Day 0 – Arrival
Your plane lands in Lusaka, you get out and feel the oppressive heat for the first time and think you could cut the air. After all formalities have been clarified, we head off with our own transfer to the Luangwa Safari Lodge in Kabwe, our home base. You can expect cold beer and a hot grill.
You can also take a short test ride with your motorbike to get a feel for the upcoming days.
Day 1 – Test drive & briefing
We hope you could recover well from your flight – and are really looking forward to finally getting into the saddle. Today all the final arrangements for the start of the tour are made and a test ride with your motorcycle awaits you.
Day 2 – Balaka School
Today you will get to know one of our aid projects: The Balaka School near Kabwe. We started the project a few years ago with the idea of giving something back to the local community. Of course, the visit takes place with your motorcycle. And with your booking you have already contributed to the fact that we can continue to push the project forward.
Day 3 – Leopard Hill Cave & Farm
We start with our bikes at dawn and head to the Leopard Hill Cave, where we will camp for the first time. Of course, we are not on the paved road, but make our way through rocky gravel slopes. A stopover at a farm rounds off this stage.
Day 4 – Over Leopard Hill Road
Downhill is the name of the game: The infamous Leopard Hill Road can hardly be called a road. We go over some tricky passages down into the Lower Zambezi Valley. The view extends far to the horizon, but you should also take good care of the stones in front of you. In the evening we set up camp either in an abandoned camp or in a lodge with a tent site.
Day 5 – Chongwe Falls
We continue from our camp to Chongwe Falls, where we camp for 1 or 2 nights under a giant tree. You can go on an evening walking safari or take a jeep to the Lower Zambezi National Park for a night safari.
Day 6 – Gwabi Lodge & boat trip
Out of the deep bush! We continue to Gwabi Lodge, which specializes on activities regarding the Zambezi River. We set up our tents, jump into the pool and take a river cruise on the majestic Zambezi in the evening.
Day 7 – Lake Kariba
We continue from Gwabi Lodge towards Chirundu, where we can run some errands. After that we continue on a sandy slope to Sandy Beach Lodge. As you can see – sand is everywhere here – and this can also be seen on site – at the beautiful Lake Kariba.
Day 8 – A day off
Now you really have some time to kick up your feet or hang them in the water. Or you get on your motorcycle and look at the imposing dam nearby, visit a crocodile farm or browse through the local fish market.
Day 9 – Upstream to Otter Bay
It’s slowly time to start the return journey. We head northwest and get to Otter Bay, where we either camp at a lodge or in the bush. You can expect about 200 kilometres of mixed gravel and tar today.
Day 10 – Via Chongwe to the farm
We head back from Otter Bay via the city of Chongwe and then on to the farm – where we spend another night and you can roam through the “car museum”. What that means? Let yourself be surprised…
Day 11 – Back to the Safari Lodge
After a relaxed breakfast, it’s back to the Luangwa Safari Lodge – and into the pool. With a couple of cold beers, we look back at what we have experienced and maybe we can savor the nightlife in Kabwe.
Day 12 – Transfer to the airport
It is hard to say goodbye – after a few warm and sweaty hugs, the group returns to the airport in Lusaka.
Day X – Back to Reality
Welcome back – wherever you came from. Take some time to get back to normal. And if it doesn’t work out, talk to us and we will plan your next trip.