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2016 Victoria Falls Fun Enduro

By Ilala Lodge on April 21, 2016

The annual Victoria Falls Fun Enduro is almost upon us and will take place on 30 April and 1 May this year. Established in 2013 and hosted by the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust (VFWT), the race is open to all off-road motorcycles and quadbikes.

By definition, an ‘enduro’ is a long-distance race, designed especially for motor vehicles, motorcycles, or bicycles; the race typically covers rough terrain and is intended to test endurance. As the name suggests, the Victoria Falls Fun Enduro adds a more enjoyable aspect to this otherwise challenging event and emphasises the importance of the cause, rather that the competition itself. All proceeds from the race go towards the VFWT, an organisation concerned with the care for and rehabilitation of orphaned elephant in Victoria Falls, and the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit (VFAPU), an inspirational team dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of Victoria Falls wildlife.

Victoria Falls Event

The 260km-long route both starts and finishes at the magnificent Gorges Lodge, which is perched right on the edge of the Batoka Gorge, 20km from Victoria Falls. Riders will then make their way through the Hwange Communal Lands where they will encounter tricky terrain and a vast array of obstacles along the way. Day One is 110km in distance, while Day Two takes the form of a 150km trail. The route is geared towards expert, intermediate and novice riders and includes various options to cut the ride short at certain points, and separate routes suitable for different levels of experience.

Following this two-day off-road encounter, riders will be treated to a dinner at the Gorges Lodge, and a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River with live entertainment.

Victoria Falls Fun Enduro

To secure your spot in the 2016 Victoria Falls Fun Enduro, or to find out more information about the event, simply email info@victoriafallsenduro.com. Manual registration will be on 29 April from 14h00 at the Victoria Falls Boat Club.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay before or after the race, why not book a room or suite at the luxurious Ilala Lodge Hotel – the closest hotel to the Victoria Falls. Send an email to reservations@ilalalodge.co.zw, give us a call on +263(13) 44737, or visit our website to find out more, check availability, or to book.

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