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Ultimate African Overlander - Acacia Adventure Holidays
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Anique "We have only been back home for a couple of days but will keep this trip in our hearts forever! It was an experience of a lifetime bringing us everything we had hoped for and more! Great itinerary, wonderfull tourguide and drivers, 9 countries in 58 days, The Big Five and loads more, African hospitality, amazing sites to spend the night and I could go on like this forever. Doubt no longer and go f..."
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Starts
Nairobi
Destinations
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Ends
Cape Town
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a canoe trip on the Orange River
  • Visit Kuiseb Canyons interesting rock formations
  • Optional skydiving over the desert
  • Pass through the Mikumi National Park
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping
Transportation
Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Overland truck
Start in Nairobi and end in Cape Town! With the overland truck tour Ultimate African Overlander, you have a 58 day tour package taking you from Nairobi to Cape Town and through Nairobi, Kenya and 24 other destinations in Africa. Ultimate African Overlander includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • KR
    Written on June 21, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Liz was a support guide on our trip and was such a joy to have along! Her smiling face and amazing cooking are not soon forgotten.
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  • K
    Written on June 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a "Trip of a Lifetime" and Liz helped make the memories that will last forever.
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  • T
    Written on June 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Ben is so knowledgeable and it was such a pleasure to both spend time and get to know him
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  • Ultimate African Overlander reviewer 4
    Written on January 27, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour. really great guides. our guides were Elton and George. very experienced and had a lot of knowledge! amazing wildlife and people and lots of fun camping. there is no other way to do it. I don't normally do tours but this was the best way to see everything on my list. Elton and George made it really fun. Great camping experience!
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  • Ultimate African Overlander reviewer 5
    Written on March 5, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We have only been back home for a couple of days but will keep this trip in our hearts forever! It was an experience of a lifetime bringing us everything we had hoped for and more! Great itinerary, wonderfull tourguide and drivers, 9 countries in 58 days, The Big Five and loads more, African hospitality, amazing sites to spend the night and I could go on like this forever. Doubt no longer and go for it!
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  • A
    Written on September 26, 2007

    This IS the ultimate trip to explore Africa, the countries you will visit are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa (there is also the opportunity to visit Zimbabwe as well) My favourite moments were spending an hour with a family of beautiful mountain gorillas in Uganda, volunteering to paint the outside of a school also in Uganda and walking with two adorable lion cub brothers in Zimbabwe. Our group varied from 11 people on the Kenya - Uganda - Kenya leg to 21 and 23 people on the other legs. The age group was mainly young people in their 20's and 30's from Australia, New Zealand and Britain with the odd European and American thrown in for good measure. Our truck was really comfortable, at various times we bumped into other trucks run by other companies and compared to ours they looked very uncomfortable and some even had plastic walls, not good on the bumpy, dusty road I bet!! If you want to see the real Africa with an experienced and very professional organisation then go with Acacia Africa.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
  2. Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Eldoret
  3. Day 3: Eldoret to Kampala, Uganda
  4. Day 4: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park area
  5. Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  6. Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Bunyonyi
  7. Day 7-8: Lake Bunyonyi
  8. Day 9: Lake Bunyoni to Kampala
  9. Day 10: Kampala to Jinja
  10. Day 11-12: Jinja
  11. Day 13: Jinja to Eldoret, Kenya
  12. Day 14: Eldoret to Nairobi
  13. Day 15: Nairobi
  14. Day 16: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
  15. Day 17: Maasai Mara National Reserve
  16. Day 18: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
  17. Day 19: Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania
  18. Day 20: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
  19. Day 21: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
  20. Day 22: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
  21. Day 23: Arusha to Bagamoyo
  22. Day 24: Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam
  23. Day 25: Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
  24. Day 26-27: Zanzibar - Northern Beaches
  25. Day 28: Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  26. Day 29: Dar es Salaam to Mikumi
  27. Day 30: Mikumi to Iringa
  28. Day 31: Iringa to Chitimba Beach
  29. Day 32: Chitimba Beach
  30. Day 33: Chitimba to Kande Beach
  31. Day 34: Kande Beach
  32. Day 35: Kande to Chipata, Zambia
  33. Day 36: Chipata to Lusaka
  34. Day 37: Lusaka to Livingstone
  35. Day 38-40: Livingstone
  36. Day 41: Livingstone to Kasane, Botswana
  37. Day 42: Kasane to Nata
  38. Day 43: Nata to Maun
  39. Day 44: Maun to Okavango Delta
  40. Day 45: Okavango Delta to Maun
  41. Day 46: Maun to Ghanzi
  42. Day 47: Ghanzi to Windhoek, Namibia
  43. Day 48: Windhoek to Etosha National Park
  44. Day 49: Etosha National Park
  45. Day 50: Etosha to Spitzkoppe
  46. Day 51: Spitskoppe to Swakopmund
  47. Day 52: Swakopmund
  48. Day 53: Swakopmund to Sossus On Foot Camp, Khomas Region
  49. Day 54: Sossus On Foot Camp, Khomas Region to Sesriem Area
  50. Day 55: Sesriem Area to Fish River Canyon
  51. Day 56: Fish River Canyon to Orange River
  52. Day 57: Orange River to Cederberg
  53. Day 58: Cederberg to Cape Town

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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  • TRUCK LIFE IS SWEETER WITH ACACIA AFRICA
  • This is Malawi
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • April 23, 2015

    What is the Adventure Pass?

    Every Overland tour has an Adventure Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

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  • Anna13th June 2018
    I am very impressed with the efficiency and detail and the ease of which to work with them has been. Highly recommend TourRadar. If my holiday goes as smoothly and as enjoyably I will be very happy indeed.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Malawi and Zambia
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Botswana
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South Africa

Plugs & Adapters

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and ZambiaTanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South AfricaZambia

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Kenya, Uganda, 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, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Nairobi is the starting point and Cape Town is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Acacia Adventure Holidays to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $300 to confirm this Acacia Adventure Holidays booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 20 August 2018 the full payment of $4,749 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4749 for Ultimate African Overlander, but the deposit of $300 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Acacia Adventure Holidays tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 8,005 km.
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 123 km
  • Nakuru National Park (Kenya)
  • 400 km
  • Kampala (Uganda)
  • 290 km
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
  • 126 km
  • Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
  • 762 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 98 km
  • Masai Mara (Kenya)
  • 161 km
  • Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
  • 55 km
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
  • 153 km
  • Arusha (Tanzania)
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