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Vacation to Vic Falls - advice

I would like to rent a 650 moto in Johannesburg and use up to three weeks to travel to Victoria Falls. Perhaps taking in a few other attractions as well. Does anyone have advice or warnings about rentals, border crossings etc. Also what would be the best time of year for this trip. I would be going solo and prefer pavement but good gravel is fine. Thanks for any thoughts.

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I was there just a couple of weeks ago and the falls were at their most beautiful because it was before the rainy season. In or after the rainy season it is also an awesome experience as the massive flow of water is thundering but then you can't see much because of the spray and mist.
You can do the whole trip on tar if you want and the roads are good all the way. I would make a stop at Matopos near Bulawayo and camp at the dam. Lovely place.
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Bob,

have you contacted any rental company yet? It might prove to be a problem to get permission to ride the bike into Zimbabwe....
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That's right, I was in Zim last spring, with a rental 4x4, and had to pay tons of money to get in, because a rental car is considered a commercial vehicle (what they told me anyway..)

Better try Zam ?

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