Charley Boorman in Africa - GS Africa Motorcycle Tours

Charley Boorman is Back in Africa

Destination to destination is as good as it gets for some riders. However, for those who thirst for exploration and adventure, few activities offer the feeling of freedom and speed than a long trip on an adventure motorcycle.

There’s no doubt that adventure motorcycling has grown massively in the last decade. In fact, this could easily be blamed on Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor. Interest in exploring unpaved hidden roads and trails has been warming up since childhood mates and Hollywood stars, Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor shot the 2004 “Long Way Round” and 2007’s “Long Way Down” TV documentary series round the world rides.

Obsessed with exploring the most epic locations in the world, from the most dangerous roads to Alaska, Ireland to Sydney, Sydney to Tokyo, Hawaii to LA, London to New York, Dakar, and from Scotland to the wide open plains of South Africa, Charley Boorman has certainly earned an outstanding reputation as one of the most engaging and entertaining adventure riders of our time. A ride lover who knows what a good road adventure is, we are excited to announce that Charley is back in South Africa with a tour that just kicked off on the 28th August.

While there are hundreds of scenic roads worldwide, nothing quite beats the open plains of the Southern Hemisphere. A head turner for its sensational wild life sceneries, this route is a favourite among many local and international bikers, and Charley Boorman is once again leading the pack with Billy Biketruck.

An incredible feast of riding across open plains, through dense bush-land, forest and barren desert, socialising, and discovering, this double trip covers around 5,000 kilometres and 4 countries, in about 17 days through Africa’s most amazing countryside. Using a combination of 1200′s and 800′s Triumph & BMW motorbikes, knobbly tyres and Garmin Zumo GPS’s, this is a truly amazing journey that began in Cape Town on route to the Victoria Falls via Namibia and Botswana, and starts again heading back to Cape Town through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Lesotho.