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This is our second trip with Motoaventures. Our hosts Su and John really know how to lay on a fantastic trip. Our first trip in 2010 took us from the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, through Namibia, into South Africa and ended in Cape Town. Five years after that trip we were still talking about our holiday with as much enthusiasm as the day the trip finished. Sixteen days of the most spectacular roads through equally spectacular country, each day filled with wonderful surprises. A holiday of a lifetime is really an understatement!
So we approached our second trip with a little trepidation. How the hell are they going to better the last trip? Infact how could it possibly be any better? Here’s a diary of our trip.
Flew from Sydney to Johannesburg then a connecting flight to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe. Booked into our hotel at Victoria Falls two days prior to the trip to acclimatize and get over the jet lag. Took an evening “Booze Cruise” on the Limpopo, spectacular sunset, wildlife including Elephant, Hippo, Crocs and a various antelope. Next day walked from the hotel to the falls. I am not one to look at fast flowing water tumbling over the edge of a cliff and think ‘wow isn’t that great”, but I must admit the Victoria Falls are absolutely awesome.
The day prior to our departure we were assigned our bikes, given an operational briefing on the GPS and allowed to make personal adjustments to the bikes. The bikes were all 2016 BMW R1200GS with between 4000 and 6000 K’s on the clock, sparkling clean and shod with new tyres. The evening prior to departure was our first bonding session over some excellent food washed down with a couple of cold Zambezi’s.