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World Tour // Africa: Cape Town - Mombasa 1CD

Kenya   |  Malawi   |  Namibia   |  South Africa   |  Tanzania   |  Zambia   |  Zimbabwe

An adventure through breath-taking wilderness in the cradle of mankind!

Africa – the birthplace of mankind! We will travel a part of this awesome continent with its diverse impressions and landscapes on the motorcycle!

We spend our first few days in Cape Town where its townships, vineyards, waterfront, and Table Mountain cast a spell on us that is hard to break. But soon it is time to head out, leaving the Cape of Good Hope and the southernmost point of this tour section.

The Mediterranean climate of the Cape soon gives way to the arid scenery of the hinterland as two days of riding take us into Namibia. The gigantic Fish River Canyon inspires images of the Grand Canyon, and as we make our way to the former German town of Swakopmund the indescribable desert landscapes of the Namib Naukluft Park will take our breath away.

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 of mystery and adventure! This arid bush savanna covers Namibia´s east, all of Botswana, and extends to Victoria Falls. The pleasure of barreling 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, presenting an opportunity to wash off the desert dust with some R&R on its beautiful beaches - the water in front of us reaches the horizon. However, we are still a long way from the Indian Ocean!

But first: a safari! The chance to see the “Big Five” in their natural habitat. We leave Malawi, head north, and make a loop through Tanzania. Our motorcycles will take us to the Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Kilimanjaro National Park, to name a few of the fantastic parks and reserves.

We head to the southeast and can almost smell the ocean. But before we put our feet in the white sand we explore the fantastic Usambara Mountains around Lushoto and after 38 fantastic days across Africa, we finally reach Diani Beach. Two rest days in this paradise will be the icing on the cake for this spectacular tour.

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!

Marc 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 / Mombasa
Nearest airport: Cape Town / Dar es Salaam
Duration: 38 days vacation, 36 riding days
Route: Total distance: 8427-9297 km, 5236-5777 miles
Daily distances: 65-560 km, 40-348 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
Senga Bay
Diani Beach
Highlights: Cape Town , Bainskloof Pass, Ai-Ais, Fish River Canyon , Quiver Tree Forest, Mariental, Hardap Dam, Sossusvlei, Giant's Playground, Sesriem Canyon, Swakopmund, 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 6.4. 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 $ 19.250,-

per person

Included services

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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,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2024

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 19.350,-
Price for passenger in double room$ 12.450,-
Single room supplement$ 4.810,-

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Tour dates

08.05. - 14.06.2023
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06.05. - 12.06.2024






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Hygiene / Health care system
Off-road 2
One-way trip
3 to 4 star hotel

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