Cracked, hard-packed, rutted mud is bumpy enough in a car with a good suspension. On a mountain-bike? Ouch!! Very jarring on the hands and arms and backside. And my legs got tired from all the hills. I wiped out a couple of times in sandy bits or gravel, but nothing too bad.
We passed really close to roan antelope and to zebra – within 100m. That was cool. But the most amazing part was when I surprised an owl that was in a tree close to the road around a corner. When he flew away his wing-tips actually smacked my face.