Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Asante sana! (AKI1201)

Asante sana! (AKI1201) … is Swahili for Thank You. Thanks for coming on this trip guys, it was a great trip and a wonderful experience. See you next time! Amboseli National Park is famous not only for its many elephants but also for its amazing views of Mount...

SOUTH AFRICA – Welcome to summer! (SAT 1201, Jan. 28th – Feb.12th)

Welcome to summer! Flying in from the Northern hemisphere I left Austria with cooooool minus 10° C. Getting off the plane in Johannesburg South Africa welcomed me with nice 22° C. More than half of the group came in a day earlier and so we...

Morocco – just a dream!!! MCT 1102

Hi Bikers out there… We are somewhere in the middle of Morocco – it is just great! First we all met in Malaga, Southern Spain – where we all get our motorcycles. Then we visited the famous “Rock of Gibraltar”, before we crossed over by...

The world in one country – South Africa (SAT 1102)

Sunday – arrival day! Almost everybody made to Johannesburg in time, excited and looking forward to two weeks of riding, cultural differences, beautifull landscapes and some adventure. The first day was easy going, cruising through a country side which could be in the US midwest....

the Adventure ends

The Kilimanjaro Tour came to an adventurous end as the group arrived in Diani Beach, Kenya, yesterday. Rain, mud, a slow, tiring border crossing and ninety minutes of riding in total darkness – Africa threw everything at us during the last day. But we made...

… and back to Johannesburg

Today this Scouting Tour of southern Africa came to an end, after three weeks and more than 6,000 km. It was a true African adventure, and it won’t be forgotten. We’ll be back! After successfully managing three border crossings in two days (Namibia – Zambia...

Scouting Southern Africa

It’s winter here in Johannesburg, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ride motorcycles. Just the opposite is true: we have blue skies, sunshine, and 20°C – just perfect. A truly international group from the US, Canada, Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, and Israel will set out...

Ethiopia – loop to Debre Libanos

Ethiopia – loop to Debre Libanos Well, since we expected rain in the afternoon we had to shortcut the daily loop and decided to do a short ride to Debre Libanos which turned out to be an exciting ride. Once we went out of Addis there was not much traffic anymore...

Ethiopia – Lalibela and its eleven churches

Ethiopia – Lalibela and its eleven churches A short flight brought us to Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia. By bike it would have taken at least two days to get there, by plane it was only two hours. We were somehow shocked how “basic” everything here was – especially the houses...

Ethiopia – office staff goes scouting

Ethiopia – office staff goes scouting In more than 30 years of  Edelweiss tours worldwide there are not many countries we have never been to on a bike. However, we are still in search for new countries with new routes and experiences to share with Edelweissers from all over. Ethiopia is...