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GlobeRiders Africa Adventure 2013



































No place in the world conjures the adventuring image better than the Cradle of Mankind. Join us on our unique 37-day journey through the vast and varied lands of southern Africa! And, not just South Africa. The African Adventure 2013 begins and ends in Cape Town, South Africa, making a counter-clockwise loop through Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, and Namibia.


Tour Begins: 22nd of October 2013
Tour Ends: 27th of November 2013
Duration: 37 days (inclusive) plus your personal travel time to/from Cape Town, South Africa
Countries: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia
Distance: Approx 6,700 miles or 10,720 kilometers
Max. Group Size: Limited to 16 riders and motorcycles. Pillion passengers
(on motorcycle only) or passengers (in chase vehicle) are welcome!
Tour Leaders: Helge Pedersen

Highlights of the tour will include


  • A visit to a living Zulu Village or "Krall".
  • Opportunities to fly in a microlight aircraft, go white water rafting, jet boating, or ride an African elephant at Victoria Falls.
  • A dinner cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • A fly-in/fly out 3-day/2-night safari into the Okavango Delta, exploring the waterways in Mokoro (traditional dugout canoe), and staying in Luxory Camps
  • An early morning ride into the fabled Namibian Dunes at Soussuvlei.
  • Spectacular tar and gravel riding up South Africa’s Garden Coast, across Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, through Namibia’s Caprivi Strip game reserve, then down the Skeleton Coast.
  • Containerized round-trip shipment of your motorcycle from Seattle, Washington, USA to Cape Town, South Africa.
  • The finest available accommodations or lodges each night, with most dinners and breakfasts included.

Although the Africa Adventure is now being offered for the fith time, the 2013 Adventure will not be a simple cookie-cutter of previous tours. Each tour is unique, with changes and revisions being made from year to year.

To participate in this Adventure, you must be both experienced and comfortable riding in crowded urban traffic, and relatively long distances on roads with varying surface conditions on a fully loaded motorcycle. The last 1/3 of the tour is on salt and gravel roads in Namibia. You should own a rough-terrain capable "dual-purpose" type motorcycle, with sturdy, lockable panniers and an approved handlebar-mounted portable Garmin GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver.

The tour package fee DOES include round-trip containerized shipment of your motorcycle from our home port of Seattle, Washington, USA to Cape Town, South Africa, processing and documentation fees, safari permits, all accommodations, most dinners, all breakfasts, some lunches, fees for our local guides, drivers and chase vehicle, and most en route cultural or planned group activity charges.

The tour package DOES NOT include, motorcycle or shipping insurance, your airfare or transportation to Cape Town, South Africa, return airfare or transportation from Cape Town, South Africa, transportation of your motorcycle to/from our home port of Seattle, Washington, USA, or personal daily expenses such as fuel, consumables, lunch and tips for guides and drivers.





*NOTE - The tour package fee for a non-pillion passenger includes a guaranteed seat for a partner and stowage of a reasonable amount of luggage in an upgraded "chase" vehicle, with a dedicated driver and guide.



** NOTE - A deposit is required to secure your place on this tour.  If we are unable to attract a minimum of 8 Riders, the tour will be cancelled and your deposit will be refunded in full.  The tour is being offered at the tour packages fees listed above for 8 to 16 Riders.  If/when we have received a minimum of 8 deposits, the tour is "Go" ; your deposit will not be refunded should you withdraw from the tour for any reason.  At our discretion, you may be allowed to apply a credit in the amount of your original deposit towards a future tour if taken within one calendar year from the date of your withdrawal.  This credit may only be used once.  If this credit is not used within one calendar year from the date of your original withdrawal, the credit is forfeit.

For additional information about our tours and processes, please visit our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page by clicking here.

If you have questions, wish to place a deposit, or wish to make your reservation, the following link should open a new email message, pre-addressed to us: send email to GlobeRiders

The Fine Print: Early planning is essential. Riders and passengers must be qualified by GlobeRiders and provide riding and character references. Tour participants are required to obtain a signed certification of good health from their physician. Only approved motorcycles with spoked wheels are allowed on our tours. An approved Garmin GPS receiver is required for all tours.  Participants must show proof of medical and medical evacuation insurance. Safety first; a full coverage or flip-up style full-coverage helmet, full-fingered gloves, full-coverage riding suit with protective armor and riding boots must be worn at all times when your motorbike is in motion. Priority placement is always given to GlobeRiders clients who are return customers. Final pricing for any tour may be adjusted to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates and/or the final group size.

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