Jamie Robinson does Africa

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It’s been a dream of mine to go and ride a motorbike in Africa, so when I got invited to go with three motorcycling-mad Italians and a Brit, I jumped at the chance to join them. We all met up in Johannesburg, South Africa, hired some BMWs, donned the Durban Alpinestars adventure gear and headed out, our plan was to ride to Zimbabwe, then into Mozambique and then head down to the Kruger National Park in South Africa where the trip would end.

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It was some trip as stormy weather welcomed us in Johannesburg, bribes at the Zimbabwe boarder control as well as constantly dodging wild animals that wandered in the pothole infested roads where just a few of the incidents we incurred along the way, but the locals were super friendly and the scenery amazing which made the whole adventure just bloody brilliant from start to finish.

  • http://www.kenta.ro Kentaro rides a NRS and a GSA

    Great video. I can’t wait for my round the world trip.

  • DoctorNine

    Looks like a nice time in the saddle, and well planned out. Did you all use a specific local outfitter, or was this just put together by the guys on the ride?

    Oh, and thanks for the lion porn interlude… All tours in Africa should have documented lion porn somewhere in there for posterity. Always.

  • superbikemike

    trip of a life time there…. and he’s getting paid by alpine star… how cool…;)

  • ike6116

    This article needs more pot shots at Ewan MacGregor and people bad mouthing BMW saying would be better.

  • http://www.amarokconsultants.com michael uhlarik

    While I would love to have such an adventure, and I am sure the guys had a blast, there is something disturbing to me about another bunch of rich Westerners showing off corporate swag to a bunch of rural African children.

    I am waiting for a BMW adventure trip across Afghanistan and Iraq, without the benefit of an army escort.

    • DoctorNine

      That’s why I asked about using local outfitters. It’s possible for motorcycle touring support to be a significant indigenous business, in those places where they stop. And it gives the locals a productive activity, which likely pays better than sorghum farming and livestock production. If done right, it can be a real win/win for everybody.

      • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

        Good point – I never thought of it like that. I’ll keep that in mind for when I have my own around the world adventures!

  • valen

    He looks different on Mythbusters.

  • Paul B

    I hate you Jamie Robinson and your awesome job.