Being back for more than two month – we all got into our normal life and business. I can speak only for myself – I often look back on a fantastic experience with a lot of new impressions.
We started at Johannesburg KTM West Dealership and we returned exactly after three weeks to Husqvarna West in Johannesburg.
Starting Grooblershop we decided to go to Kimberley and look for new back tires but the city was not good to us and we did not get any tires so we continued to Bloemfontain to visit David at KTM Mountain Goat Equipment. He had four Pirelli Scorpion Rally available.
As the rain was to heavy today we spent the day in Ladybrand and used our mobile devices for playing around with the pictures, videos and impressions we had. Result:
Week three started in Namibia with a lot of gravel roads. Long distances straight on and amazing views. Fishriver Canyon is only one spot we visited
Khorixas – Twyfelfontein – Burned Mountain- Uis – Brandberg – Swakopmund
After the riding distances the days before we decided to see some Nambinian monuments so we went to the pertified forrest, the Twyflfontein, looked at the burned mountains and followed some small 4×4 tracks back to the main tracks.
Started with a good cup of filter coffee and a breakfast including muesli and cereals the Namibian owners told a bit about the lodge and the possibilities. Within two or three seconds we were persuaded to stay another night. The nights cool down to 15 degrees and made the sleep really good. Or it was caused by the two bottles of good south African wine.
The lodge could handle more than 100 visitors. Today we are the only four!
Before we drove into Zambia we stopped at the Victoria Falls (30U$ for Germans) and took a nice little walk in our motorcycle boots around the falls. All other visitors walked in flip flops but we insisted in sturdy footwear. Stupid idea for a 3km walk.
The falls compared to some other falls are amazing but I guess thats depending on the time of the year. While waiting and secure the bikes the other two fellows walked in without the motorcycle boots. In front of the motorcycle parking a local dance and singing crew joined us while waiting. As they were facinated by our boots and how heavy they are – they wanted to test them and have a look at it. These guys are the only specias on earth wanting to have stinking boots.
After the tourist program the African experience got new impressions. Crossing the border from Zimbawe to Zambia. A longhaired guy from South Africa warned us that it will be time consuming up to three and a half hour. But as friendly as we are – it was not that bad. Only minor organization issues stopped our approach to cross as fast as possible. Missing local currency and organization of road insurance got a bit of a mess. (For bikes carbon fee 280 Kwacha, Insurance per bike 300 Kwacha). Ended up in CAMP Nkwazi an unbelievable well organized camp with amazing food and good red wine and cold beer. Best dinner so far and roaring lions to hear.
To process all the impressions we got the last days we decided to have a break and rest in Kasane. While we were waiting for a money exchange i bought four non alcoholic beers. I asked the lady at the desk if she could recommend us a good clean guest house.
Travelling further north gave us more and more the impression of getting into Africa. Very friendly people, polling station in the middle of nowhere and more and more nature. We had a special place on our to do list KUBU Island.