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The Absolute Safari - Absolute Africa
The Absolute Safari - Absolute Africa
Lydia "This tour has given me memories which I will never forget. The tour itself is designed in a way to make sure you get the most out of it, but it is still a very individual tour. There is lots of freedom for people to do their own activities, and no pressure from the tour leaders to engage on optional activities. Vailet was very honest and gave her own opinions on the optional activities. She was al..."
Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
+40
Ends
Cape Town
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28 reviews
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Highlights

  • Try balloon safari
  • Go on forest chimpanzee trekking
  • Guided game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Take a walk with lions
Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour The Absolute Safari, you have a 73 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Cape Town and through Nairobi, Kenya and 40 other destinations in Africa. The Absolute Safari includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

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  • N
    Written on November 5, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The whole trip was amazing! I did their longest tour the Absolute Safari from Kenya to Cape Town. You get really good value for money, better than any of the other overland trucks that we met along the way. The guides and drivers know so much and help out a lot. The itinerary was great, you get to see so much, I wish we could have stayed longer in some places but the tour was pretty long as is so I could see that not being feasible. Would 100% recommend.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, Naomi. We are happy that you had such a good trip with us and got the most out of your time in Africa :)
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  • E
    Written on September 13, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the Absolute Safari from Nairobi to Cape Town with Absolute Africa. It was a very long trip but the whole time I knew I did not want to leave. Travelling with Absolute Africa becomes like a lifestyle- you camp, cook, wash and clean as a team. I was fortunate because I was with a great bunch of people and a very helpful and kind tour guide. I really enjoyed my trip with Absolute. I would not recommend Absolute Africa if you are looking for comfortable and easy travelling as there are some challenging days. My highlights on the trip were, in no particular order, the Serengeti, Lake Malawi, Zanzibar, Ngorogoro Crater, Matobo National Park, Vic Falls and the Deadvlei. I can also honestly say that the people on my trip and my tour guide were a highlight too. I will never forget my experiences in Africa, and it was difficult for me to leave. I would recommend Absolute Africa for budget travellers and I would highly recommend Manache Nicklaa as a tour guide. Manache was always very professional and friendly. He will talk to anyone and he always did his best to help anyone who needed it. Manache has a very friendly persona and you can have a laugh with him too. He is very warm and just makes you feel safe and welcome!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving your comments - we are happy to hear you have enjoyed your tour with Manache and have great memories of those special highlights!
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 3
    Written on February 4, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    My partner and I have just finished an 8 month trip around the world ticking off 30 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. Africa has always been a dream but we were a bit worried about spending such a long time with a tour company as we enjoy our independence. Our time with Absolute Africa however was the absolute highlight of our trip! Everything about this tour was absolutely amazing and we will never forget our time in Africa. The tents easily became our home with comfy bed mats, the food was delicious and plentiful, the tour leader made our time special, and there were so many activities to suit everyone. We have been on a few tours which seem to focus on trying to get more money out of you which as budget travellers we hated, but Absolute Africa really understand that everyone has different and often limited budgets. The type of people that travel with Absolute Africa are like minded and you soon develop some amazing friendships. I can't speak highly enough of this 73 day tour and would recommend to all.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for your great feedback Kylie! The Absolute Safari is our best trip and its fantastic to hear you had the trip of a lifetime! :)
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 4
    Written on June 25, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • DP
    Written on May 22, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    The absolute Safari was an amazing experience, very much worth every penny spent, with Philippa our guide being the best guide I've ever had when going away. The guides knowledge on area's and animals was very impressive, she was an excellent chef and a good laugh to be around. Would 100% recommend this trip! JB our driver was also amazing and would always help out when needed.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we will be sure to pass your comments on to JB and Philippa.
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  • M
    Written on December 30, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 7
    Written on December 21, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour guide can make or break the experience. Vailet made every second amazing!!
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Vailet.
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 8
    Written on December 16, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was bar far the best thing I have ever done. Lifelong friends and lifelong memories. Could not have asked for anything more. Have recommended Absolute to everyone I know.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thanks so much for leaving a review, it's great to hear you enjoyed the Absolute Safari!
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 9
    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour has given me memories which I will never forget. The tour itself is designed in a way to make sure you get the most out of it, but it is still a very individual tour. There is lots of freedom for people to do their own activities, and no pressure from the tour leaders to engage on optional activities. Vailet was very honest and gave her own opinions on the optional activities. She was also very supportive when I became ill for a few days, and really looked after me. The tour itself encompasses all of the major sights in Africa, often these are included in the tour package. I cannot recommend this tour enough - it is the ideal tour for the more budget conscious traveller, and the tour leaders and drivers do an excellent job in looking after the group.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving a review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the Absolute Safari!
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  • The Absolute Safari reviewer 10
    Written on December 14, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing 2 and a half months with Absolute Africa. Goerge our tour leader was awesome and really brought it all together. Could not reccomend Absolute Africa enough. Great value for money a really well run tour. I will use them again.
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your Absolute Safari!
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Itinerary

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  • Days 1 - 7 KENYA
  • Days 8 - 15 UGANDA
  • Days 16 - 19 UGANDA - RWANDA
  • Days 20 - 26 TANZANIA
  • Days 27 - 32 TANZANIA including 4 nights allotted for a stay on Zanzibar Island....
  • Days 33 - 37 TANZANIA - MALAWI
  • Days 38 - 42 ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  • Days 43 - 45 ZIMBABWE
  • Days 46 - 47 ZIMBABWE
  • Day 48 - 51 ZIMBABWE
  • Days 52 - 56 BOTSWANA
  • Days 57 - 66 NAMIBIA
  • Days 67 - 73 NAMIBIA - SOUTH AFRICA
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    • March 1, 2017

      Would someone also help me obtain visas and go through check-lists/planes with me?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • March 1, 2017

      Do you provide bottled water on this tour?

      You won't be provided with bottled water, but there are plenty of places where you are able to buy 5 litre bottles and then decant this into your own smaller water bottle.

    • March 1, 2017

      Does this trip include lunch?

      The tour operator doesn't provide lunch, as they think it is a great opportunity for people to head out and try local meals or buy from the local markets and shops.

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Meningococcal meningitis
    Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Kenya. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Nairobi is the starting point and Cape Town is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Absolute Africa booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 29 July 2017 the full payment of $2,508 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2508 for The Absolute Safari, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 8,697 km.
    • Nairobi (Kenya)
    • 98 km
    • Masai Mara (Kenya)
    • 106 km
    • Lake Naivasha (Kenya)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Nakuru (Kenya)
    • 336 km
    • Jinja (Uganda)
    • 8 km
    • Bujagali Falls (Uganda)
    • 67 km
    • Kampala (Uganda)
    • 31 km
    • Entebbe (Uganda)
    • 273 km
    • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
    • 130 km
    • Kisoro (Uganda)
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