days
Route: Total distance: 6190-7935 km, 3846-4931 miles
Daily distances: 145-345 km, 90-214 miles
Accommodations: The quality, facilities and service of hotels will vary considerably depending on regional and national differences. Our goal is to book all stays in comfortable 3-5 star hotels. However, this is not always possible. Certain facilities might not be available, especially in regions with poorly developed infrastructure.
Rest day: Cape Town
Namib-Naukluft National Park
Etosha National Park
Victoria Falls
Senga Bay
Dar es Salaam
Highlights: Cape Town , Bainskloof Pass, Ai-Ais, Fish River Canyon , Quiver Tree Forest, Mariental, Hardap Dam, Sossusvlei, Giant's Playground, Sesriem, Swakopmund, Okavango-Delta, Victoria Falls, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, Usambara Mountains, Dar es Salaam, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Malawi lake
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions

Prices start at $ 18.160,-

per person

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Tour prices & motorcycles 2021

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 18.160,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 10.360,-
Single room supplement$ 4.200,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2022

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 18.700,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 10.490,-
Single room supplement$ 4.340,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2023

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 19.250,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 10.820,-
Single room supplement$ 4.480,-

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Tour dates

17.05. - 23.06.2021
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09.05. - 15.06.2022
08.05. - 14.06.2023






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