NORTHERN ZAMBIA WATERFALL ROUTE
16 Days of adventure riding exploring the magnificent waterfalls of Northern Zambia.
Almost 30% of all the fresh water in Africa originates in Zambia and a large portion of this is in the Northern Province. This region boasts with an untold number of waterfalls. All are spectacularly beautiful - from the roaring Lumangwe Falls (also known as the Victoria falls of the North), Kabweluma to the gorgeous and very picturesque Ntumbachusi Falls.
Many of these hidden gems are rarely visited and several are virtually unknown, which makes them even more magnificent. The allure of these falls over the ages is evident by the large amount of rock art in their immediate vicinity. Some of the waterfalls of Northern Zambia still hold mythical significance to the local people with spirit houses and incantations still in use.
Besides the waterfalls, another major highlight is spending a few days at Lake Tanyanika. Lake Tanganyika is one of the African Great Lakes and the world's longest freshwater lake (677 kilometers from North to South). The lake is shared between four countries – Tanzania (46%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC (40%), Burundi (7%) and Zambia (7%). The lake drains into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.
Lake Tanganyika is also the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest in volume, and the second deepest, in all cases only after Lake Baikal in Siberia.
The immense depth of the lake is because it lies in the Great Rift Valley, which also created its steep shoreline. The lake reaches a depth of 1,433m, an unbelievable 642m below sea level.
The clear waters of the lake host more than 350 different species of fish and is well known for its excellent angling and aquarium fish exports.
Other highlights on this very special tour include relaxing at Kapyisha Hot Springs, a visit to the historic Shiwa Ngandu House, staying on the banks of the lower Zambezi, the Mutinondo Wilderness, Lake Bangweulu, and much much more.
We transport your motorcycle from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Lusaka, saving you at least 10 days of in transit/traveling time and arrange border papers and third-party insurance in Zambia on your behalf.
A combination of tar/paved roads, some good gravel roads, smaller, less traveled rural roads with a few technical sections to get to the lesser travelled areas and hidden gems.
This is small group adventure travel at its best, with only space for 6 motorcycles, making this tour exclusive, personal and definitely unique.
The trip is suitable for intermediate riders and is pillion friendly - because you would love to share this amazing experience with that special someone.
You can do this expedition on your own motorcycle or a rental can be arranged at an additional cost. If you prefer this option, please contact us for a detailed quotation.
2020/2021 Northern Zambia Tour Date1
Saturday, 7 - Sunday, 21 November 2020
Saturday, 8 - Sunday, 22 May 2021
Unfortunately our May 2020 Zambia tour had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Start/End: Lusaka, Zambia
- Total Time: 16 days/15 nights
- Riding Days: 13 (1 rest day, first and last day arrival and return flights)
- Riding: Approximately 3,700 Km total (285 Km/riding day average)
- Roads & Terrain: A combination of tar/paved roads, some good gravel roads, smaller, less traveled rural roads and a few technical sections.
- Lake Tanganyika
- Boat tour to Kala Bay, Nsumbu National Park
- South Luangwa National Park
- Amazing waterfalls
- Kapishya Hot Springs
- Kasanka National Park
- R65,000 per rider (with own motorcycle, single accommodation)
- R35,000 per pillion (sharing accommodation with the rider)
- Return airfare (economy) from Johannesburg/Cape Town to Lusaka
- Return transportation of your motorcycle from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Lusaka
- Tour Guide on motorcycle
- 3rd Party Insurance of motorcycles whilst in Zambia
- All accommodation in Zambia (15 nights) – some more luxurious, other nights more rustic/basic (no camping)
- National Park Entry Fees
- Boat tour to Kala Bay, Nsumbu National Park
- All breakfasts (14) and dinners (15)
- Cost to get to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg/Cape Town International and back home
- Fuel, lunches, drinks and tips
- Any activities not specified in inclusions
- Delivery and collection of motorcycle to/from Wild@Heart collection point in Cape Town (your motorcycle can be collected in Johannesburg as well)
- Any visa costs (If applicable, depending on nationality. Not necessary for South Africans.)
- Backup vehicle
- Items of a personal nature
Are you interested to join us on this very special tour?
To book your spot: Northern Zambia Booking Form 2020