Elephant Highway

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13 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1545 Km
avg 155 Km
Hosted

Victoria Falls marks the beginning of 'The Elephant Highway,' perhaps the most popular section of the tour. After a quick spin to Kazungula, you cross the Zambezi River on a very funky ferry and enter the country of Botswana, whose mineral resources and democratic government have made it one of Africa's biggest success stories. At our 1st campsite in Kasane, the Chobe River boat cruise - where you slowly coast up and down stream past herds of elephant, crocodiles, hippos and other wildlife.

The next week provides some of the longest and flattest cycling days on the tour including six centuries (100 miles) in seven days of riding. This is a pure road riding section, and a true test of endurance. Fortunately, you will also be riding through one of the most impressive wildlife habitats on the planet. Botswana is home to some 110,000 elephants that roam through the Kalahari and Chobe National Parks. Don't be surprised if you have to stop on a highway to allow a family of elephants to cross at a safe distance!

After camping near the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve you arrive at northern Botswana's largest town, Maun, for a rest day on which you can take a dugout canoe or a small plane ride into the Okavango, the world's largest inland river delta. The cycling then continues along the Trans-Kalahari Highway towards the border of Namibia, a country whose stunning arid landscapes are one of the world's best kept secrets.

This section ends in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, a modern, cosmopolitan city that lies in the middle of the country. Here riders can enjoy fabulous beer, great restaurants, a blend of southern African and German cultures, and some amazing shopping.


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Tour Location

Country:
Botswana|Namibia|Zambia
From:
Victoria Falls, Zambia
To:
Windhoek, Namibia

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
13 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Flat
More Options:
Camping
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2075

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1545 Km
Riding Days:
10
Month(s):
April
Departure:
11- 21 Apr 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

12 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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