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Title: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 07:11:24 pm
My first attempt at this, I hope that the report (part 1) is attached!
Will post the other parts once I've figured this out, if I figure this out.

All my attachments (parts 1 to 9) of this report are now in below (so don't just open the 1st one and think that's it!  :)

Thanks
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: ButchH on July 09, 2012, 07:20:51 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Kerritz on July 09, 2012, 07:30:54 pm
Attached ja....en lyk mooi sover. Conversion na PDF toe foeter so bietjie die quality van die foties op maar gooi nog.......ons wag in spanning!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 07:48:13 pm
Part 2a (have to cut a few more parts in half to get under 500kb so taking me a bit of time)
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 07:49:04 pm
Part 2b
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:03:02 pm
Part 3a
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:04:08 pm
Part 3b
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:04:58 pm
Part 3c
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:18:55 pm
Part 4
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:19:37 pm
Part 5
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:38:20 pm
Part 6
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:39:13 pm
Part 7
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Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:39:54 pm
Part 8
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 08:45:31 pm
Part 9....and that's it folks!

Next will be the report of our 21 day May 2011 trip, Bots-Nam-Zam-Zim, but I have to figure out an easier method of getting it into this forum!
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Kamanya on July 09, 2012, 08:59:30 pm
Wow, Lovely route!

That must have taken a bit of time doing the homework!
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 09:04:21 pm
Hi Kamanya, yes many many nights (and some days, but don't tell the boss!) of planning and flying Google Earth!

Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: ButchH on July 09, 2012, 09:07:26 pm
Thanks man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on July 09, 2012, 09:33:42 pm
WOW, I'm humbled ... and embarrased to say that I have always written Zim off as not worthy of my traveling through it ... but thanks to you 3 I have been enlightened.

Keep them coming !

 8)
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: SGB on July 09, 2012, 09:36:10 pm
Nice one Wayne, thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 09, 2012, 10:49:52 pm
WOW, I'm humbled ... and embarrased to say that I have always written Zim off as not worthy of my traveling through it ... but thanks to you 3 I have been enlightened.

Keep them coming !

 8)

It is great, a feeling of the old wild Africa I saw in the movies and dreamt about a a lightie. I'm just sorry I never started exploring it years ago, it's got expensive.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Hermit on July 09, 2012, 10:58:18 pm
I enjoyed it very much , Wayne. Thanks for sharing your trip !  I'm busy planning a trip there again soon. Lovely country to ride through.   ;D
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: XXL on July 10, 2012, 06:17:26 am
Very nice. Riding with family is such a precious time too.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: HB 9 on July 10, 2012, 04:29:16 pm
Great trip, great pictures! Thank you for sharing. A Zim-tour is still one of my to-do trips... maybe just wait till uncle Bob is gone...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Malibu on July 10, 2012, 04:44:44 pm
Some of those pics invoke such amazing memories... thanks for sharing!  ;D
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on July 10, 2012, 09:46:55 pm
Thanks for the replies guys, and girl! It is a beautiful place to travel through, but don't wait, the rural areas where the gravel riding is best are just as they always were...no govt can influence this! Just a pity the owners of the accommodation establishments seem to be trying to get back 15 years of lost revenue in 2 years...prices are a little steep for what you get.

Anyone that would want me to lead them / a group, we can talk!  :)
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: GSing on July 10, 2012, 10:00:23 pm
Nice one Wayne!!  :thumleft: Thanks for sharing :thumleft:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Bushcat on July 10, 2012, 10:20:15 pm
Excellent RR am very keen to go back home on the Bike, might be stuffed due to Bob, but as you say the locals are really friendly, & make you feel welcome. Coming from the Eastern Highlands Mutare, brings back great memories, and is definately on my list. want to go Beit Bridge, Eastern Highlands, Kariba, Vic Falls, Plumtree . would love to get your route in my hands.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Malibu on July 11, 2012, 01:00:09 pm
Coming from the Eastern Highlands Mutare, ...

Me too!  Hence the memories!  ;D
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: TVB on July 14, 2012, 09:05:42 pm
Very nice trip, I am also planning to do a trip through Zim up to Victoria some time...thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Cyclops on July 17, 2012, 11:18:45 am
Nice report report Wayne. Brings back so many memories, especially those of the Honde Valley where I spent a lot of time in the seventies wandering around that area wearing funny camo clothes courtesy of the government. Would really like to explore again in peace time.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Just Blip It! on July 29, 2012, 06:00:10 pm
I grew up in Melsetter, now called Chimanmani, we are riding a similar route in September, I can't wait! Thanks for the great report!
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: MOGGIE on August 15, 2012, 09:45:11 pm
Nice trip report. I thaught there must be a trick not having to pay for the ferry trip. At the end after all you had to pay to use the water. HAHA
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on August 16, 2012, 12:07:49 pm
Nice trip report. I thought there must be a trick not having to pay for the ferry trip. At the end after all you had to pay to use the water. HAHA

Hello Moggie, yes the state always needs to get their share, I just hope that the money gets used for what it was intended!
The ferry trip (US$105 for the bike and US$120 per person, all meals inclusive) is more like a cruise, one where your vehicle can come along. It's a great, relaxing way to break ones journey but still be travelling, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Mzee on August 16, 2012, 12:17:59 pm
So there are many SAfricans of Zimbabwean origin on the WD?  Lekker.
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: TornadoF5 on June 19, 2014, 04:03:23 am
Wayne just read this rr really did enjoy it thx for posting. Perhaps keen to post gdp file/s?
Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: Wayne Duck on June 19, 2014, 09:37:58 am
Wayne just read this rr really did enjoy it thx for posting. Perhaps keen to post gdp file/s?

Hi TornadoF5,

Seems as though you burnt the early morning candle today!
Please find my actual tracks for this trip, the May 2012 Zim, attached...On it I have added (as routes) the sections in Zim that we rode differently on our May 2011 trip - ride report here... http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=106761.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=106761.0)

Wayne
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Post by: TornadoF5 on June 19, 2014, 10:37:00 am
Thx Wayne. Ja seems every time I go for a leak my brain switches on and refuses to go back to sleep!!!

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Title: Re: Zimbabwe May 2012
Post by: GIDEON on June 26, 2014, 01:18:11 pm
Very nice  :thumleft: