The Transafrica motorcycle tour gives a good idea of 5 African totally safe countries and you may wonder why an Italian tour operator proposes a motorcycle tour to Africa ?? Simply because Eligio Arturi, the owner of Mototouring, has been organizing trips to Africa since 1983. The experience of over 30 years of tours in Africa give us the knowledge to organize the Transafrica totally confident of a great success every time !!
The Transafrica tour has been organized almost every year since 1996 in groups consisting of 15 up to 34 persons (in 2003). The last time was on the 2017 with 11 bikes and 16 people plus 3 staff, another great enjoyable tour !
From Johannesburg to Dar Es Salaam is a 5500 kms tour across South Africa – Zimbabwe – Zambia – Malawi and Tanzania.
This bike tour is within everyone’s reach, routed exclusively on tarmac. The exception is a couple of legs where the tarmac is in “African” condition, although never too difficult for any normal motorcyclist, even with a pillion rider. All nights are spent in top-class hotels except for a couple where no better alternative exists in the area. The legs are around 350/400 kilometres per day with 4 sizeable rest stops in enchanting places and hotels: Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Lake Malawi, Mikumi National Park.
We will never physically enter the parks with the motorcycles being forbidden for security reasons but we will stay in beautiful lodges just at the edge of the parks entering with game drive vehicles to spot the animals.
What bike will I use ?? Our fleet is composed by different bikes of all ages, some “old new” bikes, old for the age, new for the mileage, like BMW 1200 GS , Honda VFR, Ducati ST4S, some vintage bikes like Morini 350, Honda 500 Four, BMW R 60/5, some new bikes like BMW 700 GS, you can choose among the list, price is the same for each bike. In case you wish a very new bike like the last model on e market of a BMW or a Ducati we have access to a large fleet but there will be an extra to pay depending on the model.
After the arrival in Dar es Salaam we strongly propose a 3 day extension to Zanzibar a spectacular and really exotic place with wonderful hotels and great tropical , ask for more informations to our office.