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The Big Six - Absolute Africa
54 days

The Big Six

From Nairobi to Victoria Falls
Tour Operator:
Absolute Africa
Max group size:
28
Age range:
18 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
266
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+ $1,000 Local Payment
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Itinerary

Start in Nairobi and end in Victoria Falls! With the Overland Truck tour The Big Six, you have a 54 days tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and 28 other destinations in Africa. The Big Six includes accommodation, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Days 1 - 9: KENYA
  2. Days 10 - 17: UGANDA
  3. Days 18 - 22: UGANDA - RWANDA
  4. Days 23 - 28: TANZANIA
  5. Days 29 - 35: TANZANIA
  6. Days 36 - 41: TANZANIA - MALAWI
  7. Days 42 - 47: ZAMBIA - ZIMBABWE
  8. Days 48 - 51: ZIMBABWE
  9. Day 52 - 54: ZIMBABWE
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  • Accommodation
  • Meals
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  • Transport
  • Optional Extras
  • Flights
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Lodge
2 nights

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  • 4.5
  • The Big Six reviewer 1
    · December 15th, 2014
    One of the best trips of my life. Absolute Africa have been doing overland trips for over 30 years so they know their stuff. Couldn't fault the itinerary, the amazing food we cooked, guides, equipment. Met really great people too who I still keep in... Show more
    Absolute Africa commented on this review
    Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: February 2014

Dates & Availability

54 days
The Big Six
From Nairobi to Victoria Falls
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    20 Sep, 2021
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    12 Nov, 2021
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    16 Oct, 2021
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    Wednesday
    8 Dec, 2021
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    4 Dec, 2021
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    26 Jan, 2022
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    17 Jan, 2022
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    Friday
    11 Mar, 2022
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    Saturday
    19 Feb, 2022
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    Wednesday
    13 Apr, 2022
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    Saturday
    16 Apr, 2022
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    Wednesday
    8 Jun, 2022
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    Thursday
    26 May, 2022
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    Monday
    18 Jul, 2022
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    Saturday
    25 Jun, 2022
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    Wednesday
    17 Aug, 2022
    $2,836
    $2,694
    + $1,000
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    0% Interest Instalments
  • -5%
    Monday
    25 Jul, 2022
    English
    Friday
    16 Sep, 2022
    $2,836
    $2,694
    + $1,000
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments
  • -5%
    Saturday
    20 Aug, 2022
    English
    Wednesday
    12 Oct, 2022
    $2,836
    $2,694
    + $1,000
    Local Payment
    0% Interest Instalments

Frequently Asked Questions

    • On average how many additional activities do most people go on?

      The additional activities are based really on peoples interests and budgets. The big ones most people do are the gorillas, Zanzibar and the houseboats. The other ones you can decide as you are on the tour and see how the money is looking and what may interest you. The most popular ones are, chimp trekking, diving or snorkelling on Zanzibar, horse riding in Malawi, the morning activity at Matopos in Zim, Lion walk and Victoria Falls activities.

    • When is the best time to view the migration?

      The prime time to visit the Serengeti in Tanzania is usually regarded as being from late November through to March when the big herds of wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and zebra head on to the southern plains of the Serengeti.

      To get the best viewing on the other hand in Kenya's Masai Mara July through to September are usually regarded as the best months.

    • How much will this trip really cost me?

      The costs to consider when travelling overland are:

      Safari price & Local payment,
      Optional excursions,
      Personal spending money,
      Visas.

      We are always very transparent about what a tour will cost and are happy to go through personal, tailored budgets to give you a very realistic idea of what you will spend on your tour - whether you are an adrenaline junkie, souvenir-shopaholic or travelling on a shoestring…

    • What is the local payment?

      The local payment is a separate payment from the initial price you pay before you leave. If a local payment is required it will be shown with the trip price. This second payment is made in Africa at the start of your trip. It is payable in USD. The local payment provides us with the means for expenses that need to be paid in cash to local businesses en route to be arranged in the most cost effective manner possible, a saving we can then pass on to you. It also means we can operate in a way that directly supports local businesses and wildlife authorities as we travel. Local Payment will not be changed once you have booked your travel arrangements.

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      $
      US Dollar
      Sh
      Kenyan Shilling
      Kenya
      MK
      Malawi Kwacha
      Malawi
      Fr
      Rwanda Franc
      Rwanda
      Sh
      Tanzanian Shilling
      Tanzania
      Sh
      Uganda Shilling
      Uganda
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F, J, D, M. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, J, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types G, C, E, F, J.

      Type G
      Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type C
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type E
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type F
      Rwanda and Zambia
      Type J
      Rwanda
      Type D
      Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia
      Type M
      Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Meningococcal meningitis - Recommended for Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Kenya. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Yellow fever - Required for entrance into the country for Rwanda. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 3rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 3rd, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Absolute Africa. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Absolute Africa will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Absolute Africa" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.